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Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James leads NBA All-Star balloting with less than a week remaining in the fan vote. James leapfrogged Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and now leads him by more than 140,000 votes in the second vote tabulation, released by the NBA on Thursday. Golden State’s Stephen Curry leads the voting in the Western Conference,
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George said Wednesday that the Indiana Pacers suspected his relationship with Los Angeles Lakers associate head coach Brian Shaw constituted tampering over the summer, but the league investigation found no evidence of tampering by Shaw, multiple sources told ESPN. “They thought it was tampering,” George said after the Thunder shootaround
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NEW YORK — The NBA is starting an international youth basketball tournament using a format similar to baseball’s Little League World Series. The Jr. NBA World Championship will be open to boys’ and girls’ teams with players ages 14 and under. The league said Monday that it will be played Aug. 7-12, 2018, at the
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HOUSTON — The Rockets honored legendary former TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager on Friday night, the one-year anniversary of his death. Sager, known for his colorful wardrobe and personality as well as his dogged reporting skills, underwent treatment in Houston while battling the acute myeloid leukemia that ultimately caused his death. The Rockets hosted Sager’s
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NEW YORK — New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is questionable for Saturday’s home game against Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Porzingis, who suffered a knee injury during Thursday’s victory over the Brooklyn Nets, is officially listed as day-to-day by the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony will return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night
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0:17 Cleveland’s LeBron James slams down a dunk to help close out the game for the Cavaliers. CLEVELAND — LeBron James was coming down the lane with a full head of steam. And the Los Angeles Lakers smartly stood to the side and watched James throw down a monster two-handed dunk. Growing up watching James
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Wizards star John Wall is returning from a knee injury on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Washington coach Scott Brooks. The point guard will be in the starting lineup after missing more than two weeks with discomfort and inflammation in his left knee. Wall received platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections to reduce the
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6:33 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be expected to miss six weeks, league sources told ESPN. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources said. Zeller suffered the injury against Golden State last Wednesday in
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This week’s mailbag features your questions on the best Achilles recoveries, superstar ejections, and more. You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com. “If you were to pick five players to make your all-time defensive team, who would it be?” — Midilan I’m not going to do an all-time
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PORTLAND — At long last, the basketball world finally got a glimpse of James Harden and Chris Paul coexisting in crunch time. Like seemingly everything else for the Houston Rockets these days, they made it look ridiculously easy. The knee injury that sidelined Paul for a month and the Rockets’ dominance since his return prevented
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