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Embiid fined $25,000 for attack on refs

NEW YORK (AFP) – The National Basketball Association slapped Joel Embiid with a $25,000 fine on Wednesday after the Philadelphia 76er player openly criticized the referees following a loss to the Boston Celtics. Embiid was wrapping up a post-game news conference with reporters after a 112-109 defeat on Tuesday night when he leaned into the […]

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NBA: Curry shines, James fumes

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Stephen Curry overcame a sluggish night shooting and made a pair of pivotal 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant had 28 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from behind for the third consecutive game and beat the Utah Jazz 115-108 on Tuesday night. Curry had 24 […]

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NBA: Jordan impressed but…

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Michael Jordan praised the record-breaking exploits of James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Tuesday before mischievously remarking that both players’ achievements pale against his own. NBA legend Jordan spoke to reporters in Charlotte ahead of the All-Star Break, less than 24 hours after Harden and Westbrook had both reached significant milestones. […]

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LeBron tops NBA rich list: Forbes

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – LeBron James remains the top-earning player in the NBA while an increasing number of stars have boosted their income through off-field activities, a Forbes survey revealed Tuesday. Forbes said that Los Angeles Lakers star James was the highest-paid player in basketball for a fifth straight year, pocketing an estimated $88.7 million […]

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Harden keeps streak alive, Leonard fires Raptors

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – James Harden produced a scintillating late burst of scoring to extend his remarkable 30-point scoring streak to 30 games on Monday as the Houston Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 120-104. The reigning NBA MVP had been bidding to become only the second player in history after Wilt Chamberlain to score at […]

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Lin expected to join Raptors for playoff push

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Jeremy Lin, the first American of Chinese ancestry to play in the NBA, is finalizing a contract buyout with Atlanta to set up signing with Toronto, his agents told ESPN.

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