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NBA — Cavaliers claim to have best bench in the league

CLEVELAND — Last season, the Cavaliers had the second-lowest bench scoring average in the league at just 28.1 points per game. Their depth, or lack thereof, became an even bigger issue in the NBA Finals, when the Golden State Warriors’ reserves outscored the Cavs’ substitutes 113-69 in the Warriors’ four wins. This season, with eight […]

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NBA — Warriors lose in Memphis

MEMPHIS – The Golden State Warriors have been a step slower than their opponents thus far this season, and it was no different Saturday night at FedExForum. The Memphis Grizzlies took down the reigning defending champs, 111-101. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 34 points and 14 rebounds. Entering the game, the Warriors had won […]

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Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors ejected

11:26 PM ET ESPN.com news services Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were both ejected with 43.6 seconds left in the Golden State Warriors’ 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors are under .500 through 3 games for the first time in the Steve Kerr era after […]

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New Orleans Pelicans reach deal with veteran guard Jameer Nelson

5:33 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson, just two days after being waived by the Denver Nuggets, has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. New Orleans had wanted to sign Nelson under the injury exception granted by the NBA, but the league office denied […]

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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving takes responsibility for profane outburst directed at fan in Philadelphia

WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving took responsibility for a profane outburst directed at a fan in Philadelphia that yelled at him and referenced LeBron James during Friday’s game against the 76ers. In a video that circulated on social media after Friday’s game, a fan is heard shouting, “Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” as Celtics […]

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History created, but Ben Simmons wants more after second NBA loss

0:33 After Trevor Booker scores on a tip-in for the Nets, Jonathan Simmons shoots a deep 3-pointer to give the Magic a lead after three quarters. Philadelphia – Ben Simmons made the Philadelphia 76ers record books, but unfortunately for him and his young teammates, they also came away with their second loss of the new […]