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Dime King – The Lakers are benefiting from peak playmaker LeBron James

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James likes to pass the ball.Legend has it he developed his appreciation for the pass as a 9-year-old playing for the Summit Lake Hornets in a rec basketball league in Akron, Ohio. He fed a...

Clippers coach Doc Rivers ejected to delight of son Austin Rivers

HOUSTON -- LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected for arguing with official Tony Brothers at halfcourt on Wednesday night while his son, Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers, laughed and signaled for the officials to give his father a...

Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo assigned to G League

MILWAUKEE -- The Bucks have assigned Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, to the G League.The Bucks announced Wednesday that Antetokounmpo and Dragan Bender had been assigned to the Wisconsin Herd.Antetokounmpo, who signed a two-year,...

Celtics’ Gordon Hayward says recovery from hand injury ‘a drop in a bucket’

7:42 PM ETTim BontempsESPN BOSTON -- Gordon Hayward didn't know exactly what happened when he ran into LaMarcus Aldridge late in the second quarter Saturday night, but he knew something wasn't right."You always think about the worst-case scenario," Hayward...

Paul George likely to make Clippers debut Thursday at Pelicans

HOUSTON -- Paul George is likely to make his LA Clippers debut on Thursday at the New Orleans Pelicans, barring something unexpected, coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday prior to the Clippers' 102-93 loss to the Houston Rockets."Maybe tomorrow or...

Nets sign Iman Shumpert

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets have signed Iman Shumpert, adding the veteran guard to their roster with Wilson Chandler on the NBA's suspended list.Shumpert helped Cleveland win the 2016 NBA title and has also played for New York,...

Kristaps Porzingis expects fun but weird return to MSG

NEW YORK -- Kristaps Porzingis is intimately familiar with the winding hallways of Madison Square Garden. For the nearly four years he played for the New York Knicks, Porzingis would saunter up the ramp from the loading dock, walk...

Lakers to rest Anthony Davis against Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers will rest star forward Anthony Davis for the second leg of their back-to-back Wednesday night against the Warriors, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin and reports.The Los Angeles Times first reported the Lakers' decision to rest...

Lakers resting Anthony Davis against Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers are resting star forward Anthony Davis for the second leg of their back-to-back set Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors, but the team plans to have him back Friday against the Sacramento Kings.Davis has...

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban agrees with load management

Amid the ongoing debate about resting players in the NBA, count Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban among those openly willing to support load management."The problem isn't load management, per se," Cuban told reporters in Boston on Monday. "I think...

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