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Monday 12/16/2019
Utah and Orlando meet in out-of-conference matchup

Orlando Magic (12-14, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (15-11, sixth in the Western Conference)

New Orleans plays Brooklyn on home skid

Brooklyn Nets (14-12, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (6-21, 14th in the Western Conference)

Atlanta faces New York on 4-game skid

Atlanta Hawks (6-21, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (6-21, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Los Angeles faces Indiana on 7-game win streak

Los Angeles Lakers (24-3, first in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (18-9, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Sacramento puts road win streak on the line against Charlotte

Sacramento Kings (12-14, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (12-17, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Bogdanovich scores 25 points, Kings rout Warriors 100-79

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings flipped the script Sunday night in their one-sided rivalry against the Golden State Warriors.

Sunday 12/15/2019
Nikola Jokic scores 25 points, Nuggets beat Knicks 111-105

DENVER (AP) — Little went right for the Denver Nuggets in a rough third quarter. They made up for it with a big finish.

LeBron James, Lakers beat Hawks for 7th win in a row

ATLANTA (AP) — Not looking the least bit tired after a whirlwind weekend, LeBron James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory over the pesky Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.

Dinwiddie scores 24 points, Nets end Sixers' 5-game streak

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie has been on the receiving end of some friendly banter from his Brooklyn teammates, especially Kyrie Irving, over not using his athleticism to rise above the rim.

Mavs star Doncic won't play at Bucks because of ankle injury

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic didn't make the trip to Milwaukee and will miss the game against the Bucks after spraining his right ankle against Miami.

James' caps busy weekend with 32 as Lakers beat Hawks 101-96

ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James finished off a whirlwind weekend with another dazzling performance.

Pacers beat Hornets 107-85 for 3rd straight victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Holiday didn’t offer much of an explanation for his recent scoring surge that has helped the Indiana Pacers win three consecutive games.

Magic hand Pelicans franchise-record 12th straight loss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —

Mavs may have to face East beasts minus injured star Doncic

DALLAS (AP) — The timing couldn't be much worse for the Dallas Mavericks to be without star guard Luka Doncic.

Cleveland plays Toronto for conference battle

Cleveland Cavaliers (6-20, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (17-8, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Harden and the Rockets face the Spurs

San Antonio Spurs (10-15, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (17-9, fifth in the Western Conference)

Washington faces Detroit, looks to end 4-game skid

Washington Wizards (7-17, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (11-15, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Denver and New York to meet for cross-conference contest

New York Knicks (6-20, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (16-8, fourth in the Western Conference)

Lillard, Portland set for matchup with Phoenix

Portland Trail Blazers (10-16, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (11-14, eighth in the Western Conference)

Chicago visits Oklahoma City for non-conference showdown

Chicago Bulls (10-18, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (11-14, ninth in the Western Conference)

Morant and Memphis take on Miami in non-conference play

Miami Heat (19-7, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (9-17, 13th in the Western Conference)

Philadelphia faces Brooklyn on 5-game win streak

Philadelphia 76ers (20-7, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (13-12, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take on the Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks (17-8, third in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (24-3, first in the Eastern Conference)

Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets beat Thunder 110-102

DENVER (AP) — Breaking out of a mini-slump, Nikola Jokic is reasserting himself as the centerpiece of the Denver Nuggets’ offense.

Saturday 12/14/2019
Doncic injures ankle, Mavs rally, fall to Heat 122-118 in OT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas crowd stunned by Luka Doncic's ankle injury and the big deficit that followed was standing with the Mavericks in position to win late.

Siakam scores 30 points, Raptors beat Nets to snap home skid

TORONTO (AP) — One huge quarter from 3-point range helped the Toronto Raptors halt a rare home losing streak.

Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks to 18th straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed his remarkable skills early and often as the Milwaukee Bucks continued their quest to break a franchise record that has stood for nearly half a century.

Kennard and Rose help Pistons over Rockets 115-107

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Detroit Pistons had a comfortable lead entering the fourth quarter Saturday night, coach Dwane Casey knew the Houston Rockets would make a run late and he'd need someone to step up to hold them off.

Spurs outlast Suns in Mexico City in record 4th straight OT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patty Milly made a jumper from the free throw line with 0.3 seconds left in the San Antonio Spurs' record-setting fourth consecutive overtime game, and they outlasted the Phoenix Suns 121-119 on Saturday.

LaVine scores 31 points, Bulls rally to beat Clippers

CHICAGO (AP) — After blowing several late leads to lose games, the Chicago Bulls were able to flip the script Saturday night.

Brooks, Clarke lead Grizzlies to 128-111 win over Wizards

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant is drawing the accolades for the Memphis Grizzlies. Fellow first-round pick Brandon Clarke is showing his value as well.

LeBron's worlds collide as son's team, alma mater meet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — They crowded into Nationwide Arena, 13,000 strong, cheering every shot, roaring with every basket.

Mavs star Doncic won't return vs Heat after injuring ankle

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic was ruled out of a game against Miami after the young Dallas Mavericks star sprained his right ankle early in the first quarter.

