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Mon Feb 1919:21Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowbackDraymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game."I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," the Grammy-winning singer said in a statement Monday. "I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best."Fergie's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual showcase.A low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out arena after she finished the first line of the song with a throaty growl on "the dawn's early light."Fans throughout the star-studded crowd reacted with varying levels of bemusement and enthusiasm while her languid, 2 ½-minute version of the song continued. Although Fergie was on pitch, her tempo, music... [More]
Mon Feb 1917:513-point champion Booker stays upbeat as Suns losses mountKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — After Devin Booker hoisted the trophy for winning the 3-point shooting title over All-Star weekend, he said he was bringing it home for the Phoenix Suns fans .They can use any good news they can get.The losses are mounting yet again for the young team, with the talented Booker — mature and poised beyond his years — a beacon of hope that someday things will turn around and the Suns will be the exciting, vibrant franchise they once were.Booker is 12th in the NBA in scoring at 24.2 points per game but, in the talent-laden West, he didn't make the All-Star Game.It didn't help his chances that the Suns are tied with Atlanta for the league's worst record (18-41).Instead, he was one of the 3-point contestants, and won it with a record 28 points in the final round, making 20 of 25 shots, to defeat 2016 champion Klay Thompson."It feels really good," Booker said afterward. "I wanted to go out there and make a name for myself."He wants, he said, to be the best shooter in the ... [More]
Mon Feb 1917:41Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amusesDraymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.The Black Eyed Peas singer's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual showcase.A low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out arena after Fergie finished the first line of the song with a throaty growl on "the dawn's early light."Fans throughout the star-studded crowd reacted with varying levels of bemusement and enthusiasm while her languid, 2 ½-minute version of the song continued. Although Fergie was on pitch, her tempo, musical accompaniment and sexy delivery were not exactly typical for a sporting event or a patriotic song."I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," Fergie said in a statement Monday. "I'm a risk taker artisti... [More]
Mon Feb 1916:21Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star breakJae CrowderSFCelticsFree Agent
Rudy GobertCJazzFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren't buying it."They've got some good players, so I don't think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in," Portland guard Damian Lillard said.As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They are part of a tight cluster of Western Conference teams vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season.It's been quite a rise.Utah's last loss was back on Jan. 22. The Jazz fell to 19-28 after losing 104-90 to Atlanta and were 18 games behind the conference-leading Warriors."There were times where we kind of looked like we didn't want to play, myself included," Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell said after the loss to the Hawks, who are last in the Eastern Conference. "That's not us. That's not our identity."Rudy Gobert stressed it would be a painful road "until we start playing ... [More]
Mon Feb 1907:41Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amusesDraymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.The Black Eyed Peas singer's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual showcase.A low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out arena after Fergie finished the first line of the song with a throaty growl on "the dawn's early light."Fans throughout the star-studded crowd reacted with varying levels of bemusement and enthusiasm while her languid, 2 ½-minute version of the song continued. Although Fergie was on pitch, her tempo, musical accompaniment and sexy delivery were not exactly typical for a sporting event or a patriotic song.Golden State All-Star Draymond Green captured the mood — and became an instant GIF — when he was shown open-mouthed on the scoreboard and the television broadcast in apparent confusion o... [More]
Mon Feb 1903:21Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
DeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte.LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team LeBron beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night .And there's a definite appetite for the NBA to televise the captains' draft rather than conduct it clandestinely like it was this year."Televise it," said DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen. "Give the people what they want to see. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person that gets picked, you are an All-Star, so it doesn't matter where you really go, so I think televise it."Players raved about the new format of having captains draft the teams rather than the traditional format of East vs. West.And James finally revealed his draft order: Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, his former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Ir... [More]
Mon Feb 1901:51Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amusesDraymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.The Black Eyed Peas singer's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual showcase.A low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out arena after Fergie finished the first line of the song with a throaty growl on "the dawn's early light."Fans throughout the star-studded crowd reacted with varying levels of bemusement and enthusiasm while her languid, 2 ½-minute version of the song continued. Although Fergie was on pitch, her tempo, musical accompaniment and sexy delivery were not exactly typical for a sporting event or a patriotic song.Golden State All-Star Draymond Green captured the mood — and became an instant GIF — when he was shown open-mouthed on the scoreboard and the television broadcast in apparent confusion o... [More]
Mon Feb 1901:11Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star GameKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Victor OladipoSGPacersFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsPFPelicansFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatFree Agent
