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Tue Mar 1922:06Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumorsLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers.The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers is that he is close friends with Magic Johnson, Lakers president of basketball operations.Rivers and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer agreed to a shorter contract extension last year that included an opt-out after this season. Rivers said the opt-out existed to "make sure it was the right fit for everyone."However, Rivers said that's being replaced with a long-term deal."I have a job and the Lakers have a coach," Rivers said. "Straight and upfront, I'm going to be here until Steve says 'Get out.'"The coach said earlier this year he and Ballmer mutually agreed to remove the opt-out and make it an extension."This is a great place to work," Rivers said.Rivers has coached the Clippers since 2013, compiling an 887-654 record. He also served as president of basketball operations for three seasons before ceding those duties to Lawrence Frank in 2017.The Clippers were 41-30 going into Tuesday night's game against Indiana at Staples Center. They currently own the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1921:46Injured Collison to miss 1st game after 71 starts for PacersCory JosephPGPacersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darren Collision will miss his first game of the season for the Indiana Pacers because of a right quad contusion.The guard had started all 71 games until sitting out Tuesday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles.Cory Joseph was to start in his place.Pacers coach Nate McMillan says Collison got hurt Monday night in a 106-98 loss at Portland. He thinks the injury occurred on a drive to the basket, when he got kneed.Collison complained of soreness and didn't feel that he could play in the second game of the back-to-back.The 10-year veteran out of UCLA is averaging 11.3 points and 6.0 assists.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1921:26Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumorsLeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers is denying rumors that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers.The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy.Rivers is so eager to tamp down the speculation that he says paperwork on a new contract extension is already being worked on.He says he had an option to opt out of his contract this summer. However, Rivers says that earlier this year he and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer mutually agreed to remove the clause, which existed to "make sure it was the right fit for everyone."The Clippers are 41-30 going into Tuesday night's game against Indiana at Staples Center. They own the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1920:06Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchupMalcolm BrogdonPGBucksFree Agent
Sterling BrownSGBucksFree Agent
Donte DiVincenzoSGBucksFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Tim FrazierPGWizardsFree Agent
Pau GasolCSpursFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
Christian WoodPFHornetsFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.Antetokounmpo, an MVP front-runner, turned his right ankle during the Bucks' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. He crumpled to the ground after colliding with Joel Embiid while driving to the basket late in the third quarter."Yesterday was an off day but a lot of guys still come in on off days to get treatment," Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "He got some treatment. Coming in today, he's in a place where he's not good to play. He can't play."James is sitting out with a sore left groin, the same injury that caused him to miss a career-high 17 consecutive games earlier this season.The NBA-leading Bucks have been beset by injuries and took the court against the Lakers without guard Sterling Brown (right wrist soreness), guard Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis) and center Pau Gasol (lef... [More]
Tue Mar 1917:19Warriors F Durant to sit out vs ThunderKevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Warriors forward Kevin Durant will sit out Saturday night against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, with a right ankle sprain. Durant, the league's No. 4 scorer, also missed Golden State's game against Houston on Wednesday. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Durant will most likely play Monday against San Antonio, but he felt more comfortable giving him a few more days of rest. Durant also sat out at against Oklahoma City in March 2017 with a left knee injury. ___ Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP
Tue Mar 1917:19Pistons resting Blake Griffin vs. Cavs for playoff pushBlake GriffinPFPistonsFree Agent
