NBA basketball

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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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) takes the ball up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 17, 2018 - 8:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard helped the Toronto Raptors extend their success in season-opening games. Leonard had 24 points and 12 rebounds in his Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 on Wednesday night, extending their streak of opening-...
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Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 17, 2018 - 7:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 on Wednesday night in their first game under coach David Fizdale. Hardaway had 16 points in the period, when the Knicks matched...
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October 17, 2018 - 5:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem. Former Pistons star Isiah Thomas spoke briefly, asking for a moment of silence for Franklin, who died in August. After the moment of...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, speaks to fans during an awards ceremony to recognize the team's NBA championship prior to a basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 16, 2018 - 10:53 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too. Curry...
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