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Report: 76ers under investigation for tampering in free agency

Free-agent deals with James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House are under scrutiny, according to an AP source.

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Hawks request waivers on Sharife Cooper

Cooper, a 2021 second-round draft pick from Auburn, was on a two-way contract and played in 13 games as a rookie last season.

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Warriors win big as Stephen Curry becomes 2nd NBA player to host The ESPYS

All-NBA guard takes home award, Warriors and Klay Thompson also honored as Brittney Griner's plight remains front of mind.

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Stephen Curry stepping out of comfort zone as host of The ESPYS

In addition to hosting, Curry is nominated for 3 individual awards: best men’s athlete, best record-breaking performance and best NBA player.

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Blazers take down Knicks, win NBA 2K23 Summer League title

Brandon Williams scores 22 points and Trendon Watford earns MVP honors as Portland defeats New York 85-77 to win its 2nd Summer League championship.

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Reports: Suns match Pacers’ offer to Deandre Ayton, keep nucleus intact

The former No. 1 overall pick will reportedly receive a 4-year, $133 million contract to remain in Phoenix.

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Tim Cone gives NBA’s Summer League international influence

The NBA's global influence has become evident in the makeup of Summer League rosters, from the players to the coaching staffs.

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Paolo Banchero out for rest of NBA 2K23 Summer League

Magic coach Jamahl Mosley says the No. 1 pick will rest for the remainder of Summer League action to give other players the opportunity to play.

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Nikola Jokic signs historic 5-year extension with Nuggets

With a record $264 million supermax contract extension, the 2-time Kia MVP is locked in with Denver through the 2027-28 season.

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Bradley Beal believes Wizards can win title after his max deal

All-Star guard: 'I want to win a championship and I want to do it here. I believe that we can win in D.C.'

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Zion Williamson, Pelicans aim to end 'negative' narratives

Fresh off signing his 5-year max extension, a healthy Zion Williamson is ready to prove doubters wrong and guide New Orleans to deep postseason run.

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Reports: Damian Lillard agrees to 2-year max extension with Trail Blazers

Lillard shows continued commitment to Portland by adding more years to his current deal.

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Reports: Caleb Martin re-signs with Heat

One of Miami's prominent bench pieces, Caleb Martin, has reportedly re-signed with the Heat.

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Reports: Zach LaVine, Bulls agree to 5-year max contract

Chicago's All-Star guard will return on a $215.2 million max contract.

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Report: Jokic, Nuggets agree on historic 5-year extension

With a record $264 million supermax contract extension, the 2-time Kia MVP is locked in with Denver through the 2027-28 season.

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Report: Harden declines $47M option, intends to re-sign with Sixers

James Harden reportedly makes the decision to allow the 76ers the flexibility they need to sign other players this summer.

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Clippers, Trail Blazers to play preseason game in Seattle

The NBA will be returning to Seattle for a preseason game between LA and Portland.

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Reports: Knicks trading Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel to Pistons

The move frees up space for the Knicks, who are expected to pursue Mavericks free agent Jalen Brunson.

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Reports: Kyrie Irving uses player option to remain with Nets

Irving puts an end to the drama by exercising his $37 million player option.

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Reports: Jazz hire Celtics assistant Will Hardy to replace Quin Snyder

Will Hardy, 34, would become the youngest active head coach in the league and another hire from the Gregg Popovich coaching tree.

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Reports: Westbrook exercises player option with Lakers

Lakers guard Russell Westbrook chooses to stay in Los Angeles.

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Day after becoming No. 1 pick, Paolo Banchero arrives in Orlando

The 6-foot-10 forward will officially start workouts next week for Orlando’s July 7 opener at NBA Summer League.

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Sam Presti, Thunder confident Chet Holmgren is latest star draft pick

Oklahoma City's general manager says the No. 2 pick will be an important piece in the Thunder’s future plans.

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Rockets take Jabari Smith with 3rd overall pick

In Smith, Houston lands a talent many evaluators thought could have gone No. 1 overall.

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Thunder choose Holmgren with No. 2 pick in 2022 draft

The Thunder's rebuild continues with the addition of the multi-talented Holmgren.

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Magic go with Duke’s Banchero as No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Orlando kept everyone guessing until the pick was in.

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Magic still evaluating their options with No. 1 pick

Jeff Weltman, Orlando's team president, says the team is eyeing several prospects as it waits to use the No. 1 overall pick.

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After Warriors' parade, NBA set to turn page to 2022-23 season

The 2022-23 NBA season is right around the corner, and there are already plenty of storylines to anticipate.

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Bradley Beal says little about free agency but wrist making progress

The Wizards star guard, who has been out since February after season-ending wrist surgery, says he expects free agency to be 'crazy, probably.'

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver enters protocols, won't attend Game 5

The commissioner entered the league's health and safety protocols on Monday.

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Stephen Curry’s teammates admire his humility as a superstar

The 2-time Kia MVP and 3-time NBA champion has been humble throughout his career.

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Darvin Ham embraces challenge as Lakers’ rookie head coach

The 48-year-old, who helped bring a championship to Milwaukee, inherits a roster filled with veterans and All-Stars but has failed to live up to expectations.

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Danny Ainge says Jazz ‘desperately’ wanted Snyder to stay

Quin Snyder said of his resignation as Utah's head coach: 'Time for the Jazz to move forward. Time for me to move forward.'

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Celtics add their voices to those asking for Brittney Griner’s return

Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and other Celtics teammates donned black and orange shirts that read 'We Are BG' ahead of Saturday's practice.

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Celtics outlast Butler, Heat in Game 7 to reach The Finals

Boston is back in The Finals for the 1st time since 2010, holding off Miami in a gritty Game 7 despite 35 points from Jimmy Butler.

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Warriors ride Klay's hot hand past Mavs, advance to Finals

The Warriors beat the Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 to return to the NBA Finals.

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Mavericks dominate Game 4 to stave off elimination

Luka Doncic and the Mavs avoid sweep with a 119-109 win over the Warriors.

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Warriors overcome Luka's 40, seize 3-0 series lead

Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins combine for 58 points and Golden State moves within a victory of a return to The Finals.

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Adebayo awakens as Heat top Celtics despite losing Butler

Bam Adebayo heats up as Miami beats Boston for a 2-1 series lead.

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Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead in West finals

Warriors come back from a 19-point deficit to top Mavs in Game 2.

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Warriors cruise past Mavs to grab 1-0 lead in West finals

Stephen Curry scores 21 and grabs a game-high 12 rebounds as Golden State holds Luka Doncic in check to cruise past Dallas by 25 in the opener of the West finals.

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State Dept. pushing to see Brittney Griner; NBA commissioner Adam Silver weighs in

The WNBA star has been detained in Russia for nearly three months.

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Butler shines in South Beach for 1-0 series lead vs. Celtics

Jimmy Butler scores 41 and Miami takes over in the 2nd half, outscoring Boston 39-14 in the 3rd quarter, to grab a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

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Before Draft lottery, Lakers already made Pelicans lucky

With L.A. fading this season, New Orleans will make the pick from the Lakers as long as it lands in the top 10 — and there’s about a 99.6% chance of that.

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Warriors welcome back coach Steve Kerr from Health & Safety protocols

Kerr said his symptoms were mild with a cough and congestion but his biggest concern was not to get anyone around him sick.

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Mavericks cruise past Suns in stunning Game 7 victory

Luka Doncic drops 35 points in a masterful Game 7 performance that catapulted the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals.

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Celtics dominate Bucks in Game 7 to reach East finals

Grant Williams scores a career-high 27 points and hits seven 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum adds 23 and Boston sets a Game 7 record with 22 3s to advance.

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Curry, Thompson send Warriors into Western Conference finals

Klay Thompson scores 30 as the Warriors stop the Grizzlies to reach the West finals.

