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Miami Heat 102, New Orleans Pelicans 96

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwyane Wade fondly remembers his dominant first game in New Orleans as an emerging college star with Marquette. He won’t forget what was likely his final performance as a pro in the Big Easy, either. Wade walked off the court to chants of “D-Wade! D-Wade!” from fans converging on the tunnel to the visitors’ locker room after ...

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LeBron’s season-low 13 in blowout caps Lakers’ eventful week

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was hardly the ideal way for LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers to cap what amounted to an eventful week of highs and lows. And arriving one night after what seemed to be a breakthrough performance, this dud demonstrated just how much more room for improvement four-time NBA MVP James and his new teammates have. ...

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East features MVP candidates even with LeBron in the West

With eight shopping days to Christmas, the NBA’s decision to have Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid in its holiday lineup is more than just sides in another hoop smorgasbord. It puts the spotlight on — and raises a question — about the MVP race, as in, who in the Eastern Conference is a legitimate contender. It’s a question ...

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George scores 33 to help Thunder top Clippers 110-104

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Paul George rendered the Los Angeles Clippers‘ traps and double-teams useless. Oklahoma City‘s forward shredded the Clippers for 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a 110-104 victory on Saturday night. “I’m fine being trapped,” George said. “That’s where we’re going to need our guys the most – for them to make plays out of ...

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Spurs led at halftime, lose to Bulls 98-93

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen proudly says he learned a lot from San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich during his two seasons as a Spurs assistant. Boylen even learned how to withstand a crisis and it helped him beat his mentor. Kris Dunn scored 24 points, Lauri Markkanen added 23 and the Bulls rallied from a 21-point ...

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Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. STREAM IT LIVE ON THE FOX SPORTS APP The Miami Heat are concluding a lengthy road trip. The New Orleans Pelicans are about to embark on one. But first, the teams meet Sunday as the Heat wrap up a six-game road trip and the Pelicans conclude a two-game homestand ...

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Suns beat Wolves for first 2-game win streak of season

PHOENIX (AP) — Victories are rare for the Phoenix Suns. Winning streaks seem downright historic. Devin Booker returned from a six-game absence to score 28 points and Phoenix beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-99 on Saturday night, giving the Suns consecutive wins for the first time in almost a year. Deandre Ayton had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns, ...

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Gallinari, Clippers comeback falls short in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 33 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-104 on Saturday night. It was the fourth time in seven games George scored at least 30 points. Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds and six steals for Oklahoma City. Jerami Grant scored 18 points and Steven ...

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