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Reports: Phil Jackson attending Shaq statue ceremony, Magic Johnson missing it to scout UCLA-Kentucky
Knicks and Lakers presidents take differing approaches
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Suns use youngest starting lineup in NBA history
It pays off in loss to Nets
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Georgetown considering alum, Hornets assistant Patrick Ewing as head coach
Ewing reportedly finished second to Dave Joerger for Kings coaching job last year
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Watch Harrison Barnes nab a game-saving steal to put Mavericks past Clippers, 97-95
Harrison Barnes thrived in a new position on Thursday night, and so did the Mavericks.
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Marquese Chriss gets up for huge alley-oop off no-look pass vs. Nets (VIDEO)
Chriss got loose behind the defense for an alley-oop off a no-look pass from Tyler Ulis.
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Watch DeMar DeRozan score 40 as Raptors beat Heat, 101-84 (VIDEO)
DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, marking the first time he's had that many in consecutive games, and the Toronto Raptors pulled off their 19th double-digit comeback of the season to beat the Miami Heat 101-...
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JJ Barea goes after Blake Griffin, earns Flagrant 2 and ejection (VIDEO)
Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Barea didn’t like that Los Angeles Clippers big man was coming to set a screen on him, so he slapped his hand away. Griffin then retaliated with an elbow — which may or...
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Spurs honor Richard Overton, the oldest living U.S. veteran at Military Appreciation Night
Mr. Overton is the oldest living U.S. veteran at age 110.
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Derrick Rose, his agent both say winning more important than money in free agency
"Derrick wants to win. That's who he is." Derrick Rose's agent B.J. Armstrong told NBCSports.com.
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Charles Barkley says if he was dying he would kill fellow talking head Skip Bayless
Charles Barkley knows how to get ratings. He said weird stuff all the time. He’s feuded with LeBron James and made fun of LaVar Ball. Now Barkley has said that if he had some kind of terminal illness...
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Sacramento King’s Ty Lawson denies violating DUI probation
He was is probation in Colorado.
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Shocking news: Carmelo Anthony still doesn’t like triangle offense, wishes they played previous way
Anthony may not need to worry about the Knicks offense next fall as he may well not be with the team.
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Spain’s national coach said both Gasol brothers, Ibaka, Mirotic all want to play in EuroBasket
Spain should be the favorite in Europe this summer.
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Stan Van Gundy on slumping Pistons: “We’re just bad all the way around”
"Right now, we don't have a lot of life in us, and we got to find some." —Stan Van Gundy
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Timberwolves to unveil new logo at final home game
New uniforms, court design to follow for 2017-18 season
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Shaq on flat-earth claim: ‘I’m joking, you idiots’
Shaquille O'Neal: 'Don't take me seriously'
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Earl Watson, amid UCLA rumors, says ‘main focus’ is with Suns
If Steve Alford goes to Indiana, would Phoenix coach return to alma mater
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Jim Boeheim keeps fabricating NBA draft stats
Most players picked in Tyler Lydon's projected range last more than three years in NBA
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Barkley ranks himself against basketball greats
Charles Barkley compares himself to Larry Bird, LeBron James and Tim Duncan and explains how he would fare in a fight against Shaquille O'Neal.
Barkley remembers his times with the Dream Team
Charles Barkley describes the experiences he had with the Dream Team on and off the court.
Report: Paul George wants to play with Gordon Hayward
Presumably, on the Pacers
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Barkley details high-stakes golf with Jordan
The former NBA player shared what it is like playing golf with Michael Jordan and why his philosophy on gambling changed.
LaVar Ball rebuffs LeBron James’ warning: ‘They’re not going to stop me from doing what I’m doing’
Lonzo Ball's father: 'If somebody asks me a question I'll answer it the way I feel like answering it. But I have nothing against LeBron or his kids. '
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LeBron says Cavaliers lack toughness. Or are they bored?
Also, Rudy Gobert and Russell Westbrook are very good at basketball. We have proof.
