NBA basketball

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 04, 2018 - 10:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka outscored the Lakers by himself in the first quarter, and he didn't miss a shot until the third. He beat LA inside and outside on the way to the biggest offensive game of his career. Thanks to Ibaka's brilliance for the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard wasn't missed by...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, filer photo, Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens gestures to his team during the third period against the Colorado Avalanche in an NHL hockey game in Denver. Stevens has been fired by the struggling Kings just 13 games into his second season in charge. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 04, 2018 - 1:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The struggling Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on Sunday just 13 games into his second season in charge. Willie Desjardins will be the Kings' interim head coach for the rest of the regular season, general manager Rob Blake said. Los Angeles also fired assistant...
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November 03, 2018 - 3:50 pm
Tyson Chandler is going home. The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler's contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Press on Saturday...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, defends against Minnesota Timberwolves' Tyus Jones (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 02, 2018 - 11:10 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green is playing the best coach Steve Kerr has ever seen, doing all the little things on both ends to spark his team. Stephen Curry's shot is on from everywhere, while Kevin Durant is his usual efficient, dominant self. The two-time defending NBA champions know they...
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Denver Nuggets' Juan Hernangomez (41) drives around Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Cleveland. The Nuggets won 110-91.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
November 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Juancho Hernangomez scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 16 and the Denver Nuggets rolled past the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-91 on Thursday night. The Nuggets won their third straight to improve to 7-1. On Wednesday night in Chicago, they beat the Bulls 108-107 in overtime on Millsap...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) dribbles to the basket during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Cleveland. Unhappy with his new role, Smith said he hopes the team trades him. Smith hasn’t formally requested a trade, but said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, that Cleveland’s front office knows he wants out. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin, File)
November 01, 2018 - 11:15 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Unhappy with his new role, J.R. Smith says he hopes the Cavaliers trade him. Smith hasn't formally requested a trade but said Thursday that Cleveland's front office knows he wants out. The 33-year-old guard didn't play in Tuesday night's win over Atlanta, the Cavs' first game since...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 31, 2018 - 11:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James walked into Staples Center on Halloween dressed as Jason from the "Friday the 13th" movies. Five hours later, he saved the Los Angeles Lakers from a horrifying ending. The four-time MVP scored 29 points and made the game-winning free throw with 2.1 seconds left...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose composes himself before a television interview after he scored 50 points, a career high, against the Utah Jazz in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 128-125. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 31, 2018 - 11:43 pm
During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn't score 50 points in all of January. Or February. Or March. Or April. He was hurting, always in and out of the lineup, never in rhythm. Those problems, all his years of problems, seemed so long ago Wednesday night, when Rose was better than ever...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose, right, takes a fall-back shot as Utah Jazz's Dante Exum defends sueinf the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 31, 2018 - 9:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the final buzzer sounded and his teammates swarmed him on the court, Derrick Rose couldn't help but fight back tears. Rose's emotions were on full display moments after he scored a career-high 50 points in a vintage performance that lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves over the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, is double-teamed by Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Tolliver and Jeff Teague, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. Love could miss significant time with a foot injury that has bothered him since the preseason. Love will sit out his third straight game on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, as the winless Cavs host Atlanta and look to end a six-game winless streak to start the season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 30, 2018 - 9:36 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love could miss significant time with a foot injury that has bothered him since the preseason. Love will sit out his third straight game on Tuesday as the winless Cavs host Atlanta and look to end a six-game winless streak to start the season. On Sunday,...
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