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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference in New York. Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star game for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday, Nov. 10 for the announcement on the United Center floor.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 11, 2017 - 11:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game. The city will host the showcase event for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Commissioner Adam Silver,...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) keeps the ball from the reach of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
November 09, 2017 - 11:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he's playing at as high of a level as he ever has. The follow up question of why wasn't quite as easy for Houston's bearded star. "I don't know," he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. "Work...
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, dribbles against Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 09, 2017 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall's Wizards managed to make a double-digit edge hold up against the Lakers this time, with the All-Star point guard scoring 23 points and Bradley Beal 22 as Washington beat Los Angeles and cold-shooting Lonzo Ball 111-95 on Thursday night. Ball had 10 points, eight...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, North Carolina's Cameron Johnson speaks with reporters during the school's NCAA college basketball media day in Chapel Hill, N.C. A few of last year’s Final Four teams have added transfers to help restock their rosters. Defending national champion North Carolina added a graduate transfer by signing Cameron Johnson from Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 09, 2017 - 2:04 am
A few of last year's Final Four teams have added transfers to help restock. That's particularly apparent at Oregon. The Ducks had to replace four starters from last year's Final Four team and responded by adding a pair of graduate transfers — Elijah Brown from New Mexico and MiKyle McIntosh from...
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Orlando Magic forward Evan Fournier (10) dunks in front of New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee, left, and forward Michael Beasley (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 08, 2017 - 9:37 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and Evan Fournier added 23 to help the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 112-99 on Wednesday night. Jonathon Simmons scored 15 of his 16 points in the second half. He had 11 straight points early in the fourth quarter to push the Magic's...
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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, left, drives to the basket as Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 07, 2017 - 11:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had a career-high 41 points, Will Barton and Paul Millsap scored 17 apiece and the Denver Nuggets beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Tuesday night. Jokic also had 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. He left the game early in the fourth still shy of his career high of...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) drives against Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker (7), from Australia, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 124-119. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
November 07, 2017 - 11:20 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love joked that he might swing by the hospital on his way home. On a recent visit, he got a dose of something that made him and the Cavaliers feel better. Love scored a season-high 32 points without attempting a 3-pointer, LeBron James added 30 following an interesting couple...
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Charlotte Hornets' Marvin Williams (2) drives past New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 07, 2017 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-113 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory. The Eastern Conference player of the week was held below 30 for only the third...
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FILE - At left, in a March 6, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Greg Monroe (15) shoots during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Philadelphia. At right, in a March 12, 2017, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) shoots over a Portland Trail Blazers defender during an NBA basketball game, in Phoenix. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. The deal includes a protected first-round and a protected second-round draft pick, according to the person who spoke Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the trade first reported by ESPN had not yet been finalized.(AP Photo/File)
November 07, 2017 - 2:54 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. The deal includes a protected first-round and a protected second-round draft pick, according to the...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) collides with Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley, left, as Nets' DeMarre Carroll (9) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
November 07, 2017 - 12:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — D'Angelo Russell had 23 points and eight assists, Joe Harris scored a season-high 18 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 98-92 on Monday night. The Suns rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to lead 75-74 after Jared Dudley's layup with 9:17 to play, but the Nets...
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