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Desmond Bane scores career-high 49 points, Grizzlies send Pistons to 18th straight loss

Desmond Bane scored 32 of his career-high 49 points in the second half and the Memphis Grizzles handed the Detroit Pistons their 18th straight loss, 116-102 on Wednesday night Detroit is 2-19, with the losing streak the longest in one season in franchise history and second-longest overall behind a 2

Hornets president and vice chairman Fred Whitfield stepping down after 17 seasons for health reasons

Charlotte Hornets president and vice chairman Fred Whitfield is stepping down from his position and departing the organization due to health reasons after more than 17 years leading the team’s business operations.

Bucks-Pacers, Lakers-Pelicans in Las Vegas for NBA tournament semifinals

The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks are used to being on the NBA’s biggest stages, both of those teams having won championships in the last four seasons.

Sports on TV for Thursday, December 7

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Thursday, December 7

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S)

Milwaukee puts home win streak on the line against Indiana

Milwaukee comes into a matchup with Indiana after winning nine straight home games. Thursday’s game is the second meeting this season between the two teams.

LeBron James’ big 4th quarter propels Lakers past Suns 106-103 and into tourney semifinals

LOS ANGELES (鶹ýapp) — LeBron James scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the last semifinal spot in the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament with a 106-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

LeBron James leads Lakers to the In-Season Tournament semifinals with a 106-103 win over Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers secured the last semifinal spot in the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament with a 106-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Antetokounmpo, Bucks breeze past Knicks 146-122, into semifinals of In-Season Tournament

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points and 10 assists, Damian Lillard added 28 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 146-122 to reach the semifinals of the NBA’s inaugural In-Season Tournament.

The Pacers turn heads with offense. They leaned on defense to reach the tournament semifinals

The Indiana Pacers have shown everyone they can score at a historic clip. They needed to play a little defense to beat the NBA’s top team and become the first entrant into the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament semifinals.

Analysis: As the NBA’s eyes are on Las Vegas, the Spurs and Pistons have a long road ahead

There was so much promise around the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons a few weeks ago. The Spurs were debuting Victor Wembanyama.

Washington plays Philadelphia on home skid

Washington will attempt to break its six-game home slide when the Wizards host Philadelphia. The teams meet Wednesday for the second time this season.

Houston plays Oklahoma City, aims for 9th straight home win

Houston aims to extend its eight-game home win streak with a victory against Oklahoma City. Wednesday’s meeting is the first this season between the teams.

Utah plays Dallas on 4-game road skid

Utah is looking to stop its four-game road losing streak with a victory against Dallas. Wednesday’s meeting is the first of the season for the squads.

Adebayo, Heat take on the Raptors

Toronto plays Miami in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams. Wednesday’s meeting is the first of the season between the two squads.

Brooklyn visits Atlanta after Bridges’ 42-point game

Brooklyn takes on the Atlanta Hawks after Mikal Bridges scored 42 points in the Nets’ 129-101 win over the Orlando Magic.

Golden State takes on Portland, seeks 4th straight home win

Golden State will try to keep its three-game home win streak alive when the Warriors face Portland. The teams square off Wednesday for the first time this season.

Timberwolves face the Spurs on 4-game win streak

Minnesota looks to continue its four-game win streak with a victory over San Antonio. Wednesday’s meeting will be the second of the season between the two teams.

Vucevic, Bulls to host Williams and the Hornets

Chicago plays Charlotte in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams. Wednesday’s meeting is the first of the season for the teams.

Cleveland hosts conference rival Orlando

The Cavaliers will host conference opponent Orlando. The teams match up Wednesday for the first time this season.

Jokic and the Nuggets take on conference foe Los Angeles

Los Angeles and Denver will square off in a matchup of Western Conference foes. Wednesday’s game is the third meeting of the season between the two teams.

Detroit hosts Memphis on home skid

Detroit enters a matchup against Memphis as losers of nine straight home games. Wednesday’s meeting is the first this season for the two teams.

Haliburton comes up huge as Pacers eliminate Celtics in quarterfinals of NBA In-Season Tournament

INDIAN鶹ýappOLIS (鶹ýapp) — All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton recorded the first triple-double of his career and completed a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:33 left as the surprising Indiana Pacers ousted the Boston Celtics from the NBA In-Season Tournament with a 122-112 quarterfinal victory Monday night

Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans past the Kings 127-117 to advance to In-Season Tournament semis

Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 127-117 in the quarterfinals of the NBA’s In-Season Tournament.

Tuesday’s Time Schedule

Tuesday’s Time Schedule

Haliburton’s triple-double and late 4-point play help Pacers oust Celtics from NBA tourney

All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton recorded the first triple-double of his career and completed a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:33 left as the surprising Indiana Pacers ousted the Boston Celtics from the NBA In-Season Tournament with a 122-112 quarterfinal victory.

76ers’ Kelly Oubre Jr. scoffs at questions about legitimacy of his injury, calls hit-and-run serious

76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. is set to return to the lineup about a month after he said he was struck by a vehicle while walking near his home in Philadelphia.

Gloria Allred is representing the family of girl involved in Josh Giddey’s case

Attorney Gloria Allred has confirmed that she is representing the family of the girl Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey has been accused of having an improper relationship with.

Today in Sports - Kobe Bryant becomes the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points

Today in Sports, December 5 - Kobe Bryant becomes the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points

Sports on TV for Tuesday, December 5

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Tuesday, December 5

CHL HOCKEY

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There’s a lot of money at stake in the NBA In-Season Tournament. For 2-way players, it’s a whole lot

At stake over the next week in the NBA is a chance to be the first team to win the league’s inaugural in-Season tournament. And money. A lot of money.