Basketball

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 23, 2018 - 1:31 am
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 - 10:04 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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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas' Silvio De Sousa (22) celebrates during the second half of the NCAA college basketball championship game against West Virginia in the Big 12 men's tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll released Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 22, 2018 - 1:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self sees big holes when he looks at his roster after losing three starters, including Associated Press All-American Devonte' Graham. The voters in the AP Top 25 poll see something different: a roster restocked so well that Jayhawks will start the season as...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird attends the NBA draft combine in Chicago. A museum is being planned to tell the story of Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
October 22, 2018 - 10:33 am
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. The Tribune-Star...
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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 - 11:29 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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Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. The Hawks won 133-111. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 21, 2018 - 9:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trae Young got doused with a bucket of ice water after his third NBA game. The Cavaliers couldn't do anything to cool off Atlanta's rookie guard. Young scored 35 points with 11 assists — the best line for a first-year player since Steph Curry in 2010 — and Kent Bazemore scored 23...
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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 - 4:23 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the NBA is working to determine what prompted the altercation that led to the ejections of Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram from Saturday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. The person...
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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 - 2:57 pm
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 21, 2018 - 2:59 am
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 wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight shining on...
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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum gestures after scoring a three-point goal during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 20, 2018 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum's mistakes cost them. Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left — thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper — and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining. Tatum did far more good than bad,...
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