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Curry shoots lights out in 3-pt event

Feb 15, 2015

Curry shoots lights out in 3-pt event

Stephen Curry honored a fallen fan the best way he knew how. Zach LaVine made a name for himself in a dunk contest that lacked star punch. Curry bested Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson and six others to win his first 3-point contest, ...

Feb 14, 2015

World team wins Rising Stars game

Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the World team beat the U.S. 121-112 on Friday night in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Wiggins, the No. 1 pick from Canada who plays ...

Rose scores 30 as Bulls runs past Cavaliers

Feb 13, 2015

Rose scores 30 as Bulls runs past Cavaliers

Derrick Rose drove hard to the rim and heard those familiar “MVP! MVP!” chants from the crowd. The star point guard was in top form, and so were the Bulls. Rose scored 30 points, and Chicago handed Cleveland just its second loss in 16 ...

Warriors 42-9 after win over T-Wolves

Feb 12, 2015

Warriors 42-9 after win over T-Wolves

After a first 51 games unlike any other in franchise history, the Golden State Warriors need a rest. That much was clear in their final game before the All-Star break, when they had to grind out their 42nd win of the season against the ...

Warriors' Curry, Thompson step out of fathers' shadows

Feb 11, 2015

Warriors' Curry, Thompson step out of fathers' shadows

Before Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson grew up to be the Splash Brothers, they were just the sons of famous fathers trying to make it big. Dell Curry recalls his son tagging along with him before and after games with the Charlotte Hornets, learning ...

Harden powers Rockets past Suns

Feb 11, 2015

Harden powers Rockets past Suns

The Houston Rockets blew an early 18-point lead and were down by one after three quarters in Phoenix. Then, as he so often does, James Harden took over. The NBA’s leading scorer got 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the ...

Popovich wins 1,000th game

Feb 10, 2015

Popovich wins 1,000th game

Gregg Popovich’s grand plan has produced plenty of wins. The Spurs made it an even 1,000 for him on Monday night. San Antonio rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and got a 5-meter baseline jumper from Marco Belinelli with 2.1 seconds left to give ...

Feb 10, 2015

Kings nearing deal to name Karl coach

The Sacramento Kings and George Karl are discussing a deal for him to take over as coach, a person with knowledge of the talks said Monday. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were private. A second person said ...

Feb 9, 2015

OKC takes advantage with Griffin sidelined

The Los Angeles Clippers stumbled in their first test without Blake Griffin. The Clippers announced before their game at Oklahoma City on Sunday that the All-Star forward would be out indefinitely because of a staph infection in his right elbow. Without him, the Clippers ...

Davis hurts shoulder in Pelicans' loss to Bulls

Feb 8, 2015

Davis hurts shoulder in Pelicans' loss to Bulls

Anthony Davis stood in a hallway outside the Pelicans’ and Bulls’ locker rooms, wearing a gray sweatsuit and smiling as he engaged Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau in a good-natured postgame chat. After a hard, awkward fall on an alley-oop dunk had sidelined Davis with ...

Hawks soar in matchup of NBA's best

Feb 7, 2015

Hawks soar in matchup of NBA's best

The Atlanta Hawks climbed back to the top of the NBA standings by leaning on their depth. Jeff Teague scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Golden State’s one-two backcourt punch with balance, beating the Warriors 124-116 on Friday night in a showdown ...

Paul denies criticism based on gender

Feb 7, 2015

Paul denies criticism based on gender

Chris Paul made it clear: His problem with referee Lauren Holtkamp was with her call. He left it to others to say it wasn’t about her gender. His criticism of the rookie official drew a rebuke from the referees union Friday followed by strong ...