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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, drives to the basket during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 02, 2017 - 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Desperately needing a victory to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Charlotte Hornets picked up one in a place they'd never won before. Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook's sixth straight triple-double to beat the Oklahoma...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, drives to the basket during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 02, 2017 - 5:38 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook's sixth straight triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-101 on Sunday. Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. It was Westbrook's 40th triple-double of the season,...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, drives to the basket during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 02, 2017 - 5:31 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook's sixth straight triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-101 on Sunday. Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. It was Westbrook's 40th triple-double of the season,...
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Boston Celtics' Amir Johnson, second from right, grabs a rebound in front of New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis, right, and Willy Hernangomez during the first half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 02, 2017 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points in just 24 minutes and the Boston Celtics remained atop the Eastern Conference with their 50th victory, beating the New York Knicks 110-94 on Sunday. Jaylen Brown added 16 for the Celtics, who will be no worse than tied with Cleveland for the best...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose dribbles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. Rose needs surgery to repair torn left knee cartilage and the Knicks say he will miss the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)
April 02, 2017 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose's season is over early because of knee surgery again. The New York Knicks guard has torn left knee cartilage and the team said he will miss the remaining five games. It was a surprising but all too familiar ending to Rose's first season in New York. He sat out his third...
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April 02, 2017 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose's season is over early because of knee surgery again. The New York Knicks guard has torn left knee cartilage and the team said he will miss the remaining five games. It was a surprising but all too familiar ending to Rose's first season in New York. He sat out his third...
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April 02, 2017 - 4:33 am
HAWKS-BULLS Butler scores 33, Bulls beat Hawks 106-104 CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 33 points and hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 106-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Butler scored the Bulls' final nine points. His free throws gave the...
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April 02, 2017 - 3:31 am
HAWKS-BULLS Butler scores 33, Bulls beat Hawks 106-104 CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 33 points and hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 106-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Butler scored the Bulls' final nine points. His free throws gave the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2007, file photo, Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady goes up for a shot as Detroit Pistons' Antonio McDyess, rear, watches during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Houston. McGrady was elected to The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 01, 2017 - 3:41 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, Kansas coach Bill Self, former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause and former UConn star Rebecca Lobo are part of this year's Basketball Hall of Fame class. The Hall of Fame announced the 11-person class Saturday. McGrady — who...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2007, file photo, Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady goes up for a shot as Detroit Pistons' Antonio McDyess, rear, watches during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Houston. McGrady was elected to The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 01, 2017 - 2:59 pm
Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, Kansas coach Bill Self, former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause and former UConn star Rebecca Lobo are part of this year's Basketball Hall of Fame class. The Hall of Fame announced the 11-person class Saturday on Twitter. McGrady was a seven-time NBA...
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