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The Latest: Michael Jordan's mother has message for NBA moms

Feb. 17, 2019 1:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 1:05 p.m. When Michael Jordan talks, people tend to listen. Apparently the same goes for his mother, Deloris Jordan. The mother of the six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner delivered an inspirational speech during All-Star Weekend...

Currys: All-Star weekend 'everything we hoped it would be'

Feb. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite...

The 68th NBA All-Star Game has arrived in Charlotte

Feb. 17, 2019 11:31 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — All-Star Sunday has arrived. The 68th edition of the NBA's annual midseason showcase exhibition game gets played in Charlotte, with LeBron James set to start for the 15th consecutive year, Kemba Walker ready to excite his home crowd and legends Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade ready to...

At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis finds himself in spotlight

Feb. 17, 2019 2:49 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Davis isn't completely sure if he's going to play in Sunday's All-Star game. He doesn't know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he'll play next season. Or where he'll play the season after that, either. So Davis, obviously,...

Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

Feb. 16, 2019 10:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston's Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O'Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn's Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State's Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown. Say...

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's...

Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

Feb. 16, 2019 9:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing...

Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78

Feb. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett always seems to do it all for No. 2 Duke. This time, it showed up on the stat sheet. The freshman had the program's first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in the Blue Devils' 94-78 victory over North Carolina State...

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Feb. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is...

St. Francis Brooklyn beats Central Connecticut 90-79

Feb. 16, 2019 7:08 PM EST

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — Glenn Sanabria had a season-high 25 points as St. Francis Brooklyn defeated Central Connecticut 90-79 on Saturday. Rosel Hurley added 20 points for the Terriers. Jalen Jordan had 13 points for St. Francis (16-11, 8-6 Northeast Conference). Deniz Celen added 12 points and seven...