NBA basketball

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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Orlando Magic forward Wesley Iwundu (25) goes to the basket as Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday (7) defends him during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
January 03, 2019 - 8:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The struggling Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr. Memphis also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to Chicago in the deal Thursday. The Bulls waived guard Cameron Payne in another move. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 1979 file photo, NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien, right, shakes hands with Lawrence Weinberg, president of the Portland Trail Blazers before a hearing in New York. Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 92. Weinberg's death was announced Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. KATU reports that Weinberg was one of three partners who got the franchise started as an NBA expansion team in 1970 to the tune of $3.7 million. Irving H. Levin, of the San Diego Clippers is at center. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
January 03, 2019 - 7:10 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Larry Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 92. Weinberg's death was announced Wednesday by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. Weinberg was one of four men who got the franchise started as an NBA expansion...
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January 03, 2019 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge gave the go ahead Thursday to a trial next month over charges that former Auburn basketball assistant coach Chuck Person accepted bribes from a financial adviser working for the FBI to steer athletes his way. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said there was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. The Washington Wizards say forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback for one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams. The Wizards announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that Morris was examined by a doctor in Dallas after dealing with neck and upper back stiffness since getting hit on the chin during a game on Dec. 16. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
January 03, 2019 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback in a difficult season for one of the NBA's most disappointing teams. The Wizards announced Thursday that Morris was examined by a doctor after dealing with neck and...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George reacts after making a basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 107-100. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 02, 2019 - 11:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George got booed last season in Indianapolis because he left. He got booed by Lakers fans on Wednesday night because he never arrived. The Oklahoma City star learned from the first experience and translated it into a performance that quieted Staples Center. George scored 37...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) gets fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The 76ers defeated the Suns 132-127. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
January 02, 2019 - 9:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a strong second-half rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-127 on Wednesday night. Ben Simmons added 29 points and J.J...
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Brooklyn Nets' Jared Dudley, right, and D'Angelo Russell, left, defend New Orleans Pelicans' Julius Randle (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 02, 2019 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets built up a big enough lead with a 73-point first half to withstand Anthony Davis' monstrous return to the lineup, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 126-121 on Wednesday night. Davis finished with 34 points and a...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 31, 2018 - 7:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — While Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and James Harden's teammates raved about his latest big game on Monday night, the Beard was busy critiquing himself and pointing out ways he could have played better. "I did a poor job of just not controlling the basketball, basically giving...
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