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Tatum’s huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7

The Celtics forced Game 7 behind Jayson Tatum's 46-point masterpiece.

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For future with team, Nets want more commitment from Kyrie Irving

Nets general manager Sean Marks says there will be questions for 'players that we want to bring back in here.'

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Grizzlies stave off elimination with 39-point win in Game 5

Memphis closed the 1st half with a 20-4 run and never looked back, leading by as many as 55 to stay alive and force the series back to San Francisco for Game 6.

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Holiday's late block, steal help Bucks secure 3-2 lead

Jrue Holiday blocked Marcus Smart with 8.1 seconds left and followed that up with a game-ending steal as Milwaukee rallied from 14 down in the 4th to win Game 5.

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Booker scores 28 as Suns crush Mavericks in Game 5

Phoenix turned a tight Game 5 into a dominant win with a monster 3rd quarter and a combined 48 points from Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.

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Heat grab 3-2 series lead with dominant Game 5 victory

The Heat rolled past the 76ers 120-85, in Game 5, to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Warriors stage late rally to take Game 4, grab 3-1 lead

Stephen Curry hit 8 free throws over the final 45.7 seconds and finished with 32 points as Golden State rallies to move 1 win from the Western Conference finals.

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Sixers ride Harden, Embiid to crucial Game 4 victory

Harden and Embiid powered the 76ers past the Heat to even the series, 2-2.

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Mavs even series at 2-2 with 20 3-pointers in Game 4

Luka Doncic put up 26 points and the Mavs lit up the Suns from deep to knot the series at 2-2.

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Hot-shooting Warriors roll past Grizzlies to take 2-1 lead

Steph Curry scored 30 as Golden State shot a blistering 63% from the field to hammer Memphis, which saw Ja Morant exit the game with an apparent leg injury.

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Bucks hold off Celtics' late rally to claim Game 3

Giannis Antetokounmpo took over in Game 3 with 42 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists as Milwaukee holds off Boston's 4th-quarter rally for a 2-1 series lead.

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Mavs get defensive, top Suns 103-94 for 2-1 series deficit

The Mavericks defeated the Suns in Game 3 on Saturday (PHT).

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Suns put on 4th-quarter clinic, seize 2-0 series lead

Chris Paul took control down the stretch, scoring 14 of his 28 points in the 4th quarter as he led the Suns to a 2-0 series lead over the Mavericks.

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Heat keep clamps on Sixers, seize 2-0 series lead

Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler led the Heat past the 76ers in Game 2.

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Nets provide medical update on Ben Simmons

Simmons hasn't suited up for Brooklyn following deal that sent James Harden to Philadelphia, last playing during the Sixers' 2021 conference semifinal loss to Atlanta.

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Morant takes over in 4th, lifts Grizzlies to Game 2 victory

Ja Morant erupted for 47 -- including the Grizzlies' final 15 points -- to lead Memphis to a series-tying win over Golden State.

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Brown, Tatum combine for 59 points in Game 2 rout of Bucks

Jaylen Brown scored 30 points -- including 17 in a big 1st quarter -- and Jayson Tatum added 29 as Boston never trailed to even the series 1-1.

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Suns take Game 1 with wire-to-wire win over Mavs

Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker led the top-seeded Suns past Mavericks in the semis opener.

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Herro, Heat dominate 2nd half for 1-0 series edge vs. 76ers

Herro scored a team-high 25 points as the Heat surged past the Sixers in Game 1.

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Warriors take Game 1 on Thompson's clutch 3-pointer

Klay Thompson's clutch 3-pointer with 36.6 seconds left and 2 last defensive stops help Golden State survive Ja Morant's late scoring onslaught.

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Bucks control Celtics to win Game 1 on the road

Giannis Antetokounmpo tallies 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and Milwaukee dominates defensively to cool off red-hot Boston.

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Zion Williamson would jump at chance to sign extension if offered

The Pelicans need to decide whether to offer the former No. 1 overall pick an extension that would start in 2023-24 or wait to see if he can get healthy.

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Bucks' Khris Middleton (MCL sprain) exits early from Game 2 loss

The Bucks forward is expected to have an MRI on Thursday to determine the severity of his left MCL sprain.

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Mavs put no timetable on Luka Doncic's return from calf injury

Dallas will begin its first-round series against Utah on Sunday (PHT).

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Lakers part ways with coach Frank Vogel

The Lakers have moved on from coach Frank Vogel, who guided the team to an NBA title in 2020.

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76ers celebrate Joel Embiid’s scoring title, push Kia MVP contention

Embiid becomes the 1st international-born player to win an NBA scoring title and the 1st center to win it since Shaquille O’Neal in 1999-00.

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Luka Doncic can play in Mavericks’ finale after NBA rescinds 16th tech

The Mavericks' superstar would have reached the technical foul threshold that triggers 1-game suspensions.

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Grizzlies coach: Ja Morant closer to return from sore right knee

Ja Morant appears on the verge of returning in time for his second consecutive postseason.

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Bulls’ Ball suffers setback while ramping up rehab from knee surgery

Chicago's point guard, who has been sidelined since Jan. 14, experienced discomfort when the team tried to ramp up his knee rehab.

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Toronto fans shower Kyle Lowry with love in long-awaited return

The six-time All-Star guard returned to Toronto for the 1st time in more than 2 years, his first trip back north of the border since an offseason trade to Miami.

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Ginobili, Hardaway headline 2022 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class

Manu Ginobili joins 13 inductees headed to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Warriors rule out Stephen Curry for rest of regular season with left foot injury

Coach Steve Kerr has full confidence in Curry being able come back quickly to contribute once he’s healthy to do so.

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Bam Adebayo: 'I think I’m the Defensive Player of the Year'

Heat's star big man believes Jrue Holiday, Draymond Green and a couple others should be in the conversation.

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Cavaliers' Evan Mobley out next 3 games with left ankle sprain

Mobley, a candidate for Kia Rookie of the Year, injured his ankle on Monday against Orlando.

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Shaq, Curry win Oscars for ‘Queen of Basketball’ documentary

Produced by Shaquille O'Neal and Steph Curry, the 22-minute film on women's pioneer Lusia Harris won the Academy Award for short subject documentary.

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Kyrie Irving indicates plans to re-sign with Nets this summer

The superstar guard intends to play with Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets in the future.

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Nuggets sign coach Michael Malone to multiyear extension

The veteran coach joined Denver prior to the 2015-16 season.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry expects to return by start of playoffs

The two-time league MVP wore a boot on his foot Sunday as he told reporters he's confident he can be ready for the playoffs.

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LeBron James surpasses Karl Malone for No. 2 on NBA's all-time scoring list

LeBron James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whose record -- once thought unbreakable -- has stood since he retired in 1989.

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Hawks' John Collins out at least 10-14 days with foot, finger injuries

Hawks forward is out indefinitely after tests revealed a plantar fascia tear in his right foot.

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Nets say Ben Simmons had epidural to help improve back recovery

Head coach Steve Nash said the team will see how Simmons responds to the injection before making a plan for the next steps in his rehab.

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Magic's Jonathan Isaac ruled out for remainder of 2021-22 season

The former No. 6 overall pick has been sidelined since Aug. 2020 with a torn ACL.

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Boston Celtics prepare to retire Kevin Garnett's jersey

The 15-time All-Star will have his No. 5 jersey raised to the TD Garden rafters on Monday (PHT).

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Heat preparing for Oladipo's long-awaited return to lineup

After three years of dealing with rehab and challenges, Victor Oladipo is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday (PHT).

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WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges

'Our main priority is her swift and safe return to the United States,” the WNBA said via statement.

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Sixers sign veteran DeAndre Jordan as backup center

Following the trade for James Harden, Philadelphia looks to fortify its big man rotation.

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Suns' Devin Booker enters Health and Safety Protocols

Booker will miss Wednesday's clash against Portland as he goes through league protocols.

