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Former Dallas Mavericks and NBA basketball player Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, greets fans after unveiling a sign for a street named after him in Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 30, 2019 - 4:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki joined a few hundred people Wednesday at a ceremony to rename a city street as Nowitzki Way in his honor. The big German accepted the gesture with characteristic humor and humility. "It's sort of surreal," he said. "From my first year, the...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after being called for a foul in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 29, 2019 - 5:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steve Kerr expects his young Golden State Warriors to take their lumps, with a daunting, daily learning curve. That doesn't make losing any less painful for Kerr, for Stephen Curry, for Draymond Green. Or for anyone who was part of the once-dominant Golden State group that...
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October 29, 2019 - 4:20 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors sports science guru Alex McKechnie has been given a promotion and contract extension. The Scotsman has earned a reputation for his innovative treatments for injured players. The NBA champions said Tuesday he will now hold the title of vice president, player health and...
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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, right, drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday Oct. 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 26, 2019 - 11:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 19 points, OG Anunoby added 17 and the Toronto Raptors spoiled Chicago's home opener by beating the Bulls 108-84 on Saturday night. The defending NBA champions went on a run in the second quarter to take a 48-40 halftime lead and pulled away for their 10th...
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New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett (9) shoots with Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7), center Robert Williams III (44) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 26, 2019 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kemba Walker scored a season-high 32 points, snapping out of an early season shooting slump with seven 3-pointers, and the Boston Celtics beat the winless New York Knicks 118-95 on Saturday night. Jaylen Brown added 19 points for the Celtics, who won their second straight after...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard looks at the scoreboard during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 25, 2019 - 2:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard sure knows how to spoil Golden State's fun. Leonard did it again in the Warriors' first game at Chase Center just like in their farewell at Oracle Arena four months ago, scoring 21 points in three quarters to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 141-122 victory...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Brand was a high-profile bust when he played for the 76ers. He got a second chance in the front office and is determined to lead the organization to the championship he couldn’t win as a player. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 23, 2019 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his front office contemporaries enjoyed the spoils of splashy signings and bold trades, Elton Brand flew halfway across the world to serve as perhaps the most overqualified ball boy for the league's most enigmatic talent. As Joel Embiid hoisted jumpers in his offseason...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 23, 2019 - 3:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit seven straight shots in one stretch, creating a run for the Clippers that his new teammates quickly joined. "It's a great sign of leadership," coach Doc Rivers said. "He talks with his game." Leonard began a new career chapter Tuesday night, scoring 30 points to...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) goes to the basket as New Orleans Pelicans' Josh Hart (3) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (0) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 23, 2019 - 12:29 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors slipped on shiny new rings, unfurled a championship banner, then got their title defense started with a hard-fought victory. Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending champion Raptors...
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October 22, 2019 - 10:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California prosecutors announced Tuesday that they won't charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri for shoving a sheriff's deputy after the NBA championship-winning game in Oakland last June. The Alameda County district attorney's office announced the decision Tuesday...
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