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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden sees title chance, says he'll sacrifice shots for it

Jan. 15, 2021 4:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden used his final interview in Houston to say that his team wasn't good enough. He has a whole new message now that he's in Brooklyn. Harden sees a roster that features Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, a coaching staff that includes a coach under whom he became the NBA's leading...

Houston Rockets' James Harden leaves the court following a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

James Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster multiteam deal

Jan. 14, 2021 9:55 AM EST

James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio featuring some of the NBA's highest scorers. The Nets acquired the three-time scoring champion from the Houston Rockets in a deal that became official on Thursday, a move Harden has sought for...

Charlotte Hornets' Bismack Biyombo, left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Danny Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid's double-double leads 76ers past Hornets 118-101

Jan. 4, 2021 9:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid wore a sweatshirt with “The Process” emblazoned on the front, his nickname that’s a nod to the path the 76ers took from a forlorn franchise to one that has the best record in the NBA. And just maybe, the best player, too. Embiid had 14 points and 11...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid dives to save a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid shakes off injury, rallies 76ers past winless Raptors

Dec. 29, 2020 10:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had all of Philadelphia holding its breath when he grabbed the back of his right leg and needed a trip to the locker room. Coach Doc Rivers did not check on the 76ers big man because usually the health update is “bad news.” The bad news did, indeed, come...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The Blazers won 128-126 in overtime. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

NBA fines 76ers' Daryl Morey $50,000 for tweet about Harden

Dec. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Philadelphia president of basketball operations Daryl Morey $50,000 on Monday for a since-deleted tweet about Houston’s James Harden that violated the league’s anti-tampering rule. A tweet was posted to Morey's account Dec. 20 in commemoration of the anniversary...

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, left, cannot get a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, top right, and Joel Embiid during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid leads 76ers past Westbrook, Wizards 113-107 in opener

Dec. 23, 2020 10:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone more than a year without losing in Philadelphia, a stretch that included a coaching change, a roster revamp, and a pandemic hiatus. The constant? Joel Embiid simply dominant down the stretch. Embiid scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 14...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020 file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, shouts from the bench in the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Antetokounmpo has appeared in a government ad in his native Greece, released ahead of Christmas to urge people to observe public safety measures during the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

East preview: Heat returning champs, but have challengers

Dec. 18, 2020 11:35 AM EST

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is the two-time reigning MVP. Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant is a two-time NBA Finals MVP and about to get back on the floor after recovering from injury. Washington’s Russell Westbrook is still a triple-double machine. Boston’s Jayson Tatum signed an...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden leaves the court after their win against the San Antonio Spurs after an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Harden won't address reports he wants out of Houston

Dec. 16, 2020 3:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Given the chance to address months of speculation that he wants to be traded from the Houston Rockets, James Harden sidestepped questions more deftly than he shakes defenders with his signature step-back. The disgruntled superstar spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since...

FILE - Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J., in this Monday, May 13, 2019, file photo. Knocked his entire career for conditioning woes, Embiid dedicated his offseason to a fitness program he vowed would keep him with the 76ers. Embiid kept his personal transaction wire humming in the shortened offseason with the additions of a personal chef, nutritionist, physical therapist and a massage therapist to shape the 6-foot-11 center into MVP form.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

From Process to pension, Embiid wants career as 76ers lifer

Dec. 15, 2020 12:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Knocked his entire career for conditioning woes, Joel Embiid dedicated his offseason to a fitness program he vowed would keep him with the 76ers from Process to pension. Embiid kept his personal transaction wire humming in the shortened offseason with the additions of a personal chef,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot as Oklahoma City Thunder's Nerlens Noel, right, defends during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Houston Rockets have traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future lottery-protected. first-round pick. 
Both teams announced the trade Wednesday night, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

'Happy about where I'm at': Westbrook discusses move to DC

Dec. 5, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Russell Westbrook made a few things clear Saturday. He will remain a Dallas Cowboys fan even though he’s now playing in Washington, he’s not going to abandon his policy against being friendly with opponents during games, and he doesn’t think a championship necessarily completes a...