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Washington Wizards officially sign Tomas Satoransky

Drafted by Wizards in 2012, Satoransky returns for his 2nd stint in Washington.

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Ben Simmons dealing with back soreness ahead of Nets debut

Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters the development with Simmons' back is "not a long-term thing."

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Knicks' Derrick Rose has another procedure on ankle

Knicks guard has been on the mend and recently returned to practice following an ankle surgery in December.

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Rajon Rondo will miss at least 2 weeks with sprained toe

The veteran guard suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Cleveland’s loss at Detroit on Thursday.

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Close East race adds to Bucks’ urgency coming out of break

Milwaukee looks to maintain home-court advantage with the playoffs quickly approaching.

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Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic out at least 4 weeks with left foot injury

The Portland big man is expected to miss at least 4 of the final 6-plus weeks of the season.

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Nets hope for NYC vaccine mandate change so Kyrie Irving can play

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and New York City mayor Eric Adams weigh in on the city's vaccine mandate.

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All-Star debut moment? Look to Ja Morant, LaMelo Ball for highlights

The most recent Kia Rookie of the Year winners will look to put on a show in their first NBA All-Star Game.

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James Harden ready for title run with Sixers, set to debut on Feb. 25

In his introductory comments to the media in Philadelphia, James Harden made it clear he sees Finals potential this season.

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‘Inside the NBA’ crew will do broadcast during All-Star Game

Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith will do an alternate call of the game on TBS.

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Zach LaVine to meet with doctors about left knee soreness

No decision has been made yet about the status of the Bulls' star for Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.

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Bucks’ Connaughton to undergo surgery for broken hand

Milwaukee is confident Connaughton will return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.

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‘We’ve seen enough:’ Nets end Big 3 idea with James Harden deal

Nets general manager Sean Marks explained why the Nets decided to make the big trade deadline move.

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Embiid: 'Winning was not the biggest factor' for Simmons

Joel Embiid offered frank comments on Ben Simmons' departure before closing that chapter for good.

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76ers wait on James Harden’s debut following trade with Nets

The earliest Harden could play for the 76ers is at home Wednesday (PHT) against Boston.

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ESPN to have all-woman crew for Warriors-Jazz game

The game will feature the first NBA telecast on a national scale with women-led production and operation teams.

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Steve Nash says Nets won't trade James Harden

Brooklyn's coach shot down trade rumors involving the former MVP before the Nets dropped their 8th straight in Denver.

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Report: Cavaliers acquire Caris LeVert in trade with Pacers

Cleveland reportedly will trade Ricky Rubio to Indiana in a deal to acquire LeVert.

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Bucks sign veteran center Greg Monroe to 10-day contract

The veteran center who played with the Bucks from 2015-17 is returning to Milwaukee on a 10-day contract.

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LeBron in 'zone' as he chases down Kareem's all-time record

The countdown is on as LeBron James begins to close in on one of the NBA's legendary records.

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Portland's Damian Lillard discusses his surgery, possible return

Lillard: 'I’ve got to be in the best form of myself to win a championship and to be a part of that. So I’m not in a rush.'

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Bulls coach Billy Donovan rips Grayson Allen for 'dangerous' foul on Alex Caruso

Allen's foul on Caruso was deemed a flagrant 2, which resulted in an automatic ejection.

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Lusia Harris, only woman drafted by NBA team, dies

Lusia Harris was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992 as the first Black woman to earn that honor.

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Becky Hammon: It was easy decision to leave NBA, return to WNBA

After 8 seasons as an assistant coach with the Spurs, Becky Hammon is the new coach of the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces.

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Kemba Walker back in lineup for Knicks after missing 9 games

The point guard had regained his starting spot earlier in the month after falling out of Tom Thibodeau’s rotation.

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Nets' star Kyrie Irving steadfast on vaccine despite Durant injury

Kyrie Irving is only available to play for road games as long as he remains unvaccinated and current NYC mandates remain in place.

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Oscar Robertson looks back at 1968 benefit game played in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Robertson organized 27 players to participate in an exhibition game and raise money for Dr. King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine leaves game with knee injury

Chicago's star walked gingerly toward the locker room with 8:28 left in the first quarter.

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Wizards coach Wes Unseld enters Health and Safety Protocols

Assistant Pat Delany will take over lead coaching duties on Saturday against Portland.

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Pistons rescind deal with Nuggets for Bol Bol

The trade, which was announced on Monday, has been rescinded by Detroit due to medical concerns.

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Wizards' Bradley Beal enters NBA's Health and Safety Protocols

The veteran guard is entering the NBA's Health and Safety Protocols for the second time in less than three weeks.

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Blazers' Anfernee Simons seizing his opportunity with Damian Lillard out

The 22-year-old guard has taken the spotlight as Portland's star guard deals with an injury.

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Mavericks coach Jason Kidd enters Health and Safety Protocols

Kidd is the NBA’s 13th head coach sidelined this season because of virus-related protocols.

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Rudy Gobert enters NBA's Health and Safety Protocols

The 3-time Kia Defensive Player of the Year joins teammate Joe Ingles in league protocols.

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Mired in slump, Nets set to see what Kyrie Irving can do

The star guard might be in store for a 'full chunk of minutes,' according to Nets coach Steve Nash.

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NBA reschedules 11 games postponed in December

The league also moved 8 other games elsewhere on the calendar in an effort to mitigate the impact of the postponements on each team’s schedule density.

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Steve Nash: Nets ‘hopeful’ Kyrie Irving can debut Wednesday against Pacers

The determining factors in Irving’s return: "How he feels and whether we determine it is safe for him to come back,” Nash said.

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Rockets suspend Christian Wood, Kevin Porter Jr. for bad behavior

The players will each serve their 1-game suspension during Monday's matchup in Philadelphia.

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Becky Hammon officially named coach of WNBA's Aces

The former six-time WNBA All-Star will reportedly become the league's highest paid coach.

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Kyrie Irving is back practicing with the Nets: 'I missed it'

After missing the first 2 months of the season, Irving says he's grateful to get back on the court with his teammates.

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Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio out for season with torn ACL in left knee

The veteran point guard injured his knee on a non-contact stop in the lane with 2:20 left in the 4th quarter.

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NBA changes COVID protocols, shortens path to return to play

The league announced the protocol adjustments in a memo sent to teams on Monday.

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Cavs reward head coach J.B. Bickerstaff with multiyear contract extension

Bickerstaff has led the Cavs to the 5th-best record in the Eastern Conference at 19-13 and the franchise’s best 32-game start since 2017-18.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo not on Bucks' injury report after COVID absence

Bucks forward taken off the injury list after entering protocols on Dec. 14, a 5-game absence during which Milwaukee went 3-2.

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Christmas boost: NBA continues quest for more shots in arms

With league's players 97% vaccinated against coronavirus, efforts underway to bring booster shots up to a similar percentage.

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James Harden, Paul Millsap clear Health and Safety Protocols

Coach Steve Nash confirmed the Nets expect to have enough players available to play on Christmas Day.

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NBA postpones Raptors-Bulls tonight, Nets-Blazers on Thursday

The Nets and Raptors do not have the league-required 8 available players to play.

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Adam Silver: NBA has ‘no plans’ to pause season amid COVID-19 surge

In an interview with ESPN, the Commissioner said the league has examined multiple options but does not yet see a reason to stop play.

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Some uncertainty in mix as NBA's Christmas Day games draw near

Players affected by Health and Safety Protocols heading into Christmas Day may impact the star power for those 5 marquee games.

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NBA tells teams Christmas Day start times may shift

COVID-related issues could cause the 5-game slate on Dec. 25 to shift.

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NBA postpones 5 upcoming games due to Health and Safety Protocols

Cavs-Hawks, Nuggets-Nets & Pelicans-Sixers games are among the postponed matchups.

