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Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz, left, shoots past Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

D'Angelo Russell shines, Warriors end 10-game losing streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With wins so hard to come by for the injury-plagued Warriors, every one means a little more now to coach Steve Kerr. The Golden State of old just expected to pile up victories — and now things are completely the opposite with Kevin Durant having departed for Brooklyn and Splash...

Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Caris LeVert (22), during a NBA basketball game, Saturday Jan. 18, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Bucks win easily again, beat Nets 117-97 for 6th straight

Jan. 18, 2020 9:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Their lead was only nine with a minute left in the first half and it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks might be on their way to a close game. Then Khris Middleton hit two 3-pointers, and another rout was on for a team that just keeps racking them up. “I think they are playing as good...

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, left, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris scores 34, leads Sixers past Nets 117-106

Jan. 15, 2020 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At the start of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers said that they would bank their NBA title hopes on a “BullyBall” formula of physical defense and inside presence. In a tight game in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, that mixture worked to perfection. Tobias Harris...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and teammate forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) celebrate after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about league showcase

Dec. 25, 2019 9:28 AM EST

A six-pack of Christmas nuggets to know going into this year’s slate of showcase NBA games on the holiday: Boston at Toronto, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Houston at Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans at Denver. HELLO, TORONTO It’s not a rule, but the NBA...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 117-89. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bucks back on Christmas, led by more complete Antetokounmpo

Dec. 24, 2019 2:28 AM EST

Giannis Antetokounmpo had become such an attraction after just a few seasons in the league that ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said a couple years ago he wanted to see the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas, even if it was just a practice. The jump out of the gym explosiveness, the ability to go end to end — or...

FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, center, talks things over with his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Many coaches are striking the delicate balance between pushing inexperienced players enough for the players and the team to have success while realizing that the learning curve in the league is often a long one.  (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

NBA coaches look for balance between winning, development

Dec. 23, 2019 2:13 AM EST

Billy Donovan challenges Oklahoma City’s young players to slow down and consider their strengths, focus first on defense and always think about whether the best decision is to shoot or pass. Then, just be patient and teach the rest of the game’s nuances over time. It can be a painful process for NBA...

LaMarcus Aldridge, de los Spurs de San Antonio, dispara por encima de Jarrett Allen, de los Nets de Brooklym, en la primera mitad del juego del jueves 19 de diciembre de 2019, en San Antonio. (AP Foto/Darren Abate)

Mills, Spurs top Nets 118-105 on Dinwiddie's career night

Dec. 20, 2019 12:17 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The last active player from the San Antonio Spurs’ glory days, Patty Mills remembers when winning wasn't such a struggle. Mills tells his teammates to stay positive, remain patient and keep fighting. On Thursday night, he showed them how to do it. Mills had 27 points and the Spurs...

New York Knicks coach David Fizdale reacts during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller interim coach

Dec. 6, 2019 8:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach Friday after...

Brooklyn Nets guard David Nwaba, top, and Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Temple, Dinwiddie pace Nets to easy win over Hawks

Dec. 4, 2019 11:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — On a team that's undergone a full roster rebuild and endured significant injuries, Garrett Temple knew the Brooklyn Nets would need extra time to mesh. “We had so many new guys," Temple said. “On this team, our defensive principles are a little different than around the NBA. We...

Injured Golden State Warriors guards Stephen Curry, left, and Klay Thompson, right, cheer a performer during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

NBA drops 2 Warriors games from national TV schedule

Dec. 3, 2019 9:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are no longer must-see TV. The NBA is taking two upcoming Golden State games off the national TV schedule, with the injury-riddled former dynasty now owning the worst record in the league. Golden State was scheduled to play on ESPN against Utah on Dec. 13 and...