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Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, center, goes up for the rebound between Sacramento Kings' Iman Shumpert, left, and Buddy Hield during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 15, 2019 - 12:10 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kings guard Iman Shumpert has been stopped from going into Portland's locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento's 115-107 victory Monday night. Shumpert apparently was angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half. "...
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Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker, left, drives against San Antonio Spurs' Davis Bertans during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 14, 2019 - 9:46 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The fans in San Antonio didn't care too much about a rare home loss. They only wanted to shower Tony Parker with love and appreciation. Parker gave them plenty to cheer about, just as he did for 17 seasons with the Spurs. Kemba Walker scored 33 points and Parker enjoyed a...
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Memphis Grizzlies' Jevon Carter, left, defends against Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Houston.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 14, 2019 - 7:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored a season-high 57 points to carry the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 112-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. The reigning MVP extended his streak of 30-point games to 17 by halftime, pouring in 36 points over the first two quarters to put Houston...
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January 14, 2019 - 1:10 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of any wrongdoing in their brief alliance with forward Patrick McCaw. At the urging of the Golden State Warriors, the league investigated Cleveland's signing of McCaw as a restricted free agent before releasing him. McCaw played two...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) and forward Jeff Green (32) battle for the rebound against Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 13, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors survived to earn their fifth straight win, 140-138 over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Raptors blew a 23-point lead but outlasted the stubborn Wizards, who never led until early...
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Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin waves to fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 12, 2019 - 6:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin kept his emotions to himself in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team. After scoring 44 points in the Detroit Pistons' 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, he allowed himself a trip down memory lane. "The best...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score made Jonas Jerebko during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 11, 2019 - 11:17 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry joined some elite company on a list that he figures to top in the not-so-distant future. Curry made five 3-pointers to move into third place all-time in NBA history behind Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Chicago Bulls...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 11, 2019 - 8:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference. But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago. James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes — the first player in NBA history to...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler (23) shoots next to Atlanta Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon (14) and Kevin Huerter (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 11, 2019 - 6:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Collins hit a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left and Atlanta hung on when Philadelphia flopped on its final plays to lead the Hawks to a 123-121 win over the 76ers on Friday night. Jimmy Butler was fouled on a drive and had a chance to tie the game with 2.4 seconds left...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, Oneonta's Abby Blackwood, left, shoots over Charles Henderson's Maori Davenport in a girls' Class 4A state basketball semifinal, in Birmingham, Ala. An Alabama judge has temporarily reinstated the eligibility of suspended girls prep basketball player Maori Davenport. Pike County Circuit Judge Sonny Reagan on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, issued an order stopping the Alabama High School Athletic Association from disqualifying Davenport until the court rules on a complaint filed by the teen’s parents. Davenport, a senior at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Alabama, and a Rutgers signee, was suspended for her final season by state high school officials after playing for USA Basketball last summer. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager, File)
January 11, 2019 - 12:38 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge on Friday temporarily reinstated the eligibility of prep basketball player Maori Davenport who had been suspended over what her parents described as a mistake payment from US Basketball. Pike County Circuit Judge Sonny Reagan issued an order stopping the...
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