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Nets’ Kyrie Irving sidelined again because of right shoulder

Kyrie Irving won’t play in the Brooklyn Nets’ first game after the All-Star break because of more trouble with his right shoulder that sidelined him earlier this season.


Pistons, guard Reggie Jackson agree on contract buyout

The Detroit Pistons and Reggie Jackson agreed on a contract buyout, paving the way for the veteran guard to sign with another team.


Around the NBA: Surprise! Raptors, Heat, Grizzlies and Thunder in good place

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas usually know what they’re talking about.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Derrick Jones Jr. holds off Aaron Gordon for dunk title; Bam Adebayo, Buddy Hield also win at epic All-Star Saturday

Aaron Gordon lost another epic dunk contest. And it was by a couple of inches – namely, the top of Tacko Fall’s head.


NBA roundup: Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart lead Celtics past Clippers in double OT

Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night.


Chicagoans: City not just NBA host, it’s the Mecca of hoops

Chicago is called the Second City, though no one from Chicago believes that the city is second to any other city on the planet – particularly those who represent the …


Devin Booker to replace Damian Lillard at All-Star, 3-point contest

Devin Booker is finally headed to his first NBA All-Star Game.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Place your bet: New NBA All-Star format could attract action

While some basketball purists are skeptical about this year’s new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Jennifer Hudson set for Kobe Bryant tribute at All-Star Game

Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

NBA roundup: Nets top Raptors, snap Toronto’s franchise-record win streak

The Toronto Raptors had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns out with wrist injury

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will miss Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets with a left wrist injury.


At All-Star Game, Africa’s potential will be showcased

With Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Toronto’s Pascal Siakam already among the NBA’s brightest stars and set to be teammates at this weekend’s All-Star Game, the argument could …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

NBA roundup: Ben Simmons leads 76ers past Clippers, 110-103

Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-103 on Tuesday night.


Forbes: New York Knicks, at $4.6 billion, NBA’s highest valued team

Forbes is listing the average value of NBA franchises over $2 billion for the first time, a figure that has grown nearly 600% in the last decade.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke soaks in NBA experience ahead of first All-Star Weekend

Brandon Clarke’s first NBA All-Star Weekend figures to be a special experience.


Rui Hachimura, NBA’s new Japanese star, partners with sneaker reseller Goat

Online sneaker marketplace Goat is teaming up with NBA rookie Rui Hachimura, hoping his popularity in his native Japan will help the company make inroads in one of its biggest …


Senior Standout: Fort Benton’s McKenna Hanford

This week’s Senior Standout is McKenna Hanford of Fort Benton, check her out!


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis on LeBron James’ team for NBA All-Star Game

Anthony Davis is LeBron James’ teammate in Los Angeles, and they’ll be teammates at the All-Star Game in Chicago as well.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Hectic end to the NBA’s trade window, but some teams sat out

The NBA’s deadline for trades to be consummated did not arrive quietly, with a flurry of deals getting struck in the final hour and at least one other notable move …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

AP Source: Cavs to acquire C Andre Drummond from Pistons

A person familiar with the trade says the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to acquire center Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Wolves send Andrew Wiggins to Warriors for D’Angelo Russell in scorer swap

The Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Andrew Wiggins to the Golden State Warriors for D’Angelo Russell in a swap of high scorers.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

NBA roundup: Raptors beat Pacers, win a franchise-record 12th straight

Serge Ibaka hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors rallied from 19 down to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-118 Wednesday night, setting a franchise record …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Heat, Grizzlies complete trade sending Andre Iguodala to Miami

The trade sending Andre Iguodala to Miami is official, finally getting completed on Thursday with league approval one day after the Heat struck a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Robert Covington to Rockets, Clint Capela to Hawks in 4-team trade

Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is headed to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated four-team trade that was approved by …


NBA roundup: LeBron James scores 36 with 3-point outburst, Lakers rout Spurs

LeBron James scored 19 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter while hitting five 3-pointers in an incredible three-minute span, propelling the Los Angeles Lakers to a 129-102 victory …


NBA changing 3-point contest format at All-Star Saturday

The NBA is changing the format to this season’s 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece.


Knicks fire Steve Mills, begin search for new president

The New York Knicks made a big move before the trade deadline – by getting rid of the guy who would have been making their deals.


Around the NBA: Eyes on D’Angelo Russell, Andre Iguodala, more as NBA trade deadline nears

It is the time of year when every injury report causes eyebrows to raise.


Mavs’ Luka Doncic to miss at least 6 games with sprained ankle

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic will be out at least six games with a sprained right ankle.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Roses for Kobe and Gianna Bryant as Lakers return to action

Red roses adorned the courtside seats where Kobe and Gianna Bryant sat at the last Los Angeles Lakers game they attended. On the overhead video board, photos of Bryant in …