Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The Miami Heat host the Utah Jazz Wednesday, but they will go without their leading scorer Chris Bosh, who is dealing with a calf injury

The Jazz come in just 1-9 in their last 10 games, but the Heat have dropped seven out of 11 contests at home.

The game tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Sun Sports and ROOT Sports carry the local TV feeds. 

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

It figures to be a baptism by fire for Sacramento Kings interim coach Tyrone Corbin. In his first test since replacing the fired Michael Malone, Corbin’s club will face the red-hot, healthy Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN).

The Kings (11-13) are still playing without DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) and still without a solution to compensate for his absence. Sacramento is 9-6 with Cousins in the lineup this season and only 2-7 without the 20-point, 10-rebound machine manning the middle.

The Thunder know the Kings’ pain all too well, but Oklahoma City is fortunately not feeling it any longer. Perennial All-Stars Russell Westbrook (broken hand) and Kevin Durant (broken foot) both missed significant time this season, but each has made it back within the past few weeks. The Thunder (11-13) have won eight of their last nine and six in a row, while putting up an even 110 points a night over their last four outings.

These clubs might own identical records for now, but they appear to be heading in opposite directions.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

The Golden State Warriors are still going streaking, a weeks-long affair the Memphis Grizzlies look to end Tuesday night on their own turf.

Working off a 16-game win streak, the Warriors have looked near unstoppable. They own the NBA‘s fifth-best offense, as well as the top-ranked defense. But said dominance has come with a caveat.

Only three of their 16 straight victories have come against opponents above .500—the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks. The Grizzlies enter Tuesday night at 19-4, holding the Western Conference’s second-best record, their top-eight offense and defense promising Golden State a test it hasn’t yet seen.

Can the Grizzlies derail Golden State’s run of perfection while extending the length of their own four-game win streak? Or will it be the Warriors who push the bill at least one more time, strengthening their chokehold on the West, becoming just the seventh team in NBA history to begin the season at least 22-2?

You can catch all of the action on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, but be sure to keep it locked here for updates and analysis throughout tonight’s game.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks are preparing for a Tuesday night clash at Madison Square Garden.

Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki lead the NBA‘s highest-scoring offense (110.0 points per game) while Chandler Parsons and Tyson Chandler complete the explosive Dallas (17-8) attack.

Carmelo Anthony is attempting to keep lackluster New York (5-21) out of the cellar though the volume shooter continues to battle through a knee injury.

This will be the year’s second meeting between the franchises that completed a six-player trade during the offseason, where Dallas acquired Chandler and Raymond Felton in exchange for Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington and Samuel Dalembert.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest and MSG. Bleacher Report will provide scoring updates and analysis. Please add your thoughts in the comments section.

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L.A. Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Kobe Bryant will look to pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA‘s all-time scoring list when the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday night.

Bryant, who scored 22 points in the Lakers’ Friday night overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs, is nine points away from surpassing Jordan.

Los Angeles will also be searching for its first three-game winning streak of the season.

The Timberwolves, who have been without several key players, have been struggling mightily, losing seven of their last eight contests.

Catch all of the action at 7 p.m. ET on either TWC SportsNet or Fox Sports North.

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UConn vs. Coppin State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

A 3-3 start to the season is far from ideal for the defending national champion UConn, but the Huskies will try to get back on track and snap a three-game losing streak Sunday when they host Coppin State (1-8) at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, for a 4 p.m. ET tipoff.

The last two losses for the Huskies were especially difficult, with them both coming via last-second threes by their opponents (Texas and Yale) at Gampel Pavilion. Perhaps a change of scenery and playing at their second home in Hartford–for the first time this season–could bring better fortunes for the Huskies.

As for their visitors from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Coppin State, it is 0-5 in the all-time series against UConn, and this contest marks the third time the Eagles are playing the Huskies when the latter are reigning champions.

Stay tuned to this live blog for instant reactions and analysis throughout the game.

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Michigan vs. Arizona: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Two of the top tacticians in college hoops will match wits when John Beilein’s Michigan Wolverines take the court vs. Sean Miller’s No. 3-ranked Arizona Wildcats at the McKale Center in Tuscon. 

Michigan (6-3) is coming off a pair of lowlight home losses to the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Eastern Michigan, which scored just its third victory over its Washtenaw County neighbor in program history. 

Arizona (9-0) just beat the Wolverines of Utah Valley by a lot and already has two victories against top competition: then-No. 9-ranked Gonzaga and then-No. 15-ranked San Diego State. 

Keep your browser locked to this live blog for the latest stats, updates, commentary and gems from the Web as Beilein and Miller’s teams collide at McKale.  

 

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Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Currently on a 14-game win streak, the Golden State Warriors have established themselves as the NBA‘s best team early in the 2014-15 NBA season. Behind MVP-caliber play from Stephen Curry, the team is surging on both ends, having emerged as one of the league’s best defensive squads after proving itself on offense last year.

Saturday afternoon, they’ll look to continue that streak against the Dallas Mavericks, another team that has defied expectations thus far. As the league’s hottest offensive squad, the Mavericks have the scoring weapons necessary to run with anyone. They’ll also have the crowd behind them as they look to beat a seemingly unbeatable opponent.

Golden State will have to overcome the loss of Andrew Bogut, who’s out with right knee tendinitis, according Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News. There’s no doubt that defensive centerpiece’s prowess would have come in handy against the Mavericks’ high-scoring offensive attack. David Lee will remain out (hamstring) for the Warriors, further weakening the team’s frontcourt depth.

Whether Dallas can take advantage of those absences remains to be seen.

Check back before tipoff for commentary and coverage throughout the Western Conference showdown.

 

Tipoff: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FSSW, CSBy

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UNC vs. Kentucky: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Two of college basketball’s blue bloods take to the court for a big-time nonconference clash at noon Saturday when top-ranked Kentucky hosts No. 21 North Carolina at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Kentucky (10-0) has had some slow starts but because of its deep roster has been able to wear teams down in the second half thanks to a platoon system. That approach will need adjustment after junior forward Alex Poythress was ruled out for the season Thursday with a torn ACL.

North Carolina (6-2) has dropped games to Butler (in the Bahamas) and at home to Iowa, but will be looking for its record 14th win against a No. 1 team. Last season the Tar Heels won at top-ranked Michigan State and also beat Kentucky at home.

The game is being shown live on CBS, but stick with us for real-time updates, tweets, highlights, pictures and everything else worth noting from this matchup of Top 25 teams.

 

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

An up-and-down season hasn’t left the Chicago Bulls where they’d like to be, as they’re 13-8 heading into this Friday night contest with the 17-5 Portland Trail Blazers. This may only be a single clash between the Eastern and Western Conference, but it’s an important one for both playoff-bound squads. 

After all, Pau Gasol will have his hands full with LaMarcus Aldridge, especially as the big man tries to help his team bounce back from an ugly loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. What better motivation than fighting for redemption after his 3-of-14 shooting performance while his Blazers scored a season-low 82 points against the lowly Wolves?

 
Derrick Rose is healthy and raring to go, but he’ll have his work cut out for him in a head-to-head matchup with Damian Lillard. With Rip City coming to town, the Bulls have a chance to build some positive momentum and get their home record in the United Center closer to .500.
 
Catch the TV broadcast at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN, but keep it locked here for the best updates, scores and analysis.

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