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Russell Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers
Add another first for Russell Westbrook - a triple-double without missing a shot.
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Wilson Chandler leads Nuggets past Cavaliers, 126-113
Wilson Chandler scored 18 points in his return from a four-game absence, plus defended LeBron James.
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Triangle offense will be in Knicks training camp next fall. Jeff Hornacek not sure core players will be.
It would be a surprise if Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are with the Knicks next season if NY is serious about the triangle.
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LeBron James: Resting became a problem only because I’m involved
LeBron: 'Pop's been doing this for 10 years, 12 years, 15 years and everybody was like, 'You know what? That's the smartest thing Pop has ever done'
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Russell Westbrook becomes first player with triple-double and perfect shooting
Thunder star makes his lastest case for MVP
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Jawun Evans leaving Oklahoma State for NBA draft
He could be top point guard drafted after big six
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Duke’s Jayson Tatum, California’s Ivan Rabb declare for NBA draft
Tatum is a top five pick and can put up points.
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PBT Extra: What coaches are on hot seat?
For the first time in 46 years, no NBA coach was fired during the season. This summer will be different.
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Report: Embiid 'likely' to undergo off-season knee surgery
A meniscus tear is not healing the way the team had hoped.
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Report: Kevin Durant’s could return before end of season
The Warriors will have the end of the season and the first round to integrate Durant back into the rotation before things get serious.
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Which NBA coaches are on hot seat?
Alvin Gentry, Fred Hoiberg and Jeff Hornacek are three coaches that could be looking for another job after the NBA regular season comes to an end.
How charter flights and Tinder helped reduce home court advantage in NBA
Also, guys are drinking less than they used to.
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Here’s an early look at Shaq’s statue going up outside Staples Center
The Lakers' legend sent out a photo of his statue going up.
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Big 3 legends basketball league reaches broadcast deal with Fox Sports
The league tips off this summer with Allen Iverson, Jason ‘White Chocolate’ Williams, Chauncey Billups, and others.
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Kerr said he would take less money to shorten schedule
Steve Kerr makes one. With some work, we might be able to get up to five people willing to take less for more rest.
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Rumor: Nets will target Pistons’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope this summer
He and the Pistons couldn't reach terms on an extension, now the Pistons are going to have to pay.
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Report: Kevin Garnett was almost traded to Warriors in 2008, not Celtics
Then Warriors owner Chris Cohan killed the deal.
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Video Breakdown: Warriors use Stephen Curry as decoy for JaVale McGee vs. Thunder
The two-time NBA MVP found himself acting as a decoy for ... JaVale McGee? Yes, indeed.
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Suns’ Marquese Chriss gets up, makes reverse alley-oop look easy (VIDEO)
Heat defenders were focused on Devin Booker.
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DeMar Derozan scores 42 as Raptors rally for OT win over Bulls (VIDEO)
DeMar DeRozan had 42 points, and the Toronto Raptors snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls by rallying for a wild 122-120 overtime win on Tuesday night.
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Hassan Whiteside leaves game vs. Suns with hand injury
Hassan Whiteside now has more rebounds in a season than any player in Miami Heat history.
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Watch DeMarcus Cousins score 41, grab 17 rebounds in win over Grizzlies (VIDEO)
DeMarcus Cousins enjoyed his most prolific performance yet with the Pelicans with 41 points and 17 rebounds, and New Orleans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-82 on Tuesday night.
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Watch David West dunk on Dirk Nowitzki, 2 other Mavericks from standstill (VIDEO)
David West still has some muscle left.
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Brook Lopez’s jumper at buzzer gives Nets 98-96 win over Pistons (VIDEO)
While his twin brother was throwing punches, Brook Lopez landed a blow that really hurt.
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Blazers C Meyers Leonard wears custom socks with his dog’s face on them
Leonard's dog was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
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Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka ejected after throwing punches during Bulls-Raptors (VIDEO)
That the two went to full-on punches is a rarity for the NBA. No doubt some fines are coming for the two big men.
