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NBA — Warriors beat Trail Blazers in 2017 quarterfinals rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Golden State Warriors were without three of their starters, and yet the Portland Trail Blazers were still no match for the reigning NBA champs.On Monday night at ORACLE Arena, the Warriors snatched their seventh...

Joel Embiid late scratch for Philadelphia 76ers with stiff back

The 76ers decided to sit Joel Embiid minutes before Philadelphia's 131-124 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday because of stiffness in the 7-foot center's back.Embiid was expected to play in New Orleans after sitting out Saturday night's loss...

NBA — McDermott leads Knicks bench in win against Hawks

NEW YORK -- Not much about the New York Knicks' win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday was pretty, but New York head coach Jeff Hornacek pushed enough of the right buttons to help New York get back...

NBA — Harden, Paul excel in first crunch time experience

PORTLAND -- At long last, the basketball world finally got a glimpse of James Harden and Chris Paul coexisting in crunch time.Like seemingly everything else for the Houston Rockets these days, they made it look ridiculously easy.The knee...

NBA — Bulls win back-to-back games upon Mirotic return

CHICAGO -- After taking a well-publicized shot from Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic called his own shot in his return to the Bulls' lineup.Mirotic, who missed almost two months because of facial fractures and a concussion suffered in a...

Cleveland Cavaliers unfazed as 13-game winning streak ended by Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the Cavaliers' franchise-record-tying 13-game winning streak ending with a 106-102 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, the biggest disappointment in Cleveland's postgame locker room stemmed from news that weather issues would delay the...

NBA — Young Celtics aspire to be like vet Spurs

SAN ANTONIO -- When the Boston Celtics huddled for breakfast on Friday morning at their hotel on San Antonio's Riverwalk, the topic du jour was Manu Ginobili, a player who was drafted by the Spurs just a few...

NBA — For the Boston Celtics, rookies are crucial part of the team’s rapid...

BOSTON -- Semi Ojeleye watched the film, analyzing each frame of his first NBA action and beating himself up over all the little things he might have done differently when tasked with defending some of the league's top...

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose says he might need surgery for a bone spur...

INDIANAPOLIS -- Derrick Rose has a bone spur in his left ankle and might need to undergo a procedure to correct it should his rehabilitation program not take, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard revealed at shootaround Friday.Speaking to the...

Brooklyn Nets acquire Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas in trading Trevor Booker to Philadelphia 76ers

Jahlil Okafor got his wish on Thursday when the Philadelphia 76ers finally traded the beleaguered No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Trevor Booker.The deal ends the stalemate that...

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