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» Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Minus Gobert, Jazz face Markkanen, Bulls

SALT LAKE CITY -- Stopping teams at the rim is turning into a massive chore for the Utah Jazz.

Slumping Magic visit inconsistent Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Playing the second night of a back-to-back after traveling, the Minnesota Timberwolves faded Monday as the Charlotte Hornets used a 34-22 fourth quarter to turn pull away for a 16-point win.

» Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NBA notebook: Ray Allen claims he was ’catfished’

Former two-time NBA champion and 10-time All-Star Ray Allen claims he was stocked and "catfished" by a male stranger online who he says communicated with him while pretending to be several different women.

Former NBA star Allen claims he was "catfished"

Former two-time NBA champion and 10-time All-Star Ray Allen claims he was stocked and "catfished" by a male stranger online who he says communicated with him while pretending to be several different women.

No biggie: Warriors’ Durant indifferent about facing old team

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant told reporters that facing his former team is no big deal.

Cavs’ Lue, James say LeBron’s minutes not an issue

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has been questioned throughout the season about the playing time of superstar LeBron James.

NBA roundup: Irving’s 47 pushes Celtics win streak to 16

DALLAS -- Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 47 points as the Boston Celtics ran their winning streak to 16 games with a 110-102 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.

» Monday, November 20, 2017

Nuggets coach Malone suspended 1 game

Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone was suspended one game without pay and will serve his suspension in Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

NBA roundup: Curry nets 39 in Warriors’ win

NEW YORK -- Stephen Curry totaled 39 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists before fouling out as the Golden State Warriors held on for a 118-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

» Sunday, November 19, 2017

NBA roundup: Curry nets 39 in Warriors’ win

NEW YORK -- Stephen Curry totaled 39 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists before fouling out as the Golden State Warriors held on for a 118-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

NBA veteran David Lee retires at 34

Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement on Sunday after 12 NBA seasons.

NBA notebook: Durant misses game with OKC visit looming

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant missed Sunday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sprained left ankle, the team announced.

Warriors F Durant to miss game against Nets

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will miss Sunday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sprained left ankle, the team announced.

Wizards’ Wall out with swollen knee

TORONTO -- Washington Wizards guard John Wall missed Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors with a swollen left knee.

76ers G Fultz to remain sidelined

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the first overall pick in this year's NBA draft, will miss at least two more weeks with a shoulder injury, the team announced Sunday.

Warriors F Durant to miss Nets’ game

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will miss Sunday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sprained left ankle, the team announced.

NBA roundup: Irving, Brown lead Celtics to 15th straight win

ATLANTA -- Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 to help the Boston Celtics extend their winning streak to 15 games with a 110-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

» Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hawks G Taylor out 1-2 weeks

Atlanta Hawks guard Isaiah Taylor has been diagnosed with a retinal tear to his right eye and he is expected to be out one to two weeks, the team announced Saturday.

NBA roundup: Aldridge clutch, Spurs beat Thunder

SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, the final two on a crucial basket in the last minute, as the San Antonio Spurs roared back from a ragged beginning to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 on Friday at the AT&T Center.

Pelicans C Davis out of game with concussion

DENVER -- New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left Friday night's game against the Denver Nuggets with a concussion, the team announced.

» Friday, November 17, 2017

Nets G Russell undergoes knee surgery

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday, but general manager Sean Marks said the injury is not season-ending.

Grizzlies PG Conley out indefinitely with sore heel, Achilles

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley will be sidelined indefinitely due to soreness in his left heel and Achilles, the team announced Friday.

» Thursday, November 16, 2017

Heat F White undergoes foot surgery

Miami Heat forward Okaro White underwent surgery to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot, the team announced Thursday.

NBA roundup: Embiid lifts 76ers over Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Joel Embiid recorded career highs with 46 points, seven blocks and seven assists, and Ben Simmons added 18 points and 10 assists as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109 on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: James helps Cavs defeat Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their mastery of the Charlotte Hornets with a 115-107 victory Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center.

» Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NBA roundup: Celtics win 13th straight game

NEW YORK -- A masked Kyrie Irving scored 25 points as the Boston Celtics ran their winning streak to 13 games with a 109-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday.

» Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hornets G Batum slated to make season debut

Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum is in line to make his regular-season debut on Wednesday after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow last month.

