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Triple trio for Giannis Antetokounmpo; Nets outlast Knicks

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo reeled off his third straight triple-double as the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to four games with a 133-122 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday. Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in another MVP-caliber performance that came two days after his 33-point triple […]

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NBA: Like wine, Curry gets stronger and better at 33

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Golden State star Stephen Curry celebrated his 33rd birthday Sunday with a 32-point performance that propelled the Warriors to a 131-119 victory over the NBA-leading Utah Jazz and snapped a four-game skid. Curry got off to a sizzling start, connecting on 63 percent of his shots in a 14-point first quarter […]

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Embiid injures knee in return; Lakers pip Pacers

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – NBA MVP candidate Joel Embiid emerged from quarantine Friday only to exit in the third quarter with a left knee injury as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 127-101 in Washington. Embiid, who missed Sunday’s All-Star Game because of Covid-19 restrictions, threw down a dunk and landed awkwardly on his […]

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Hot Irving carries the load as Nets cool off Boston Celtics

NEW YORK, March  12, 2021 (AFP) – Kyrie Irving scored 40 points as the red-hot Brooklyn Nets picked up where they left off before the All-Star break by beating the Boston Celtics, 121-109, on Thursday in New York. With Kevin Durant sitting out his 10th straight game with an injury and James Harden struggling early […]

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LeBron, Durant, Paul among 57 NBA players in US Olympic squad

NEW YORK (AFP) – Two-time Olympic champions LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul were among 57 NBA players named on Thursday by USA Basketball as finalists for the Tokyo Olympic men’s basketball squad. The list added 15 players to a group of 42 finalists named in February 2020 who have confirmed interest in trying […]

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LeBron, Lakers set NBA sales pace with Nets at their best

NEW YORK (AFP) – LeBron James and the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers were the top sellers in NBA jerseys and merchandise announced Thursday with the Brooklyn Nets rising to team-record sales levels. The results announced by the league and players union were based upon NBA store website sales for the first half of the […]

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