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  • Former NBA All-Star Marbury fan favorite in China

    BEIJING (AP) — After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown…

  • What to watch for in the NBA games this Christmas

    WASHINGTON — Ah, the holidays. It’s the time of year when you get together with your family for just long enough to help you remember why you don’t spend long, uninterrupted stretches of time together.…

  • Christmas Day in the NBA

    Noah Frank breaks down what to watch for in each game in the NBA’s Christmas Day smorgasbord.

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 30 3289 109.6 Toronto 29 3137 108.2 Golden State 27 2920 108.1 L.A. Clippers 29 3096 106.8 Phoenix 30 3150 105.0 Portland…

  • LeBron set for Christmas homecoming against Heat

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James doesn’t have any apprehension for this homecoming. There’s nothing to fear, no real worries about his safety, unlike what awaited him the last time he had one of these return…

  • AP source: Josh Smith to join Houston Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Smith will join the Houston Rockets following his release by the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the…

  • Cavaliers’ Varejao out for season with torn tendon

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Anderson Varejao’s season has ended, dealing a major blow to the Cavaliers’ NBA title hopes. Cleveland’s starting center tore his left Achilles tendon on Tuesday night in a win over Minnesota, an…

  • McHale agrees to contract extension with Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — Coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Houston Rockets. McHale is in his fourth season in Houston, where he has compiled a 153-104 record. Rockets owner Leslie…

  • Suns trade Tolliver to Pistons in salary cap move

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have traded forward Anthony Tolliver to the Detroit Pistons for forward Tony Mitchell. The Suns are expected to release Mitchell to create an additional $2.2 million in salary cap…

  • 2014 Sports Story of the Year Voting

    Total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote: NFL-Domestic abuse 659 NBA-Donald Sterling 518 LeBron James goes home 439 Jason Collins-Michael Sam-Gays in sports 393 Giants…

  • Clarification: NBPA Leadership

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 22, The Associated Press quoted Walter Palmer about the NBA’s relationships overseas. The story should have included the word “NBA” in the quote. A clarified version of…

  • As Warriors rise, so does Stephen Curry’s stardom

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was driving in a car with his wife, Ayesha, over the summer when they put on a song by a popular rapper that everybody…

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    All Times EST Saturday COLLEGE FOOTBALL Military Bowl at Annapolis, Md.: Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas: Duke vs. Arizona State, 2 p.m. Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La.: Miami…

  • Lakers stun Warriors 115-105 without Kobe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant wasn’t anywhere in sight when the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off one of the most stunning upsets of the NBA season so far. Carlos Boozer scored 18 points in…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 30 3289 109.6 Toronto 29 3137 108.2 Golden State 27 2920 108.1 L.A. Clippers 29 3096 106.8 Phoenix 30 3150 105.0 Portland…