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  • AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

    BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston’s last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer…

  • Anthony sits out Knicks’ game against Bulls

    CHICAGO (AP) — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sat out Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left knee. Anthony is averaging 23.4 points in 24 games but has been battling the knee problem all season, leading to talk he might be shut down to let it heal. Knicks coach Derek…

  • Rose, Gibson out of Bulls’ game against Knicks

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls guard Derrick Rose will miss Thursday night’s game against the New York Knicks because of an illness. Rose had played in 11 consecutive games as he works his way back from a knee injury that cut short his 2013-14 season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 5.1 assists per game for…

  • Evans out for Pelicans against Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — New Orleans guard Tyreke Evans will miss the Pelicans’ game Thursday night at Houston because of a bruised right knee. Coach Monty Williams says Evans was injured when he bumped knees with a teammate Tuesday night and that they’d re-evaluate him Friday. Williams says: “He’s had some swelling in his knee. Any…

  • Bulls G Rose sits out vs. Knicks due to illness

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is sitting out Thursday night’s game against the New York Knicks because of an illness. Rose had played in 11 consecutive games as he works his way back from the torn meniscus that ended his 2013-14 season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 5.1 assists per game…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kris Medlen on a two-year contract. Designated INF Johnny Giavotella for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired LHP Eury De La Rosa from Arizona for cash considerations. Designated RHP Fernando Rodriguez for assignment. Released RHP Jorge De Leon. SEATTLE MARINERS — Signed RHP Justin…

  • Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended for 1 game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee center Larry Sanders was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for pushing Portland forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket. The fourth-quarter incident in the Bucks’ 104-97 loss at Portland on Wednesday night was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2.…

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins set to return vs. Bucks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The Kings upgraded Cousins’ status from questionable to probable. He has been able to participate in portions of practice the past few days and his minutes will…

  • Little-known coach has Memphis off to record start

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Dave Joerger is constantly thinking of new plays for his Grizzlies or tweaking something he saw another team that might benefit his squad. He just needs a better way of remembering that nugget of information. “I’m not very smart,” Joerger said with a laugh. “I don’t write stuff down…

  • Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Nuggets in OT

    DENVER (AP) — James Harden couldn’t quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation. No big deal, though. Harden more than atoned in overtime. Harden scored eight of his 41 points in…

  • Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense, and DeAndre Jordan’s unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding factor for the Los Angeles Clippers in a grueling victory over the struggling Indiana Pacers. Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the…

  • Aldridge, Trail Blazers rally to beat Bucks 104-97

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thomas Robinson was rewarded with a standing ovation during his very first NBA start. Robinson had 15 points and 16 rebounds while starting in place of injured center Robin Lopez, sparking the Portland Trail Blazers to a 104-97 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. “I was a little nervous,”…

  • Rockets-Nuggets, Box

    HOUSTON (115) Ariza 4-15 2-3 13, Motiejunas 7-13 1-3 18, Howard 7-16 10-15 24, Beverley 3-9 6-6 12, Harden 11-21 18-21 41, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Canaan 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Dorsey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 37-48 115. DENVER (111) Chandler 8-17 2-2 23, Faried 5-12 1-2 11, Mozgov 0-3 1-2…

  • Rockets-Nuggets, Box

    HOUSTON (115) Ariza 4-15 2-3 13, Motiejunas 7-13 1-3 18, Howard 7-16 10-15 24, Beverley 3-9 6-6 12, Harden 11-21 18-21 41, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Canaan 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Dorsey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 37-48 115. DENVER (111) Chandler 8-17 2-2 23, Faried 5-12 1-2 11, Mozgov 0-3 1-2…

  • Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it. Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and Memphis overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the Spurs on Wednesday. The…