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Jan 18

Rangers look to stay sharp against Sabres

On Tuesday, the New York Rangers produced one of their most complete efforts in a while. The Rangers get their opportunity for another win Thursday night when they host the Buffalo Sabres. New York is looking to get consecutive wins for the first tim…

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Jan 18

Pacers motor into Moda to face Trail Blazers

The Indiana Pacers invade Moda Center on Thursday night to face the Portland Trail Blazers with a positive mindset and a chance to continue to climb in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings. Indiana (24-20) carries a three-game winning streak into Portland, including victories over Phoenix 120-

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Jan 18

Harden likely to play when Rockets host T-Wolves

With an NBA investigation hanging over their collective heads, the Houston Rockets on Wednesday received a needed dose of positive news involving All-NBA guard James Harden. Harden, sidelined for seven games with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain, will …

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Jan 18

Magic is missing as Cavaliers host Orlando

The Orlando Magic are the last team the Cleveland Cavaliers beat. The Magic have lost 27 of its last 32 games and snapped a seven-game losing streak Tuesday by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavs, meanwhile, are a mess, considering their DNA…

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Jan 18

76ers limp into meeting with Celtics

It’s no secret that injuries have seriously haunted the Philadelphia 76ers in recent years. During a dramatic win Monday night — Philadelphia’s fifth in the last six games — over the Toronto Raptors, the injury bug bit the Sixers again. With the club still uncertain about when rookie Markelle

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Jan 18

Flyers to raise Lindros’ No. 88 before game vs. Leafs

The Philadelphia Flyers can’t afford many more clunkers like the one they had Tuesday night in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers that snapped a four-game win streak. “We’ve played really good hockey, and you’re going to have nights where, quite frankly, you’re not very good,”

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Jan 17

Patriots quietly await Jaguars’ challenge in AFC title game

The New England Patriots are spending the week leading up to Sunday’s AFC title game doing what they always do in the days leading up to any game. Reacting to Ramsey’s boast, quarterback Tom Brady, on his weekly WEEI appearance, said, “I think what I have learned for a long time is — it

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Jan 17

Nuggets, Clippers battling for playoff position

The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers will fight for a little elbow room in the Western Conference playoff chase Wednesday when they battle at Staples Center. With the NBA season having just turned toward the second half, the Nuggets sit toward the bottom of the conference’s playoff-eligible

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Jan 17

Pelicans standing tall, visit Hawks

The New Orleans Pelicans try for their first four-game winning streak of the season as they face the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Philips Arena to start a stretch against four teams with losing records. With Anthony Davis turning in his second …

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Jan 17

Bulls hope to slow Warriors freight train

The Golden State Warriors’ record, best in the NBA and borne out of a wealth of championship-caliber, speaks for itself. The Warriors, who have won three straight, will carry a 20-3 road record — including 13 straight wins away from home — into Wednesday’s game against the surging Chicago

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Jan 17

Thunder seek 11th straight home win over Lakers

Oklahoma City has been a winner for awhile, making the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons. The moves haven’t led there so far, with Oklahoma City sputtering to a 24-20 start. The Los Angeles Lakers, for so long one of the league’s model franchises, are just trying to get back to the

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Jan 17

Grizzlies aim for second straight win vs. Knicks

The Memphis Grizzlies will seek consecutive victories for the first time since October when they continue a three-game homestand against the New York Knicks on Wednesday. The Grizzlies have rebounded from one of the worst stretches in franchise histor…

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Jan 17

Heat likely to be without G Johnson at Bucks

Once again, Miami is looking for a shooting guard after Tyler Johnson suffered a sprained ankle Monday at Chicago and is listed as doubtful for Wednesday when the Heat travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks at the Bradley Center. Miami’s problems at the position began earlier this season when

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Jan 17

Jazz eye playoff run while Kings eye future

Say this for the Sacramento Kings: They keep the losing interesting. Say this for the Utah Jazz: They keep testing the limits of their optimism. “We definitely think we can make a run,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell told the Salt Lake Tribune, referring to Utah’s playoff hopes.

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Jan 17

Hornets coach Clifford back on bench versus Wizards

Coach Steve Clifford returns to the bench Wednesday night after a five-week absence when the Charlotte Hornets host the Washington Wizards. The 56-year-old, fifth-year coach is aware of the Hornets’ predicament. Both of those stats got a boost Monday when the Hornets made a one-day trip to Detroit

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Jan 17

Raptors, Pistons square off looking to snap skids

The Toronto Raptors and the Detroit Pistons have each lost two games in a row and have dropped three of their past four. The Raptors (29-13) have yet to lose three games in a row this season and have dropped two in a row four times. The Pistons (22-2…

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