NBA roundup: Down 24, Cavs rally to beat Knicks

NEW YORK -- LeBron James had 23 points and came one rebound short of a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed back from a 24-point deficit to defeat the host New York Knicks 104-101 on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

» Monday, November 13, 2017

NBA roundup: Down 24, Cavs rally to beat Knicks

NEW YORK -- LeBron James had 23 points and came one rebound short of a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed back from a 24-point deficit to defeat the host New York Knicks 104-101 on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

» Sunday, November 12, 2017

NBA roundup: Celtics win 12th straight

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics, playing without Kyrie Irving, hung on for their 12th straight victory on Sunday, beating the Toronto Raptors. And it came right down to the final second.

Jazz C Gobert out with bruised knee

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will miss at least four weeks due to a bone bruise in his knee, the team announced Sunday.

Gobert to miss a month

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will miss at least four weeks due to a bone bruise in his knee, the team announced Sunday.

Nets G Russell has knee contusion

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell was diagnosed with a left knee contusion, the team announced Sunday.

NBA roundup: Ball’s triple-double not enough as Lakers fall to Bucks

MILWAUKEE -- Rookie Lonzo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Los Angeles Lakers were dealt a 98-90 loss by the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

» Saturday, November 11, 2017

Jazz C Gobert sits out with knee injury

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert missed Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a right knee contusion.

NBA roundup: Celtics run win streak to 11

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics lost Kyrie Irving but rallied from 18 points down in the second half and captured their 11th straight victory, roaring past the Charlotte Hornets and hanging on for a 90-87 victory on Friday night.

NBA roundup: Celtics run win streak to 11

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics lost Kyrie Irving but rallied from 18 points down in the second half and captured their 11th straight victory, roaring past the Charlotte Hornets and hanging on for a 90-87 victory on Friday night.

» Friday, November 10, 2017

NBA roundup: Celtics run win streak to 11

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics lost Kyrie Irving but rallied from 18 points down in the second half and captured their 11th straight victory, roaring past the Charlotte Hornets and hanging on for a 90-87 victory on Friday night.

Celtics G Irving knocked out of game

BOSTON -- All-Star guard Kyrie Irving was led off the court after getting hit in the mouth by teammate Aron Baynes early in Friday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Bucks starting Bledsoe in team debut

Newly acquired Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe participated in the morning shootaround and will be in the starting lineup for Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

NBA roundup: Harden leads Rockets past Cavs

HOUSTON -- James Harden produced a triple-double as the Houston Rockets held on for a 117-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

» Thursday, November 9, 2017

NBA roundup: Harden leads Rockets past Cavs

HOUSTON -- James Harden produced a triple-double as the Houston Rockets held on for a 117-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Bucks coach Kidd fined for criticizing officiating

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd was fined $15,000 by the NBA for his public criticism of officiating, the league announced Thursday.

NBA roundup: Celtics extend win streak to 10

BOSTON -- Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points and the Boston Celtics won their 10th straight game, holding off the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NBA roundup: Celtics extend win streak to 10

BOSTON -- Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points and the Boston Celtics won their 10th straight game, holding off the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 on Wednesday night.

Celtics’ Tatum leaves with ankle injury

BOSTON -- Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum left Boston's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night because of ankle soreness.

Knicks F Porzingis out vs. Magic

New York Knicks star forward Kristaps Porzingis will sit out Wednesday night's game against the Orlando Magic with a slight left ankle sprain and a right elbow bruise.

Celtics’ Horford (concussion protocol) out vs. Lakers

Boston Celtics center Al Horford will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night after entering the NBA's concussion protocol, the team announced.

NBA roundup: Mavericks finally get a road win

WASHINGTON -- Harrison Barnes scored 31 points as the Dallas Mavericks, owners of the NBA's worst record, upset the Washington Wizards 113-99 on Tuesday night.

NBA roundup: Mavericks finally get a road win

WASHINGTON -- Harrison Barnes scored 31 points as the Dallas Mavericks, owners of the NBA's worst record, upset the Washington Wizards 113-99 on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Spurs coach Popovich: Leonard progressing slowly

SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard's recovery from an offseason quadriceps injury is headed in the right direction, but the rehab has "just been taking a little bit longer," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said before the team's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

CLEVELAND -- Point guard Eric Bledsoe will soon be playing alongside the NBA's leading scorer, who is only 22 years-old to boot.

Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

The Milwaukee Bucks acquired disgruntled point guard Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for center Greg Monroe, a future first-round draft pick and a 2018 protected second-round pick on Tuesday.

Hornets C Howard fined for fan incident

The NBA has fined Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard $25,000 for making an obscene gesture toward a fan.