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LeBron James to LaVar Ball: “Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth”
Get rich or say insane things tryin'.
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Bulls send Cameron Payne to D-League
Payne was centerpiece of Chicago's return in pre-deadline Thunder trade
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Lakers sign David Nwaba to two-year contract
He had a couple 10-day contracts with the team.
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Gregg Popovich on resting players: “We have definitely added years to people”
"So, it's a tradeoff: Do you want to see this guy in this one game or do you want to see them for three more years of his career?"
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Scot Pollard: Rajon Rondo hasn’t contacted me about 2008 Celtics championship reunion
Pollard got hurt during regular season, but remained on roster through title run
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Potential lottery pick Robert Williams returning to Texas A&M
Surprising decision for lengthy big man
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Former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause dies at age 77
Krause helped Michael Jordan more than most, including Jordan, realized
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Draymond Green bothered by D’Angelo Russell in Lakers-Bucks fight
Warriors forward: 'It looked like he didn't want no parts of it'
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Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon, potential first-rounder, entering NBA draft
His outside shooting and shot blocking offer intrigue
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Andre Roberson badly bricks free throw, air-balls next (video)
During a discussion of whether bricked or air-balled free throws are worse
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Wizards’ Bojan Bogdanovic tripped by referee, turns ball over (video)
Is this why Washington fell behind by 20 in loss to the Celtics?
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James Harden on game-winner: ‘I felt like Usain Bolt’
Rockets star made his biggest play of the year
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‘If you can play, play’: Chris Bosh speaks on rest debate
Chris Bosh never wanted to take games off as a player and would give anything to be playing right now.
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Three Things We Learned Monday: Golden State has found some fight, its groove again
Also, James Harden had a monster night, Boston picked up a key win.
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Klay Thompson’s 34 help Warriors roll Thunder in chippy game
Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-95.
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James Harden hits layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift Rockets
James Harden drove the length of the floor for the game-winning layup with 2.4 seconds left.
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Back from injury, Isaiah Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards
Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee.
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Adam Silver tells owners resting players “an extremely signifcant issue for our league”
The NBA's broadcast partners are not happy with the stars getting nights off for marquee games.
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Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry get in shoving match in first half (VIDEO)
Curry, Westbrook, Green and Christon all got technical fouls.
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Isaiah Thomas is in lineup after missing two games with knee injury
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is back in the starting lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a bruised right knee.
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LeBron James helps design sneaker for disabled athletes
LeBron James has teamed up on a special sneaker for special athletes.
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Carmelo Anthony on playing for Clippers: “There was an opportunity during the deadline”
The Clippers offer at the deadline was lowball and the Knicks should have rejected it. This summer could it be different?
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NBA Power Rankings Week 22: Golden State climbs back on top, Lakers take over bottom rung
Could San Antonio catch Golden State, or Boston catch Cleveland, for the No. 1 seed in their conference?
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Report: Magic considering firing general manager Rob Hennigan
They probably will and should
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Brad Stevens insists he’s not leaving Celtics for Indiana
Former Butler coach can't escape college rumors
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Rajon Rondo planning 2008 Celtics reunion, not inviting Ray Allen
Will Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce mind?
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George Hill staying steady with bigger role, looming payday
Hill keying surging Jazz after Pacers traded him
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Video Breakdown: What exactly is Secondary Transition?
Last week’s NBA Glossary entry covered a wrinkle on the pick-and-roll called a Ram Screen. That action was a screen-the-screener situation that you see from teams like the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma...
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Cavaliers not apologetic about sitting big three Saturday vs. Clippers
"Coach’s job is to figure out a way to get a team to compete for a championship, and not compete for a game." —LeBron James
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Three Things We Learned Sunday: Damian Lillard trying to will Blazers into the playoffs
Also, did the Lakers find something with a D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson backcourt?