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Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving among 10 Nets in Health and Safety Protocols

Brooklyn signed free agents James Ennis III and Shaquille Harrison to 10-day contracts via the NBA's hardship exemption.

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Anthony Davis out at least 4 weeks with left knee injury

The Lakers conducted an MRI exam in Chicago that revealed the MCL sprain.

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Lakers' Anthony Davis injures left knee, will get MRI on Sunday (PHT)

The All-Star big man missed two games last week with left knee soreness before returning Thursday (PHT) with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

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Brooklyn Nets to allow Kyrie Irving to rejoin team for road games

Brooklyn's star guard has to test negative on five successive days before he can rejoin the Nets.

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NBA, players agree to additional protocols through holidays

Lakers guard Russell Westbrook is the third former Kia MVP to be currently sidelined by the NBA's Health & Safety Protocols.

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Lakers' Russell Westbrook now in protocols as NBA virus numbers rise

Lakers guard is the third Kia MVP to be currently sidelined by the NBA's Health & Safety Protocols.

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Zion Williamson to be reevaluated in 4-6 weeks after foot injection

The Pelicans' forward continues to be sidelined as he recovers from a fractured right foot.

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LaMelo Ball practicing with G League after clearing NBA protocols

Hornets' young star has resumed basketball activities after clearing the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols.

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Lakers' Talen Horton-Tucker enters NBA's Health and Safety Protocols

The guard will not play Wednesday night against the Mavericks.

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Bulls' next 2 games postponed due to Health & Safety Protocols

Chicago's games against Detroit on Dec. 14 and in Toronto on Dec. 16 are postponed.

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Bulls' Zach LaVine and Troy Brown Jr. enter NBA's Health and Safety Protocols

LaVine and Brown Jr. join DeMar DeRozan, Matt Thomas, Coby White, Javonte Green, Derrick Jones Jr., Ayo Dosunmu and Stanley Johnson in health and safety protocols.

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Luka Doncic out next 2 games, possibly more after ankle 'flare up'

The star guard reinjured his ankle in the 2nd half of the Mavericks' 106-93 loss to the Pacers and has been ruled out of Monday's (PHT) game vs. Thunder.

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Pelicans' Zion Williamson suffers setback in rehab

The injured star underwent medical imaging after experiencing persistent soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot.

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Rick Carlisle to miss Mavs matchup after positive COVID-19 test

The Pacers coach was scheduled to face his former team on Friday.

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NBA legend Bill Russell auctioning off years worth of memorabilia

Some of the items included in the auction include 2 championship rings and Russell's final Celtics jersey.

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COVID-19 concerns cause Pacers, Raptors to cancel practices

NBA officials have said that 97% of the league’s players are vaccinated.

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Mavericks guard Luka Doncic out against Grizzlies with left ankle soreness

The star guard missed three consecutive games in November because of left ankle and knee sprains.

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LaMelo Ball placed in NBA's health & safety protocols

Hornets announce that Ball is among 4 players to enter protocols.

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Sore foot delays Zion Williamson’s return to Pelicans' practice

Pelicans' star forward, recently cleared for a return to full practices, suffers another setback in an injury rehab that began during the summer.

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Blazers fire Neil Olshey due to violation of team's Code of Conduct

Team announces Joe Cronin has been promoted to interim general manager.

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Bam Adebayo requires surgery after suffering torn ligament in thumb

Miami's All-Star center suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb on Monday.

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Enes Kanter to change last name to Freedom after becoming U.S. citizen on Monday

The outspoken Celtics center from Turkey plans to officially change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.

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Pelicans’ Zion Williamson cleared for full team work at practice

Williamson participated in 4-on-4, full-court drills on Friday and continues to progress.

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Cavaliers' Evan Mobley probable for Saturday's game

Cleveland's rookie, who was estimated to miss 1 month, could return less than 2 weeks after spraining his right elbow.

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Klay Thompson insists it’s title time again for Warriors

Golden State's sharpshooter is more motivated than ever to win another NBA championship having not played in more than 2 years.

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Colin Sexton done for season following knee surgery

Cleveland's leading scorer is sidelined for the rest of the campaign after tearing cartilage in his knee.

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Isaiah Thomas returning to USA Basketball for qualifying

Thomas joins the USA Basketball World Cup qualifying team as an injury replacement.

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In memo, NBA tells players and coaches to act on booster shots

The NBA and the NBPA are now urging booster shots be received by those who are fully vaccinated.

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Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan resigns after 9 years

Dewayne Hankins will take over as the organization’s new President of Business Operations.

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Bucks celebrate championship with White House visit

The defending champion Bucks were welcomed by President Joe Biden to the White House on Monday.

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Cavs' Collin Sexton (torn meniscus) out indefinitely

Cleveland's young guard plays just 12 minutes against the Knicks before being forced to leave the game.

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NBA to players, coaches, refs: Booster shots are recommended

The NBA sent updated recommendations to players, coaches and referees on Sunday.

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NBA: Firm will probe Suns after report of racism, misogyny

Most of the allegations in the report are from anonymous sources but a few are on the record.

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Suns owner Robert Sarver strongly denies report of racism, misogyny

The Phoenix Suns have strongly denied a report that says owner Robert Sarver has a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents.

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Lauri Markkanen placed in NBA health protocols, joins Kevin Love

The Cavaliers will be without two of their forwards indefinitely.

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Amid officiating changes, free throws down for some stars

Players are still adjusting to the NBA's new rules on non-basketball moves.

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NBA champion Bucks to visit White House on Nov. 8

Milwaukee will be the first NBA champion to be feted at the White House since 2016, when the Cavaliers visited former President Barack Obama.

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Warriors security guard Jonathan Amey Jr. gets a G League tryout

Ex-intramural point guard didn't make the cut, but retains strong support from the NBA team's players and coaches.

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Atlanta star Trae Young speaks out on officiating changes

Young: "There are certain things that, I agree with the rule changes, but then there’s things that are still fouls."

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JJ Redick joining ESPN as NBA analyst following retirement

The 15-year NBA veteran will contribute to a number of ESPN's studio shows and will also work some games during the 2021-22 season.

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Adam Silver addresses upcoming 2021-22 season, comments on Kyrie Irving's vaccination status

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hopes Kyrie Irving makes the decision to get vaccinated and play with the Brooklyn Nets this season.

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Ben Simmons practices with 76ers; status for opener unknown

Simmons has been a holdout for training camp and the early part of the preseason in the wake of his offseason trade demand.

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Grizzlies exercise rookie options for Morant, Clarke, Bane

Memphis took formal steps to keep its youthful talent with the team a bit longer.

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International big men rule NBA with their all-around skills

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic (Serbia) and runner-up Joel Embiid (Cameroon) join Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece) among the league's elite.

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With fans back, NBA reiterates need for appropriate behavior

Due to unruly fan behavior in recent years, the league has partnered with the National District Attorneys Association.

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Dillon Brooks to miss start of season with broken hand

Brooks will continue to rehab the hand injury he suffered during an offseason practice.

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Doc Rivers: 76ers still want disgruntled guard Simmons back

Doc Rivers and the 76ers are working with Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul to find a resolution for the All-Star guard to rejoin the team.

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Irving could join Nets at practice after ruling from city

The Nets superstar will still need to be vaccinated to play in home games under the city's current mandate.

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18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

The players have been charged with defrauding the league's health and welfare benefit plan.

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Bucks-Grizzlies game suspended after fire alarm evacuation

Officials said the problem was a false alarm caused by a sprinkler in a non-public area.

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Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins receives COVID-19 vaccine

Head coach Steve Kerr relayed the update, which allows Wiggins to participate fully in practices and games in San Francisco.

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James Borrego: LaMelo Ball must take 'next step' for Hornets to win

Charlotte's head coach has has been working closely with Ball, stressing the importance of understanding game situations.

