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All 9 bodies recovered in Bryant crash

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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) The veteran pilot whose helicopter plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said.

But even experienced pilots may have only seconds to act when they are blinded by weather, an expert said as investigators examined the wreckage for clues to Sunday morning's crash.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office, meanwhile, said Tuesday that all nine bodies have been recovered, and it is working to identify them.


Lakers-Clips ppd. following Kobe's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers' next game against the Clippers on Tuesday night after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash.

The league announced the decision in a statement Monday, saying it "was made out of respect for the Lakers organization."


Bucks seek 9th win in row, host Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks return home from Paris with the NBA's best record and on an eight-game winning streak, and now host the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.

Milwaukee became the first team to reach 40 wins on the season with a 116-103 defeat of the Charlotte Hornets Friday at AccorHotels Arena in France.


Raptors host Hawks riding 7-game run

After their valiant comeback attempt fell short on Jan. 20, the Atlanta Hawks will try to take things a step further when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.

The Raptors led by 21 points with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter at Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day only to have the Hawks cut the margin two points. The Raptors escaped with a 122-117 win because Norman Powell scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter.


Gordon nets 50, carries Rockets by Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Eric Gordon is feeling like himself again on offense. That's bad news for Houston opponents.

Gordon scored a career-high 50 points to lead the short-handed Rockets to a 126-117 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night without James Harden and Russell Westbrook.


Doncic scores 29 as Mavs cool Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kobe Bryant's death fully registered with Luka Doncic in the midst of a game.

Doncic had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-97 Monday a night after Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time greats, was involved in a fatal helicopter crash.


Adebayo's triple-double powers Heat

MIAMI (AP) Bam Adebayo never got a chance to meet Kobe Bryant. He was hoping it would come at this year's All-Star Game.

Coaches might be sending Adebayo there.


Hield's 42 lifts Kings over Wolves in OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) On a night full of tributes to Kobe Bryant, Buddy Hield's stole the show.

Channeling the memories of his childhood hero, Hield poured in a career-high 42 points to rally the Sacramento Kings from a 27-point deficit to a 133-129 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.


LaVine delivers late, Bulls edge Spurs

CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine felt he was one shot away. Once they started going in, he took over.

LaVine scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two clutch foul shots with 2.1 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-109 on Monday night.


Love's big 1st half helps Cavs end skid

DETROIT (AP) Before his team took the court, Cavaliers star Kevin Love spent some of his day looking back at Kobe Bryant's life and career.

"I watched his short film, I watched all of his highlights, I watched his interviews," Love said. "I have videos on my phone, from the Olympics, from All-Star Games, where they're intimate and behind-the-scenes type of stuff."

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