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  • Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo suffers serious knee injury

    The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a serious right knee injury in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Toronto. Oladipo's leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the floor while trying to disrupt an outlet pass to the Raptors' Pascal Siakam. The team

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  • Conley says Grizzlies owner willing to trade him, Gasol

    The Memphis Grizzlies may be ready to start rebuilding, listening to trade offers for the NBA's longest-tenured teammates. Guard Mike Conley said Grizzlies owner Robert Pera had told both he and center Marc Gasol on Tuesday that they will be mentioned in potential trade talks. Pera

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  • On Basketball: Giannis' dunk wins Round 1 against Luka

    Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment. The established All-Star drove the lane. The rising All-Star had no chance to stop him. There will be plenty of

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  • Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

    Nothing could stop Klay Thompson, certainly not the Lakers' defense. The Golden State Warriors made sure of it, too, setting screens and calling plays for the star guard, who tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range on his way to scoring 44 points in a 130-111

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  • Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

    Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing against

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  • AP Source: Rockets trading Carmelo Anthony to Chicago

    Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper. Where he's going next remains unclear. A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday

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  • Giannis and Kostas Antetokounmpo connect in Milwaukee

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18,000 fans in the stands and one on the opposing bench. Monday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks was an impromptu reunion for brothers Giannis and Kostas Antetokounmpo, one of them likely to be announced later this week as a captain for

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  • NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

    Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people," Durant

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  • 'It gets no better': Inside a weekend honoring Dwyane Wade

    A win inside the building where as a skinny kid two decades ago Dwyane Wade dared to dream. Displays of love from the city where he was raised. Shows of love from the school where he became a national name. A surprise arrival by family members to cap a celebration that included ovation after

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  • Dwyane Wade Day: Marquette gets in on the 'Last Dance'

    Dwyane Wade's last dance went back to college. The Miami Heat guard — who has dubbed his 16th and final NBA season "One Last Dance" — was the guest of honor at Marquette's game against Providence on Sunday. Wade starred for the Golden Eagles during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, leading

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  • Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

    James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee. Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the

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  • George lifts Thunder past 76ers 117-115

    Paul George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a wild 117-115 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. George's clutch shot capped a wild finish that included another memorable exchange with

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  • Boogie Cousins overcomes nerves in 1st game with Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins was nervous. His stomach felt tight and filled with butterflies. He grabbed his phone and fired off texts to family and friends. He talked to his brother and sister. Golden State coach Steve Kerr and the rest of the Warriors reassured Cousins it wasn't just about Friday

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  • Warriors beat Clippers 112-94; Boogie fouls out of debut

    Stephen Curry scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 before fouling out of his Warriors debut after being sidelined for nearly a year, and Golden State pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 on Friday night for its seventh straight victory and sixth in a

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  • Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115

    This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately. D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday

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  • Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

    The young Los Angeles Lakers matured on Thursday night. With four-time MVP LeBron James still sidelined by a left groin strain, Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime. James missed his 12th straight game, yet against a veteran

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  • Knicks' last-second goaltend gives Wizards win in London

    Allonzo Trier was called for goaltending on a layup attempt by Thomas Bryant with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night. Bradley Beal scored 26 points and had nine rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. had 20

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  • NBA's Silver backs Kanter's decision to skip London trip

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his team's game against the Washington Wizards. Kanter said he feared he could be attacked or

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  • NBA’s Silver backs Kanter’s decision to skip London trip

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver backs New York Knicks center Enes Kanter’s decision to skip game against Washington Wizards in London, citing safety fears

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  • Stephen Curry scores 41 points as Warrior hold off Pelicans

    Stephen Curry stepped back time and again and released the ball from way back. Most of the time with at least one defender in his face, too. "It's insane what he does," coach Steve Kerr said. Curry scored 41 points with nine 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make

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  • Harden scores 58 points in Rockets' OT loss to Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie didn't seem to be nearly as wowed by his late-game scoring for the Brooklyn Nets as he was by the fact that his team got an overtime victory on a night James Harden had a season-high 58 points. "The man had 60 and we won," Dinwiddie said, shaking his head and only slightly

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  • Irving's 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

    Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology. The Celtics point guard said on Wednesday that he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize for failing to understand the burden the four-time NBA MVP

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  • Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

    Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization. Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at

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  • Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

    Turkish prosecutors seeking international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in terror organization

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