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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 21, 2019 - 10:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender James Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. Harden, selected Western Conference player of the week on Monday, finished with 37 points — giving him 20 straight...
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January 21, 2019 - 6:39 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets are trading Carmelo Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Chicago Bulls, in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday. Anthony will not wind up playing for the Bulls, said the person who spoke to The...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, and Dallas Mavericks' Kostas Antetokounmpo, left, greet at midcourt before an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
January 21, 2019 - 6:29 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18,000 fans in the stands and one on the opposing bench. Monday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks was an impromptu reunion for brothers Giannis and Kostas Antetokounmpo, one of them likely to be announced later this week as a...
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January 21, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner. An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, two people familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on...
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Miami Heat player and Marquette alumni Dwyane Wade, center, is honored with Dwyane Wade Day during half time as Marquette takes on Providence for an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
January 20, 2019 - 2:09 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dwyane Wade's last dance went back to college. The Miami Heat guard — who has dubbed his 16th and final NBA season "One Last Dance" — was the guest of honor at Marquette's game against Providence on Sunday. Wade starred for the Golden Eagles during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons,...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 20, 2019 - 3:33 am
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee. Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George, left, celebrates with Russell Westbrook at the end of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Thunder won 117-115. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
January 19, 2019 - 8:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid tangled once again. Then Paul George stole the show. George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 victory over Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. George's...
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Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, reaches in on Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 19, 2019 - 2:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins couldn't wipe the smile off his face. The usually scowling big man was back Friday night after being sidelined for nearly a year. He scored 14 points in his Warriors debut, a 112-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. "I felt like a kid on Christmas," Cousins...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), is drives to the basket flanked by New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26), left, and his teammate guard Damyean Dotson (21), during an NBA basketball game between New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena, in London, Thursday, Jan.17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 17, 2019 - 6:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane. Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who was awarded two points after Allonzo Trier was called...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore (23) shoots against the Washington Mystics during a WNBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. According to a person familiar with the deal, Moore has been given the franchise tag by the Lynx for the 2019 season. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 5:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been "in close contact" with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore "together are...
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