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Apr 09

NBA-Highlights of Saturday's NBA games (Reuters)

Celtics 121, Hornets 114 Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points, and Boston completed a four-game season sweep over Charlotte, knocking the Hornets out of playoff contention. The Celtics rolled to a 17-point halftime lead and led by 19 in the third quarter, …

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Apr 09

Thomas (again) leads Celtics past Hornets, 121-114 (The Associated Press)

The Boston Celtics are keeping the pressure on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points, and the Celtics remained in contention for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 121-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on S…

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Apr 08

Celtics visit Hornets with No. 1 seed in sights (The Associated Press)

On Thursday, the Boston Celtics’ quest for the top seed in the Eastern Conference was hindered by the Atlanta Hawks. A night later, the Celtics received assistance from the Hawks. The Celtics get a chance to aid their jockeying for the best record in…

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Apr 07

NBA says Charlotte is eligible to host 2019 All-Star Game (The Associated Press)

Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game after a compromise deal to replace a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, the league’s commissioner said Friday. ”It’s n…

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Apr 07

Pistons, on brink of elimination, visit Rockets (The Associated Press)

By the slimmest of margins, the Detroit Pistons remain in playoff contention, but nothing about their play over the past four weeks suggests they have any sincere interest in extending their season. By blowing a 20-point lead at home in their 105-102 …

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Apr 07

Scrambling for playoff spot, Heat face Lowry, Raptors (The Associated Press)

The Miami Heat faces a difficult schedule to close out the regular season in an attempt to secure a playoff spot. The task just became a little tougher now that the Toronto Raptors have All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry back in the lineup after he had b…

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Apr 05

Jazz fans raising money for billboard to show Gordon Hayward they love him (Ball Don’t Lie)

In his seven seasons with the Utah Jazz, Gordon Hayward has steadily grown from intriguing spot-starting swingman into one of the NBA’s best players. Jazz fans have watched Hayward blossom from a reedy 20-year-old fresh off a Cinderella run to the national championship game with Butler into a full-fledged All-Star whose per-game production puts him on the fringes of a conversation that includes the likes of James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

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Apr 05

Wall dominates third quarter as Wizards snap Hornets' streak (The Associated Press)

John Wall took coach Scott Brooks’ defensive message to heart and decided to get aggressive on the offensive end. It worked out quite well for the Washington Wizards. Wall scored 14 of his 23 points and dished out six of his 13 assists in a dominant …

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Apr 04

AP source: NBA board to discuss Charlotte as All-Star host (The Associated Press)

A person with knowledge of the plans says the NBA will discuss whether to bring the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte at its Board of Governors meeting this week. The person tells The Associated Press that the NBA board was already planning to discuss t…

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Apr 03

Ex-NBA star Ewing headed back to Georgetown University as coach (AFP)

Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing is going back to his basketball roots, taking the head coaching job at Georgetown University where he starred before his standout NBA career. Ewing, the top pick in the 1985 NBA draft, played 15 seasons with the New York Kn…

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Apr 03

Westbrook eyes history, LeBron leads Cavaliers in OT thriller (AFP)

Russell Westbrook edged closer to NBA immortality with his 40th triple-double of the season on Sunday as LeBron James dug deep to help Cleveland clinch a double-overtime thriller against Indiana. Westbrook scored 40 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and pro…

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Apr 03

NBA-Highlights from Sunday's NBA games (Reuters)

Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Sunday: Thunder 113, Hornets 101 Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his 40th triple-double of the season, moving him within one of the single-season record, but Oklahoma City lost to the …

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Apr 02

Westbrook closes in on NBA history with 40th triple-double (AFP)

Russell Westbrook has a slice of NBA history in his sights, but his 40th triple-double of the season on Sunday didn’t translate into a win for his Oklahoma City Thunder. Westbrook scored 40 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in …

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Apr 02

Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double (The Associated Press)

Desperately needing a victory to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Charlotte Hornets picked up one in a place they’d never won before. Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook’s sixth straight triple-do…

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Mar 31

Nuggets still in playoff chase as they visit Hornets (The Associated Press)

Denver suffered a crushing blow to its playoff hopes when the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Nuggets 122-113 on Wednesday to take over sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with less than 10 games t…

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Mar 28

Paul Millsap to miss at least three more games following knee procedure (Ball Don’t Lie)

Paul Millsap is joined by Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha on the injured list. The Paul Millsap news went from bad to worse for the Atlanta Hawks. A week after reports indicated the four-time NBA All-Star would indeed decline his $21.4 million player option for 2017-18 and enter free agency this summer, the Hawks announced Millsap will miss at least three more games with swelling in his left knee after undergoing a non-surgical procedure on Monday.

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Mar 28

DeRozan scores 36, Raptors top Magic 131-112 for 6th in row (The Associated Press)

DeMar DeRozan started his new work week the way he finished the old one, and the result was a sixth straight victory for the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan, selected Eastern Conference player of the week earlier in the day, scored 36 points as the Raptors d…

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Mar 27

Bucks aim to resume surge in Charlotte (The Associated Press)

The surging Milwaukee Bucks hit a roadblock on Sunday night. Milwaukee (37-36) had won 11 of 13 to move a season-high two games above .500 before a 109-94 home loss to the Chicago Bulls. Now the Bucks visit the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday for the fi…

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Mar 27

NBA-Highlights of Sunday's NBA games (Reuters)

March 26 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s NBA games: – – – Rockets 137, Thunder 125 Lou Williams paced four 20-point scorers for Houston in a win over Oklahoma City. Williams finished with 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting, hitting seven of eight three-pointers to help carry the Rockets to their third win in four meetings with the Thunder this season. Guards James Harden (22 points, 12 assists) and Eric Gordon (24 points) and forward Trevor Ariza, who made nine of 11 shots while scoring 24 points aided the win. Houston shot a robust 63.3 percent from the floor. …

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Mar 26

Walker scores 31, Hornets beat struggling Suns 120-106 (The Associated Press)

The Charlotte Hornets appear to playing their best basketball of the season heading down the homestretch. Kemba Walker had 31 points and nine assists, and the Hornets beat the Suns 120-106 on Sunday for their fourth victory in the last five games. ”…

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