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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

NBA roundup: Terry Rozier’s late free throw lift Hornets past Raptors 99-96

Terry Rozier hit a tiebreaking free throw with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Charlotte Hornets beat Toronto 99-96 on Friday night, handing the Raptors their second consecutive loss and third …

NBA roundup: Tobias Harris leads short-handed 76ers past Knicks

Tobias Harris scored 34 points to lead the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-106 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

NBA roundup: Joel Embiid sprains left shoulder, 76ers fall to Cavaliers

Collin Sexton scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers routed Philadelphia 108-94 on Wednesday night after 76ers center Joel Embiid left in the first quarter because of a sprained left …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Sixers’ star Joel Embiid sprains shoulder against Cavaliers

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Hornets’ Malik Monk suspended indefinitely for drug violation

Hornets guard Malik Monk has been suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA’s anti-drug program.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

NBA roundup: Bucks get 50th win, beat Raptors in East finals rematch

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 19 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 22 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 108-97 on Tuesday night in a matchup between the …

Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke out with injured quadriceps

Memphis rookie forward Brandon Clarke hurt his right quadriceps and will be re-valuated in two weeks.

Warriors hopeful Stephen Curry can return Sunday

Stephen Curry is aiming to return to the Golden State Warriors lineup on Sunday for the first time sine breaking his left hand in October

76ers’ Ben Simmons out at least 2 more weeks with back injury

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss at least two more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back. The All-Star played just a few minutes in Saturday’s …

Around the NBA: Bucks-Raptors, Zion vs LeBron headline rest of week

The Toronto Raptors chased down a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to be sprinting to the NBA Finals last year.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter at a sold-out memorial service for the two.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo has 31 points, 17 rebounds as Bucks beat 76ers

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-98 on Saturday night in a matchup of Eastern …

NBA roundup: Trae Young scores career-high 50 points, Hawks beat Heat

Trae Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last 10 points to beat the Miami Heat 129-124 on Thursday night.

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.

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Couch Slouch: NBA has gone nuts over 3-pointers

Couch Slouch: As is our annual tradition at the NBA all-star break, Couch Slouch looks ahead to the remainder of the season – laced with remarkable perspicacity* – at no …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Last shot wins: Team LeBron captures All-Star Game 157-155

Anthony Davis made a game-ending free throw to give Team LeBron a 157-155 win over Team Giannis in the revamped NBA All-Star Game.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe Bryant

This All-Star weekend was Michael Jordan’s longtime home of Chicago, highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo served as captains – but it was, predictably and understandably, …

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.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Miles Bridges, Zion Williamson lead U.S. over Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke, World in Rising Stars Challenge

Miles Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honors, Eric Paschall added 23 more and the U.S. beat the World 151-131 in the Rising Stars Challenge

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins reflect on memorable 1988 dunk contest battle

Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins have never talked to one another about the 1988 dunk contest

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.