Mills hits winner, Spurs outlast Suns in record-setting OT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — San Antonio set a record. Patty Milly got the Spurs a win, too.

Hawkins helps St. Francis-Brooklyn hold off NJIT, 73-71

NEW YORK (AP) — Chauncey Hawkins hit three of four free throw attempts in the final 21 seconds to help St. Francis-Brooklyn win its third straight game on its home court, holding off NJIT 73-71 on Saturday afternoon.

Warriors face the Kings on 3-game skid

Sacramento Kings (11-14, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (5-22, 15th in the Western Conference)

Charlotte plays Indiana on 3-game win streak

Charlotte Hornets (12-16, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (17-9, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Memphis hosts Washington after Jackson Jr.'s 43-point game

Washington Wizards (7-16, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8-17, 13th in the Western Conference)

Miami visits Dallas after Doncic's 41-point showing

Miami Heat (18-7, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (17-7, third in the Western Conference)

Top scorers square off in Atlanta-Los Angeles matchup

Los Angeles Lakers (23-3, first in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (6-20, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit visits Houston after Harden's 54-point game

Detroit Pistons (10-15, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (17-8, fourth in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles takes on Chicago following George's 46-point performance

Los Angeles Clippers (20-7, second in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (9-18, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

New Orleans hosts Orlando on home skid

Orlando Magic (11-14, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (6-20, 14th in the Western Conference)

NBA-leading Milwaukee and Cleveland meet

Cleveland Cavaliers (6-19, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (23-3, first in the Eastern Conference)

Hornets use balanced scoring to beat Bulls 83-73

CHICAGO (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets weren’t sharp offensively, yet a couple of timely scoring bursts and solid defense helped them to win again.

George, Leonard top 40 as Clippers beat T-Wolves 124-117

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's hard to stop Paul George. It's hard to stop Kawhi Leonard. It's really hard to stop both at the same time.

Knicks come back from 16 down to beat Kings 103-101

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly eight weeks into the season, the New York Knicks finally have back-to-back wins.

Bogdanovic, Mitchell rally Jazz to 114-106 win over Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Golden State worried so much about defending Donovan Mitchell that Bojan Bogdanovic repeatedly found himself wide open on the perimeter.

Davis, James lead Lakers to a 113-110 win over Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 33 points, LeBron James had 28 while coming within a rebound of a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Miami Heat 113-110 on Friday night.

Friday 12/13/2019
Antetokounmpo has 37 in Memphis, Bucks run win streak to 17

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After sitting out Milwaukee’s previous game with right quad tendon soreness, Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of energy to lead a fourth-quarter burst that kept the Bucks’ winning streak alive.

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Sunday 12/15/2019

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB falls to UTSA in exhibition NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes fall in final game of 2019

Saturday 12/14/2019

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Big first half run lifts UTPB past Cameron WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hot shooting from Cameron enough to hold off UTPB HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian pushes past Coppell to win Tall City Oilman's Invitational HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian Basin Scoreboard for Dec. 14

Friday 12/13/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Greenwood falls to Pleasant Grove in state semifinals COLLEGE SIGNINGS: Permian's Garcia, Robinson sign to continue careers at next level HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian cruises past El Paso Eastlake in Tall City Oilman's semifinals HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian Basin Scoreboard for Dec. 13

Thursday 12/12/2019

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Panthers start tournament with a loss HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Greenwood heading into semifinals with confidence

Tuesday 12/10/2019

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Strong second quarter helps Lady Bronchos to victory

Sunday 12/08/2019

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes fall to Bulls HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rankin's season ends in semifinals WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lady Wranglers come up short COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wranglers fall to NMJC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Greenwood advances to state semifinals HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wildcats' season ends in regional final HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: All-District 2-6A team released

Saturday 12/07/2019

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB continues winning streak with victory against Sul Ross State HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Red Devils in good mental state

Thursday 12/05/2019

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB completes comeback victory against Midwestern State HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Greenwood ready for the next challenge HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wink prepares for regional final HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Permian, Odessa High begin seasons at City Championships WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB pulls away to down Midwestern State

Wednesday 12/04/2019

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College dials long distance in conference-opening victory WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College pulls away for victory in WJCAC opener

Tuesday 12/03/2019

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian Basin Scoreboard for Dec. 3 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian returns from Thanksgiving break with win over Monahans GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian bounces back with big win over Alpine HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Area schools see changes as UIL releases cutoff numbers COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB cruises to victory over Dallas Christian

Monday 12/02/2019

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High, Permian face road tests BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian returns home to host Monahans COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB faces Dallas Christian in Midland

Saturday 11/30/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rankin advances HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wink defeats Vega HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Andrews falls to Springtown HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Greenwood advances

Thursday 11/28/2019

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB's Dembley earns national honor HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Greenwood set for next challenge HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Andrews answers question during run to third round HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rankin ready for regional final test against Borden County HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wink looks to keep playoff run going

Tuesday 11/26/2019

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB falls to Howard Payne CORRECTION GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Slow start costs Permian against Greenwood HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian notebook for Nov. 26

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