NBA basketball

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016 photo, J. Cole performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field, in New York. J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17, 2019. He released his latest single, “Middle Child,” on Jan. 23. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17. He released his latest single, "Middle Child," on...
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Houston Rockets forward Kenneth Faried, center, shoots as New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) and center Jahlil Okafor defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 29, 2019 - 9:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — If the drama between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans is frustrating his teammates, it didn't show in their return to the court Tuesday night. Jahlil Okafor scored 27 points and the short-handed Pelicans overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 121-116 in...
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File-This Dec. 15, 2018, file photo shows Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway on the court before an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Memphis, Tenn. Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers. "I'm getting used to this as a coach because it’s a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country," Hardaway said Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
January 28, 2019 - 7:51 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers. "I'm getting used to this as a coach because it's a little jealousy from a lot of these...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 28, 2019 - 7:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry's first-half shooting clinic was virtually flawless. His championship teammates pitched in, too. Curry scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half Monday and Golden State ran away with a 132-100 rout at Indiana for its league-leading 11th consecutive victory. The...
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FILE- In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Davis' agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. And if a trade happens, it'll be on the Pelicans' schedule. The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Eric Winston (73) throws his gloves to a fan following an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the NFL. Winston says the best way to ensure more guaranteed money for players is to get them to free agency sooner. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
January 28, 2019 - 12:28 am
Though the next labor fight between the NFL and its players is more than two years off, one issue is already clear. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the league. "You can't look at it...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 27, 2019 - 6:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 40 points, including five critical ones down the stretch to lead the Houston Rockets to a 103-98 comeback win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Houston trailed by as many as 16 and never led until there were about four minutes remaining. The game was tied...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drives against Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Boston. The Warriors won 115-111. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 27, 2019 - 12:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — After beating the Lakers without LeBron James and the Wizards without John Wall, the Golden State Warriors were eager to test themselves against a full-strength opponent. The Boston Celtics were just what they were looking for. Kevin Durant had 33 points and nine rebounds, Stephen...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, works the ball inside as Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Muscala defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 26, 2019 - 9:40 pm
DENVER (AP) — If Nikola Jokic was fired up over his one-game suspension, it was hard to tell. "He came back and did what we expect him to do," coach Michael Malone said after Jokic's seventh triple-double of the season led the Denver Nuggets past the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 126-100 Saturday...
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Virginia's De'Andre Hunter (12) makes contact with Notre Dame's D.J. Harvey (5) with his elbow under the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Virginia won 82-55. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 26, 2019 - 2:21 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 3 Virginia made itself right at home at Notre Dame's sold-out Purcell Pavilion, wearing home whites and running out to a 12-0 start. De'Andre Hunter scored 19 points to lead five Cavaliers in double figures during their 82-55 rout of the Irish on Saturday. Despite four...
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