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D’Angelo Russell drops 40, young Lakers make rested Cavaliers work for win
“We was out of sync a little bit, but they shot the ball extremely well.” —LeBron James
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Watch Brook Lopez score on every Mavericks player on one possession (VIDEO)
This is mostly on Nerlens Noel, who got too far under the basket trying to out-jump Lopez.
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Dario Saric threw two no-look passes vs. Celtics that will blow your mind (VIDEO)
Philadelphia 76ers wing Dario Saric is now one of the favorites to win Rookie of the Year with teammate Joel Embiid out for the season. Or, at least he should be. Let’s consider a few passes courtesy...
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Watch Damian Lillard hit 1,000 made 3-pointers, drop 49 on Heat (VIDEO)
Here's what the big shot looked like at American Airlines Arena.
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Greg Monroe fined $35,000, Nick Young will pay $25,000 for Lakers/Bucks altercation
The NBA also fined Lakers guard D'Angelo Russel $15,000.
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Rumor: Omri Casspi close to deal with Minnesota Timberwolves
The sharpshooting wing broke his thumb after one game with the Pelicans.
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Doc Rivers wants changes to schedule when it comes to rest: “We have to protect our product”
Rivers said the schedule needs to be worked out to benefit a reduced workload for players while maintaining the overall product for fans.
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Karl Malone on Cavs resting LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love: “Get your a– playing”
After the Cavaliers rested LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love, Karl Malone was not happy.
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Marc Gasol elbows brother Pau in the face, scores, draws the and-1 (VIDEO)
One Grizzlies writer called this play before the game even started.
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Here we go again: Shaquille O’Neal agrees with Kyrie Irving, thinks the Earth is flat
Shaq was asked "about the Kyrie Irving stuff" and he seemed to respond quickly and genuinely.
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Watch Warriors G Stephen Curry pull up from the logo to drain a 3 vs. Bucks
I guess you could say Curry was bringing Stephen back.
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Doc Rivers shoots down rumor he could head to Orlando as coach and/or GM
Rivers said his job with the Clippers is not done.
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Stephen Curry looks like vintage self dropping 28 on Bucks (VIDEO)
When Stephen Curry is knocking down shots, the Warriors look like the Warriors. Which is exactly what happened Saturday night. The Warriors stumbled out of the gate and trailed by 14, but then in the second...
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NBA league office called Cavaliers GM “not happy” about three stars sitting out
This is two prime-time Saturday games in a row where key players are rested.
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Stephen Curry scores 28, Warriors beat Bucks 117-92
Matt Barnes made back-to-back 3-pointers to ignite a big run in the second quarter.
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James Harden has 40 in triple-double, Rockets top Nuggets 109-105
The Houston Rockets snapped the Denver Nuggets' four-game winning streak with a 109-105 victory Saturday night.
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Damian Lillard scores 27 as Trail Blazers start fast, top Hawks 113-97
Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-97 on Saturday night.
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Russell Westbrook splits defense and throws it down, leads Thunder past Kings (VIDEO)
The win tied the Thunder with the Clippers for the 5/6 seed in the West.
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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love all sitting out for Cavaliers against Clippers
There is a tipping point where fans and league sponsors are going to push back against this rest in key games.
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Report: NBA teams eyeing Carlos Boozer, Jimmer Fredette as they return from China
Boozer I maybe could kind of see, but Fredette?
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Remembering former Knick Dave Stallworth (VIDEO)
The Knicks probably don't win the 1970 NBA title without him.
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Report: Grizzlies to waive Toney Douglas, sign Wayne Selden
The Grizzlies are looking for shooting.
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Rumor: If Clippers get bounced in first or second round, Doc Rivers could be headed to Orlando
If the Clippers don't make the conference finals, big changes could be coming to the roster and to Rivers.
