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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, pressures New York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton (6) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in New York, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Knicks hold on to end Rockets' 6-game win streak, 125-123

Mar. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The small-ball Rockets had big problems in New York. The Knicks bullied them on the backboards and pummeled them in the paint, making an impressive first impression on their new team president. Rookie guard RJ Barrett tied his season high with 27 points and the Knicks held on for a 125-123...

Common named MVP, Team Wilbon wins All-Star Celebrity Game

Feb. 14, 2020 10:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper and actor Common had 10 points and four steals to earn Most Valuable Player honors in the All-Star Celebrity Game as Team Wilbon beat Team Stephen A, 62-47 on Friday night. Rapper Famous Los scored 25 points and former NBA player Quentin Richardson had 12 points and 12 rebounds at...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Feb. 14, 2020 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual. The voters really didn’t need more this year. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by...