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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

- Associated Press

The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon, left, dunks over Cleveland State forward Derek Sloan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

No. 6 Virginia easily handles Cleveland State

- Associated Press

Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Virginia shake off the rust of an 11-day layoff for exams and defeat Cleveland State, 70-54.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) and center DeAndre Jordan (6) combine on Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 104-96. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pierce out against Timberwolves

- The Washington Times

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce will not play Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a sore right toe.

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, loses control of the ball against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27), from France, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards overcome sluggish start to top Jazz

- Associated Press

For a while, the Washington Wizards seemed determined to make the game live down to its billing. That turnover-filled first half? It looked more like a bad practice.

North Carolina's Marcus Paige, left, draws a charging foul on Kentucky's Andrew Harrison during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

No. 1 Kentucky rolls No. 21 North Carolina

- Associated Press

Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points and Kentucky shook off the shock of losing Poythress by rolling past No. 21 North Carolina 84-70 on Saturday.

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Oregon State's Victor Robbins takes a shot over DePaul's Tommy Hamilton IV in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/The Gazette-Times, Andy Cripe)

Oregon State rolls past DePaul 90-59.

- Associated Press

Oregon State guard Malcolm Duvivier said the Beavers have had a major shift this season under new coach Wayne Tinkle.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.

Snyder learning that there's never enough time

- Associated Press

The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder provides an inside look.

Louisville forward Myisha Hines-Allen shoots over Grand Canyon guard August Touchard during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Moore, No. 10 Louisville beat Grand Canyon 65-51

- Associated Press

Louisville coach Jeff Walz lectured his team so long after the game that he missed his radio interview. Fans hoping to talk to Cardinals players had to exit the arena before he was through in the locker room.

LSU comes back against UAB 79-70

Associated Press

After watching his team trail UAB for nearly the entire first half, LSU coach Johnny Jones decided to let his team run wild in the second. The Tigers responded with a flurry of fast-break baskets, and a 79-70 comeback victory over the Blazers.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots between Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala, left, and Draymond Green (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Durant leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

Associated Press

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant sat out the second half of a 114-109 loss at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night after spraining his right ankle.

Pacific holds off Nevada 69-65

Associated Press

T.J. Wallace scored 16 points and Pacific held off Nevada's comeback bid to win 69-65 on Thursday.

Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury

- Associated Press

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could only shake his head and grin while Kevin Durant put on the best performance of his young season in the first half.

In this Dec. 14, 2014, photo Iowa State forward Jameel McKay stands on the court before an NCAA college basketball game against Southern University in Ames, Iowa. McKay, who transferred to Iowa State from Marquette, becomes eligible to play when Iowa State faces Drake on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 13 Iowa State adds McKay

- Associated Press

College basketball fans have waited nearly two years to see Jameel McKay play.

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey instructs her team on offense in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stephen F. Austin, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Parity abounds among women's hoops elite

- Associated Press

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season - there's more parity than ever at the top of women's basketball and her Gamecocks likely won't remain No. 1 for long.

Fullerton cruises past Dominguez Hills 72-50

Associated Press

Alex Harris had 16 points, Steve McClellan had 15 and 10 rebounds and Cal State Fullerton defeated Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills 72-50 on Thursday.

In this Dec. 14, 2014, photo Iowa State forward Jameel McKay stands on the court before an NCAA college basketball game against Southern University in Ames, Iowa. McKay, who transferred to Iowa State from Marquette, becomes eligible to play when Iowa State faces Drake on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 13 Iowa State adds McKay

- Associated Press

College basketball fans have waited nearly two years to see Jameel McKay play.