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In adding Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons take a risk to add a star

DETROIT — With his team in a slump that threatened to derail a once-promising season, Stan Van Gundy boldly put the Detroit Pistons on a new path. Where it will lead is anyone’s guess. The trade that brought Blake Griffin to the Pistons includes plenty of risk. The 6-foot-10 forward with an All-Star pedigree has […]

Comments - 7:45 pm

LeBron James becomes seventh to reach 30,000 career points

SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James has joined the NBA’s 30,000-point club. James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. James was recognized by the arena before the second […]

Comments - 9:56 pm - updated: 9:57 pm.

Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

NEW YORK — Stephen Curry will be able to stock his All-Star roster with plenty of Golden State teammates. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were chosen as reserves Tuesday, giving the defending NBA champions a record-tying four All-Stars for the second straight year. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards also had two reserves selected, and […]

Comments - 9:14 pm

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O’Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career. They’re not stars. Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year’s All-Star Game. Only 10 players will […]

Comments - 11:29 am

On Christmas, NBA shows off its best and who’s got next

NEW YORK — There’s LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Golden State against Cleveland, for fans wanting more of the NBA’s reigning rivalry. For those preferring something new, the league’s Christmas Day schedule has that, too. It’s a star-studded slate, with the NBA Finals rematch standing out among the top teams and power players. The league […]

Comments - 10:33 am

Carmelo Anthony returns to face Knicks team rising behind Kristaps Porzingis

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony is coming to Kristaps Porzingis’ house. Three months after the Knicks traded Anthony to Oklahoma City, their former All-Star is gone and quickly forgotten. Porzingis is playing nearly as well as Anthony ever did in New York and seems to enjoy unyielding support from both fans and the front office […]

Comments - 1:04 pm

Carmelo Anthony returns to face Knicks team rising behind Kristaps Porzingis

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony is coming to Kristaps Porzingis’ house. Three months after the Knicks traded Anthony to Oklahoma City, their former All-Star is gone and quickly forgotten. Porzingis is playing nearly as well as Anthony ever did in New York and seems to enjoy unyielding support from both fans and the front office […]

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Anticipated return for Sixers’ Markelle Fultz unlikely before Christmas

CLEVELAND — Markelle Fultz basically got the clearance to ramp up his workload. The 76ers announced Saturday in a statement that the first-overall pick in June’s NBA draft is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and the scapular muscle imbalance is resolved. As a result, he’ll be involved at practice. Then after “approximately” […]

Comments - 8:48 pm

76ers trade 2015 No. 3 pick Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn

PHILADELPHIA — Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he’s not a bust. Okafor got his wish when the Philadelphia 76ers finally traded the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft to the Brooklyn Nets. The deal ends the stalemate that had kept Okafor on the […]

Comments - 9:00 pm

Cavs’ Thomas nearing return

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas played 4-on-4 on Wednesday, a significant step in his recovery from a hip injury. Thomas, who has yet to make his debut with Cleveland, scrimmaged along with injured forward Tristan Thompson, rookies Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic, and members of the coaching staff. With coach Tyronn […]

Comments - 8:33 am

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