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Phoenix Suns guard Elie Okobo, right, passes underneath a jumping Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 09, 2019 - 12:51 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Make it 18 wins in a row for the Golden State Warriors over the Phoenix Suns. The latest, though, was no cakewalk for the reigning NBA champions. Stephen Curry shook off a poor shooting performance by scoring 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors finally broke...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
February 08, 2019 - 10:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to their sixth straight victory, beating the retooling Dallas Mavericks 122-107 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo was 13 of 19 from the field and got the upper hand again in his second meeting with fellow...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade falls during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 08, 2019 - 10:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has been taken to the locker room after crashing hard to the floor at the end of the first quarter against Sacramento. Wade landed awkwardly while going for a rebound with 15 seconds left in the first quarter. He immediately grabbed the back of...
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FILE - In this May 27, 1983, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers Moses Malone (2) battles Los Angeles Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar under the boards as he drives to the basket during fourth quarter of an NBA championship basketball game in Philadelphia. The 76ers are paying tribute to the late Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball's most ferocious rebounders, with a sculpture and a jersey retirement ceremony on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)
February 08, 2019 - 2:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are paying tribute to the late Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball's most ferocious rebounders, with a sculpture and a jersey retirement ceremony. The Sixers unveiled the sculpture Friday morning at their practice facility in New...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) looks to pass the ball over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Houston. Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 before the NBA trade deadline. The Raptors are getting center former All-Star center Marc Gasol from Memphis.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
February 07, 2019 - 10:44 pm
Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams Thursday before the NBA trade deadline...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
February 07, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LeBron James finally has Anthony Davis as a teammate. For one game. His Los Angeles Lakers were unable to swing a deal for Davis, but James drafted the New Orleans Pelicans star on Thursday when he and fellow captain Giannis Antetokounmpo sat down to choose their teams for the Feb. 17 All-Star Game...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) smiles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. Only a few hours remain to determine if the Anthony Davis saga ends for this season or lingers into the summer. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. EST, and Davis is still seeking a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
February 07, 2019 - 1:24 pm
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern): 1:20 p.m. A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have agreed to trade forward Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee as part of a three-team deal that sends the Bucks' Jason Smith and Detroit's Stanley Johnson to New Orleans. The Pelicans also...
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San Antonio Spurs' Lonnie Walker IV, left, shoots against Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 07, 2019 - 2:04 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant wants everyone to forget the free agency chatter and speculation about where he might play next season, calling it "unnecessary." That's still months away and he is trying to win another championship with the Golden State Warriors. The two-time reigning NBA...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Brooklyn Nets forward James Webb III (0) watches as Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker (7) dunks over him during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade center Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for forward Stanley Johnson. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been publicly announced.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 06, 2019 - 10:51 pm
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern): 10:45 p.m. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the remodeling of the Dallas Mavericks is continuing, with the team agreeing in principle Wednesday night to send Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. The...
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Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' Tobias Harris, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 06, 2019 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris drove the lane, tossed up a runner and buried the winner in what turned out to be his final shot for the Los Angeles Clippers. His packed bags needed a new destination. Next stop, Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Harris is headed to the 76ers as part of a late-night...
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