Kevin LoveCCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push. Griffin will sit out Monday's game against the Cavaliers after scoring 25 points in 33 minutes in Sunday's win over Toronto. Coach Dwane Casey doesn't want to overload Griffin as the Pistons (36-33) fight to hang on to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. While the Pistons sit Griffin, the Cavs will be without forward Kevin Love, who is sidelined with a sore back. He took a hard fall in Saturday's loss at Dallas. Casey wants to avoid having Griffin play in back-to-back games. After facing the Cavs, the Pistons will play four more games on this trip. Detroit is at Phoenix on Thursday, followed by games at Portland on Saturday and at Golden State on Sunday. "It's prudent to do," Casey said. "We'll give him a couple days to get his juices back going for the final stretch. We feel like this will be good for him." ... [More]
Tue Mar 1917:19Lakers' Ingram has surgery, plans to be ready for next yearBrandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is expected to be ready for next season after undergoing surgery on his right arm. Ingram had thoracic outlet decompression surgery Saturday, the Lakers say. Ingram was declared out for the season earlier this month after he was diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis. A blood clot caused shoulder pain for Ingram, who averaged a career-best 18.3 points and 5.1 rebounds this season. Ingram's surgery was performed at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The Lakers say he is expected to make a full recovery before the start of his fourth NBA season in the fall. Ingram was the No. 2 pick in the 2016 draft out of Duke. He turns 22 in September. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1915:36Blazers accept they'll be without McCollum down the stretchSeth CurrySGTrailblazersFree Agent
Rodney HoodSGCavaliersFree Agent
Jake LaymanSFTrailblazersFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard is just going to assume that Portland won't have backcourt teammate CJ McCollum through the rest of the regular season so that the Trail Blazers can respond to his absence effectively.McCollum, who is averaging more than 21 points a game for Portland, has a strained left knee. He'll be re-evaluated next week, but at this point there's no timetable for his return.The injury comes at an inopportune time for the Blazers, who sit in fourth in the tight Western Conference standings with 12 games left to secure home-court advantage."Mentally, I don't want him to have to rush it," Lillard said about McCollum's return. "When he does come back I want him to be himself and be healthy, so in my mind, we're going to finish the regular season without him, maybe the last couple of games of the regular season. I think that's how I should think of it, knowing that we have to have a great effort for these last 12 games, planning on not having him out there."While ... [More]
Tue Mar 1911:49Bucks sign guard Tim Frazier with Brogdon outMalcolm BrogdonPGBucksFree Agent
Tim FrazierPGWizardsFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard Tim Frazier on Tuesday as they try to shore up their backcourt with Malcolm Brogdon out indefinitely with a plantar fascia tear in his right foot.The 28-year-old Frazier played 47 games this season for the New Orleans Pelicans and averaged 5.0 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game. He was waived Feb. 28.The 6-foot guard from Penn State has played with Philadelphia, Portland, New Orleans and Washington over his five seasons in the NBA and holds career averages of 5.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 233 games. Frazier appeared in four preseason games for Milwaukee this season but was waived Oct. 15. Terms of his latest deal were not released.Brogdon started 64 games for the NBA-leading Bucks, averaging a career-high 15.6 points. The 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year is shooting 50.5 percent from the field, 42.6 percent from 3-point range and an NBA-leading 92.8 percent from the free throw line.___More AP NBA: www.apnews.com/NBA and www.twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1901:09Lopez helps Bulls end losing streak, beat Bulls 116-101Antonio BlakeneySGBullsFree Agent
Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Mikal BridgesSFSunsFree Agent
Troy DanielsSGSunsFree Agent
Cristiano FelicioCBullsFree Agent
Shaquille HarrisonSGSunsFree Agent
Richaun HolmesCSunsFree Agent
Josh JacksonSFSunsFree Agent
Tyler JohnsonPGHeatFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGBullsFree Agent
Robin LopezCBullsFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
TJ WarrenSFSunsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Robin Lopez scored 24 points to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 116-101 on Monday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.Zach LaVine had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Lauri Markkanen added 17 points and nine boards for Chicago. Lopez shot 11 for 14 from the field as the Bulls were 52 percent (46 for 89).Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Devin Booker also scored 25 for Phoenix, which has lost three of four after a 5-2 stretch.The Suns played without one of their top scorers and main contributors to their recent run of improved basketball, as Kelly Oubre Jr. missed the game with a left thumb sprain. Guard Tyler Johnson did not play due to a sore knee, missing his third straight game, and forward T.J. Warren hasn't played since Jan. 22 due to an ankle injury. Backup center Richaun Holmes also sat out with a quadriceps strain, his second straight game missed.Lopez hit four different types of hook shots in the first quarter,... [More]
