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NBA Basketball News

Jan 19

Embiid scores 26, Sixers beat Celtics 89-80

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid celebrated his first NBA All-Star selection with 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

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Jan 19

Spurs lose undefeated tag in Elite Netball League

There is no more unbeaten team in the Berger Elite Netball League after the previously undefeated Manchester Spurs were clipped 35-34 by defending champions St Ann Orchids in a pulsating affair at the Leila Robinson Courts on Thursday night. The Spurs …

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Jan 19

GAME RECAP: 76ers 89, Celtics 80

Joel Embiid goes off for 26 points, 16 rebounds and six assists as the 76ers topped the Celtics 89-80.

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Jan 19

Feisty Clippers become feel-good story of NBA

Did you see that game-winning shot by somebody named C.J. Williams, making his NBA debut at age 27? How about that game-saving defensive play by Tyrone Wallace, the last dude taken in the 2016 draft? They may not have a Willis Reed, but dang it, they’ve got a Willie Reed, and his PER nearly equals

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Jan 19

Knicks, Jazz hope to stay on fringe of playoffs

Staying on the fringes of the playoff picture is becoming harder for both the New York Knicks and the Utah Jazz. When the two teams clash in Salt Lake City on Friday night, both will be searching to build some critical momentum to reverse recent strug…

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Jan 19

Pelicans Davis, Cousins named Western Conference All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) — Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA’s new All-Star matchup. LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday

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Jan 19

Game Preview: Pacers at Trail Blazers

Last Updated: Jan. 18 at 2:58 PM ET Matchup The Pacers take a perfect 2-0 road trip to the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, tipping off the first leg of a back-to-back against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. The game will be Indiana’s third of a five-game road swing as the Pacers (24

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Jan 19

Cavaliers blow big lead, hang on to beat Magic 104-103

Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 104-103 on Thursday night. After Thomas made his shots, Orlando’s Elfrid Payton missed a contested

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Jan 19

Rod Beard’s NBA midseason report: New powers turn page

Auburn Hills — Like any season, there were some clear expectations of what would happen in the first 41 games of the season: several teams jockeying for position — only to be thwarted by the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on the road to …

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Jan 19

NBA Standings

Jan 19 (OPTA) – Standings from the NBA on Thursday EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 34 12 .739 – 2. Toronto 30 13 .698 2 1/2 3. Philadelphia 21 20 .512 10 1/2 4. New York 20 25 .444 13 1/2 5. Brooklyn 16 29 .356 17 1/2 CENTRAL …

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Jan 19

WATCH: LeBron James makes no-look, behind-the-back assist to Dwyane Wade

Just LeBron doing LeBron things. Late in the first quarter of the Cavaliers-Magic game, Cleveland forward LeBron James grabs a deflected pass, throws a no-look, behind-the-back bounce pass through Orlando forward Aaron Gordon’s legs to find Dwyane Wade for the easy layup.

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Jan 19

UPDATE 2-NBA Results

Jan 19 (Opta) – Results from the NBA games on Thursday (home team in CAPS) (start times are EST) Philadelphia 89 BOSTON 80 CLEVELAND 104 Orlando 103 HOUSTON Minnesota (21:30) PORTLAND Indiana (22:00)

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Jan 19

LeBron James throws behind-the-back, nutmeg pass for assist (VIDEO)

This is the pass of the season.

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Jan 19

Heat hope to stay hot at Nets

Nearly six weeks ago, the Miami Heat withstood the elevation and turned on the defense in a "road win" over the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City. It began a run of 15 wins in 20 games for the Heat, who visit the Nets on Friday night at Barclays …

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Jan 19

Spurs face Raptors’ team with just 3 home losses

The teams with the best home records in the NBA meet Friday night when the Toronto Raptors host the San Antonio Spurs at the Air Canada Centre. The Spurs, who have the league’s best home record at 19-2, already have a win over the Raptors, 101-97, on Oct. 23 at the AT&T Center. The Raptors (30-

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Jan 19

Stephen Curry wants Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo on his All-Star team

CHICAGO – It never became a question of if Warriors guard Stephen Curry would start in the 2018 NBA All-Star game. Instead, it became a question of who Curry would select on his team. So once he was named captain on Thursday after collecting the most f…

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