Report: Bucks to acquire G Bledsoe from Suns

The Milwaukee Bucks are close to acquiring disgruntled point guard Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for center Greg Monroe and a first-round draft pick, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

NBA roundup: Celtics edge Hawks for 9th straight win

ATLANTA -- Kyrie Irving scored 13 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics won their ninth in a row after two opening losses, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 on Monday night.

NBA roundup: Celtics edge Hawks for 9th straight win

ATLANTA -- Kyrie Irving scored 13 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics won their ninth in a row after two opening losses, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 on Monday night.

» Monday, November 6, 2017

Tweet costs Suns G Bledsoe $10K

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was fined $10,000 by the NBA for a tweet from last month in which he said, "I don't want to be here," general manager Ryan McDonough told AZCentral.com.

NBA roundup: Harden’s 56 lead Rockets past Jazz

HOUSTON -- James Harden poured in a career-high 56 points, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 137-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.

» Sunday, November 5, 2017

NBA roundup: Harden’s 56 lead Rockets past Jazz

HOUSTON -- James Harden poured in a career-high 56 points, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 137-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.

NBA notebook: Ailing Love hospitalized, released

Kevin Love left the Cleveland Cavaliers' game Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter because of an illness.

NBA roundup: Hawks top Cavs to end 8-game skid

CLEVELAND -- Dennis Schroder scored 28 points, and the depleted Atlanta Hawks stopped their eight-game losing streak in stunning fashion by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-115 on Sunday.

Pistons recall Ellenson, Kennard from G League

The Detroit Pistons recalled forward Henry Ellenson and guard Luke Kennard on Sunday from the Grand Rapids Drive, the team's NBA G League affiliate.

Wizards’ Wall sits due to shoulder ailment

Wizards star point guard John Wall missed Washington's Sunday game against the Toronto Raptors due to a sprained left shoulder.

Raptors’ Lowry ejected

TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was ejected from the game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday for picking up two technical fouls.

NBA roundup: Hawks top Cavs to end 8-game skid

CLEVELAND -- Dennis Schroder scored 28 points and the depleted Atlanta Hawks stopped their eight-game losing streak in stunning fashion by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-115 on Sunday afternoon.

NBA roundup: Pistons stay hot at new arena

DETROIT -- For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Detroit Pistons are off to a 7-3 start following a 108-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

» Saturday, November 4, 2017

NBA roundup: James scores 57 in Cavs’ win

WASHINGTON -- LeBron James had the second-highest scoring performance of his career with 57 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 130-122 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

NBA roundup: James scores 57 in Cavs’ win

WASHINGTON -- LeBron James had the second-highest scoring performance of his career with 57 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 130-122 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

» Friday, November 3, 2017

Lakers’ Nance out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. had successful surgery on his left hand and will miss approximately four-to-six weeks, the team announced Friday night.

NBA roundup: James scores 57 in Cavs’ win

WASHINGTON -- LeBron James had the second-highest scoring performance of his career with 57 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 130-122 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Suns’ Warren leaves game with head injury

NEW YORK -- Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren was taken to the locker room with an apparent head injury after colliding with New York Knicks center Enes Kanter in the first quarter of the teams' Friday night matchup at Madison Square Garden.

Lakers’ Nance out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. was undergoing surgery on his fractured left hand Friday and will miss approximately four-to-six weeks, according to multiple reports.

» Thursday, November 2, 2017

NBA moves draft lottery to Chicago

The NBA will hold its draft lottery in Chicago next May, the league announced Thursday.

Cavaliers C Thompson to miss at least three weeks

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks with a left calf strain, the team announced Thursday.

NBA roundup: Pacers keep Cavaliers reeling

CLEVELAND -- Thaddeus Young scored 26 points to lead all five Indiana Pacers starters in double figures in a 124-107 blowout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NBA roundup: Pacers keep Cavaliers reeling

CLEVELAND -- Thaddeus Young scored 26 points to lead all five Indiana Pacers starters in double figures in a 124-107 blowout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: Pacers keep Cavaliers reeling

CLEVELAND -- Thaddeus Young scored 26 points to lead all five Indiana Pacers starters in double figures in a 124-107 blowout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

76ers’ Okafor seeks trade or buyout

Center Jahlil Okafor has requested a buyout or trade from the Philadelphia 76ers after the team elected against picking up the fourth-year, $6.3 million option of his rookie deal.

NBA roundup: Suns win again under interim coach

NEW YORK -- The Phoenix Suns beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-114 on Tuesday to improve to 3-1 since interim coach Jay Triano replaced Earl Watson last week.

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