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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler may get his desire to be traded fulfilled at some point this season and the awkwardness of the situation has created some uncomfortable moments for a team he helped reached the playoffs for the first time since 2004. More Timberwolves coverage In the meantime, Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves will try to get a win in their ...

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks ushered in the Mike Budenholzer era on a high note, edging the Hornets by one point in their first game of the season. Now, they’ll try to do the same for their new home Friday night when they christen the Fiserv Forum against the Indiana Pacers in the Bucks’ home opener. The Bucks’ victory left ...

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Booker’s late onslaught lifts Suns past Mavs 121-100

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 19 of his 35 points in the final 6:44 and lifted the Phoenix Suns to a 121-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the teams’ season opener on Wednesday night. Booker, who missed the entire preseason after undergoing a surgical procedure on his right (shooting) hand, sank four 3s, converted a three-point play, made ...

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Clippers fall in season opener to Nuggets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 21 points, Gary Harris added 20 and the Denver Nuggets opened the season with a 107-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Denver led for most of the game but was trailing 92-84 with 5:14 remaining after the Clippers went on an 11-3 run that was highlighted by a pair ...

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