Andre DrummondCPistonsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Karl-Anthony TownsCTimberwolvesFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA's best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a tying 3-pointer.Defense? In an All-Star Game?That was just one of the many exciting surprises created by a big change to the league's midseason showcase. After James and Curry got to draft their own teams, this exhibition really seemed to matter to basketball's best.And LeBron picked a winner.James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining edition of the event, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.For the first time in 67 All-Star games, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format used since 1951, instead allowing the two captains to pick their sides. That twist turned a sometimes staid event into the world's richest pickup game, and the intrigue was reflected ... [More]
Sun Feb 1823:41Team LeBron edges Team Stephen 148-145 in All-Star GameKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Victor OladipoSGPacersFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsPFPelicansFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Karl-Anthony TownsCTimberwolvesFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game.James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.For the first time in the 67 editions of the All-Star Game, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format used since 1951 and allowed team captains James and Stephen Curry to choose their own rosters.That twist turned a sometimes staid event into the world's richest pickup game, and the intrigue was reflected on the Staples Center court, where a real basketball game broke out.LeBron's team even won an All-Star game with defense: On the final possession, James and Kevin Durant blanketed Curry, preventing the 3-point-shooting superstar from getting off a potential tying shot."I think myself and Stephen took it upon ourselves when we took on this format that we had to cha... [More]
Sun Feb 1823:31The Latest: James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen 148-145Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Victor OladipoSGPacersFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
DeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsPFPelicansFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):8:20 p.m.LeBron James made a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory against Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game.James, who was named the All-Star game MVP for the third time, gave his team a 146-145 lead with the layup and Russell Westbrook added a layup to complete the scoring."We got stops when we needed to," Westbrook said after the game.Indeed.Team Stephen couldn't get a good look for a tying 3 at the buzzer as both teams played with more effort than in recent years.In a departure from the traditional East vs. West format, Stephen Curry and LeBron James picked the teams. The players seemed to enjoy the new format. While there were the usual fancy passes and slam dunks, there was also a lot more defense — blocks, traps that lead to turnovers were all part of th... [More]
Sun Feb 1822:51The Latest: Curry, Team Stephen lead Team LeBron 112-109Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Victor OladipoSGPacersFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
DeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsPFPelicansFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):7:45 p.m.Stephen Curry hit one of his signature 3-point shots with 27.7 seconds left in the third quarter to give his team a 112-109 lead over Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center.Curry finally broke into double figures with 11 points. Karl Anthony-Towns leads Team Steph with 17 points.LeBron James leads his team with 19 points.With the new format of the teams being picked by captains James and Curry, the players seem much more into it than in the past games, which have been largely devoid of defense.The final score of this game won't come anywhere near last year's game, when the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference 192-182 behind Anthony Davis' All-Star Game record of 52 points.After the halftime show by N.E.R.D. and Pharrell Williams, injured Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks chatted with Jerry West and Bill Russell, who ... [More]
Sun Feb 1821:51The Latest: Team Stephen takes 78-76 lead at halftimeDeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsPFPelicansFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):6:40 p.m.LeBron James is heating up but his team trails Team Stephen 78-76 at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center.James has scored 15 points. He had a big dunk and a 3-pointer to help pull his team within one point, but then Team Stephen opened another big lead. Team LeBron closed the gap again on 3-pointers by Paul George and Victor Oladipo.Stephen Curry had a slow start, going scoreless in the first quarter, and finally got his first points with a 3-pointer with 3:16 before halftime to push the lead to 67-58.Klay Thompson has 15 points for Team Stephen, all on 3-pointers.James and Curry are the captains and picked the teams in an attempt to freshen up the game.Anthony Davis of New Orleans wore a DeMarcus Cousins jersey in the first quarter to honor his injured teammate, but then switched back to his own No. 23 jersey in the second quarter.__... [More]
Sun Feb 1821:21The Latest: Team Stephen takes 42-31 lead vs. Team LeBronDeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsPFPelicansFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):6:10 p.m.Team Stephen took a 42-31 lead over Team LeBron after the first quarter of the new-look NBA All-Star Game.Rather than the traditional East vs. West matchup, the teams were picked by captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry.The players seemed to be giving more effort than in most All-Star Games, but the play wasn't always better. However, players did seem to be actually playing some defense.Karl Anthony-Towns of Minnesota led Team Stephen with 11 points while Anthony Davis of New Orleans had six for Team LeBron.Davis wore the jersey of Pelicans teammate DeMarcus Cousins, who was voted to start but then suffered a season-ending injury.___5:40 p.m.First, there were elaborate pregame introductions by Kevin Hart, and then the Canadian national anthem by the Barenaked Ladies and the American national anthem by Fergie.Then it was time for the NBA All-Star Ga... [More]
Sun Feb 1820:51The Latest: Team Steph, Team LeBron tip off All-Star GameDeMar DeRozanSGRaptorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsPFPelicansFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):5:40 p.m.First, there were elaborate pregame introductions by Kevin Hart, and then the Canadian national anthem by the Barenaked Ladies and the American national anthem by Fergie.Then it was time for the NBA All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen at Staples Center.LeBron James has started his 14th straight NBA All-Star Game, breaking a tie with Bob Cousy for the longest streak in league history. James is one behind Kobe Bryant for the most overall.Two intriguing subplots with Team LeBron are that James is teaming up again with Kyrie Irving, the Boston guard who campaigned to leave James' side in Cleveland last summer; and Russell Westbrook is once again teammates with Kevin Durant, who ditched him in Oklahoma City in 2016 to win a championship in Oakland last year. The final starter on Team LeBron is Anthony Davis of New Orleans.James' original ro... [More]
