NBA basketball

Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 21, 2018 - 9:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, collides with Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 21, 2018 - 8:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell led a fourth-quarter charge by the Clippers' reserves with 17 points, and Los Angeles defeated the Houston Rockets 115-112 on Sunday night. Harrell and the bench helped the Clippers erase a four-point deficit late in the third, with Luc Mbah a Moute's 3-pointer...
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Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. The Hawks won 133-111. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 21, 2018 - 6:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trae Young got doused with a bucket of ice water after his third NBA game. The Cavaliers couldn't do anything to cool off Atlanta's rookie guard. Young scored 35 points with 11 assists — the best line for a first-year player since Steph Curry in 2010 — and Kent Bazemore scored 23...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 20, 2018 - 11:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight shining on...
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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum gestures after scoring a three-point goal during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 20, 2018 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum's mistakes cost them. Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left — thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper — and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining. Tatum did far more good than bad,...
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New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 19, 2018 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert's driving layup with a second left gave him a career-high 28 points and the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the season, 107-105 over the New York Knicks on Friday night. LeVert surpassed the 27 points he scored Wednesday night in Detroit, when the Nets fell just...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
October 18, 2018 - 11:22 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. James insisted the new-look...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) is blocked by Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Washington. Also seen is Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. at back center. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 18, 2018 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk's putback of Dwyane Wade's missed jumper produced the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night, lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112 comeback victory over the Washington Wizards, who were without new center Dwight Howard for their season opener...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Erie BayHawks' Josh Magette drives past Raptors 905's Alfonzo McKinnie in an in NBA G League tournament basketball game, in Erie, Pa. The G League is planning to offer an option to players who are not yet eligible for the NBA draft a chance to turn pro out of high school and avoid the college one-and-done route. Players will be eligible to sign a “select contract” if they turn 18 by Sept. 15 prior to the season that they would spend in the G League. The $125,000 contracts will be made available to elite prospects. The league said Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, it is establishing a working group to identify players who could be offered the contract.(Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 11:33 am
MIAMI (AP) — The G League will begin offering "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level. It is unclear how the players would be selected, but the...
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones (1) tires to score past San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) and forward Rudy Gay, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 17, 2018 - 9:54 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan responded to a trade he didn't want with his usual boundless energy and fearless style in the fourth quarter for San Antonio. Jimmy Butler hasn't received a trade he's requested, and turned in a similar performance for Minnesota. DeRozan had 28 points in his San...
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