NBA basketball

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers acting coach Larry Drew gives instructions to players during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Cleveland. The Cavaliers signed assistant Drew to a new contract so he can be their coach for the rest of this season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 05, 2018 - 7:12 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew's awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over. The team relented to Drew's requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for the remainder of this season — and perhaps beyond. Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been negotiating since...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) drives the ball while defended by Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)
November 05, 2018 - 1:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — At home, they can beat anybody. On the road, the Philadelphia 76ers only beat themselves. That's what they did Sunday night in Brooklyn, committing an NBA season-high 28 turnovers in a 122-97 loss. A team that was expected to be among the Eastern Conference contenders is only 6-5,...
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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 05, 2018 - 12:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka outscored the Lakers by himself in the first quarter, and he didn't miss a shot until the third. He beat LA inside and outside on the way to the biggest offensive game of his career. Thanks to Ibaka's brilliance for the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard wasn't missed by...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, filer photo, Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens gestures to his team during the third period against the Colorado Avalanche in an NHL hockey game in Denver. Stevens has been fired by the struggling Kings just 13 games into his second season in charge. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 04, 2018 - 3:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The struggling Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on Sunday just 13 games into his second season in charge. Willie Desjardins will be the Kings' interim head coach for the rest of the regular season, general manager Rob Blake said. Los Angeles also fired assistant...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, defends against Minnesota Timberwolves' Tyus Jones (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 03, 2018 - 1:10 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green is playing the best coach Steve Kerr has ever seen, doing all the little things on both ends to spark his team. Stephen Curry's shot is on from everywhere, while Kevin Durant is his usual efficient, dominant self. The two-time defending NBA champions know they...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes for a layup past Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) and forward Markieff Morris (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
November 02, 2018 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing their turnaround from a terrible season start, the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their fourth consecutive victory by beating the struggling, booed-at-home Washington Wizards 134-111 behind Russell Westbrook's 23 points and 12 assists Friday night. From 0-4 to 4-4, the...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton (22) drives past Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 01, 2018 - 11:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics went outside and stayed there while knocking off the last of the NBA's unbeatens with a barrage of 3-pointers. The Celtics set a franchise record for 3-pointers with 24 in a 117-113 win over the Bucks on Thursday night, handing Milwaukee its first loss of the season...
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Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
November 01, 2018 - 1:12 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the first day of preseason camp, the Milwaukee Bucks' practice court featured squares on the floor made of blue tape at five roughly equidistant points just behind the 3-point arc. They marked proper spacing in first-year coach Mike Budenholzer's offensive system. The players...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose composes himself before a television interview after he scored 50 points, a career high, against the Utah Jazz in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 128-125. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 01, 2018 - 1:04 am
During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn't score 50 points in all of January. Or February. Or March. Or April. He was hurting, always in and out of the lineup, never in rhythm. Those problems, all his years of problems, seemed so long ago Wednesday night, when Rose was better than ever...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 01, 2018 - 12:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points and made the game-winning free throw with 2.1 seconds left as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 114-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Lakers led nearly throughout and were up 111-98 with 3:42 to go before the Mavericks went...
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