Tue Mar 1900:39Lopez helps Bulls end losing streak, bet Bulls 116-101Antonio BlakeneySGBullsFree Agent
Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Mikal BridgesSFSunsFree Agent
Troy DanielsSGSunsFree Agent
Cristiano FelicioCBullsFree Agent
Shaquille HarrisonSGSunsFree Agent
Richaun HolmesCSunsFree Agent
Josh JacksonSFSunsFree Agent
Tyler JohnsonPGHeatFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGBullsFree Agent
Robin LopezCBullsFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
TJ WarrenSFSunsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Robin Lopez scored 24 points to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 116-101 on Monday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.Zach LaVine had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Lauri Markkanen added 17 points and nine boards for Chicago. Lopez shot 11 for 14 from the field as the Bulls were 52 percent (46 for 89).Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Devin Booker also scored 25 for Phoenix, which has lost three of four after a 5-2 stretch.The Suns played without one of their top scorers and main contributors to their recent run of improved basketball, as Kelly Oubre Jr. Oubre missed the game with a left thumb sprain. Guard Tyler Johnson did not play due to a sore knee, missing his third straight game, and forward T.J. Warren hasn't played since Jan. 22 due to an ankle injury. Backup center Richaun Holmes also sat out with a quadriceps strain, his second straight game missed.Lopez hit four different types of hook shots in the first qu... [More]
Mon Mar 1822:49McCollum out with a popliteus strainJake LaymanSFTrailblazersFree Agent
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.The Blazers said McCollum had a popliteus strain in his left knee and he would be re-examined in a week."I wasn't sure exactly what it was. I knew where it was hurting, I knew that could mean a few different things based on the MRI. But it was positive, as good as it could be given the circumstances," McCollum said on Monday.McCollum was injured in the third quarter of Portland's 108-103 loss at San Antonio on Saturday night. The results of the MRI were revealed the following day.He has started in all but one of the Blazers' games this season, averaging 21.3 points, four rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.Jake Layman was listed as the starter for the Blazers on Monday night against the Indiana Pacers. Portland (42-27) went into the game sitting in fourth in the Western Conference standings with 12 games to go.McCollum was ... [More]
Mon Mar 1821:59Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring listJalen BrunsonPGMavericksFree Agent
Luka DoncicPGMavericksFree Agent
Dirk NowitzkiCMavericksFree Agent
Kenrich WilliamsPFPelicansFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.Nowitzki took Luka Doncic's handoff and backed down New Orleans' Kenrich Williams before hitting a turnaround from the top of the free-throw circle with 8:35 left in the first quarter.The basket brought Nowitzki to 31,420 points in his career, one more than Wilt Chamberlain. The 40-year-old German trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan. James passed Jordan for fourth place on March 6.Coming into the game, Nowitzki needed just four points to pass Chamberlain, and he started for just the ninth time this season. His first basket was a 20-footer off an assist from rookie Jalen Brunson.While Nowitzki stands only an inch shorter than Chamberlain's listed height of 7-foot-1, the two reached their point totals with contrasting styles of play.Chamberlain once averaged more than 50 points in a... [More]
Mon Mar 1821:09Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring listJalen BrunsonPGMavericksFree Agent
Luka DoncicPGMavericksFree Agent
Dirk NowitzkiCMavericksFree Agent
Kenrich WilliamsPFPelicansFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.Nowitzki took Luka Doncic's handoff and backed down New Orleans' Kenrich Williams before hitting a turnaround from the top of the free-throw circle with 8:33 left in the first quarter.The basket brought Nowitzki to 31,420 points in his career, one more than Wilt Chamberlain. The 40-year-old German trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan. James passed Jordan for fourth place on March 6.Coming into the game, Nowitzki needed just four points to pass Chamberlain, and he started for just the ninth time this season. His first basket was a 20-footer off an assist from rookie Jalen Brunson.While Nowitzki stands only an inch shorter than Chamberlain's listed height of 7-foot-1, the two reached their point totals with contrasting styles of play.Chamberlain once averaged more than 50 points in a... [More]
Mon Mar 1818:28Pistons resting Blake Griffin vs. Cavs for playoff pushBlake GriffinPFPistonsFree Agent
Kevin LoveCCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.Griffin will sit out Monday's game against the Cavaliers after scoring 25 points in 33 minutes in Sunday's win over Toronto. Coach Dwane Casey doesn't want to overload Griffin as the Pistons (36-33) fight to hang on to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.While the Pistons sit Griffin, the Cavs will be without forward Kevin Love, who is sidelined with a sore back. He took a hard fall in Saturday's loss at Dallas.Casey wants to avoid having Griffin play in back-to-back games. After facing the Cavs, the Pistons will play four more games on this trip. Detroit is at Phoenix on Thursday, followed by games at Portland on Saturday and at Golden State on Sunday."It's prudent to do," Casey said. "We'll give him a couple days to get his juices back going for the final stretch. We feel like this will be good for him."The 3... [More]
