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San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli, right, goes up for a basket as Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 04, 2019 - 12:51 am
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets ran San Antonio right off the court. Long before, the officials ran Gregg Popovich. Nikola Jokic scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out nine of Denver's season-high 41 assists as the Nuggets routed San Antonio 113-85 on Wednesday night in a game in...
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Auburn's Jared Harper celebrates after Auburn defeated Kentucky in the Midwest Regional final game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 03, 2019 - 2:50 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper might just epitomize this Auburn basketball team: overlooked, undersized and playing about as well as anybody. The Tigers' 5-foot-11 point guard has been a driving force in their surprising run to their first Final Four. He has supplied clutch plays , especially...
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Tennessee's Jordan Bone dribbles during practice for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 03, 2019 - 2:37 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Jordan Bone says he's entering the NBA draft, but he isn't ruling out the possibility of returning to school. Bone's decision allows him to work out with NBA teams while determining whether to start his pro career or return for his senior season. The 6-foot-3...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 03, 2019 - 2:12 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant emphatically showed who is still No. 1 in the West, delivering a pair of jarring dunks late in the first half and finishing with 21 points and six assists before being ejected to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 116-99 on Tuesday night in a...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) runs out and roars to the crowd before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 02, 2019 - 10:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook became just the second player in NBA history to have 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists in a game as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-103 Tuesday night. Westbrook clinched the mark with a rebound in the final minute, drawing a...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, Washington Wizards basketball President Ernie Grunfeld speaks during a news conference at the Verizon Center in Washington. Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team. The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 02, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernie Grunfeld was fired as president of the Washington Wizards on Tuesday after 16 seasons in charge of the team. The Wizards announced his dismissal with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season. Washington is 32-46 and in 11th place in the 15-team Eastern...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 01, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) — The NYPD confirmed Monday that there is an investigation into a rape allegation against NBA star Kristaps Porzingis. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said that the department has an ongoing probe, but he declined to give further details. An attorney for Porzingis had...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police official has confirmed that there is an investigation into a rape allegation against NBA star Kristaps Porzingis. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said on Monday that the department has an ongoing probe. He declined to give further details. An attorney for...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 30, 2019 - 11:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged Saturday that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but says the Dallas Mavericks forward "unequivocally" denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said the claim against the player was part of an extortion attempt that is...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket as Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) and guard De'Aaron Fox defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
March 30, 2019 - 9:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets knew they'd have to be aggressive Saturday night to counteract the young and fast-paced Sacramento Kings. It was that mindset that led to another huge game for the Beard and a victory for the Rockets. Harden had 50 points 11 rebounds and 10...
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