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James Harden of the Houston Rockets reacts to a basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: Nets have pieces, now they need to fit together

Jan. 14, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Having a Big Three is great. That is, if those players want it to be great. And that’s the challenge in Brooklyn now, after agreeing to the trade that landed three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden from Houston: Getting Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all individually great, to want to be...

Houston Rockets' James Harden leaves the court following a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

James Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster multiteam deal

Jan. 14, 2021 9:55 AM EST

James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio featuring some of the NBA's highest scorers. The Nets acquired the three-time scoring champion from the Houston Rockets in a deal that became official on Thursday, a move Harden has sought for...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guards Austin Rivers (8) and RJ Barrett (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in New York. (Brad Penner/Pool Photo via AP)

Durant, Nets win while short-handed with Harden deal pending

Jan. 13, 2021 11:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden might soon be in Brooklyn and Kyrie Irving could soon be back, giving the Nets a potentially tantalizing trio. Kevin Durant's focus was on something else Wednesday. "We really wanted this game tonight and everybody played like that," Durant said. Especially the solo superstar...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, moves around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

LeBron James scores 26 points, Lakers roll past Thunder

Jan. 13, 2021 11:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-99 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record seventh straight road victory to start the season. “We just have a bunker mentality on the road — just us," James said. "But...

AP source: Brooklyn Nets agree to 4-team deal for James Harden, acquiring 3-time scoring champion from Houston Rockets

Jan. 13, 2021 4:48 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — AP source: Brooklyn Nets agree to 4-team deal for James Harden, acquiring 3-time scoring champion from Houston Rockets.

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Jan. 6, 2021. Editorial: Indiana up to the NCAA challenge. No state better equipped to handle college tourneys March Madness is no stranger to Indiana. Actually, college basketball’s “big dance” feels quite at home in the Hoosier state. The hoops sport, at every...

Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors with guard Stephen Curry during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors hold off Raptors 106-105 on off night by Curry

Jan. 11, 2021 12:04 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Damion Lee converted the tying and go-ahead free throws with 3.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors withstood a rough fourth quarter to hold off the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Sunday night despite uncharacteristic struggles by Stephen Curry. Curry shot 2 of 16 and missed nine...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) defends against Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (9) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

LeBron gets 28, Lakers hold off Bulls 117-115 without Davis

Jan. 9, 2021 1:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of two injured starters for a 117-115 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Zach LaVine scored 38 points, but the UCLA product missed a 17-foot jumper with 4.7 seconds...

FILE - New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, right, defends against Minnesota Timberwolves' Michael Beasley in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis, in this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, file photo. Beasley and Lin  are two of the former NBA players who have signed with the G League this season, with games to be played inside a bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Back to the bubble: G League season will be played at Disney

Jan. 8, 2021 2:47 PM EST

The G League will crown its 2021 champion in a bubble, just as the NBA did last season. Plans were announced Friday for the G League season, which will be condensed and played at the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Teams have been given a preliminary plan calling for games to begin around...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2009 file photo, Sacramento Kings coach Paul Westphal looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Westphal, the Hall of Fame basketball player has died. The Phoenix Suns confirmed his death Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Paul Westphal, Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at 70

Jan. 2, 2021 4:54 PM EST

Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, died Saturday. He was 70. He died in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a statement from Southern California, where Westphal starred in college. He was diagnosed with brain...