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Baylor players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the championship game against Gonzaga in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Baylor beatdown: Bears win national title, hang loss on Gonzaga

- Associated Press

The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to its own undefeated season Monday night. It was an 86-70 runaway that brought this once-downtrodden program’s first national title back home to Waco, Texas.

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Associated Press

The Milwaukee Bucks were without all five of their usual starters Friday night as they hosted the Charlotte Hornets a night after losing at Dallas.

Detroit Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo (6) lays the ball up against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Joseph scores 24, Pistons beat Kings 113-101

- Associated Press

Cory Joseph had a season-high 24 points and seven assists in his first game against his former team, Jhalil Okafor made a timely return after missing nearly two months following knee surgery, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 113-101 on Thursday night.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (43) and center Bobby Portis, center, defend as Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) looks to the basket for a shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Thursday, April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Doncic, Porzingis lead bounce-back Mavs over Bucks 116-101

- Associated Press

Kristaps Porzingis got two quick shots on purpose and another by accident in the fourth quarter while putting Dallas in front of Milwaukee for good a night after appearing unhappy over not getting any looks late in a loss to lowly Houston.

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) and Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond (2) go after a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Paul George, Kawhi Leonard help Clippers beat Suns

- Associated Press

Paul George scored 33 points, Kawhi Leonard added 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 113-103 on Thursday night in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference.

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) looks to pass the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

LaVine, Vucevic lead Bulls past Raptors, 122-113

- Associated Press

Nikola Vucevic and Zach LaVine each scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 122-113 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.