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Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing encourages the crowd to get behind his team during the second half of the first round of the 2K Empire Classic NCAA college basketball tournament against Texas, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in New York. Georgetown defeated Texas 82-66. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
November 21, 2019 - 8:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing walked onto the Madison Square Garden court waving his arms and exhorting the crowd to cheer louder. Some chanted for the Hoyas. But as the final seconds ticked off the clock, those booming chants turned to ones for the coach: “Patrick Ewing! Patrick Ewing! Patrick...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, left, and forward Kawhi Leonard sit on the bench during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 21, 2019 - 2:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams on the court, the Boston Celtics had to pick someone to leave unguarded. They chose Patrick Beverley and he made them pay. Beverley shined on both ends, playing his usual ornery defense while scoring 14 points and grabbing a career...
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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, right, gestures next to an official during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 138-132. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 20, 2019 - 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, their longest skid since he took over as the team’s coach more than 20 years ago. With little resistance at the defensive end from San Antonio on Wednesday night, Washington’s Bradley Beal...
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Memphis' James Wiseman, second from right, sits out the game along with Isaiah Stokes, right, in an NCAA college basketball game against Alcorn State Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. Malcolm Dandridge is first from right. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
November 20, 2019 - 6:52 pm
The James Wiseman saga finally has a resolution. After months of back-and-forth between Memphis and the NCAA, the sports governing body has cleared the heralded freshman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12. Wiseman will sit out a total of 12 games under a decision announced by the NCAA...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James dunks during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
November 20, 2019 - 1:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To LeBron James, triple-doubles are not a goal. They are only a side effect of the consistent, brilliant all-around play he has been dishing out for 17 NBA seasons, with no slowdown in sight. Triple-doubles also don’t mean much to LeBron without wins attached to them, so James...
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) looks to a few for a foul after driving to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The Pelicans won 115-104. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 20, 2019 - 1:02 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had accepted the possibility that his NBA career might be over. That seems to have liberated him to come back on his own terms when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. “I came to a point where I was willing to accept it either way,” Anthony said after...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony, left, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the details says Anthony is returning to the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 10-time All-Star has not played since a short stint with the Rockets ended a little more than a year ago after just 10 games. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 19, 2019 - 2:20 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is now with the Portland Trail Blazers and starting over with jersey No. 00. Word that the 10-time All-Star had joined the team broke Thursday night, but the agreement was not formalized until Tuesday when he signed a nonguaranteed contract that goes through...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony, left, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the details says Anthony is returning to the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 10-time All-Star has not played since a short stint with the Rockets ended a little more than a year ago after just 10 games. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 19, 2019 - 10:15 am
Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two teams that...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) puts up a shot against San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
November 18, 2019 - 11:54 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic grew up idolizing LeBron James, and now the young NBA prodigy has joined James in the record book. The Dallas Mavericks needed everything Doncic delivered in a sensational performance Monday night. Doncic scored a career-high 42 points to go with 12 assists and 11 rebounds...
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Michigan State guard Cassius Winston thanks the crowd for the support he and the Winston family have received after the death of his brother Zachary last week. Winston spoke after an NCAA college basketball game against Charleston Southern, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 18, 2019 - 9:49 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made his first comments in public since the death of his brother, thanking Michigan State fans for their support. Winston had 11 points and eight assists to help the third-ranked Spartans tune up with a 94-46 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night...
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