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  • Chuck, Shaq, Kenny offer fresh ideas for All-Star weekend

    The Splash Brothers have turned the 3-point contest into must-see TV. Zach LaVine made the dunk contest cool again. When the NBA convenes All-Star weekend in Toronto beginning on Friday, the league’s annual “midseason” showcase…

  • Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken left hand

    MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand. Rivers was hurt during the Clippers’ home game against Minnesota on Wednesday, and…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Monday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at CHARLOTTE 5½ (204½) Chicago at CLEVELAND OFF (OFF) Sacramento LA Clippers 9 (205½) at PHILADELPHIA at INDIANA 11½ (205½) LA Lakers Denver 2½ (204) at BROOKLYN at DETROIT…

  • Paul shakes off awful start, leads Clippers past Heat 100-93

    MIAMI (AP) — Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day. His finish, however, was perfect. Paul’s consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes were daggers to a Miami comeback, and his game-high…

  • Mudiay, Nuggets hand Knicks 5th straight loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay’s first game at Madison Square Garden was going so poorly that he apologized to his coach at halftime. The rookie had nothing to be sorry about by the end.…

  • Magic beat Hawks on Vucevic’s shot

    Orlando, Fla. (AP) — Another big lead got away from the Orlando Magic in the fourth quarter Sunday, but one big shot got it back just in time. Nik Vucevic hit an 18-footer at the…

  • Avery Bradley’s 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings…

  • NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters…

  • Warriors win 41st straight home game, 116-108 over Thunder

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a Super Bowl-sized stage, a celebrity-filled crowd and two championship contenders on the floor, it felt more like late May in Oracle Arena than early February. Stephen Curry was up…

  • Warriors Watch

    CHASING HISTORY How the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors compare to the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who set the NBA single-season record with 72 wins. Warriors’ record through 50 games: 46-4. Last result: Beat Oklahoma City, 116-108.…

  • Bryant’s 25 points not enough to upset Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have watched helplessly as Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has tormented them for the better part of the past two decades. Bryant did so again in…

  • Parsons has 26 as Mavs defeat Grizzlies 114-110 in OT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks probably felt like they should have avoided overtime. Chandler Parsons made sure they didn’t squander the opportunity for the win in the extra period. Parsons scored 26 points,…

  • Hood, Jazz best reeling Suns 98-89 for 6th straight win

    PHOENIX (AP) — A fast start was enough to propel the Utah Jazz to their season’s-best sixth straight victory. Rodney Hood scored 25 points, Gordon Hayward added 22 and the Jazz withstood a late Phoenix…

  • Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It didn’t take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they’re going to miss Jimmy Butler. With the All-Star and defensive stopper back at home thanks to…

  • George’s 30 points lead Indiana to 112-104 win over Pistons

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 30 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold on for a 112-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Indiana nearly squandered a 20-point third-quarter lead, but held…