Khris Middleton's 3 is clutch in Bucks' win over Hornets, 103-94

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MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton has struggled from 3-point range all season. With four misses heading into the final three minutes of Monday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets, the career 40 percent shooter from long range slipped to 1 of 15 from the season.

He picked quite the time to get one to fall.

With under a minute left and his ...Read more

Warriors showed mixed progress in win over Mavericks

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DALLAS -- Everything seemed almost perfect, as the Warriors' shots splashed into the net while showing the kind of defensive discipline reserved for clinics. During garbage time on a fast-break, Warriors rookie Jordan Bell threw the ball off the backboard and slammed it home.

As the Warriors have shown so far in the 2017-18 season, though, they...Read more

Ellington provides early spark, Heat close deal late vs. Hawks

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MIAMI -- He entered 2 of 10 on 3-pointers for the season, 11 of 45 this month when counting the preseason. Wayne Ellington also entered with no doubts inside the Miami Heat locker room or coaching suite.

Because the man with the golden arm was due. So he loaded, locked and launched during the second quarter of Monday night's 104-93 victory over...Read more

Patrick Beverley, Clippers offer support to injured Milos Teodosic

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LOS ANGELES -- His voice became solemn and his eyes were cast downward as Patrick Beverley began to talk about the injury to Los Angeles Clippers teammate and friend Milos Teodosic.

His face registered a pained look and he was shaking his head as Beverley shared his feelings after learning that Teodosic will be out indefinitely with a plantar ...Read more

Sixers get first win behind Ben Simmons' triple-double, Embiid's 30 points, defeat Pistons

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DETROIT -- This was a first for Joel Embiid.

The 76er had never faced the Detroit Pistons and their massive center Andre Drummond until Monday night.

Let's just say he made a lasting first impression.

Embiid finished with 30 points and nine rebounds as the Sixers left the land of the winless with a 97-86 decision at Little Caesars Arena. He ...Read more

For good of team, 12-time all-star Dwyane Wade asks to move to Cav' second unit

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The night of the Cavaliers' season opener, coach Tyronn Lue was given the chance to explain why he decided to start Dwyane Wade over J.R. Smith at shooting guard.

"I'm past that," was Lue's response as he elected to stick with his initial answer of "This is what I'm doing."

But Lue's about-face on Monday was enough to ...Read more

Stephen Curry said he 'held his own' golfing against Jordan Spieth

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DALLAS -- Stephen Curry experienced frustrations with the Warriors entering Monday's game against the Mavericks with their worst start since the 2009-10 season. The Warriors' guard also became emotional when he threw his mouthpiece near an official before quickly getting tossed on Saturday in Memphis.

And then on Sunday, Curry found the ...Read more

Bulls' Zach LaVine cleared for contact 'probably in the next 2 weeks'

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Zach LaVine's rehabilitation from February left ACL surgery has produced consistent themes.

LaVine, as he reiterated Monday, is feeling great. He's ahead of schedule and pushing at every opportunity to move up the nine-month timeline to be cleared for contact.

And the centerpiece of the Bulls' rebuild understands why doctors and the Bulls aren...Read more

NBA hands Warriors' Stephen Curry $50,000 fine for mouthpiece incident

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DALLAS -- Who knew a mouthpiece could become so expensive?

Warriors guard Stephen Curry found that out the hard way for the second time in two years. The NBA fined Curry $50,000, saying in a release that Curry threw his mouthpiece "in the direction of a game official" before getting ejected with 43.6 seconds remaining of Saturday's loss in ...Read more

Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga thinks he is 'Coach-3' but he 'did nothing wrong'

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For the first time since his program was linked to a Department of Justice probe into corruption in college basketball last month, Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga publicly addressed the allegations and emphatically denied that neither he nor any of his coaches have committed any wrongdoing.

"Despite my knowledge that we did no wrong and as...Read more

Lakers can't put Pelicans away after rallying from 22 points down

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LOS ANGELES -- Luke Walton looked up and down his bench hoping some inspiration would strike him for what group could change things for the Los Angeles Lakers.

They trailed the New Orleans Pelicans by anywhere from 16 to 21 points in the third quarter. His team wasn't able to make more than minor dents in the Pelicans' lead; they lacked energy ...Read more

Clippers' Teodosic is out indefinitely

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic has sustained a plantar fascia injury to his left foot and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Sunday afternoon.

Teodosic, who injured his foot in the second quarter of a 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers were given his ...Read more

Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins makes long bank shot at the buzzer to beat Thunder

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- For the second straight game, for the second time in two nights, the Timberwolves showed that, while it might not always be pretty, this is a team that is learning to finish.

Up 13 entering the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena against an Oklahoma City team also learning to play with a vastly changed starting lineup, ...Read more

Kansas walks off 93-87 winners over Missouri in one-day resumption of Border War

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The resumption of the Border War, in the form of an exhibition basketball game that raised a whopping $1.8 million for hurricane relief, resulted in bragging rights for ... Kansas.

The Jayhawks, who won 11 of the last 13 meetings against Missouri in games that counted in the record books (the series ran uninterrupted from 1907 to 2012, when it ...Read more

Mavericks face uphill battle to turn around disappointing start to season

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DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks knew this wasn't going to be easy. The Southwest Division is stacked, and according to many league executives, including Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban, the Western Conference is the deepest it's been in nearly 20 years.

It's been almost a week since the start of the NBA season, and the Mavericks are 0-3. Already, ...Read more

Warriors: What's wrong with the champs?

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DALLAS -- A week ago, it seemed nothing could stop the Warriors. Their depth appeared so overwhelming that NBA teams pondered if any weaknesses existed. The Warriors' discipline appeared so consistent it suggested they could run on autopilot.

Instead the Warriors have lost two of their first three games, matching their worst three-game start ...Read more

Kansas-Missouri hoops raises at least $1.8 million for hurricane relief

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With about 11minutes remaining in the second half, Sprint Center public address announcer Mark Fitzpatrick delivered the most important total of the game.

The Showdown for Relief between Kansas and Missouri had raised $724,480 on pay-per-view. More than 18,000 had paid $40 to watch the exhibition basketball game.

That means at least $1.8 ...Read more

Michigan State up, Michigan down or out in college football polls

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Michigan State is moving up, and Michigan is moving down in this week's USA Today/Amway Coaches poll.

And the Wolverines fell completely out of The Associated Press rankings for the first time since 2015.

The coaches bumped the Spartans up one spot to No. 18 after their 17-9 comeback against Indiana. In the AP poll, MSU climbed two places to ...Read more

Teodosic injury puts a damper on Clippers' victory

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LOS ANGELES--In a season already full of too many health issues, the Los Angeles Clippers suffered yet another problem when guard Milos Teodosic sustained a left-foot injury late in the second quarter and did not return during his team's 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Staples Center.

Teodosic's X-rays for a broken ...Read more

Antetokounmpo scores career-high 44 in Bucks' 113-110 win over Trail Blazers

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MILWAUKEE -- Down the road, Saturday night may be remembered as the night Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo put up a career-high 44 points, though there's no reason to believe he won't eclipse that number at some point in the future.

But it was Antetokounmpo's defense that won the night in a 113-110 victory over the Portland Trail ...Read more


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