Mon Mar 1816:4076ers' Embiid hates the Celtics, now he needs to beat themLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Mario HezonjaSFKnicksFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellSGNetsFree Agent
In this era of players wanting to join up with other players, or even just being friendlier with some opponents than guys on their own teams, it's nice to know there is still some good, old-fashioned hatred in the NBA.Yes, Joel Embiid hates the Celtics.He hates Boston so much that he got fined $25,000 last time the 76ers played them because he was so sick of losing to the Atlantic Division foes that he lost his cool afterward.On Wednesday, he gets his last chance during this regular season to beat Boston.The 76ers host the Celtics, who knocked them out of the playoffs last season, spoiled their opening game in this one, and then ruined their Christmas with another nationally televised victory.A long-time rivalry that delivered a famous fight between Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Julius Erving has become so one-sided that Embiid declared earlier this season that it wasn't even a rivalry anymore, because the Celtics always win.Boston has won 17 of the last 19 regular-season meetings, the... [More]
Mon Mar 1816:39Pistons resting Blake Griffin vs Cavs for playoff pushBlake GriffinPFPistonsFree Agent
Kevin LoveCCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.Griffin will sit out Monday's game against the Cavaliers after scoring 25 points in 33 minutes in Sunday's win over Toronto. Coach Dwane Casey doesn't want to overload Griffin as the Pistons (36-33) fight to hang on to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.Casey wants to avoid having Griffin play back-to-back games. After facing Cleveland, the Pistons will play four more games on this trip. They're at Portland on Saturday and visit Golden State on Sunday.The 30-year-old Griffin is averaging 24.7 points and 7.6 rebounds.While the Pistons sit Griffin, the Cavs could be without forward Kevin Love, who is questionable with a sore back. He took a hard fall in Saturday's loss at Dallas.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1219:01Rockets surging as scuffling Warriors come to townClint CapelaCRocketsFree Agent
Kenneth FariedPFNetsFree Agent
Eric GordonSGRocketsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets are finally healthy and have won a season-high nine straight heading into their final regular-season meeting against the Golden State Warriors.Despite the surge, James Harden & Co. still trail first-place Golden State, which has lost six of 10 capped by a loss to the lowly Suns, by 3½ games in the Western Conference standings. Houston has won all three games against the Warriors this season, but win or lose on Wednesday night, the Rockets have much bigger goals."We beat them four times or three times in the regular season ain't nobody going to remember in about a month," Chris Paul said.Indeed.The Rockets not only want to finish out the season strong to try to pass Golden State and second-place Denver for the top seed in the West. They also have their eyes on finally toppling the Warriors after Golden State has eliminated Houston from the playoffs in three of the last four seasons. They've twice lost to them in the Western Conference finals, in... [More]
Tue Mar 1217:41NBA fines Westbrook $25,000 for language; Jazz ban fanRussell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook $25,000 for the language he directed toward a fan in Utah.Meanwhile, the Jazz have banned the fan from all events at their arena permanently and effective immediately.Westbrook says the fan made racial comments toward him during the Jazz-Thunder game on Monday night. The NBA and the Jazz both investigated the matter and released decisions Tuesday afternoon. Westbrook was fined for using both profanity and threatening language, which he did from the sideline.The Jazz say that the fan was banned for "excessive and derogatory verbal abuse" during the game.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1217:31Ibaka suspended 3 games, Chriss 1 game for fightMarquese ChrissPFSunsFree Agent
Serge IbakaPFRaptorsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Toronto's Serge Ibaka for three games and Cleveland's Marquese Chriss for one game for their involvement in an on-court fight.Chriss will sit out Cleveland's game Tuesday in Philadelphia. Ibaka will miss Toronto's games against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, at Detroit on Sunday and against New York on Monday.The NBA says Ibaka drew the stiffer penalty for several reasons. The league found he was the instigator and threw a punch at Chriss. The league also cited his history of fighting during games. Chriss' suspension was for throwing a punch at Ibaka.The suspensions are without pay. Ibaka will lose about $448,000 and Chriss about $22,000.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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