Basketball

October 27, 2019 - 6:44 am
Jan. 5 — 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10 — All contracts guaranteed for rest of season. Feb. 6 — Trade deadline (3 p.m. EST) Feb. 14-16 — All-Star weekend, Chicago. April 15 — Regular season ends. April 18 — Playoffs begin. May 19 — Draft lottery, Chicago. May 21-24 — Draft combine, Chicago...
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Will Darkins
October 26, 2019 - 6:25 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As he watched Damian Lillard take over in the fourth quarter, Hassan Whiteside stood up from his spot on Portland’s bench and began pointing to his wrist. Having seen Lillard repeatedly burn teams with late shots while playing against him, Whiteside knew his new teammate...
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Will Darkins
October 24, 2019 - 8:05 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Early foul trouble in the season opener wasn’t going to get Nikola Jokic down. He had 20 points and 13 rebounds despite sitting much of the first half, and the Denver Nuggets spoiled the first game of Portland’s 50th season with a 108-100 victory over the Trail Blazers on...
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Joe Fischer
October 23, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Damian Lillard talks ahead of the team's season premiere about Zach Collins and Hasan Whiteside's rim protection skills, and why it's nothing like he's ever seen in his NBA career. ALSO -- Dusty & Cam covered the entire NBA landscape and who made the biggest impression on the Lakers during...
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Will Darkins
October 23, 2019 - 8:45 am
A playoff feel for an opening-night game? That seems likely when the Portland Trail Blazers play host to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The last time these teams met (outside of this preseason), the Blazers outlasted the Nuggets 100-96 in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals, earning...
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Will Darkins
October 22, 2019 - 8:35 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers got a taste of playoff success last season and that’s shifted their mindset. Simply making the playoffs is no longer the goal, a championship is. Damian Lillard is once again joined in the backcourt by CJ McCollum but the supporting cast changed in the...
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October 17, 2019 - 3:39 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded in Charlotte, North Carolina that will provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives around New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers. Beal still had two years left on his existing contract. The extension...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball at the team's training facility in Boston. Celtics guard Gordon Hayward said Lawson has already made her presence felt. “She’s been good as far as just the experience she has as a basketball player,” Hayward said. “Reading the game and kind of little things she sees coaching on the sideline. Having somebody that well-versed in basketball, that experience is good.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 17, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach,"...
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