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Bucks add DeAndre Liggins via waiver claim

The Milwuaukee Bucks were awarded the contract of guard/forward DeAndre Liggins on Monday afternoon via waivers, just two days after he was placed there by the Miami Heat on Oct. 14. Liggins spent most of last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 2.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in a career-high 61 games. The Cavs waived him on April 9, just ...

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LeBron tests ankle in practice, status for opener unclear

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener. James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. ...

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Spurs’ star Kawhi Leonard won’t be ready to start the season

HOUSTON (AP) Kawhi Leonard still isn’t ready to play. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the All-Star forward needs more time to get his injured thigh muscle right, meaning he won’t be out there when the Spurs open their regular season on Wednesday against Minnesota. ”He’s still rehabbing and when he’s ready, he’ll be ready,” Popovich told reporters in Houston ...

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Philadelphia 76ers 119, Miami Heat 95

76ERS 119, HEAT 95 Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick each scored 19 for Philadelphia (2-3), with Redick going 5 for 6 from 3-point range. Bam Adebayo, James Johnson and Dion Waiters had 13 apiece for Miami (3-3). HEAT: Hassan Whiteside picked up three fouls by the midpoint of the first quarter, with Joel Embiid drawing them all. … Jordan Mickey ...

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Milwaukee Bucks waive 3 veteran players to trim roster to 15

The Milwaukee Bucks pared their roster down to 15 early Saturday morning by waiving three NBA veterans: center Joel Anthony, guard Gary Payton II and swingman Brandon Rush. Anthony, who has played seven seasons in the NBA including 19 games last year with San Antonio, signed with the Bucks on Sept. 24 and appeared in four preseason games and averaged ...

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