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Report: NBA reaches 95% vaccination rate among players

Nearly half of the league's teams have said in recent days that they are already fully vaccinated or on the cusp of hitting that threshold.

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Rick Carlisle’s approach brings welcome change to Indiana Pacers

Following a turbulent season, Indiana looks to turn things around with its new coach.

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Lakers say they’re building a vintage championship contender

LeBron is confident in his supporting cast of accomplished NBA veterans as they look to prove age is not yet a hindrance to their incredible talent.

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Suns' Devin Booker will miss start of camp due to health protocols

The Suns said Sunday the two-time All-Star won’t participate in Monday’s media day, with no further updates until he’s ready for camp.

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Suns' Devin Booker will miss start of camp due to health protocols

The Suns said Sunday the two-time All-Star won’t participate in Monday’s media day, with no further updates until he’s ready for camp.

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Wizards forward Rui Hachimura to miss start of training camp

The team said this is an excused absence for personal reasons and there will be more updates when appropriate.

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Knicks organization fully vaccinated, can comply with NYC COVID-19 mandate

Coach Tom Thibodeau credited the Knicks’ medical staff for keeping the organization educated and aware about virus protocols.

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NBA denies Andrew Wiggins' request for religious exemption from vaccination

Andrew Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he fulfills San Francisco's COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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Manu Ginobili back with Spurs, hired as a special adviser

Ginobili spent his entire 16-year NBA career with the Spurs, helping them win four championships.

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Bulls’ Patrick Williams could miss start of season with ankle injury

Chicago also updates the status of Coby White after he underwent shoulder surgery on June 10.

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Miami Heat's Tyler Herro motivated to have his best season yet

After feeling a bit overwhelmed last season, Miami's sharpshooter is in a good place mentally and poised to elevate his game in 2021-22.

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Larry Bird museum planners assembling memorabilia collection

The collection will include items donated by Bird and others from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University and the U.S. Olympic team.

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Clippers break ground on new arena in Inglewood

The $1.8 billion, privately funded Intuit Dome will open in 2024 and will feature a team practice facility, retail space and more.

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Mavericks sign free agent guard Frank Ntilikina

The No. 8 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Ntilikina joins Dallas after 4 seasons in New York.

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Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, and Bill Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Four former NBA players are among 16 enshrined at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, comprising the largest class in history.

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Raptors approved to play games in Toronto

The Raptors will return to Scotiabank Arena for the first time in nearly 20 months.

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Chicago Bulls sign Stanley Johnson, 3 others

Chicago also announced deals with free agent forwards Tyler Cook and Alize Johnson and guards Matt Thomas and Ethan Thompson.

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Team USA draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico in World Cup qualifying

USA Basketball is looking to atone for its seventh-place finish at the Basketball World Cup two years ago.

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Nick Van Exel returns to Atlanta Hawks as assistant coach

Nick Van Exel previously served as an assistant with the Bucks in 2013-14 and the Grizzlies from 2016-19.

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2020 WNBA champion Seattle Storm visit White House

Seattle's championship play and social rights efforts drew heavy praise from the President of the United States.

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Miami Heat requiring all employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19

The team announces that all employees must be in the process of becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1.

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Clippers re-sign Nic Batum to complete free agent signings

With Batum locked up, LA has retained all of its free agents who helped lead it to its first Western Conference finals appearance.

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With DeRozan and Ball, Bulls eye jump in Eastern Conference

DeMar DeRozan sees a team poised to make a jump, and that explains why the Chicago Bulls were an attractive destination.

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Becky Hammon hopes it becomes normal for women to get NBA coaching jobs

The former WNBA All-Star is entering her eighth season as an NBA coach.

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Carmelo Anthony solely focused on Finals run in L.A.

The former scoring champion knows wins and a long playoff run will determine just how his time with the Lakers will be received.

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Sacramento Kings complete 3-team deal for Tristan Thompson

Thompson averaged 7.6 points and 8.1 rebounds with the Celtics last season.

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Reports: Kawhi Leonard re-signing with Clippers

Terms of the deal are being finalized for Leonard, who declined his player option for the 2021-22 season.

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DeMar DeRozan reportedly headed to Bulls on 3-year deal

Chicago is landing DeRozan via sign-and-trade, per multiple reports.

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Damian Lillard, Bam Adebayo try to help US recover after fall to France

Team USA will have to play better than it did against France, starting with its next game Wednesday against Iran.

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US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBA

From goaltending rules to quarter lengths, the NBA and international game have their distinctions.

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Willie Green officially named Pelicans coach

Green joins the Pelicans after two seasons as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns.

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Sue Bird, Eddy Alvarez chosen as U.S. flag-bearers at opening ceremony

The WNBA star is the second women's basketball player chosen for the honor in Olympics lore.

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Bam Adebayo's banner plan: Win Olympic gold to lift spirits in Miami

Adebayo wants to see his banner hang and help provide 'a little light' to people in Miami.

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Short-handed USA Basketball roster off to Tokyo

The three-time defending gold medalist team is traveling to Tokyo with 8 of the 12 players.

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Lloyd Pierce, 3 others join Pacers staff under Rick Carlisle

Pierce joins the Pacers after being head coach of the Atlanta Hawks for the past two-plus seasons.

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Kevin Love out of Olympics; JaVale McGee, Keldon Johnson join Team USA

Love spent 10 days with Team USA in Las Vegas preparing for the Games but will not travel to Tokyo due to a lingering right calf injury.

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USA Basketball men's national team exhibition game vs. Australia canceled

The USA Men's National Team exhibition versus Australia on Saturday (PHT) is canceled because of health and safety protocols, USA Basketball announced.

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Mavericks' coach Jason Kidd, GM Nico Harrison begin ‘new chapter’

Mavericks' coach Jason Kidd and general manager Nico Harrison were officially introduced to the media on Thursday.

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USA Basketball says Bradley Beal will miss Tokyo Olympics

The NBA All-Star will not participate in the Olympics due to health and safety protocols.

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Ogunbowale leads Team WNBA past USA Women

Arike Ogunbowale scores 26 points as Team WNBA defeats the USA Women's National Team.

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Reports: Pelicans, Willie Green negotiating, but no deal yet

Pelicans recently parted ways with Stan Van Gundy after one season at the helm.

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NBA Finals ratings up from 2020, down from 2019

The first three games of the championship series between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks averaged just about 9 million viewers, per Nielsen.

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Team USA falls again, this time 91-83 to Australia

The USA men's basketball team lost their second straight exhibition game.

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Nigeria shocks USA in pre-Olympic opener

Nigeria makes twice as many 3-pointers as Team USA and keeps superstars like Kevin Durant in check.

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Torrey Craig's status remains uncertain for Game 3 of 2021 Finals

The Suns' forward injured his right knee in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Finals.

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Jayson Tatum eager to wear Kobe Bryant’s Olympic number

The Celtics star idolized the late Bryant and said he will wear the No. 10 'proudly.'

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Suns forward Dario Saric out indefinitely with torn ACL

Phoenix's backup big man suffered the injury during Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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Hawks GM: Agreement in place to keep Nate McMillan aboard as coach

Under Nate McMillan, the Hawks finished the season 27-11 and reached the East finals.

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Bucks hope Giannis Antetokounmpo can return for Finals

The two-time MVP missed Game 6 with a knee injury, which coach Mike Budenholzer describes as a "day-to-day thing."

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Bucks eliminate Hawks to reach 1st Finals since 1974

Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday combine for 59 points, negating the return of Trae Young and leading Milwaukee to a championship matchup with Phoenix.

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Trae Young available, Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Game 6

Trae Young returns just in time as the Hawks look to avoid elimination in Game 6.

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Broadcasting legend Marv Albert not wavering on decision to retire

The 80-year-old announcer said he would retire at the conclusion of TNT’s coverage for the season after 22 years with the network.

