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Heat’s Goran Dragic selected as All-Star replacement

MIAMI (AP) Goran Dragic was planning a vacation for All-Star weekend. He’s happily changing those plans. The Miami Heat guard was selected Thursday by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as an injury replacement for the Feb. 18 All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Dragic will replace Cleveland forward Kevin Love, who broke his left hand. Dragic will play for Team LeBron, the ...

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AP source: Pelicans acquire Nikola Mirotic from Bulls

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen and a first-round pick, a person familiar with the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither team has announced the trade. ...

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Suns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury

PHOENIX (AP) Suns guard Isaiah Canaan broke his left ankle Wednesday night in a gruesome injury against the Dallas Mavericks. The backup point guard was fouled as he drove to the basket in the final seconds of the first quarter. His ankle gave way on a hard, awkward landing, and his left foot was pointing in the wrong direction as ...

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Late defense lifts Cavs over Heat, 91-89

CLEVELAND (AP) — A dramatic, disturbing month for the Cavaliers ended with a defensive stop. Go figure. LeBron James scored 24 points and turned away Miami’s James Johnson before he could get off a shot in the final seconds as Cleveland began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off the Heat 91-89 on Wednesday night. “I ...

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Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO The Orlando Magic might feel a little fatigued Wednesday after unsuccessfully trying to defend James Harden Tuesday in Houston. Their reward is a home game against an opponent with two days off and on its best run ...

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