NBA basketball

February 15, 2019 - 6:25 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the "smart jersey of the future." Silver used an app on a phone to change the number and name on the back of a jersey that was displayed on the side of the stage where he spoke, flipping...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 14, 2019 - 7:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first half. Davis was...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts to a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Magic won 118-88. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a left shoulder injury and has been ruled out for the second half of Thursday night's home game against Oklahoma City. It is unclear how the injury might affect Davis' availability for this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities. Davis was selected...
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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, left, and Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, second from left, talk as they swap jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
February 13, 2019 - 11:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dwyane Wade finished his pregame warmups by re-enacting his launch of the basketball toward the rafters from the moment he won his first championship with Miami on the home floor of the Dallas Mavericks nearly 13 years ago. The Heat star closed his night on the bench, with a win...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
February 13, 2019 - 10:22 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped Golden State's five-game winning streak with a chippy 129-107 victory Wednesday night that included the late ejection of Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Jake Layman added 17 points off the bench for the Blazers...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) and Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague battle for the ball as Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 13, 2019 - 7:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden's 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night. Harden had his 31st consecutive game with 30 or more points, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-...
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Boston Celtics' Al Horford stretches before an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 12, 2019 - 8:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) argues with an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 12, 2019 - 7:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Trae Young had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite foul trouble, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on Tuesday night. The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak despite a triple-double from James,...
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FILE - At left, in a Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is shown in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Phoenix. At right, in a March 8, 2018, file photo, Magic Johnson attends an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament, in Las Vegas. The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia's Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. League spokesman Mike Bass said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that the NBA will look at the matter. (AP Photo/File)
February 12, 2019 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons earlier this week. The NBA's relatively quick-moving investigation was initiated after it was revealed that Simmons wanted...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 12, 2019 - 9:43 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan says James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the Charlotte Hornets owner said Tuesday — flashing a big grin — that there is one accomplishment...
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