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Team USA seeks 4th consecutive Olympic basketball gold

Led by Kevin Durant, 12 NBA stars lead a roster hoping to capture its fourth consecutive Olympic title.

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Bucks get contributions from many to take 3-2 lead

Bobby Portis provides a spark, Brook Lopez scores 33, while Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday get double-doubles as the Bucks seize control of the series.

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Paul, Suns oust Clippers in Game 6 to advance to finals

Chris Paul takes over after halftime, scoring 31 of his 41 points in the 2nd half to propel Phoenix to its first Finals appearance in 28 years.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo avoids major knee injury, doubtful for Game 5

The two-time MVP underwent an MRI on Thursday (PHT) that confirmed the diagnosis of a hyperextended left knee with no structural damage.

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Rick Carlisle brings optimistic vision back to Pacers' bench

Carlisle says the Pacers are in "win-now mode" as he looks to finish what he started.

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Hawks knot series at 2-2 as Giannis injures knee

Atlanta dominates Game 4 even without the injured Trae Young, while Milwaukee has its own injury to worry about in Giannis Antetokounmpo's hyperextended left knee.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo exits Game 4 with hyperextended left knee

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said the team would learn more about Antetokounmpo's status on Thursday (PHT).

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George, Clippers keep Suns at bay to force Game 6

Paul George erupts for 41 points and 13 rebounds as LA extends the Western Conference finals.

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Trae Young questionable for Game 4 with bone bruise to his right foot

The Hawks' star guard underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a bone bruise to his right foot.

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Celtics coach Ime Udoka wants to 'bring the dog out' in stars

Boston has high hopes for the coach who is now the 18th in franchise history.

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Bucks grab series lead over Hawks behind Middleton career night

Khris Middleton's career high-tying 38 points powered the Bucks past the Hawks for a 2-1 lead.

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Suns survive defensive battle, seize 3-1 lead

The Suns outlasted the Clippers in a low-scoring affair and moved one win away from the NBA Finals.

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Kawhi Leonard is nowhere on court, everywhere else for Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers don’t have injured Kawhi Leonard on the court. He’s everywhere else, though.

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Commitment to Olympics not a distraction for Bucks’ guards

Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Phoenix’s Devin Booker are the three members of the Olympics team still participating in the playoffs.

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Milwaukee's best: Bucks roll past Hawks, even series

Milwaukee goes on 20-0 run during a 4-minute span in the 2nd quarter and never looks back to win Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Reports: Mavs hire Jason Kidd, name Nico Harrison general manager

Dallas will be Kidd's third stop as a coach, following stints in Brooklyn and Milwaukee.

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Clippers lock down Suns to claim Game 3 victory

Paul George scores 27 and Reggie Jackson adds 23 off the bench to boost LA past Phoenix.

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Pacers announce Rick Carlisle's return as coach

Rick Carlisle is headed back to Indiana, where he coached from 2003-07.

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Trae's career night powers Hawks to Game 1 win

Atlanta's star scores a playoff career-high 48 points and adds 11 assists as the Hawks hold off the Bucks' 4th-quarter push to claim the East finals opener and steal home-court advantage.

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Miami's Erik Spoelstra to help coach USA Basketball select team in Vegas

Miami's coach has accepted an invitation to join the USA Basketball coaching staff for its Olympic preparations in Las Vegas next month.

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Reports: Celtics to hire Ime Udoka as next coach

The former Brooklyn assistant coach is reportedly getting his first shot at an NBA coaching job.

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Report: Jerami Grant, Zach LaVine accept Olympic bids; roster at 12

The latest inclusions means USA Basketball now has a full 12-man roster for the Tokyo Games.

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Suns shock Clippers with Ayton's game-winning alley-oop

Deandre Ayton dunks home Jae Crowder's point-perfect inbounds pass in the final second to give Phoenix a 2-0 series lead.

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Report: Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Kevin Love commit to playing in 2021 Olympics

The Bucks' duo and the former gold medalist have reportedly committed to playing in the 2021 Olympics.

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Hawks head to East finals after Game 7 win in Philadelphia

Kevin Huerter comes up huge, Trae Young comes through in the clutch, and Atlanta sends the East's No. 1 seed home to advance to the conference finals.

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Suns take Game 1 behind Booker's 1st career triple-double

Devin Booker unleashed a 40-point triple-double to steer the Suns to a 1-0 lead in the West Finals.

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Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

The Bucks advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in three years.

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Sore knee threatens Bogdanovic's status for Hawks in Game 7

Atlanta's veteran sharp-shooter was unable to finish a crucial Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Suns' Chris Paul in health protocols, listed out for Game 1

The All-NBA Second Team guard has helped guide Phoenix to its best season and chance at a title in over a decade.

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Spain includes Pau Gasol in preliminary squad for Olympics

The 40-year-old Gasol was among the 18 players called up by coach Sergio Scariolo to prepare for the Tokyo Games.

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Clippers erase 25-point hole, reach first conference finals

Second-year guard Terance Mann erupts for 39 points as LA takes down the top-seeded Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Sixers fend off Hawks, force Game 7

With Joel Embiid and Seth Curry leading the way, the 76ers hold off the Hawks to get the series back to Philadelphia for a decisive game Monday (PHT).

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Celtics trade Kemba Walker, picks to Thunder

Thunder will send Al Horford back to Boston in the deal.

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Bucks force Game 7 with wire-to-wire victory

Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates the paint, Khris Middleton scores a playoff career-high 38 points and Milwaukee sends the series back to Brooklyn.

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Clippers' Kawhi Leonard listed as out for Game 6 vs. Utah

Clippers' All-NBA forward originally injured the knee midway through Game 4 and is out indefinitely.

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Ben Simmons making NBA history with free-throw woes

The Sixers All-Star's struggles from the free-throw line have been heightened in the playoffs.

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George steps up, propels Clippers to 3-2 series lead

With Kawhi Leonard out, Paul George delivers, finishing with 37 points and 16 rebounds to put LA just 1 win from its first trip to the West finals.

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Down 26, Hawks storm back to shock 76ers in Game 5

Trae Young scores a playoff career-high 39 points as Atlanta outscores Philadelphia 46-19 over the last 14 minutes to grab a 3-2 series lead.

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Pelicans part ways with coach Stan Van Gundy

The veteran coach is out in New Orleans after just one season with the franchise.

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Mavericks, GM Donnie Nelson mutually agree to part ways

Nelson joined Dallas in 1998 and has been with the team for the past 24 seasons.

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Durant's epic performance rallies Nets to Game 5 win

Kevin Durant puts up a monster triple-double (49-17-10) as Brooklyn comes from behind to take 3-2 series lead.

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Clippers dominate Jazz in Game 4 to square series

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George score 31 each as LA cruises in Game 4 to even the series.

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Hawks rally back to win wild Game 4, even up series

Trae Young scores 25 points with 18 assists as Atlanta rallies back from big deficit to win wild Game 4.

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Kyrie Irving (ankle), James Harden (hamstring) ruled out for Game 5 vs. Bucks

Brooklyn will be without their All-Star guards for Wednesday's matchup against Milwaukee.

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Suns complete sweep, advance to West finals

Phoenix staves off a spirited run by Denver following the ejection of Kia MVP Nikola Jokic to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2010.

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Bucks tie series with Game 4 win as Nets lose Irving

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee with 34 points in the series-tying win, which saw Kyrie Irving exit early with a right ankle sprain.

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Kyrie Irving exits Game 4 with right ankle sprain

The All-Star guard sprained his right ankle during the 2nd quarter of Game 4.

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Kawhi, George dominate as Clippers grab Game 3 lifeline

The Clippers play with desperation to avoid a 3-0 hole as their two stars combine for 65 points and they lead by double digits for most of the second half.

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Former Celtics Bob Cousy getting statue in Worcester

The statue outside the DCU Center will honor Cousy, who has called Worcester home for more than 70 years.

