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Short-handed and all, Clippers still outplay Spurs

The Los Angeles Clippers shrugged off the absence of star Kawhi Leonard and the trade of standout reserve Lou Williams to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 98-85, on Thursday. The Clippers used just eight players in notching their second double-digit NBA win over the Spurs in as many nights. Leonard had starred on Wednesday, but […]

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NBA UPDATE: Magic make major deals at trade deadline

Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon were traded by the Orlando Magic at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline according to multiple reports as the struggling club launched a rebuilding scheme. The Magic, whose record of 15-29 ranks fourth-worst in the league, sent Montenegrin 7-footer (2.13m) Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls along with Nigerian forward Al […]

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Suns rap LeBron-less Lakers; 76ers pip Knicks in OT

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The Los Angeles Lakers got a hard look at life without injured superstar LeBron James on Sunday in a 111-94 NBA loss to the Phoenix Suns. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton scored 26 points apiece and Chris Paul had a triple-double of 11 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for the […]

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Beal, Westbrook lead Wizards past Jazz; Knicks slip past Magic

LA Lakers 116, Charlotte 105 Atlanta 116, Oklahoma City 93 New York 94, Orlando 93 Washington 131, Utah 122 Minnesota 123, Phoenix 119 Portland 101, New Orleans 93 LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Bradley Beal scored 43 points and Russell Westbrook produced a 35-point triple-double as the Washington Wizards knocked off the NBA-leading Utah Jazz 131-122 […]

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Bucks rally to beat Sixers; Curry hurt in GSW win

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 10 of his 32 points in overtime to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-105 victory over Philadelphia in an NBA Eastern Conference heavyweight clash Wednesday. Reigning two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Antetokounmpo, ably defended by Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, struggled early, scoring just four points in the first […]

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Lillard highlights Blazers’ huge comeback with 50 pts.; Jazz bounce back

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Damian Lillard delivered a 50-point performance and led a remarkable fourth quarter comeback as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 125-124 on Tuesday. Lillard drained six three pointers and made 13-of-20 from the field with six rebounds and 10 assists to give the Blazers an improbable victory at […]

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