Basketball

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 file photo, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union-Wade acknowledge the cheers from the crowd during the second half of an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bears in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union-Wade have a baby. The couple on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 announced they’ve welcomed a baby girl into the world. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)
November 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is back with the Miami Heat. Wade ended his paternity leave Tuesday night, checking in for the Heat midway through the first quarter of their game against the Brooklyn Nets. He said his wife and their daughter are doing well, which allowed him to feel comfortable resuming...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) speaks during an press conference following the basketball team's practice during the NBA Finals, in Cleveland. Disgruntled Cavaliers forward J.R. Smith has gotten his wish. The Cavs announced Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, that Smith “will no longer be with team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future.” (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
November 20, 2018 - 2:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith's bumpy-but-never-boring stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over. The team said Tuesday that the disgruntled forward, who had requested to be traded earlier this season, "will no longer be with team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his...
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Xavier forward Zach Hankins (35) fights for a loose ball against Auburn forward Horace Spencer (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
November 19, 2018 - 11:10 pm
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the Maui Invitational college basketball tournament (all times local): 7:04 p.m. The Maui Invitational is honoring former Associated Press college basketball writer Jim O'Connell at this year's tournament. The tournament included a full-page tribute to the late...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
November 19, 2018 - 10:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA's new scoring leader was determined his latest big night wouldn't go to waste. Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night. Walker followed up his NBA...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
November 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm
Caris LeVert is talking for the first time about what happened last week when he dislocated his right foot — an injury that looked so much worse at the time than what the diagnosis officially wound up being. The Brooklyn forward spoke with reporters at the Nets' facility on Monday, and says he...
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Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson, left, Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, center, and Heat center Hassan Whiteside are unable to come up with a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 19, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Josh Richardson's shoe toss was predictably costly. The NBA fined the Miami Heat guard $25,000 on Monday, one day after he threw one of his sneakers several rows into the stands midway through the fourth quarter of a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Richardson was ejected as part of...
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Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, left, breaks away from DePaul's Rebekah Dahlman during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
November 19, 2018 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina's run in the top 10 is over. The Gamecocks fell out of the first 10 teams in the AP women's basketball poll on Monday after being ranked that high for the past 89 consecutive weeks dating back to Jan. 6, 2014. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn and...
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Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, right, greets Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James after an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 18, 2018 - 9:05 pm
MIAMI (AP) — There was a time when LeBron James getting pestered by Lance Stephenson would have worked out wonderfully for the Miami Heat. Sunday was not one of those times. The scenario: It was late in the game, the outcome was decided, and Stephenson — James' former rival, now his teammate with...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) passes the ball against the defense of Toronto Raptors forwards Pascal Siakam (43) and Serge Ibaka (9) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Boston. Irving scored 43 points to lead the Celtics to a 123-116 victory in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 17, 2018 - 2:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 11 straight Boston points down the stretch and scored 17 in all in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter. Then in overtime, he really turned it on. The Celtics guard made or assisted on every basket in the extra period, finishing with 11 assists and a season-high 43...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives around Portland Trail Blazers' Jake Layman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 16, 2018 - 11:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night. In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams. Andrew Wiggins scored 23...
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