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Anthony Davis Puts Up 50 Points in Opener, but Pelicans Still Fall

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:01:09 GMT

Anthony Davis dunking against the Nuggets in the first half on Wednesday. He had 50 of the Pelicans’ 102 points.Davis was dominant in his first game of the N.B.A. season, but he did not get enough help in a 107-102 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

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Cavaliers 117, Knicks 88: LeBron James Puts Up Triple-Double as Cavaliers Crush Knicks in Opener

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:17:23 GMT

LeBron James finishing off a dunk in the first half against the Knicks. James notched the 43rd triple-double of his career, collecting 19 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds.James had 19 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his 43rd career triple-double, and Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, equaling reigning champion Cleveland’s margin of victory.

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The Golden State Warriors Play the Beautiful Game

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:22 GMT

At a practice this month in Oakland, Calif., the off-season acquisition Kevin Durant, second from left, joined Stephen Curry, third from left, and his other new teammates.Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, shoot. Purists and critics agree: It’s a sight to behold.

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Essay: I Was Never Jackie Chan, and I’m Not Jeremy Lin

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:27:07 GMT

Jeremy Lin is a good basketball player, but also on the shortlist of famous Asians invoked in racist taunts.

Spurs 129, Warriors 100: Warriors Blown Out by Spurs in Opener

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:06:47 GMT

Kevin Durant, left, and Draymond Green leave the court after losing to the Spurs.Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 35 points and the Spurs emphatically spoiled Kevin Durant’s first game for Golden State in a rout.

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When Linsanity Happened

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:15:39 GMT

Linsanity reverberates today. We look back on it — the good, the bad and the gaffes — on the eve of Jeremy Lin's return to New York as a member of the Nets.

On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Remains a Rock Amid N.B.A.’s Changing Terrain

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:49:48 GMT

LeBron James supported the Indians on Oct. 15 at Progressive Field, across the street from the Cavaliers’ arena.In a whirlwind off-season, Kevin Durant moved to the Warriors, and Dwyane Wade went to the Bulls. The Cavaliers look the same, and they’re thankful for that.

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N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:04:07 GMT

The Warriors added forward Kevin Durant, left, to a roster that already featured guard Stephen Curry.The 2016-17 N.B.A. season kicks off on Tuesday with games between the Knicks and the Cavaliers, the Jazz and the Trail Blazers and the Spurs and the Warriors.

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Cavaliers’ Reward for the Title Is to Share a Prized Trophy

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:48:50 GMT

The Larry O’Brien Trophy on a blimp flight. When Goodyear invited Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin on the trip, there was a condition. “The trophy had to come, too,” Griffin said.Like some other recent N.B.A. champions, Cleveland has taken the Larry O’Brien Trophy on tour, but the extent to which they have embraced the trophy is unique.

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N.B.A. Preview: Crystal Balls Show Cavaliers and Warriors Back in the Finals

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:53:42 GMT

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant in September. The Warriors, who have won 140 games the last two seasons, added Durant to their roster in the off-season.The two teams who met in the finals last season are most likely to outclass the rest of the league once again.

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W.N.B.A. Admits Officials Made Critical Error Late in Game 5 of Finals

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:18:58 GMT

The Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike, left, made the game-winning shot over Lynx defender Sylvia Fowles with 3.1 seconds left, but her basket with 1:14 remaining should not have counted because of an expired shot clock.Officials missed a shot clock violation by the Sparks with 1:14 left in the deciding Game 5 Thursday, when Los Angeles beat the Minnesota Lynx, 77-76.

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Sparks 77, Lynx 76 | Los Angeles wins series, 3-2: With 3.1 Seconds Left, Los Angeles Sparks Seize W.N.B.A. Title

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:46:53 GMT

Candace Parker, left, with Nneka Ogwumike, whose late shot lifted the Sparks to the W.N.B.A. title.Nneka Ogwumike hit a short jumper to lift the Sparks past the Minnesota Lynx. It was the first title for Candace Parker, who finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds.

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