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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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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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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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Jury Clears Knicks’ Derrick Rose of Liability in Rape Suit

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:12:56 GMT

Derrick Rose arrived in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday.A jury on Wednesday found in favor of the Knicks guard and two of his friends in a federal civil suit filed by a woman who had accused them of rape.

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Warriors’ Aesthetic Is Basketball Ballet

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:21 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.The beauty of the pass-first style that Golden State rode to a 73-9 record last season is that it looks deceptively unscripted. But that’s not the case.

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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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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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Sparks’ Candace Parker Ignores Slights, Heeding Pat Summitt’s Lessons

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:42:34 GMT

The Sparks’ Candace Parker defending against the Lynx’s Anna Cruz on Sunday in the W.N.B.A. finals. Game 5 is Thursday.Parker, left off the roster for the Rio Olympics and absent from the all-W.N.B.A. teams, has kept the focus instilled by Summitt, her college coach.

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Ex-N.B.A. Star Amar’e Stoudemire Rises as an Art Connoisseur

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:02:21 GMT

Amar’e Stoudemire, left, talking with Saara Pritchard of Christie’s.The former Knick collects art, advises pro basketball players and was tapped by Sotheby’s to be a liaison to high net-worth athletes.

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Trade Sports Cards? He Paints Them

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:13:38 GMT

Jonas Wood, whose show of portraits at the Anton Kern Gallery in Chelsea runs through Oct. 29, finds inspiration in the unlikeliest corners of the sports world.

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Jury Hears Closing Arguments in Derrick Rose Case

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:33:48 GMT

Derrick Rose, the Knicks’ new point guard, at the team’s media day news conference last month.A woman who has sued Rose and two others is not just seeking a payday, her lawyer said.

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