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His last All-Star complete, Wade turns focus on playoff push

Feb. 18, 2019 2:14 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade is adamant that the end of this season will be the right time for him to bid farewell to the game of basketball. The game of basketball spent the weekend disagreeing with him. Wade's final All-Star appearance as a player is now complete, a four-day trip that had...

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

Feb. 18, 2019 12:58 AM 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...

Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Midway through the third quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo said he began thinking he had a chance to become the first international player to win the NBA All-Star Game MVP. But the thought was fleeting, as Team LeBron mounted a rally and came from behind to defeat Team Giannis 178-164...

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis, 178-164

Feb. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James...

The Latest: Team LeBron rallies, wins All-Star game 178-164

Feb. 17, 2019 10:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 10:55 p.m. Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night in the All-Star game. Team LeBron...

Chatman scores 17, Popovic 15 as Boston College beats Miami

Feb. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EST

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College star Ky Bowman came down with a 102-degree fever on Saturday night. Jordan Chatman and Nik Popovic played feverish basketball on Sunday to ensure the Eagles' offense wouldn't miss a beat. Chatman finished with 17 points and Nik Popovic had 15 to carry the Boston...

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...