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Iman Shumpert: Cavaliers ‘grabbed me out of hell’ with Knicks trade
Shumpert says he felt bad for former teammates in New York
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Report: NBA executives mostly say LaVar Ball won’t impact Lonzo Ball’s draft stock
UCLA guard with outspoken father could go No. 1
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John Wall dishes out career-high 20 assists in win over Bulls (VIDEO)
He was questionable before the game with a foot injury, then had one of his best games of the season.
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Jimmy Butler on Bulls’ loss: “I hate this word, soft… but that’s exactly what we were”
"I don't know the answer to it. I really don't" —Jimmy Butler
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Nick Young, D’Angelo Russell, Greg Monroe all ejected after brouhaha following foul
The Bucks/Lakers game was surprisingly chippy throughout.
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Big fourth quarter lifts Raptors past Pistons 87-75
Serge Ibaka had 17 points and eight rebounds and the Toronto Raptors used a fourth-quarter surge to win.
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Solomon Hill’s 30 lead Pelicans past Rockets despite 41, triple-double from James Harden
Solomon Hill scored a career-high 30 points and the Pelicans won without DeMarcus Cousins.
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Sixers’ T.J. McConnell with steal, then takes seat to watch team finish break (VIDEO)
McConnell earned a seat to watch the play develop.
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Heat’s Dion Waiters sprains ankle, has to be carried off court (VIDEO)
Team says it's a sprain, but no word on how severe yet.
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Wizards’ Kelly Oubre Jr. with chase down block on Denzel Valentine (VIDEO)
The Bulls are on a downward spiral, the Washington Wizards have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA since Jan. 1, so we kind of had a feeling how this game might go. The Wizards were handling the Bulls...
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Nets’ Jeremy Lin flies in, blocks Al Horford shot (VIDEO)
You read that headline right.
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Pelicans’ DeCousins out vs. Rockets with knee, rib soreness
The New Orleans Pelicans say forward DeMarcus Cousins has left knee soreness and a right rib bruise.
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PBT Extra: Dwyane Wade done for season, which means Bulls’ season done
Mathematically they are far from out of it. Realistically, they are done.
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Chris Paul fakes shot, fakes pass, sends Plumlee spinning (VIDEO)
That did not look good for Plumlee.
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Tyson Chandler said he chose to remain with Suns rather than push for trade
Chandler has two years, $26.8 million left on his contract.
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PBT Extra: Fan poll picks Westbrook as MVP, media poll goes different direction
The fans lean Westbrook, the media to Harden.
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Ice Cube no fan of Lakers’ tanking, wants to see more D’Angelo Russell
The Lakers are doing exactly the right thing.
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Wade's injury spells end for the Bulls
With hot teams ahead in the standings, it is hard to see the Bulls making the playoffs after Dwyane Wade was ruled out for the season.
Westbrook edges Harden, Leonard in MVP poll
The fans have voted Russell Westbrook as the NBA MVP over James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James.
Steve Kerr on LaVar Ball: “I don’t think it’s helping his kids”
"I think it'd be better for them if they can just play and have fun and not have to hear that every day." —Steve Kerr
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J.J. Redick on Clippers: “We’ve been s— since the All-Star break”
The Clippers' defense has been a mess since the All-Star break.
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Hayward flying up in stature, toward contract conundrum
Will Jazz forward make an All-NBA team? And if he does, will he want to be a designated veteran player?
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Dwight Howard wants to play seven more years, says he is Hall of Famer
He also had interesting comments on players going straight from high school to the NBA.
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Nikola Jokic puts together fifth triple-double this season in win over Clippers (VIDEO)
Denver is 5-0 this season when Jokic gets a triple-double.
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Ewing would listen if Georgetown called about job
Patrick Ewing explains why Russell Westbrook should win MVP and why LeBron James will never compare to Michael Jordan.
Video Q&A: Should the Bulls fire Gar Forman and John Paxson?
With how bad things are for the Chicago Bulls, are they ever going to fire front office duo John Paxson and Gar Forman?
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Ewing says he wouldn't have played like Nowitzki
Patrick Ewing discusses Georgetown's 1982 title game loss to North Carolina and the differences between his style of play and Dirk Nowitzki's.
