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  • Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.…

  • Love returns to Cavaliers’ lineup after missing 1 game

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will return to the lineup after missing a game because of a bruised left thigh. Cleveland hosts Sacramento on Monday night. Love sat out for the first…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Tuesday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG San Antonio 6½ (193½) at MIAMI at NEW YORK 1½ (207) Washington Boston 4 (208) at MILWAUKEE at DALLAS 1 (183½) Utah at GOLDEN STATE OFF (OFF) Houston COLLEGE…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Monday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at CHARLOTTE 6 (204) Chicago at CLEVELAND 11½ (217) Sacramento LA Clippers 9 (205½) at PHILADELPHIA at INDIANA 12 (206½) LA Lakers Denver 2 (205) at BROOKLYN Toronto 2…

  • 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…