NBA basketball

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 24, 2018 - 11:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry appreciated the freedom from coach Steve Kerr to shoot from wherever he darn well pleased, no distance off limits. On this night, Curry could get away with anything. He was feeling it. "It is nice to turn around and not hear your coach on the sideline chewing...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Washington Wizards during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 24, 2018 - 10:57 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pulled one from Michael Jordan's old celebratory playbook and shrugged like no big deal whatsoever. Nah, not at all. Just another 3-pointer from way downtown. Curry grinned as he kept lighting up the floor, scoring 51 points and finishing with 11 3-pointers in...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 24, 2018 - 10:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — In his fourth game, LeBron James finally got his first victory as a Los Angeles Laker. James flirted with what would have been his 74th career triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter of a 131-113 victory over the...
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) shoots as Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
October 23, 2018 - 8:55 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin has heard the critics, but the veteran forward knows it'll take more nights like Tuesday to get where his team wants to go. Griffin scored a career-high 50 points and had the game-winner after he was fouled on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left as Detroit topped...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, the basketball floor and scoreboard are in place at the newly branded State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 5:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may not win a lot of games this season. Not to worry. There will be plenty of options other than basketball for fans after a nearly $200 million arena renovation. Want to work on your swing? Check out the golf suites. Need a trim? Yep, there's a barber shop. "This...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:08 am
Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue. The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring. The prolific guard was the leading vote getter in The Associated Press...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 23, 2018 - 12:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit the tying 3-pointer late in regulation. He led a Lakers lineup of three second-year pros and a rookie making his NBA debut to a 142-136 lead with 55 seconds left overtime. James was then reminded in spectacular fashion that nothing will be easy in this West Coast...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, collides with Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 22, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just three games into LeBron James' tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, they were missing two suspended starters when they faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Although nobody thought James' time on the West Coast would be boring, Brandon Ingram is sorry for his role in...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to sexually exploiting minors and possessing and transporting child pornography. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
October 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday. The victims of former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg...
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Denver Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the final seconds during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets beat the Warriors 100-98. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 21, 2018 - 9:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — Juancho Hernangomez's swooping right-handed swat was precisely the right stuff to help the Denver Nuggets stay unbeaten. Turns out, this high-scoring Nuggets team can play a little defense, too. Hernangomez blocked a tying layup from behind just before the buzzer and the Nuggets held...
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