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Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, left, guards Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, right, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday Nov. 9, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 10, 2018 - 3:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward got a cold reception in Utah. He was booed every time he touched the ball, and his Boston Celtics left town with a loss. Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-best seven assists to help the Jazz beat the Celtics 123-115 on Friday...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry drives the ball past Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 09, 2018 - 1:13 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night. Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee's big third quarter and...
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) drives to the basket against Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
November 08, 2018 - 10:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 20 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 98-80 on Thursday night without point guard Russell Westbrook for their seventh straight victory. Westbrook missed his second consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. George also had 11...
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Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 08, 2018 - 2:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Chandler savored the ovations when he first took the court in downtown Los Angeles. The cheers at the end were even sweeter. The Lakers' newest big man got to represent his hometown Wednesday night for the first time in his 18 NBA seasons, and he came up bigger and better...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, left, talks with teammate Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 08, 2018 - 12:41 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 11 rebounds in his return from an ankle injury, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Sacramento Kings 114-105 on Wednesday night to improve the NBA's best record to 11-1. Pascal Siakam scored 21 points, Serge Ibaka had 14 points and 14 rebounds...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) puts up a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward E'Twaun Moore (55) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)
November 06, 2018 - 4:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will miss Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a sprained left ankle. A Thunder spokesman said Tuesday the team wants to see how the ankle responds to treatment for the next few days before providing another...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) puts up a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward E'Twaun Moore (55) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)
November 06, 2018 - 12:00 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It could have turned out so much worse for Oklahoma City. The Thunder won their fifth straight game by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Monday night, but they lost star point guard Russell Westbrook with a sprained left ankle. After coming down hard on the side of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers acting coach Larry Drew gives instructions to players during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Cleveland. The Cavaliers signed assistant Drew to a new contract so he can be their coach for the rest of this season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 05, 2018 - 10:16 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew's awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over. The team's struggles are getting worse. The Cavs relented to Drew's requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for the remainder of this season — and perhaps beyond. Drew and his agent...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) drives the ball while defended by Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)
November 05, 2018 - 2:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — At home, they can beat anybody. On the road, the Philadelphia 76ers only beat themselves. That's what they did Sunday night in Brooklyn, committing an NBA season-high 28 turnovers in a 122-97 loss. A team that was expected to be among the Eastern Conference contenders is only 6-5,...
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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 05, 2018 - 1:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka outscored the Lakers by himself in the first quarter, and he didn't miss a shot until the third. He beat LA inside and outside on the way to the biggest offensive game of his career. Thanks to Ibaka's brilliance for the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard wasn't missed by...
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