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As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the G League Capital City Go-Go and two Arena Football teams. He, personally, doesn’t bet. But sports betting — and how to cash in on ...

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Oh Me, Oh My!! Ralph Lawler inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The farewell tour for Ralph Lawler has the biggest and best stop coming in September. Lawler, the longtime Los Angeles Clippers play-by-play announcer, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced on Friday by the NBA. Lawler will receive the The Curt Gowdy Media Award, given ‘members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions ...

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Pelicans: Davis injured shoulder vs Thunder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis missed the second half of New Orleans’ game against Oklahoma City on Thursday night with what the Pelicans said was a left shoulder injury. It is unclear how the injury might affect Davis’ availability for this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities. Davis was selected for the All-Star Game for the sixth straight season. But if ...

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Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale gives his team credit for not giving up during a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks. “I keep talking about this team’s character,” Fizdale said. “It would’ve been very easy for us to check out and get on to wherever we’re going to go, but we were desperate men. Those guys wanted ...

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Pelicans lose Davis, beat Thunder 131-122

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis grimaced and didn’t move his left arm as he walked off the court at halftime. Whether those were Davis’ final moments in a Pelicans uniform — or whether he even plays in this weekend’s All-Star Game — remains to be seen. Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the ...

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Davis leaves with shoulder injury, Pelicans beat Thunder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first half. Davis was in the game when the first half ended, but kept his left ...

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Williams scores 30, Clippers send Suns to 15th straight loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams has a well-earned reputation of providing instant offense off the bench. The Los Angeles Clippers veteran guard did it at a historic level on Wednesday night. Williams scored 30 points and had 10 assists in 22 minutes as the Clippers routed the Phoenix Suns 134-107. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the ...

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Lillard has 29 in Blazers’ chippy 129-107 win over Warriors

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With a drama-filled victory over the Warriors that included the ejection of Golden State coach Steve Kerr, the Portland Trail Blazers got a confidence boost heading into the All-Star break. Damian Lillard scored 29 points and the Blazers snapped Golden State’s five-game winning streak with a 129-107 win Wednesday night. Jake Layman added 17 points off ...

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Wade, Nowitzki share eventful history as honorary All-Stars

DALLAS (AP) — Of all the opposing jerseys Dwyane Wade has collected through swaps during his final NBA season, Dirk Nowitzki’s was among those the Miami star wanted the most and somehow seemed worried he wouldn’t get. Maybe it had something to do with the “frosty” phase of their relationship, as the Dallas icon described the strain following the Heat’s ...

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