NBA

Blazers beat Pelicans 103-93 to extend home-opener streak

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers preserved their streak with a late push. CJ McCollum scored 16 of his 23 points in the final quarter and Portland won its NBA-record 17th straight home opener with a 103-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Damian Lillard and Evan Turner each added 13 points for Portland, which is ...

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Thunder’s George faces former team for first time

OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George, who searched for a way out of Indiana, will get a look at his former team Wednesday when the Pacers come to Oklahoma City for an early-season reunion. George and the Thunder are still looking for the perfect balance in their remade roster. They are off to a 1-2 start. “We’re too talented for that, ...

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Michigan approves $16M for Detroit Pistons headquarters

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan approved $16 million in tax incentives Tuesday to aid the Detroit Pistons’ construction of a practice facility and headquarters in downtown Detroit, money the team said is needed to defray expensive work removing contaminated soil. The $107 million, four-story building will be jointly constructed by Pistons Performance LLC and the Henry Ford Health System, and will ...

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