Sun Feb 1819:31The Latest: US beats Mexico in G-League challengeKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):4:30 p.m.The U.S. men's basketball team tuned up for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers by beating Mexico 88-67 in the NBA G League International Challenge.The event replaced the traditional G League All-Star Game. The Americans are using G League players in the World Cup qualifiers, so the game gave them extra preparation while they continue training for a pair of games later this month.Aaron Harrison and Xavier Silas each scored 13 points for coach Jeff Van Gundy's team, which played under the name NBA G League USA.The Americans are preparing to play Puerto Rico and Cuba in Santa Cruz, California, home of the Golden State Warriors' G League affiliate. They are 2-0 in qualifying thus far.Luke Martinez scored 22 points for Mexico.____2:05 p.m.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doubled down on his support of players speaking out on social and political issues, openin... [More]
Sun Feb 1818:13NBA commissioner lauds refs, players for airing differencesGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship.In his state-of-the-league news conference before the All-Star Saturday festivities at Staples Center, Silver said the NBA "should be playing a very active role in bridging that gap" between the players and referees, whose relationship appears to be growing increasingly tenuous this season.Representatives from the players' union and the National Basketball Referees Association met in Los Angeles on Saturday. They issued a joint statement describing the meeting as "incredibly productive in terms of opening up the lines of communication between both groups."Silver praised the groups for getting together on the league's celebratory weekend."I was pleased to see they focused on themes of respect and empathy," Silver said. "It's a great statement about the league that these stakeholders think it's important enough and they have an obligation to th... [More]
Sun Feb 1818:13LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation's political climate Saturday during his media availability for the NBA All-Star Game."I will not just shut up and dribble," James said. "I get to sit up here and talk about what's really important."James spoke publicly after Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized the three-time NBA champion for his recent comments about social issues. James previously responded with an Instagram post containing similar sentiments."We will definitely not shut up and dribble," James said. "I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society. I mean too much to the youth. I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don't have a way out and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they're in."James made the initial public comments in question during a recent video segment on Uninterrupted, a platform co-... [More]
Sun Feb 1818:13The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contestKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Spencer DinwiddiePGNetsFree Agent
Andre DrummondCPistonsFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Tobias HarrisSFPistonsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
Larry Nance Jr.PFLakersFree Agent
John WallPGWizardsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):7:30 p.m.Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday.Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest."I wanted this so badly," Mitchell said. "This is one of my favorite events of All-Star weekend. To not only be in it, but to win it, it's crazy."Before making his winning dunk, Mitchell peeled off his Jazz jersey and wore a vintage Carter jersey from the Toronto Raptors.Mitchell — three inches shorter than the 6-foot-6 Carter — needed a score of 47 to beat Nance, and he got a 48 from the five judges: DJ Khaled, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Rock and Hall of Famers Julius Erving and Lisa Leslie.Nance, who was trying to win the contest 34 years after his father won it, had earned a perfect 50 with a dunk off a double alley-oop off t... [More]
Sun Feb 1818:13Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point recordKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Victor OladipoSGPacersFree Agent
Devin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Spencer DinwiddiePGNetsFree Agent
Tobias HarrisSFPistonsFree Agent
Lauri MarkkanenPFBullsFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
Larry Nance Jr.PFLakersFree Agent
Dennis Smith Jr.PGMavericksFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy.Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father's old uniform — down to the knee-high socks — and then rolled out his father himself to help with one of his dunks. But he came up short against Donovan Mitchell, the precocious Utah Jazz rookie with his own sense of history.Mitchell put on a show at Staples Center to win the slam dunk contest and cap off NBA All-Star Saturday.Mitchell edged Nance Jr. 98-96, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest."I wanted this so badly," Mitchell said. "This is one of my favorite events of All-Star weekend. To not only be in it, but to win it, it's crazy."Before making his winning dunk, Mitchell peeled off his Jazz jersey to reveal a vintage Carter jersey from the Toronto Raptors.Mitchell — three inches shorter than ... [More]
Sun Feb 1818:11LeBron, Steph lead hand-picked teams into NBA All-Star GameKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Russell WestbrookPGThunderFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA's All-Star version of a pickup game is taking center stage in Hollywood.The 67th version of the All-Star Game on Sunday night features teams picked by captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Dispensing with the usual East vs. West format, the league is creating a new look to its annual showcase with teams picked regardless of geography.That's how Curry and Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will be going against Kevin Durant, and how James will play alongside Oklahoma City duo Russell Westbrook and Paul George.Boston teammates Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are on opposing teams. Irving is on the same team as James, several months after Irving broke up their Cleveland partnership by forcing a trade.___More AP basketball: www.apnews.com/tags/NBAbasketball
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