NBA All-Star Game

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, squeezes between Cleveland Cavaliers' Ante Zizic, left and Matthew Dellavedova in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
February 26, 2020 - 8:43 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Philadelphia All-Star center Joel Embiid sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night's game against the Cavaliers, adding another worry for the 76ers, who are already without guard Ben Simmons. Embiid collided with Cavaliers center Ante Zizic while being fouled late in the first...
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Kyle Lowry, a former Villanova player and current Toronto Raptors player, waves to the crowd after a ceremony honoring him during an NCAA college basketball game between Villanova and St. John's, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 26, 2020 - 8:35 pm
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 23 points and Justin Moore added 21 to lead No. 12 Villanova past St. John's 71-60 on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (22-6, 11-4 Big East) had trouble shaking St. John's until late on a night the program honored former star Kyle Lowry. Lowry, a five-time All-...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-98. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 24, 2020 - 12:56 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game. The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, passes while under pressure from Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 22, 2020 - 2:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers hadn't even been back on the court for three minutes after the All-Star break when Anthony Davis limped off with an injured leg. With their superstar big man in the locker room, the Lakers played an ominous quarter wondering whether their playoff push had...
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Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
February 22, 2020 - 12:03 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boston's defense looked, well, like it was still on vacation for much of the game. The Celtics still had plenty of firepower on the other end, staying strong out of the All-Star break. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Daniel Theis had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds...
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Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, right, looks to shoot past Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 21, 2020 - 1:48 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. They sometimes get the better of him and he realizes he's under the watchful eye of referees because of his reputation, but he won't ever back down. James Harden had 29 points and 10...
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Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson, front right, passes the ball after saving it from going out of bounds as Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
February 20, 2020 - 11:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start. Belief in himself has never been a problem for the high-scoring guard with a fondness for 30-foot jumpers. Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last...
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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 17, 2020 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the NBA All-Star Game were up 8% over last year, with an average of 7.3 million viewers watching Sunday night’s broadcast on TNT. About 8 million viewers were tuned in for the end of the game, where LeBron James’ team defeated Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team 157-155 in the...
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Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers holds up his NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award after the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 17, 2020 - 1:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard made it look effortless, nailing one 3-pointer after another and nearly matching an All-Star Game record. The tough part came afterward. Finding the right words to express how he felt after becoming the first Kobe Bryant MVP award winner wasn't so easy. Leonard scored...
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Common performs before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 17, 2020 - 12:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — It's been almost a month since Kobe Bryant died, almost two months since NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern preceded him. If one measure of a man is how much he's missed, well, the Windy City wake honoring both was raucous enough to shake the heavens. The NBA All-Star weekend is...
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