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Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear. They'll be...

The Latest: Famous Los scores 22, named celebrity game MVP

Feb. 15, 2019 11:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team held on to beat the Away team 82-80 in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night. Jay Williams scored 18 points for Home. Quavo scored 27 for Away and...

Curry 'family reunion' has special start at All-Star Weekend

Feb. 15, 2019 10:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Curry family All-Star Weekend is off to a rousing start — a Curry knocked down a big shot on Friday. Not surprising, except it was Sonya Curry. Yes, Dell's wife and the mother of Stephen and Seth showed she also hit a dramatic game-winning shot from deep. Sonya sank a...

Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Feb. 15, 2019 9:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team's 82-80 victory over the Visiting Team on Friday night in the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Quavo, part of the hip-hop trio Migos, scored 27 points for the Visiting Team, and former NBA star...

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Feb. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers. Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four...

Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout

Feb. 15, 2019 7:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand. Demps' dismissal comes after Davis said in late January that he would not sign an...

Nuggets extend Tim Connelly and rest of front office

Feb. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tim Connelly and the front office have assembled a Denver Nuggets team that's reaching new heights this season. For that, extensions all around. The team announced the move Friday for the president of basketball operations, along with Connelly's staff, in the midst of one of the best seasons...

As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in

Feb. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, the G League Capital City Go-Go and two Arena Football teams. He, personally, doesn't...

Davis MRI shows muscle bruise

Feb. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says an MRI on Anthony Davis' injured left shoulder showed a muscle bruise. The person says Davis' timetable for a return is day-to-day. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the examination results have not...

Silver opens All-Star weekend, eyes high-tech future of game

Feb. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the "smart jersey of the future." Silver used an app on a phone to change the number and name on the back of a jersey that was displayed on the side of the stage where he spoke, flipping it from...