Professional basketball

October 30, 2018 - 4:52 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. An announcement is expected later this week, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not yet made Cleveland's selection...
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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Nick Nurse talks about the long route to his first head coaching job in the NBA, the hot start by his Toronto Raptors and how he came up with some creative ways to play defense in the latest edition of PodcastOne Sports Now . The Raptors head coach also describes how he and Kawhi Leonard have been...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch, right, celebrates after scoring against Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) during overtime of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 29, 2018 - 11:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is following the NBA's lead by partnering with MGM Resorts International and providing the company with data for use in sports betting. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the agreement Monday. The Las Vegas-based casino giant is the league's first official sports betting...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, and Kevin Durant smile during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 28, 2018 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry set another NBA record by making seven 3-pointers and finished with 35 points as the Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-114 on Sunday. Kevin Durant added 34 for the Warriors, who appeared on their way to another easy win before the Nets made it...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells instructions to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 28, 2018 - 3:35 pm
Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday and named assistant Larry Drew interim head coach. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this summer for the second time in his...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and guard Klay Thompson (11) react after forward Kevin Durant scored a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 26, 2018 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If this is what Kevin Durant can do at Madison Square Garden, no wonder Knicks fans are so desperate for him to come to New York. This kind of show was worth seeing more than once a season. Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in Golden State's ruthless fourth-quarter clinic, and the...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, passes over Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15), of Serbia, and forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
October 26, 2018 - 2:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kobe Bryant took a courtside seat in the first quarter, Staples Center buzzed with excitement for the mere sight of the most popular athlete in this building's history. The crowd even started a "Kobe! Kobe!" chant in the fourth quarter — and it was immediately drowned out by...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) argues a call with referee Tony Brothers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, In Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
October 25, 2018 - 7:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden will miss at least two games because of a hamstring injury, starting with Houston's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Harden didn't practice on Thursday after leaving Wednesday night's loss to Utah after experiencing tightness in the hamstring in the...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 25, 2018 - 2:50 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry appreciated the freedom from coach Steve Kerr to shoot from wherever he darn well pleased, no distance off limits. On this night, Curry could get away with anything. He was feeling it. "It is nice to turn around and not hear your coach on the sideline chewing...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Washington Wizards during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 25, 2018 - 1:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pulled one from Michael Jordan's old celebratory playbook and shrugged like no big deal whatsoever. Nah, not at all. Just another 3-pointer from way downtown. Curry grinned as he kept lighting up the floor, scoring 51 points and finishing with 11 3-pointers in...
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