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AP Source: Mavericks get Noel from 76ers for Bogut, Anderson
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Mavericks have acquired big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick....

UNC: fan ejected after exchange with Louisville's Pitino
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized to Louisville's Rick Pitino after the Cardinals coach had a heated verbal exchange with a fan as he came off the court for halftime during Wednesday night's game....

NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season
LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season....

Bird, Kidd say don't look for OKC's Westbrook to slow down
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Larry Bird and Jason Kidd are in awe of Russell Westbrook's ability to make the difficult seem routine....

Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experiment
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson - they call it the "Good Guys Table." Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee, one-time teammates with Denver reunited in Oakland, hold secret chats....

In Lebanon gyms, playtime and escape for Syrian children
BEIRUT (AP) -- Every Sunday, the gymnasium along Beirut's airport highway echoes with the shouting and laughter of dozens of Syrian children enjoying a rare escape from a grim and confined life in exile....

D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League's Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November....

Kansas guard Graham apologizes after traffic warrant arrest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas guard Devonte Graham apologized Thursday for his arrest on a traffic-related warrant hours after helping the third-ranked Jayhawks to a record-tying 13th consecutive Big 12 Conference title with a win over TCU....

Column: Lakers can't count on celebrity to bring back glory
Chasing celebrity isn't mentioned anywhere in the first chapter of the playbook to NBA relevance....

As trade rumors swirl, George gets back to work with Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul George showed up to work Wednesday wearing the same Indiana Pacers uniform he has all season....

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