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Knicks give game away to lowly Hawks on night Hardaway returns to Atlanta

Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 22 points on the night he comes back to Atlanta, but the Knicks falter in the second half and lose, 116-104.

        

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Steve Kerr shuffles cards while waiting for reporters to tweet

Heres the latest episode of What Will Steve Kerr Do While Reporters Tweet?

        

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Detroit Pistons escape Oklahoma City with 99-98 win over Thunder

And when Russell Westbrook missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds, the Pistons were able to escape with their fifth road victory of the season.

        

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LeBron James has triple-double, Cavaliers beat Hornets for seventh win in a row

LeBron's 57th career triple-double, J.R. Smith's crucial free throw sparks Cleveland.

        

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Does Derrick Rose still want to play in the NBA?

Rose's strange career has been highlighted by extreme highs and lows.

        

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Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle 'personal matter'

Rose hasn't played in a game since Nov. 7 while dealing with an ankle injury.

        

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Kevin Durant Ruled Out vs. Bulls with Ankle Injury

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant was ruled out for Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained left ankle, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Durant played in Wednesday's 108-91 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder after he missed a 118-111 win against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

Durability has been a recent concern for Durant, as he played in just 27 games in 2014-15 and missed 20 contests last season—his first with Golden State—because of a...

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Derrick Rose Reportedly Taking Leave from Cavaliers to Evaluate Future in NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is reportedly taking a leave from the team in order to evaluate his NBA future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin.

Per Wojnarowski, a Cavaliers source said, "[Rose is] tired of being hurt, and it's taking a toll on him mentally." 

Last week, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said Rose would miss at least two weeks due to an ankle injury. The 29-year-old veteran hasn't played since a 124-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov. 7.

Rose...

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76ers' Joel Embiid: 'I think I'm the best defensive player in the league right now'

Joel Embiid isn't bashful.

        

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Luc Mbah a Moute Had the Highest Plus-Minus in a Game Dating Back to 1996-97

Fact: The Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute was +57 in last night's blow out win over the Nuggets, the highest plus-minus in a game dating back to 1996-97.

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Kevin Durant and his mother try to quell feud with Russell Westbrook

The simmering Warriors-Thunder rivalry is great for the game.

        

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Kevin Durant smiles through trash talk with Russell Westbrook

Westbrook vs. Durant was heated!

        

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It's over: Celtics' 16-game winning streak snapped by Heat

Dion Waiters had 26 points with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes.

        

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LeBron James' 23-point fourth quarter powers Cavs to sixth straight win

LeBron scored 23 of his 33 points in the fourth and the Cavs downed the Nets.

        

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Russell Westbrook outduels Kevin Durant, Thunder roll past Warriors

Russell Westbrook scored a season high 34 points to help the Thunder roll past the Warriors.

        

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What Victor Oladipo is doing behind the scenes has led to Pacers' success

You can see how well Victor Oladipo is playing. You may not see how well Oladipo is leading.

        

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Clippers' Patrick Beverley undergoes knee procedure, expected to miss rest of season

Beverley, who was traded to the Clippers over the summer, underwent the procedure in Houston on Wednesday.

        

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Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter: What If They Had Stayed Together?

By the start of the 21st century, the Toronto Raptors had grown into an NBA phenomenon. With burgeoning stars on the rise in Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady, Toronto became the talk of the NBA. After one playoff appearance, McGrady departed in free agency, leaving Carter as a solo star. With McGrady a Hall of Famer and Carter a shoo-in, one has to wonder what the duo could've accomplished together had McGrady stayed.

        

Ushering In A New Era

After a somewhat respectable 30-52...

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LeBron James Asked to Guest Star in 'Arthur' by Show's Producer

LeBron James has parlayed his "Angry Arthur" Instagram post into an offer to make a guest appearance on the children's television show. 

According to For The Win's Charles Curtis, Arthur producer Carol Greenwald said Wednesday "they've just reached out to James' agent, and she'd love to have him guest star" on the show. 

"The great thing about what he's doing here is talking about feelings," Greenwald said. "One of the things we do is recognize kids have a range of moods and feelings...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar jersey sells for $106K at auction

The NBA's all-time leading scorer wore the jersey during the 1971 All-Star Game.

        

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