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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

Feb. 17, 2020 10:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set. The...

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo celebrates after winning his heat in NBA basketball's All-Star skills challenge Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

The Latest: Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

Feb. 15, 2020 10:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams....

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates after his basket in the second overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT

Feb. 14, 2020 10:29 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn't want to smile. But sometimes the moment calls for it. The Celtics were trailing 124-123 in the final minute of overtime in their back-and-forth slugfest with the Clippers and Tatum found himself defended by Landry Shamet and Montrezl Harrell. Tatum hesitated, sidestepped...

Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) cannot get a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Al Horford (42) Tobias Harris (12) and Matisse Thybulle (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Clippers' Paul George fined $35,000 for criticizing refs

Feb. 13, 2020 3:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers $35,000 on Thursday, two days after he was critical of the officiating after his team lost to the Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA said George was fined those comments, and noted that the amount of the fine “also reflects his multiple...

Cavaliers' Kevin Love out against Hawks with sore Achilles

Feb. 12, 2020 5:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is out against the Atlanta Hawks with a sore right Achilles. Love's injury is another setback for the Cavaliers, who are coming off their worst home loss in franchise history, a 133-92 rout by the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Cleveland has lost 12...

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Clippers' Lou Williams (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Richardson, Simmons lead 76ers past Clippers 110-103

Feb. 11, 2020 11:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid kept the Philadelphia 76ers close until Josh Richardson took over. Richardson scored 17 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Sixers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-103 on Tuesday night. Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for...

The Los Angeles Lakers honor the late Kobe Bryant by laying out t-shirts for fans prior to an NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

All-Star Weekend nears, and Kobe will be at the forefront

Feb. 11, 2020 3:21 AM EST

Kobe Bryant will be announced Friday at All-Star Weekend in Chicago as one of the finalists for this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction class, which isn’t a secret and never was. Bryant always was a lock to be a first-ballot pick. Fellow first-time nominees Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will...

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

Feb. 11, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S....

Toronto Raptors forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) grabs a rebound between Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez (41) and guard Jarrett Culver (23) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anunoby has 25, Raptors beat Wolves for 15th straight win

Feb. 10, 2020 11:57 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam keeps telling teammate OG Anunoby to improve his offense output by thinking less on the court. Anunoby must not have thought much during Monday’s game against Minnesota. Anunoby scored a career-high 25 points and matched his career best with 12...

Minnesota Timberwolves' D'Angelo Russell smiles after addressing team fans prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Towns, Russell each buy 1,000 T-wolves tickets for giveaway

Feb. 10, 2020 4:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves co-stars Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell have each purchased 1,000 tickets to the team's next home game for an online giveaway. The Timberwolves announced the promotion Monday in advance of hosting Charlotte on Wednesday night, which is expected to be...