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Westbrook’s 7th straight triple-double leads OKC past Magic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook is on another one of those runs. The dynamic point guard had 16 points, 16 assists and 15 rebounds in his seventh straight triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Orlando Magic 132-122 on Tuesday night. Westbrook matched the longest triple-double streak of his career with his 20th of the season and No. ...

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Conley, Holiday help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves 108-106

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley put together quite a performance in possibly his final game with the Memphis Grizzlies. Conley had 25 points and nine assists, and the Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-106 on Tuesday night on Justin Holiday’s two free throws with .1 seconds remaining. Conley and longtime teammate Marc Gasol are being shopped around ahead of ...

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Lowry has big half amid trade rumors, Raptors hold off 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry doesn’t want to play for any team but Toronto. A detour through his hometown is always welcome, though. Lowry had a big first half amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, Kawhi Leonard finished with 24 points, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup ...

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Collison lifts Pacers over Pelicans, 109-107

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Darren Collison came through with the kind of late-game heroics fans in New Orleans hoped to see when they welcomed him to the Big Easy as a 2009 first-round draft choice. All the more reason for the Indiana Pacers to be glad Collison plays for them now. Collison scored 22 points, highlighted by his 3-pointer and ...

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Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Suns 118-110

PHOENIX (AP) — Another 40-point game for James Harden. That makes 20 of them this season. The reigning MVP scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets beat Phoenix 118-110 on Monday night to hand the Suns their season-worst 11th straight loss. Harden joined Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Rick Barry as the only players with 20 games of at least ...

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Bagley’s career-high 24 points lead Kings past Spurs 127-112

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III signaled for the ball, caught a lob from Yogi Ferrell and nearly did a full 360-degree turn in the air before dunking it. It was just the latest highlight during an impressive run for Sacramento’s emerging rookie star. Bagley’s alley-oop slam was his biggest play on a night when he had a career-high ...

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Giannis thinking of drafting Curry with 1st All-Star pick

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks he might take Stephen Curry with his first pick in the NBA All-Star draft. Antetokounmpo is the captain of one team for the game as the top vote-getter among Eastern Conference players in fan balloting. LeBron James is the other captain and has the first pick when they draft from the pool of ...

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Gasol, Conley eager for answers during trade deadline week

NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Gasol forgot his cellphone overnight on the Grizzlies‘ team bus over the weekend, giving himself some stress-free time in New York. “I’m like, if I get traded then so be it,” Gasol said. He and Mike Conley won’t be able to hide quite so easily the next few days. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday ...

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Rebuilding Cavs trade forward Rodney Hood to Trail Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rodney Hood made minimal impact on the Cavaliers’ postseason run last season. He’ll get a chance to do more with Portland. Hood was traded Monday by the Cavaliers, who acquired guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin — and their expiring contracts — along with second-round picks in 2021 and 2023 from the Trail Blazers. Before the trade ...

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