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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, left, drives against Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 20, 2019 - 1:31 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson tried just about everything to kick the Nets into gear. There were quick timeouts, angry, animated discussions with his players and even switching from man to zone defense. When nothing else worked, D'Angelo Russell and a handful of Brooklyn...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Tyus Jones, left, and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry chase the loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
March 19, 2019 - 10:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the fading Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 on Tuesday and regain first place in the Western Conference...
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is escorted off the court after being ejected from an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Friday, March 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 19, 2019 - 9:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers. The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers...
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Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham (4) looks to pass as Philadelphia 76ers' James Ennis III (11) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 19, 2019 - 9:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Simmons scored 28 points, JJ Redick had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-114 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Jimmy Butler added 23 points and nine assists, and Tobias Harris...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. The Russian-born captain and playoff MVP and his teammates are continuing the NHL tradition of visiting the sitting...
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March 19, 2019 - 3:05 am
Philadelphia 76ers (45-25, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (31-38, 10th in the Eastern Conference) Charlotte; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Charlotte and Philadelphia meet at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets have gone 21-14 at home. Charlotte...
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March 19, 2019 - 3:05 am
Houston Rockets (44-26, third in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (24-47, 12th in the Eastern Conference) Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: James Harden leads Houston into a matchup against Atlanta. He's first in the league averaging 35.9 points per game. The Hawks have gone 13-...
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San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 19, 2019 - 1:24 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonia Spurs aren't concerned with making statements. They just want to pile up as many victories as they can late in the season. DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and nine rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 13 rebounds and Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 111...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots as New Orleans Pelicans’ Kenrich Williams (3) defends and Pelicans’ Julius Randle (30) and Anthony Davis (23) watch in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, March 18, 2019. With the basket, Nowitzki became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 18, 2019 - 11:49 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list, but Elfrid Payton had his fifth straight triple-double to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-125 in overtime Monday night. Payton finished with 19 points, 11 assists and 10...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, March 18, 2019. Jokic scored 21 points as the Nuggets defeated the Celtics 114-105. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 18, 2019 - 11:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night and clinched their first playoff berth since 2012-13. Will Barton...
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