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Dallas Mavericks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives past New York Knicks' RJ Barrett (9) and Julius Randle (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 14, 2019 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Morris made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds remaining to delight a Madison Square Garden crowd that booed Kristaps Porzingis all night, and the New York Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-103 on Thursday. Morris also knocked away the Mavericks’ inbounds pass with...
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Flowers are placed in front of Saugus High School in the aftermath of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 14, 2019 - 9:01 pm
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop music playing in his headphones. He didn’t hear the shots in the nearby quad, but word traveled fast,...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James questions a call during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 14, 2019 - 12:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No Anthony Davis for the first time this season, no problem for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists in three quarters, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee dominated the middle, and the Lakers rolled past the hobbled Golden State Warriors 120-94 on Wednesday...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots over Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
November 12, 2019 - 1:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard wasn't at his best against his former team. His new teammates knocked down big shots and won anyway. Leonard struggled on 2-for-11 shooting and had nine turnovers, but Lou Williams led a big effort from the bench with 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the...
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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra watches during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Miami. The Heat won 112-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 12, 2019 - 12:32 am
Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season. And his future is very unclear. Waiters won't be with the Heat for at least nine more games — his 10-game suspension for repeated conduct deemed detrimental to the team started Friday when Miami visited the Los Angeles...
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Former San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, front center, is congratulated by former teammates, from left, David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, seated, during Parker's retirement ceremony after the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 11, 2019 - 11:57 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA. One odd Christmas dinner that turned into an impromptu film session helped Diaw realize his friend and French...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry speaks at a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
November 11, 2019 - 10:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry says he "definitely" plans to return this season from his broken left hand and is hoping to be back on the court at "some point in early spring." When exactly the two-time NBA MVP will be able to play again remains uncertain. Curry...
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) gets a pass off against Charlotte Hornets' P.J. Washington (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Celtics won 108-87. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
November 11, 2019 - 6:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was having surgery on his broken left hand, a move that is expected to keep him out for about six weeks. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the media before the game: "Last I heard: having surgery at 5 p.m., have not heard any thing since. We were...
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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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