Zaza Pachulia’s double-double means Warriors’ coach gets a shave
The best was if Pachulia had a double-double plus a dunk, they could shave a coach's beard.
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Pelicans extend guard Jordan Crawford through season’s end
The New Orleans Pelicans have signed reserve guard Jordan Crawford to an extension through the rest of this season.
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Three Things We Learned Thursday: Love is in the air — and on the court — for Cleveland
Also, Wade is done for the season. Bulls are as well.
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Marc Gasol’s triple-double helps Grizzlies top Hawks 103-91
Marc Gasol had 18 points as part of his triple-double and the resurgent Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-91 on Thursday night.
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Kevin Love returns in win over Jazz as Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert leave with injuries
LeBron James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz 91-83 on Thursday night.
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Quincy Acy thinks he’s subbing in, Nets coach actually just wants a cup of water (VIDEO)
Water? Or a substitution? It's impossible to tell, apparently.
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Russell Westbrook grabs another triple-double as Thunder top Raptors
Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds in three quarters for his 34th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder registered their fourth consecutive win with a 123-102...
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Raptors hold players-only meeting after 21-point loss to Russell Westbrook, Thunder
Toronto is 6-5 since the All-Star break, which won't be good enough to overtake their rivals.
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Watch all of Klay Thompson’s 21 first quarter points vs. the Magic (VIDEO)
Thompson went 8-of-11 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range to attain his impressive mark.
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TNT trolls LaVar Ball as feud with Charles Barkley escalates with 1-on-1 challenge (VIDEO)
Wow. Really heating up here. Forget Durant and Westbrook. This is the NBA rivalry I want to see.
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Timberwolves F Nemanja Bjelica to miss rest of season with left foot injury
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot, a significant loss for a team trying to get back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference...
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Watch Russell Westbrook nutmeg Cory Joseph for an assist from halfcourt (VIDEO)
On a fastbreak opportunity, Westbrook wound up and nutmegged Toronto's Cory Joseph. From halfcourt.
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New Laker GM Rob Pelinka offers Rob Lowe Lakers tickets to clear up confusion
The new Lakers' GM has a resemblance to the actor known for his role in West Wing and Austin Powers.
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Report: Marcus Keene, top college scorer in 20 years, declaring for NBA draft
The catch: Central Michigan point guard is just 5-foot-9
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Kevin Love returns to Cavaliers, will start Thursday night vs. Jazz
The team went 7-6 with him out.
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Russell Westbrook, when told Curry said Harden should be MVP: “Who’s he?”
It appears a lot of media members agree with Curry.
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Draymond Green, Steve Kerr play down No. 1 seed, Stephen Curry says it’s “a big deal”
The path through the West for the No. 1 seed is much easier than the No. 2.
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Chris Paul on Rudy Gobert: ‘He just talks a lot’
Jazz center tangles with J.J. Redick, Chris Paul (video)
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Report: Knicks won’t fire Jeff Hornacek
Phil Jackson strikes again.
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Isaiah Thomas missing Celtics’ upcoming road trip
Boston facing Nets and 76ers
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Dwyane Wade out for season with broken elbow
Where do Wade and the Bulls go from here?
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Mannix: Lakers are 'brazenly' tanking
Chris Mannix says it makes sense that the Lakers tank given their NBA Draft situation, but that the NBA will set a precedent with how it handles the franchise.
Report: Suns shutting down Eric Bledsoe for rest of season
Phoenix reportedly shutting down Eric Bledsoe for season
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Up-and-down Blazers were up against Spurs, get key win
Lots of playoff implication games Wednesday. Also, Skal Labissière had 32 in win, the Kings may have something with him.
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says LaMarcus Aldridge has dealt with heart issue all year
Popovich: 'He's gone through some procedures and had to do some things that are not pleasant. He's shown a lot of class and a lot of fortitude in the way he's done it all'
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