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Bucks, 76ers eye East title with Leonard back in the West

Oct. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western...

Pistons sign Tre'Shawn Thurman, waive Sword

Oct. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed forward Tre'Shawn Thurman and waived guard Craig Sword. The Pistons announced the moves Friday, just a day after announcing that they'd signed Sword. The 6-foot-7 Thurman averaged 8.2 points a game last season as a senior at Nevada. He also played three...

NBA says Chinese wanted Morey's firing; China denies claim

Oct. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China's...

The NBA's West race should be incredibly good this season

Oct. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

Stephen Curry knew roster change was inevitable. That being said, Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't changing their expectations of themselves. The five-time defending Western Conference champions aren't the popular pick to represent their side of the league in this season's NBA Finals, understandable...

WNBA Dream moving to 3,500-seat arena near Atlanta airport.

Oct. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Dream are getting a new home. The WNBA team announced Friday it will play next season at a 3,500-seat arena near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Gateway Center Arena is scheduled to open next week in a complex that includes the Georgia International...

Hutton notches 2nd straight shutout, Sabres beat Kings 3-0

Oct. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton keeps stopping shots. The Los Angeles Kings can't seem to score. Put the teams together and the result is predictable. Hutton set a Buffalo record for saves in a shutout with 47 and recorded his second straight shutout in a 3-0 win over the Kings...

Kawhi back in Canada, NBA GMs think he'll go back to finals

Oct. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

Kawhi Leonard was back in Canada, where last season he won a championship. NBA general managers think he's going to win another one this season. They voted the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorites Thursday in the NBA.com GM survey , believing Leonard and Paul George are the missing pieces for a team that's never...

Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Oct. 18, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach," Edwards says before...

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Oct. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling "substantial" financial losses...

Pistons exercise 2020-21 option on Kennard

Oct. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have exercised their team option for the 2020-21 season on Luke Kennard. The Pistons also announced Thursday that they signed guard Craig Sword and waived Todd Withers. The 6-foot-6 Kennard averaged 9.7 points last season and shot 39% from 3-point range. He was a...