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Rockets Fear Chris Paul Could Miss a Month With Knee Injury

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:32:16 GMT

Rockets point guard Chris Paul played through an injury against the Warriors in Houston’s opener.Paul has been officially ruled out of the Rockets’ home opener Saturday night with a bruised knee.

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Atlanta Hawks Set to Hire N.B.A.’s Michelle Leftwich for Front Office

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:23:03 GMT

Phillips Arena in Atlanta, before a Hawks game against the Nuggets in 2016.Leftwich becomes the latest woman to hold a prominent post in basketball operations for an N.B.A. team.

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Jeremy Lin Out for the Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon in His Knee

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:16:45 GMT

Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets during Wednesday night’s opener against the Pacers in Indianapolis.The Brooklyn Nets guard landed hard after driving to the basket near the end of the Nets’ season opener.

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Meet the Knicks: No Big Expectations but a Lot of Tall Players

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:37:07 GMT

Enes Kanter (00) is one of six players on the Knicks’ roster at least 6 feet 10 inches tall.While the N.B.A. is increasingly going small, the Knicks have a roster that, at least for now, includes six players who are 6 feet 10 inches or taller.

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On Pro Basketball: It’s Up to Kyrie Irving How the Celtics Move On From a Painful Opener

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:57:36 GMT

Kyrie Irving, battling the Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose for the ball Tuesday night, had 22 points and 10 assists in his debut with the Celtics after demanding a trade from Cleveland over the summer.The former Cavaliers guard wanted to forge his own path as one of the N.B.A.’s premier players, but not this way, not without Gordon Hayward.

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Cavaliers 102, Celtics 99: Gordon Hayward Breaks Ankle as Cavs Beat Celtics

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:53:17 GMT

Gordon Hayward lay on the court after injuring his left ankle in the first quarter of the Boston Celtics’ season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.Hayward, a prized free agent acquisition, came down awkwardly at the end of a play early in Boston’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Celtics went on to lose.

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On Pro Basketball: A Season of Cleveland Anxiety, Brought to You by LeBron James

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:11:50 GMT

Frank Miller III, left, and Preston Clark wearing the “Stay Home 23” T-shirts they designed and manufactured. Whether LeBron James remains in Cleveland beyond the 2017-18 N.B.A. season is anyone’s guess at this point.Amid concerns that James might repeat his 2010 departure from the Cavaliers and play elsewhere next season, a pair of fans have created apparel asking him to stay.

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W.N.B.A. Moves Into Las Vegas, Joining the N.H.L. and N.F.L.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:33:18 GMT

San Antonio Stars forward Erika de Souza, left, and guard Moriah Jefferson during a game in June. The Stars will move to Las Vegas next season.The San Antonio Stars are being bought by MGM Resorts International and moving to Las Vegas.

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N.B.A. Eastern Conference Preview: Are the Celtics and Cavaliers Vulnerable?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:05:46 GMT

The Boston Celtics continued to dramatically revamp their roster, adding Gordon Hayward, left, and Kyrie Irving, right, to join Al Horford.Boston and Cleveland continued to stockpile stars, but the Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are all waiting for a chance to break through.

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N.B.A. Western Conference Preview: The Warriors and 14 Other Guys

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:43:26 GMT

Kevin Durant wanted to win a championship, and he did so in his first year with the Golden State Warriors.The Warriors are in a class by themselves, but the Rockets and the Thunder spent the off-season making rosters moves to try to keep up.

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On Basketball: The Warriors Want Steve Nash in Their Ring Ceremony. He’d Rather Pass.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:41:09 GMT

Steve Nash, who won two M.V.P. awards as a point guard in the N.B.A., working with Kevin Durant in April. “There’s a lot I can share with him even though it might look to you like an unlikely pairing,” Nash said.Nash, who is a player development consultant with the Warriors, says he would prefer to be out of the spotlight when the team gets its title rings on Tuesday.

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Katie Smith Replaces Bill Laimbeer as Liberty Coach

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:08:03 GMT

Katie Smith before a June 2016 game. Smith was named Laimbeer’s replacement as the Liberty’s head coach on Monday.Laimbeer, who has coached the Liberty since 2013, is expected to take a position with the relocated San Antonio Stars franchise.

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On Pro Basketball: Months of N.B.A. Sound and Fury, Signifying No Threat to the Warriors

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:59:22 GMT

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrated during an exhibition game against the Minnesota Timberwolves this month in Shenzhen, China. With Tuesday’s regular-season opener, the Warriors will begin their pursuit of a third N.B.A. title in four years.The league went through a transformative off-season, with star players switching teams and the league overhauling rules. But the most important thing didn’t change.

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