NBA basketball

December 27, 2018 - 6:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James was held out of the Lakers' game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night with a groin injury, ending his consecutive games played streak at 156. James was injured during the Lakers' 127-101 victory over two-time defending NBA champion Golden State on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio. LeBron James was named The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
December 27, 2018 - 11:45 am
LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in the basketball, adding even...
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San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan (10) drives around Denver Nuggets' Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 111-103. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
December 26, 2018 - 9:29 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs got a big win and an even bigger boost in confidence. DeMar DeRozan had 30 points, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 and San Antonio defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-103 on Wednesday night. Bryn Forbes added 15 points for the resurgent Spurs (19-16), who have won...
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 26, 2018 - 9:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved. Things, though, soured towards the end as injuries mounted. The former franchise player was traded in 2016 and serenaded with boos upon his...
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Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) defends against Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as he shoots the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
December 26, 2018 - 8:06 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Danny Green slipped to the right corner, somehow forgotten by the Miami Heat. He made them pay. Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Green's 3-pointer with 22.7 seconds left — a wide-open one — became the gamewinner, and the Toronto Raptors improved the NBA's best record to 26-10 by topping...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James grimaces after straining his left groin, during the second half against the Golden State Warriors in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Lakers won 127-101. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 26, 2018 - 1:46 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James got good news Wednesday on his injured groin. But his games-played streak will end anyway. An MRI exam showed that the four-time NBA MVP merely strained his left groin in the Los Angeles Lakers' victory at Golden State Warriors on Christmas night. James will...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives between Golden State Warriors' Kevon Looney (5) and Andre Iguodala during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 25, 2018 - 8:54 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James left Los Angeles' 127-101 win against Golden State midway through the third quarter with a strained left groin, and the Lakers expected to know more about his status following an MRI exam Wednesday. The Lakers star grabbed at his left groin after slipping under...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) high-fives Josh Hart (3) at the end of the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 25, 2018 - 7:46 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting King James' 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) reacts in front of Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler after making a 3-pointer in overtime during an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Boston won 121-114. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 25, 2018 - 6:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving extended the game with a clutch shot, then ended it with two more in overtime. Irving scored six of his 40 points in overtime, hitting back-to-back 3-pointers while leading Boston back from a five-point deficit as the Celtics beat the 76ers 121-114 on Tuesday night. "Just...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, dribbles as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Houston. Houston won 113-109. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 25, 2018 - 4:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden is on a roll and it's helping the Houston Rockets get on track after their terrible start to the season. Harden scored 41 points and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Tuesday for their seventh win in the last eight games. Harden has scored 30 points...
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