NBA All-Star Game

Portland Trail Blazers' Carmelo Anthony, left, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' Maurice Harkless during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 06, 2019 - 2:47 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have given forward Carmelo Anthony a fully guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season. The team had signed Anthony to a non-guaranteed contract last month and had until a January deadline to guarantee the deal. Anthony, who hadn't played for...
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December 03, 2019 - 6:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Five-time All-Star Kyle Lowry is back in the starting lineup for the Toronto Raptors for Tuesday’s game against Miami after missing the past 11 games because of a fractured left thumb. Lowry, who is averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 assists, was injured in the first quarter of a win Nov...
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October 23, 2019 - 7:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City will host the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the selection Wednesday. The game will be played Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. It will be the 30th anniversary of Utah's only other All-Star Game. Silver said Salt Lake...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons reacts during the second half of Game 4 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Toronto Raptors in Philadelphia. Simmons, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016, has helped lead the Sixers to the second round of the NBA playoffs two straight seasons after making his debut in 2017. He was the Rookie of the Year that season and an All-Star for the first time last season. Simmons has averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists and signed a $170 million, five-year contract extension in July. But the one knock against Simmons has been his reluctance to shoot long jumpers and 3-pointers. He's 0 for 18 from beyond the arc, so defenses often focus on taking away his ability to drive to the basket and dare him to shoot. He's up for the challenge. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
September 25, 2019 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Videos of Ben Simmons making jumpers flooded social media over the summer and the All-Star point guard is ready to take his game to another level when the Philadelphia 76ers open camp next week. "I feel like this summer I fell in love with the game again," Simmons told The...
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Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, left, and Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, look up at the scoreboard during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Nets won 111-102. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 13, 2019 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss. Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA Draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the "one-and-done" policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
March 01, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games — and revenue — they would be giving up. Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, Silver...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lauri Markkannen shooting free throws was a fitting way for the Chicago Bulls to finish off the Orlando Magic on Friday night. After being fouled by Aaron Gordon on a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left, Markannen missed the first attempt — the Bulls' only miss of the game in 19...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:35 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum is back in his comfort zone. The Hornets moved the 10-year NBA veteran back to shooting guard — a position he's played for the better part of the last seven seasons — and it paid immediate dividends. Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 assists in his first outing...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. basketball coach Jeff Van Gundy speaks from the sidelines of the team's FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifier game against Panama in Panama City. Van Gundy has an idea on how to fix the NBA All-Star Game. His plan: Eliminate it. Van Gundy, the former NBA coach and now longtime television commentator for ABC and ESPN, said what he's seeing now from the game is embarrassing and "a bastardization of the game that is beautiful to watch." The teams picked by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined to attempt a record 167 3-pointers in Sunday night's game--and 96 of the 134 field goals in the game came off either 3s or dunks. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
February 21, 2019 - 3:10 am
MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Van Gundy has an idea on how to fix the NBA All-Star Game. His plan: Eliminate it. Van Gundy, the former NBA coach and now longtime television commentator for ABC and ESPN, said what he's seeing now from the game is embarrassing and "a bastardization of the game that is beautiful...
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Joel Embiid, de los 76ers de Filadelfia, reacciona durante la segunda mitad del partido ante los Knicks de Nueva York, el miércoles 13 de febrero de 2019 (AP Foto/Frank Franklin II)
February 20, 2019 - 2:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee. Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week. The 24-year-old Embiid is...
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