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Breakthrough triumph awaits for one fortunate general manager

From Phoenix's James Jones to Brooklyn's Sean Marks, none of the eight remaining general managers have won a title in their current capacity.

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Behind balanced attack, 76ers rout Hawks for 2-1 series lead

Joel Embiid stuffs the stat sheet with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, Philadelphia's bench contributes 48 points and the Sixers ride dominant 3rd quarter to victory in Game 3.

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Suns dominate Game 3, take commanding 3-0 lead

Devin Booker (28 points) and Chris Paul (27) help spoil Nikola Jokic's Kia MVP coronation and push Denver to the brink of elimination.

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Mitchell scores 37, Jazz hold off Clippers for 2-0 lead

Donovan Mitchell posts his 4th straight 30-point game in the playoffs, Rudy Gobert dominates the paint and the Jazz use a late 14-2 run to turn back the Clippers.

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Bucks survive gritty Game 3, cut into Nets' series lead

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combine for 68 points, Jrue Holiday hits the go-ahead layup and Milwaukee avoids the dreaded 3-0 series deficit.

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NBA plans to start 2021-22 season in October

The NBA provided key dates for the 2021-22 season in a memo sent to teams on Friday (PHT).

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Chris Paul's steady hand ignites Suns in Game 2 win

Chris Paul dished out 15 assists without a single turnover, helping to hand Denver its largest loss of the season -- and a 2-0 series deficit.

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James Harden to miss Game 3 vs. Bucks with hamstring injury

The Brooklyn All-Star guard will sit out when the Nets travel to Milwaukee for Game 3.

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Nate Bjorkgren out as Pacers coach

Bjorkgren posted a 34-38 record in his lone season in Indiana.

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Mitchell scores 45, rallies Jazz past Clippers in opener

Fortified by Donovan Mitchell's 45-point onslaught, Utah overcomes a frigid shooting start to rally past LA for a tough series-opening triumph.

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Embiid scores 40, Milton sparks rally as Sixers even up series

Joel Embiid scores 40 points and Shake Milton catches fire in the 2nd half to help the 76ers take Game 2.

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Durant has 32, Nets up 2-0 after 125-86 blowout of Bucks

Kevin Durant piles up 32 points in 33 minutes and Brooklyn sets a team playoff record with 21 3-pointers to demolish Milwaukee by 39.

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Home sweet home: Clippers beat Mavs to win series

Kawhi Leonard had 28 points to steer the Clippers past the Mavericks in Game 7.

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Young scores 35, Hawks top Embiid, Sixers in Game 1

Trae Young led the Atlanta Hawks to a Game 1 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Nets overcome Harden injury, take Game 1 from Bucks

James Harden exited just 43 seconds into Game 1, but Kevin Durant and Co. proved more than capable of stepping up as Brooklyn seized a 1-0 series lead over Milwaukee.

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Good to go? Joel Embiid's status for Game 1 uncertain for 76ers

Philly's star center is listed as questionable for Sunday's series opener vs. Atlanta with a cartilage tear in his right knee.

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By the numbers: LeBron James in unusual position

When it comes to a first-round series, LeBron James has never lost (14-0).

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Joel Embiid (knee) listed as doubtful for Game 5

Philadelphia lost its leading scorer and rebounder early in Game 4.

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Report: Hornets pick up option on James Borrego’s contract

It’s unclear if the Hornets will look to sign Borrego to a long-term contact.

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Gregg Popovich misses game to attend Tim Duncan’s Hall enshrinement

Popovich went to see his former star player get enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

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Russell Westbrook basks in milestone moment

Westbrook matches the legendary Oscar Robertson with his 181st career triple-double.

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Russell Westbrook is 1 triple-double away from all-time record

The Wizards star could log his 181st triple-double as soon as Sunday (PHT).

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Cavaliers' Kevin Love sorry for on-court tantrum

The Cavs big man says 'That wasn't me' to describe his recent in-bounds pass that has drawn criticism.

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ICU nurse finds inspiration in Curry's motivational verse

A simple phrase used by a superstar player helped Shelby Delaney persevere in the medical field during the pandemic.

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Magic coach Steve Clifford tests positive for COVID-19, status uncertain

Clifford, who is not experiencing symptoms, received his second vaccination shot on Thursday.

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Nets’ Durant remains out; Celtics’ Brown, Walker sidelined

Nets coach Steve Nash said the All-Star possibly could return Monday (PHT) against Phoenix.

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Anthony Davis plans to return to lineup vs. Mavs

L.A.'s star big man has been out of the team's lineup since mid-February.

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Stephen Curry shooting his way into history

The Warriors' star has scored at least 30 points in each of his last 11 games.

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Nuggets sign veteran Austin Rivers to 10-day contract

Rivers is expected to be available when the Nuggets visit Portland on Thursday (PHT).

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Kevin Durant leaves Nets’ game in Miami with thigh injury

Durant suffered a left thigh contusion early in the first quarter after scoring the team's first eight points.

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NBA legend Dwyane Wade joins Utah Jazz ownership group

Wade joins NBA’s youngest ownership group, led by Qualtrics Founder Ryan Smith.

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Jamal Murray out indefinitely with torn ACL in left knee

The Nuggets guard will likely miss the remainder of the season due to the injury.

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Nets sign Alize Johnson to multi-year contract

The 24-year-old forward signs the deal after back-to-back 10-day contracts.

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Hawks’ Tony Snell to miss at least 2 games with ankle injury

Hawks guard suffered ankle sprain in third quarter of Saturday's (PHT) game vs. Bulls.

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Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr. declares for Draft with no agent

The son of six-time NBA champ and one of the league’s 50 greatest players Scottie Pippen, he will test the waters this summer.

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Nuggets sign Shaquille Harrison to bolster backcourt depth

The guard has been signed to a two-way deal by Denver as it gears up for a playoff run.

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Jrue Holiday agrees to 4-year contract extension with Bucks

The former All-Star guard has officially signed a four-year extension with Milwaukee.

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Carlisle returns to Dallas bench after false positive

Mavericks head coach missed Saturday's game after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Gordon Hayward out at least 4 weeks with right foot sprain

Hayward is expected to be out through April.

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USA Basketball picks Grant Hill as Colangelo’s replacement

Hill will take over Jerry Colangelo's responsibilities after Tokyo Olympics.

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Mavs coach Rick Carlisle tests positive for COVID, out vs. Knicks

Carlisle, who was fully vaccinated in January, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday (PHT) in New York.

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UCLA's Juzang could be first Asian American NBA lottery pick

The junior guard is playing his best at just the right time, leading the Bruins into the Final Four for the first time since 2008.

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Cavs hopeful Dellavedova will make long-delayed season debut

Veteran guard could make season debut Friday (PHT) against the 76ers.

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Dapper Labs, creators of NBA Top Shot, get $305M in funding

Michael Jordan is among the current and former players who have helped to fund the company.

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Lakers add center Andre Drummond for postseason push

The defending champion Lakers announced the signing of the two-time All-Star center Monday (PHT).

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Andre Drummond agrees to contract buyout with Cavs

The two-time All-Star center has not played in an NBA game since Feb. 12.

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Hornets GM: LaMelo Ball could possibly return this season

The Hornets made it clear that they will not rush the rookie guard back until he is healthy.

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Grizzlies say Jaren Jackson Jr. due to return by end of April

The Grizzlies forward has been sidelined since tearing his left meniscus last summer.

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At long last, Trevor Ariza getting his chance to play for Heat

Ariza believes he can help the reigning Eastern Conference champions in their playoff push.

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Stephen Curry, WNBA players receive Jackie Robinson award

The NAACP has awarded the honor to the Warriors star as well as the WNBA Players Association.

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NBA tells teams rules will be relaxed for vaccinated persons

The changes including fewer mandated coronavirus tests and no quarantine requirements following contact tracing issues.

