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NBA: Hot Lakers hand Nuggets 1st loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James had 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds while leading the Los Angeles Lakers’ late rally for his first home victory at Staples Center, 128-111, over the previously unbeaten Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

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Lakers coach  fined $15,000

NEW YORK (AFP) – Los Angeles coach Luke Walton knew it would cost him when he ripped the officiating of the Lakers’ 143-142 overtime loss to San Antonio, and the price was a $15,000 fine. “Lakers head coach Luke Walton has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating,” NBA executive vice president of […]

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Fiery Curry  hits 11 treys, nets 51 points

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry just shrugged and grinned as he kept lighting up the floor, scoring 51 points and finishing with 11 3-pointers in only three quarters of the Golden State Warriors’ 144-122 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant added 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Draymond […]

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NBA: Pistons still undefeated

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Blake Griffin scored a career-high 50 points as the Detroit Pistons extended their unbeaten start to the season with an overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Griffin weighed in with a driving layup to tie the score with just under two seconds left on the clock and drew a […]

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NBA: Spurs score wild OT win  over Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Patty Mills hit a go-ahead jumper with 6.8 seconds left and the San Antonio Spurs kept the Los Angeles Lakers winless with LeBron James, rallying from a six-point deficit in the final minute of overtime for a wild 143-142 victory Monday night. James hit a tying 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left […]

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NBA: Chris Paul fined nearly $500K; Rondo $186K

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed down the punishments a […]

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