NBA basketball

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Ryan Saunders watches from the bench during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves have made yet another change, this time firing basketball boss Tom Thibodeau right before the midpoint of the season and giving 32-year-old Ryan Saunders a 42-game audition as the interim coach. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 07, 2019 - 2:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Saunders has always had basketball in his blood, the consummate coach's son who as a kid would sometimes doze off on the couch after joining dad for a late-night review of game film. Roughly three years after the death of his father, Flip Saunders , the 32-year-old Ryan...
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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 06, 2019 - 7:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had just posted their fourth-largest margin of victory of the season, and Tom Thibodeau looked and sounded satisfied Sunday as the demanding and intense coach used his postgame news conference to praise the attitude and energy with which his team had...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins tries to pass the ball over Los Angeles Lakers' Lance Stephenson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
January 06, 2019 - 6:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slowly but surely, the Minnesota Timberwolves have begun to find their way behind franchise cornerstones Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. The next step in their development will be adjusting to another new coach. Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half and...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard, right, drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
January 05, 2019 - 9:52 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had a simple explanation after the Toronto Raptors' latest victory. "If you want to win, you got to play defense," Leonard said. "That is every game in the NBA." Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Raptors beat...
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Nikola Jokic, derecha, de los Nuggets de Denver, busca dar un pase al enfrentar a Bismack Biyombo, de los Hornets de Charlotte, en duelo del sábado 5 de enero de 2019, en Denver. (AP Foto/David Zalubowski)
January 05, 2019 - 6:19 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic's impressive numbers took a backseat to his coast-to-coast dunk. Cheered by the sellout crowd for his jam, he was also teased by his teammates. To him, the slam was a thing of beauty. "Poetry in motion," the 7-footer said. Jokic scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, front, drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense. A report published on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
January 05, 2019 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense. A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach's...
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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, center, tries to shoot as Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac, left, and guard Lance Stephenson defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 04, 2019 - 11:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York center Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks' upcoming international game because he believes he could be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kanter announced his plan Friday night after the Knicks' 119-112 win over...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. Former New Jersey Gov. Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican says states have proven they can handle the job. Speaking Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in New Orleans, Christie also urged them to resist granting the leagues “integrity fees,” which are essentially a slice of the action on sports bets, and to refuse demands to use official league data in sports betting. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 04, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 04, 2019 - 12:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a strong start last season, only to lose momentum after Christmas. They aren't about to let that happen again, as the Los Angeles Kings found out. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists as the Lightning kept steamrolling along, beating the...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 03, 2019 - 11:32 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A defender on either side of him, James Harden let it fly one last time for an improbable game-winner in the waning seconds of overtime before falling backward and hitting the floor. It took his second triple-double of the week, fifth straight 40-point performance and sheer...
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