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Nets beat Hawks for home-and-home split

Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-89 on Friday night.

US hoops has fashionably late arrival to Olympics

LONDON -- The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team is favored to win again, and some think it's a matter of the players just showing up.. If that's the case, they could be in real trouble.. Showing up anywhere has been difficult for the Americans, whose traveling woes have nothing to

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US men's Olympic team tops Britain

MANCHESTER, England -- Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams responded to a lineup change with 19 points apiece, and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team beat Britain 118-78 on Thursday in an exhibition game.. LeBron James added 16 points and Russell Westbrook had 15 for the Americans, who built a 40

US men's Olympic team set for camp, roster picks

LAS VEGAS -- LeBron James won a championship. Deron Williams became nearly $100 million richer. Kobe Bryant got Steve Nash as his backcourt partner.. See, it hasn't been all bad news for the U.S. men's basketball players.. But overall it's been a rough year so far, and the impact will

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A short NBA Finals, and perhaps a lengthy rivalry

Workout partners, NBA Finals foes, and in a few weeks, Olympic teammates. LeBron James and Kevin Durant were together from the delayed start to the quick finish of this shortened NBA season, sharing a lengthy embrace moments after James' championship chase was finally complete.

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A tense, tied NBA Finals moves to Miami for Game 3

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands and LeBron James in his face.. With 10 seconds left in Game 2, the NBA Finals were providing all the theater anyone could ask. Two superstars going head-to-head, the Miami Heat trying to hold off another stirring

Hornets win draft lottery, will pick No. 1

New owner, and now a new star player is coming to New Orleans. And yet another loss -- in a historic season full of them -- for Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats.

Bobcats hope draft lottery answers a cry for help

After the worst season in NBA history, the Charlotte Bobcats could use a player such as Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for Michael Jordan's team, it's been a long time since lottery luck shined on the team needing it most.

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Bryant, West hold on to win NBA All-Star game

Kobe Bryant took Michael Jordan's record, then nearly lost the game to LeBron James.

Hawks no match for Lin, Knicks in 99-87 loss

NEW YORK -- Jeremy Lin had an easy night ahead of his toughest opponent yet, and the New York Knicks tuned up for their trip to Miami by beating the Atlanta Hawks 99-82 on Wednesday night.. Lin had 17 points and nine assists, sitting out most of the fourth quarter

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