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This Tuesday, April 4, 2017 photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) drives to the basket against Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon (00), during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Thompson sprained his right thumb and will miss Cleveland's first-place showdown with Boston on Wednesday night. Thompson got hurt during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over Orlando and did not travel with the team to Boston. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 05, 2017 - 7:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's "Iron Man" streak is over. The Cavaliers' run of bad luck isn't ending. Thompson sprained his right thumb Tuesday and will not play in Wednesday's first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 — a team record and the longest...
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April 05, 2017 - 5:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta small forward Thabo Sefolosha is not yet ready to return from his right groin strain. The Hawks say Sefolosha will miss his sixth straight game in Thursday night's home game against Boston. The Hawks, who have lost nine of 11 to fall to sixth in the Eastern Conference playoff...
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This Tuesday, April 4, 2017 photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) drives to the basket against Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon (00), during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Thompson sprained his right thumb and will miss Cleveland's first-place showdown with Boston on Wednesday night. Thompson got hurt during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over Orlando and did not travel with the team to Boston. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 05, 2017 - 1:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's "Iron Man" streak is over. The Cavaliers' run of bad luck isn't ending. Thompson sprained his right thumb Tuesday and will not play in Wednesday's first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 — a team record and the longest...
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April 05, 2017 - 4:04 am
LGBT RIGHTS-ALL-STAR GAME AP source: NBA board to discuss Charlotte as All-Star host NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the plans says the NBA will discuss whether to bring the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte at its Board of Governors meeting this week. The person tells The Associated Press...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) waves to the crowd after tying the record for triple-doubles in a season in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 05, 2017 - 12:06 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For just a few moments, Russell Westbrook slowed down. The Oklahoma City Thunder's mile-a-minute point guard took the time to soak in the atmosphere Tuesday night after he matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record with his 41st triple-double. The home crowd stood and...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) waves to the crowd after tying the record for triple-doubles in a season in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 04, 2017 - 10:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record with his 41st triple-double and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79 on Tuesday night. Westbrook clinched his seventh straight triple-double on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) waves to the crowd after tying the record for triple-doubles in a season in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 04, 2017 - 10:34 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record with his 41st triple-double and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79 on Tuesday night. Westbrook clinched his seventh straight triple-double on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in...
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South Carolina guard Kaela Davis (3) celebrates a play during the second half against Mississippi State in the final of NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 04, 2017 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray are leaving the NCAA champion Gamecocks to enter the WNBA draft. Gray posted on Twitter that she was giving up a fifth year of college to go pro. Staley says as of last night, neither player had hired an agent. "They...
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April 04, 2017 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the plans says the NBA will discuss whether to bring the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte at its Board of Governors meeting this week. The person tells The Associated Press that the NBA board was already planning to discuss the matter at its meeting...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, Kentucky's Malik Monk (5) is instructed by head coach John Calipari during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Auburn, in Lexington, Ky. Monk says he will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, the second Wildcats' freshman in as many days to announce his departure after coming within seconds of reaching the Final Four. Projected as an NBA lottery pick, Monk said in a statement Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that he talked with family before making the decision many expected. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)
April 04, 2017 - 12:59 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Malik Monk will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, the second Wildcats' freshman in as many days to announce his departure after coming within seconds of reaching the Final Four. Projected as an NBA lottery pick, Monk said in a statement Tuesday that he...
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