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  • Rose and Gibson return for game against Raptors

    CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson have returned to the Chicago Bulls lineup for their game against the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Rose missed the previous two games with an…

  • Rose and Gibson return for game against Raptors

    CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson have returned to the Chicago Bulls lineup for their game against the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Rose missed the previous two games with an…

  • Bucks bounce back to .500 record early in Kidd’s 1st year

    ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — Sharing the ball is making basketball fun for the Milwaukee Bucks. They’re even winning games at a remarkable rate, at least compared to last year’s miserable 15-win season. The Bucks…

  • Aldridge out sick against Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge is out with an upper-respiratory illness on Monday night against the Houston Rockets. Aldridge leads the Trail Blazers with 22.8 points and 10.7 rebounds a game. Coach Terry Stotts…

  • Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Stan Van Gundy kept Detroit’s awkward core of frontcourt players together during his first offseason as team president, hoping the Pistons would show signs of improvement without any drastic moves.…

  • Flip: Minnesota fans won’t forgive Kevin Love

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Timberwolves walk into Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night to face the Cleveland Cavaliers, they will be staring their former franchise player right in the face for the first…

  • NBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. The NBA season may have opened Oct. 28, but Christmas is the…

  • Wounded ex-NBA player Carl Herrera improves in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former NBA player Carl Herrera is out of intensive care and improving following a weekend shooting, the club he coaches said Monday. The Gigantes de Guayana team said in a series…

  • New-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a new hope rises

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this…

  • Kings snap 5-game losing skid, beat Lakers 108-101

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant. Cousins had 29 points and 14…

  • Davis scores 38, leads Pelicans past Thunder

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant didn’t play for the Thunder on Sunday, but it seemed like he showed up in a different uniform. Anthony Davis put in a Durant-like effort, scoring 38 efficient points…

  • Miles scores 28 to help Pacers hold off Wolves

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers walked into Target Center with heavy legs Sunday night, playing the second game of a tough back-to-back that started in Denver the night before. The young Minnesota Timberwolves were…

  • Plumlee, Nets hold off Pistons, 110-105

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had an easy time in their first game this season without Deron Williams — until the last few seconds. Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in…

  • 76ers claim 3rd win of season, 96-88 over Magic

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The limited success the Philadelphia 76ers have experienced this season has all been on the road. That continues to be the case. Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points as the Sixers opened…

  • Suns end Wizards’ 6-game winning streak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek got the killer instinct he was looking for. The Suns scored nine straight points late in the game to beat Washington 104-92 on Sunday night, completing a…