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Woman drops assault suit against Walton

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Former sportscaster Kelli Tennant is seeking dismissal of her sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, a court document shows.

The request for dismissal of the civil case was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The dismissal form did not include any information on the reason for dismissal.

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Westbrook has 19-13-11 as Rockets win

TORONTO (AP) No matter what, the Toronto Raptors were determined to double-team James Harden.

The rest of the Houston Rockets made sure that strategy didn't pay off.

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Booker scores 21 of 44 in 3rd, Suns win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Monty Williams was able to celebrate a victory in an emotional return to New Orleans.

The former New Orleans coach guided the Phoenix Suns to a 139-132 overtime victory over the Pelicans on Thursday night. Devin Booker broke out of a perimeter-shooting slump, scoring 21 of his season-high 44 points in the third quarter, and Ricky Rubio powered the Phoenix Suns with four points and a critical assist in overtime.

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Embiid, Simmons sloppy in Wizards' win

WASHINGTON (AP) Well, at least give Ben Simmons and the rest of the Philadelphia 76ers credit for honesty.

They didn't try to hide from the fact that they were sloppy with the ball - to the tune of 21 turnovers, a combined 15 from Simmons and Joel Embiid - or that their defense was half-hearted - they let one opponent make his first half-dozen 3-point attempts - or that their overall showing was, to use Tobias Harris' word, “Terrible.”

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Nuggets cruise, extend Knicks' skid to 8

NEW YORK (AP) The Denver Nuggets used a balanced scoring attack to crush the New York Knicks.

Will Barton scored 17 points to help the Nuggets beat the Knicks 129-92 on Thursday night.

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Giannis scores 35, Bucks' streak hits 13

DETROIT (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo was ready to go toe to toe with Blake Griffin during a second-quarter flareup between division rivals Milwaukee and Detroit.

The game was turning contentious. It wouldn't stay close for long.

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Celtics beat Heat, stay unbeaten at home

BOSTON (AP) Jaylen Brown banked in a 3-pointer and blew a kiss to a former teammate.

He wanted to remind old friend Kelly Olynyk that he can shoot from the outside.

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Graham has 33, 10 3s as Hornets win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) It's only December but Devonte' Graham is making a strong case for the NBA's Most Improved Player.

Graham added to his growing resume on Wednesday night, knocking down 10 of 16 3-pointers and finishing with 33 points as the Charlotte Hornets spoiled D'Angelo Russell's return to the court with a 106-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors. He also had nine assists and seven rebounds with only two turnovers.

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Davis, James lead Lakers to rout of Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers had plenty of energy left for the second night of a difficult back-to-back.

Anthony Davis scored 26 points, LeBron James added 20 points and 12 assists for his 17th double-double in 22 games, and the Lakers dominated on both ends of the court in a 121-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

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Powell, Brunson lead Mavs past Wolves

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks showed Wednesday night they are much more than Luka Doncic.

Dwight Powell scored 24 points on 9-for-9 shooting from the field, Jalen Brunson ignited a fourth-quarter rally with 14 of his 16 points in the period and the Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-114.

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