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3:15 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Sacramento Kings all four times the teams have played this season, but the upstart Kings have earned a measure of respect from the defending champions in the process. “That’s the fourth game that we deserved to lose against this team,” Warriors star
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8:50 PM ET New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry met with disgruntled star Anthony Davis this week and informed him the team would continue playing him but planned to cut his minutes. The Pelicans will also reduce the minutes of point guard Jrue Holiday, Ferry said Thursday. The team plans to give more
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11:18 PM ET Shortly after the game started between No. 1 Duke and No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday, Duke freshman Zion Williamson left the court after ripping through his left shoe when trying to reverse his dribble. The potential No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 NBA draft, Williamson did not return to the
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9:38 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Houston Rockets center Clint Capela declared himself ready to return after missing 15 games because of ligament damage in his right thumb that required surgery. James Harden, who has scored 30 points in 31 consecutive games to tie Wilt Chamberlain’s second-longest streak, stressed in a sit-down interview with ESPN’s
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11:23 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative
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8:17 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent guard Jodie Meeks has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told ESPN. Meeks made a good impression on the Raptors in a workout this week, offering the Eastern Conference contender some belief that he could make impact off the bench with his shooting ability.
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12:11 PM ET Associated Press ABERDEEN, Md. — Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has agreed to pay $15,000 to avoid jail time on drug charges. News outlets report the forward had faced up to five years in jail. He was arrested at a Maryland hotel with 126 grams (4 ounces) of marijuana and
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11:47 PM ET James Harden cites necessity as the root of his historic scoring streak, stressing that the Houston Rockets have needed him to go on the run that has him chasing Wilt Chamberlain. Harden has scored at least 30 points in 31 consecutive games, tying Chamberlain for the second-longest such streak in NBA history
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6:12 PM ET The National Basketball Players Association elected Golden State’s Andre Iguodala as First Vice President during its Board if of Player Representatives meeting on Monday. Igoudala has served as Vice President of the Executive Committee since 2013. He will replace LeBron James in his new role. James’ four-year term has expired. “I am
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11:53 AM ET Duke’s Zion Williamson has been in the spotlight since videos of his dunks went viral when he was in high school. Even though we’re not yet in March and Williamson hasn’t declared, you can already bet on if he’ll be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. DraftKings opened odds
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1:19 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade said goodbye to the All-Star Game stage in style as both future Hall of Famers were honored during Sunday night’s Team LeBron 178-164 victory over Team Giannis. Nowitzki and Wade were added to the All-Star pool of players
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8:44 PM ET Betting on LeBron James to make the postseason has been a wise (and profitable) move historically. Since missing the playoffs in his first two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, James’ teams have made the postseason 13 consecutive times. But will his Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs this season? One Las Vegas
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3:18 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With Michael Jordan hosting All-Star weekend as the only former player to serve as the principal owner of an NBA team, LeBron James said that while team ownership is a goal for when he’s finished playing, it’s not his singular focus. “It’s not that it’s intoxicating to me, and
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