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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird attends the NBA draft combine in Chicago. A museum is being planned to tell the story of Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
October 22, 2018 - 1:23 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A planned museum will tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird and his Indiana roots. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be part of a convention center being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. Bird plans to donate personal items and...
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Denver Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the final seconds during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets beat the Warriors 100-98. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 22, 2018 - 12:26 am
DENVER (AP) — Juancho Hernangomez's swooping right-handed swat was precisely the right stuff to help the Denver Nuggets stay unbeaten. Turns out, this high-scoring Nuggets team can play a little defense, too. Hernangomez blocked a tying layup from behind just before the buzzer and the Nuggets held...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 22, 2018 - 12:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 21, 2018 - 9:19 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trae Young had 35 points with 11 assists — the best line for a first-year player since Steph Curry in 2010 — and Kent Bazemore scored 23 as the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an easy 133-111 win on Sunday over the Cleveland, which lost its home opener and fell to 0-3 as it re-adjusts to...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 21, 2018 - 2:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight shining on...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 21, 2018 - 1:14 am
DENVER (AP) — On a historic night in which he was serenaded with "MVP!" chants for his eye-popping triple-double, Nikola Jokic's thoughts were with the Denver Nuggets' injured tone-setter. Forward Will Barton will go for an MRI on Sunday morning after injuring his right hip on a reverse layup in...
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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum gestures after scoring a three-point goal during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 20, 2018 - 11:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum's mistakes cost them. Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left — thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper — and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining. Tatum did far more good than bad,...
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New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 19, 2018 - 10:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert's driving layup with a second left gave him a career-high 28 points and the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the season, 107-105 over the New York Knicks on Friday night. LeVert surpassed the 27 points he scored Wednesday night in Detroit, when the Nets fell just...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
October 19, 2018 - 2:22 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. James insisted the new-look...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) is blocked by Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Washington. Also seen is Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. at back center. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk's putback of Dwyane Wade's missed jumper produced the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night, lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112 comeback victory over the Washington Wizards, who were without new center Dwight Howard for their season opener...
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