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Anthony Davis out at least 2 more weeks with leg injuries

The Los Angeles Lakers have 8 games in the next 2 weeks, and Davis is likely to miss all of them.

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Spurs reveal Aldridge 'mutually agreed' to work on opportunities elsewhere

The veteran forward is in his sixth season with San Antonio, where he's made three All-Star appearances, following nine years in Portland.

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Durant still out for Nets, who will be cautious with Griffin

Kevin Durant will remain out for the rest of this week and it is unclear when he will return to the Brooklyn Nets lineup.

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Vanessa Bryant working to 'push forward' after Kobe, Gigi's death

Vanessa Bryant is still persevering in the year since Kobe and Gigi Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash.

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Nate McMillan only reluctantly agreed to be Hawks’ interim coach

McMillan didn't accept the position until after speaking with former coach Lloyd Pierce.

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Hawks relieve Lloyd Pierce of coaching duties, name McMillan interim head coach

Pierce compiled a 63-120 (.344) record in 183 games, with the Hawks missing the playoffs in his two completed seasons.

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Raptors' virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls called off

The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive coronavirus test results, without disclosing how many.

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Silver says fan voting indicates strong support for All-Star Game

The fact that fan voting was unchanged despite the ongoing pandemic was one of the main reasons the NBA chose to hold an All-Star Game, league commissioner Adam Silver says.

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Steve Kerr: Draymond Green 'crossed the line' in Warriors' loss to Hornets

Green was assessed a double-technical foul with 9.3 second left in the game for arguing the outcome of a jump ball.

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Isaiah Thomas returns to score 19 points as US beats Bahamas

The former NBA standout played well in his first competitive game in more than a year.

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Kevin Love takes part in practice, nears return from injury

Love has been out since December with a calf injury.

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Chris Paul memoir ‘Sixty-One’ coming out in September

A live-action movie based on Paul's upcoming book is also in the works.

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Isaiah Thomas hopes USA Basketball stint leads to call from NBA

Thomas will play for Team USA this weekend in a pair of FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games.

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D'Angelo Russell (knee) expected to miss 4-6 weeks

The 24-year-old guard requires arthroscopic left knee surgery.

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Warriors' Draymond Green sounds off on NBA trading block

The veteran forward said he feels players are treated unfairly once they are put on the trading block by teams.

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Anthony Davis to rest injured Achilles; no rupture

The Lakers' star underwent an MRI on Monday and will be reevaluated when he returns to Los Angeles.

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Reports: Knicks 'nearing agreement' with Pistons to acquire Derrick Rose

Plagued by injuries during his prime years, Rose has played at least 50 games in each of the past two seasons.

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Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter to undergo surgery on ailing right knee

The Hawks will be without one of their key up-and-coming players for the foreseeable future.

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Kevin Durant (safety protocols) not eligible to return until Friday

Brooklyn's leading scorer will miss at least three games, with his possible return coming Saturday in Golden State against his former team.

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Heat say Herro may miss time for virus-related issue

Miami Heat second-year guard Tyler Herro revealed that someone who lives with him tested positive for COVID-19. Herro is listed as questionable for Monday’s game.

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Natalie Sago, Jenna Schroeder to be part of NBA's first two-woman ref crew

The Hornets-Magic game on Monday will be the first time an NBA ref crew has included two women.

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Heat planning to bring back some fans, with help from dogs

Miami will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend its games.

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Wizards return to court, Grizzlies see 6th game postponed

The Washington Wizards are finally back. The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t ready yet.

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Former Mavericks guard J.J. Barea signs for team in Spain

The 36-year-old Barea played for the Mavericks for 11 seasons, helping the team win the NBA title in 2011.

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Short-handed, short on prep, Wizards await return to action

The Wizards have had their last six games cancelled due to the NBA's COVID protocols.

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Nikola Jokic taking game to another level this season

By any measure, the Nuggets big man has put himself in the early Kia MVP conversation.

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Caris LeVert says trade 'could have saved me' after mass found on kidney

Pacers' team doctors found a small mass on LeVert’s left kidney after acquiring him.

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Pacers' Caris LeVert out indefinitely after mass on kidney found

LeVert will be sidelined after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney during a physical prior to finalizing the four-team trade with Brooklyn.

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Wizards appoint Amber Nichols as NBA G League’s 2nd female GM

Nichols, who initially joined the Wizards as an intern, will oversee the Capital City Go-Go.

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Danny Ainge says he believes Celtics will play Friday

Boston's GM told a local radio station Thursday that "it looks like" Friday's game vs. Orlando will happen.

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GM Sean Marks: Nets 'understand what's at stake' in wake of trade

Brooklyn GM Sean Marks knows expectations are amped up for his team after it landed James Harden via a trade.

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Kristaps Porzingis set to return from injury vs. Hornets

The Mavericks' big man is ready to make his season debut on Wednesday.

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Reports: Nets acquire James Harden in blockbuster 4-team deal

The 3-time scoring champ reportedly is headed to Brooklyn in a deal involving Houston, Indiana and Cleveland.

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Nets, NBA reviewing Kyrie Irving's actions after video of party

The Brooklyn star was reportedly recorded on social media at what appears to be a family celebration as he remains on indefinite leave.

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Virus, injuries leave 76ers with 7 players against Nuggets

Depleted from injuries and players in the Health and Safety Protocol, the 76ers may play only seven.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo sits vs. Cavaliers with back spasms

The reigning two-time Kia MVP was injured in a hard fall during Friday's loss to the Utah Jazz.

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Wizards lose Beal to protocols, Westbrook to quad injury

Wizards guard Bradley Beal was a late scratch for a game Saturday against Miami due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.

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Celtics’ Kemba Walker cleared to practice following knee procedure

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says the point guard is pain-free.

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Nets guard Kyrie Irving (personal) out for game vs. 76ers

Irving will not play in Thursday's game because of personal reasons.

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Celtics, Heat kneel in protest over Blake, Capitol protest

The two teams issued a joint statement prior to the teams' nationally televised game, saying we must not forget the injustices in our society.

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Clippers' Paul George sits out with ankle injury vs Spurs

Also out for the Clippers was Marcus Morris Sr., who has yet to play this season because of a sore right knee.

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Mavericks star Luka Doncic sidelined by quadriceps contusion

Luka Doncic sat out the Dallas Mavericks’ game Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a left quadriceps contusion.

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Hall of Famer Paul Westphal dies at 70

Paul Westphal was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019 after an illustrious career as a player and coach.

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By looks of scores, the NBA is off to a ‘strange’ start

There have been only seven gamedays so far this season, yet the NBA has already seen 11 games where one team has led by at least 30 points.

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NBA ratings for opening week up significantly from 2019

Kia NBA Tip-Off 2020 was the most-watched opening week since 2012.

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Spurs' Becky Hammon first woman to direct NBA team

The assistant coach took over the team’s huddles during timeouts and walked the sideline following Gregg Popovich’s ejection.

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Still The King: LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

James — also the AP’s male athlete of this past decade — also won the yearly AP award in 2013, 2016 and 2018.

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Cavaliers' Love to miss season opener with calf strain

Larry Nance Jr. will likely start in place of Love, who has said he felt physically refreshed as he enters his 13th season.

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NBA studying ways to bring back overseas games in future

Typically, the NBA has played preseason games in China and takes some regular-season games to Mexico and Europe.

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Lakers get championship rings with empty arena, full hearts

The coaches, executives and 11 returning players from last season’s championship team received their rings at Staples Center in a brief, warm ceremony.

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Commissioner Adam Silver confident 2020-21 season can be pulled off safely

Having successfully navigated last season's restart, the NBA faces an even bigger challenge this season.

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Handful of young stars rewarded with lucrative contract extensions

Payday came on Monday for a handful of young NBA standouts.