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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) yells after making a three pointer against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game,, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. The Rockets won 118-110. (AP Photo/Matt York)
February 05, 2019 - 1:38 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Another 40-point game for James Harden. That makes 20 of them this season. The reigning MVP scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets beat Phoenix 118-110 on Monday night to hand the Suns their season-worst 11th straight loss. Harden joined Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Rick...
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Newly acquired player Kristaps Porzingis, left, responds to questions as head coach Rick Carlisle, center, and team owner Mark Cuban, right, listen during a news conferences where the newly acquired players were introduced in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
February 04, 2019 - 7:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis won't play for the Mavericks this season while continuing his recovery from a knee injury after Dallas acquired the 2018 All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks. As for the next 20 years, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Monday he envisions Porzingis...
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New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) gestures during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 04, 2019 - 12:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times EST): ___ 12:50 a.m. The New England Patriots added even more luster to the franchise's rich championship history on Sunday. Their victory over the Los Angeles Rams put a stamp on a season that started 1-2, but ended with New England becoming...
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San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) drives around New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 03, 2019 - 12:41 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were hit by a couple of surprise attacks. They overcame both. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds and the Spurs withstood another bat intrusion — with a nifty play from the team's coyote mascot — and held off the depleted New Orleans Pelicans 113...
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Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins, front right, stands over Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 02, 2019 - 11:58 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins provided an emphatic dunk that might have been the timeliest play of the night and ignited the fiery big man's new home crowd. Klay Thompson's steady hand did much of the rest in a strange game when it took Stephen Curry more than 3 1/2 quarters to finally...
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Indiana's Romeo Langford, center, drives between Michigan State's Kenny Goins, left, and Aaron Henry (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 02, 2019 - 10:22 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Coach Archie Miller earned his signature win at Indiana when no one outside the once-proud program saw it coming, especially when one of his best players went down with an injury. Romeo Langford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer early in overtime and the Hoosiers ended a seven-...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Washington. Green was called for a foul on the play. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 02, 2019 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 points, making all of his season-high 17 free throws in a perfect night at the line for Milwaukee, and had 10 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Bucks rout the Washington Wizards 131-115 on Saturday night. Two games ahead of Toronto for the Eastern...
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United States defender Sebastian Lletget (17) scores a goal over Costa Rica defender Waylon Francis (12) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
February 02, 2019 - 7:33 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Lletget headed the ball down and the emotions overtook him as soon as the ball went into the net. In the same stadium where he scored his first international goal before a devastating foot injury he feared might have ended his career, Lletget delivered a much...
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, knocks the ball away from Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 136-122. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 02, 2019 - 2:00 am
DENVER (AP) — Denver couldn't stop James Harden's scoring streak, but the Nuggets were able to end three years of frustration against the Houston Rockets. Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, Malik Beasley had a career-high 35 points and the Nuggets beat Houston 136-122 on...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard Kadeem Allen (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Celtics won 113-99. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 01, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving heard the "We want Kyrie! We want Kyrie!" chants that echoed through Madison Square Garden. He seemed more annoyed than flattered. "It's nothing but a distraction at this point," he said. Irving and the Boston Celtics handled it as easily as they handled the overmatched...
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