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James scores season-high 39 points as Lakers hand Spurs eighth-straight loss

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James picked the perfect time for his best offensive output of the season. James scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers escaped with a 143-138 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. “We gave up a ton in transition, we turned …

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Thunder suffers first blowout loss of the season in 118-105 defeat to Rockets

It took 20 games but the Oklahoma City Thunder finally suffered their first blowout loss of the season. Against the fellow rebuilding and second-worst record in the league Houston Rockets of all teams! This league can be comedic at times. In a game that saw Jalen Green almost singlehandedly make more three-pointers than the entire …

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Draymond Green passionately defends Jonathan Kuminga’s ‘growing pains’

Draymond passionately defends growing pains of JK, youngsters originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay area A lot was expected this season from Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman and Moses Moody, but the trio of Warriors’ lottery draft picks have struggled to find their way so far. Wiseman has been sent to the G League and there’s …

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Watch Giannis throw down career-high nine dunks, score 38 in comeback win over Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers v Milwaukee Bucks MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks taught the Cleveland Cavaliers a lesson in playoff-type intensity well before the start of December. Antetokounmpo scored 38 points and the Bucks capitalized on a 23-2 run in the first eight-plus minutes of the third quarter to rally past Cleveland 117-102 …

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Payton Pritchard’s instant energy could become a key element for the Celtics

Forsberg: Pritchard’s instant energy should get him more run originally appeared on NBC SportsBoston While just about everyone else in the gym was winding down their off-day workouts, Payton Pritchard was ramping up. Boston’s third-year guard was running through shooting drills at game speed after a practice last month and, after a few frustrating misses, …

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As NBA grapples with antisemitism, Arn Tellem’s family history educates Detroit Pistons

Dozens of Detroit Pistons employees — players, coaches, front office members and business staffers alike — were seated in a large room at Huntington Place downtown as Arn Tellem shared his family history. Tellem paused and gathered himself as he talked about his grandfather, Max, who emigrated from the shtetl of Viduklė, Lithuania, to Philadelphia …

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