Professional basketball

October 23, 2018 - 9:08 am
Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue. The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring. The prolific guard was the leading vote getter in The Associated Press...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 22, 2018 - 10:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patty Mills hit a go-ahead jumper with 6.8 seconds left and the San Antonio Spurs kept the Los Angeles Lakers winless with LeBron James, rallying from a six-point deficit in the final minute of overtime for a wild 143-142 victory Monday night. James hit a tying 3-pointer with 2.4...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, collides with Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 22, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just three games into LeBron James' tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, they were missing two suspended starters when they faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Although nobody thought James' time on the West Coast would be boring, Brandon Ingram is sorry for his role in...
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Denver Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the final seconds during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets beat the Warriors 100-98. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 21, 2018 - 9:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — Juancho Hernangomez's swooping right-handed swat was precisely the right stuff to help the Denver Nuggets stay unbeaten. Turns out, this high-scoring Nuggets team can play a little defense, too. Hernangomez blocked a tying layup from behind just before the buzzer and the Nuggets held...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 21, 2018 - 9:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, collides with Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 21, 2018 - 8:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell led a fourth-quarter charge by the Clippers' reserves with 17 points, and Los Angeles defeated the Houston Rockets 115-112 on Sunday night. Harrell and the bench helped the Clippers erase a four-point deficit late in the third, with Luc Mbah a Moute's 3-pointer...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 21, 2018 - 6:19 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trae Young had 35 points with 11 assists — the best line for a first-year player since Steph Curry in 2010 — and Kent Bazemore scored 23 as the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an easy 133-111 win on Sunday over the Cleveland, which lost its home opener and fell to 0-3 as it re-adjusts to...
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Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) talks with head coach James Borrego while waiting for a teammate to shoot a free throw against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 21, 2018 - 11:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — There was a stretch last season spanning four games when Charlotte's Kemba Walker missed 16 consecutive attempts from 3-point range. That seems unfathomable now. Walker might have been the surprise of the NBA's first week by averaging 35.3 points per game, a big number fueled by making...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 20, 2018 - 11:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A spectacular multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 20, 2018 - 10:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — On a historic night in which he was serenaded with "MVP!" chants for his eye-popping triple-double, Nikola Jokic's thoughts were with the Denver Nuggets' injured tone-setter. Forward Will Barton will go for an MRI on Sunday morning after injuring his right hip on a reverse layup in...
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