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Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Pacers seeking a spark as trade deadline nears

The Indiana Pacers are trying to get in the postseason and seeking a spark that could sling-shot them past others down the bottom of the playoff ladder.

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Knicks waive Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire started the New York Knicks moving forward, before his injuries hastened their return to the bottom. Now he wants to look elsewhere for a chance at a championship.

NBA's preseason favorites now in chase-mode

NEW YORK - LeBron James isn't used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break. The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks occupy his former perch atop the standings, and both teams ...
By Brian Mahoney

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Westbrook leads West in All-Star Game

NEW YORK - Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the NBA All-Star Game record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163-158 on Sunday night.
By Brian Mahoney

Legends Brunch brings out New York greats

Before Sunday's main event in Madison Square Garden, the "city's game" was celebrated in all five boroughs - Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island, as New York welcomed the ...
By Tom Withers and Antonio Gonzalez

NBA would gain if Knicks could get NBA Finals there

The NBA's first trip back to New York for All-Star week since '98 was a smashing success. City officials estimated it made a nearly $200 million impact on the city, according to NBA Commissioner ...
By Brian Mahoney

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Curry wins 3-point contest in All--Star Saturday night

NEW YORK - Stephen Curry bested Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson and six others to win his first 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday night.

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

World team wins Rising Stars Challenge

NEW YORK - Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the World team beat the U.S. 121-112 on Friday night in the Rising Stars Challenge ...

Stars get chilly reception in Big Apple

NEW YORK - After years of performing only in warm-weather cities in the South and West, the NBA's All-Star game has come back to the bitterly cold Big Apple,
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Bulls cool off Cavaliers

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored 30 points, and the Chicago Bulls handed Cleveland just its second loss in 16 games, beating the Cavaliers 113-98 Thursday night.

Surprising versatility helps Millsap reach new heights

A two-time All-Star since signing with the Atlanta Hawks, Paul Millsap might be the most versatile player in the NBA.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Boston edges Atlanta on last-second shot

BOSTON - Evan Turner made a running scoop shot with 0.2 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics sent the Atlanta Hawks to just their third loss of the calendar year, ...
By Jimmy Golen

James helps Cavaliers roll over Heat

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 18 points against his former Miami teammates and Cleveland had six others score in double figures as the Cavaliers beat the Heat 113-93 Wednesday night for their ...

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Harden leads Rockets over Suns

PHOENIX - James Harden scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 127-118.

Hawks coach still just a face in the crowd

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer might coach one of the best teams in the NBA. He can still get around Atlanta without being recognized.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Hawks ride second-half surge

MINNEAPOLIS - Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift the Atlanta Hawks to a 117-105 win over the Timberwolves.
By Jon Krawczynski

Spurs rally to give Popovich his 1,000th win

INDIANAPOLIS - The San Antonio Spurs' huge fourth-quarter rally helped Gregg Popovich reach the 1,000-win milestone Monday night.

All-Star Game to bring good basketball back to Big Apple

The NBA All-Star festivities come to New York, and locals say the enthusiasm can't be diminished no matter how many games the Knicks or Nets have lost.
By Brian Mahoney

Methodical Grizzlies wear down Hawks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley had 21 points and six assists, Marc Gasol finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-88 on Sunday.
By Clay Bailey

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Knicks chief told a Knicks fan to root for the Nets

NEW YORK - Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan responded to a Knicks fan who had criticized him with an e-mail wondering if the man is an alcoholic and telling him to root for the Nets instead.
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