NBA basketball

Rick Pitino the new coach of the Greek national basketball team answers to a question during a press conference in Athens, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The 67-year-old American has agreed to coach the Greek national basketball team and lead its effort to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 11, 2019 - 8:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece coach Rick Pitino says he is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a roster place open for...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis, left, blocks a shot from Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 11, 2019 - 12:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The centerpiece of the Toronto Raptors' championship team works at Staples Center now. Two more key components of last season's sublime roster got injured right before the Raptors arrived in Los Angeles for the reunion. In the opening weeks of life after Kawhi, the defending...
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November 10, 2019 - 3:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters has been handed a 10-game suspension by the Miami Heat, with the team citing conduct detrimental to the team as the reason for his second banishment of the season. The suspension was announced Sunday. It comes three days after Waiters, according to a person with direct...
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Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) and Gordon Hayward celebrate a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
November 09, 2019 - 8:18 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the midst of Boston's most dominant performance of the season, Celtics point guard Kemba Walker could only muster anger and confusion after learning Gordon Hayward broke his left hand. Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and Boston routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in...
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Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) and Gordon Hayward celebrate a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
November 09, 2019 - 7:08 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will miss at least a month with a broken left hand after colliding with San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday night. The Celtics say Hayward was sent for an X-ray that confirmed the diagnosis. Hayward, who did not return to the game,...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, dribbles around Brooklyn Nets guard Garrett Temple during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
November 09, 2019 - 1:08 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard's career- and franchise-high scoring game wasn't enough for the Portland Trail Blazers to get their first home win of the season. Lillard scored a career-high 60 points for Portland in the Trail Blazers' 119-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. Spencer...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, as Golden State Warriors' D'Angelo Russell defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 08, 2019 - 10:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points, hitting the tying basket late in regulation, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame D'Angelo Russell's career-high 52 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 125-119 in overtime Friday night. Russell and the Warriors led 110-106 with 29 seconds...
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Memphis' James Wiseman (32) is congratulated by teammates as he takes a break during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois-Chicago, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
November 08, 2019 - 9:33 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The feel-good season for No. 14 Memphis plunged into uncertainty Friday after the school said second-year coach and former NBA star Penny Hardaway gave more than $11,000 to the family of top prospect James Wiseman, who got a court order allowing him to play while the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 file photo, Chelsea's Didier Drogba during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, London, England. The international soccer players now studying on an executive masters course could field one of the best school teams ever seen. After classes this week, Ballon d’Or winner Kaka was joined on the field by Champions League winners Florent Malouda and Julio Cesar and an array of one-time national team stars. Didier Drogba, though not playing, and Andriy Arshavin are also classmates for an 18-month education now in its third edition. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)
November 08, 2019 - 6:13 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The students taking an executive masters course at UEFA this year could field one of the best school teams ever seen. After classes this week, Ballon d'Or recipient Kaka was joined on the field by Champions League winners Florent Malouda and Julio Cesar and an array of one-...
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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers disagrees about a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 08, 2019 - 2:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were "inconsistent" about Kawhi Leonard's health. Leonard sat out a 129-124 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the second time he's missed the...
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