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Brian Mahoney

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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

NBA owners, players reach tentative deal

After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.

NBA players, owners meeting as commissioner's deadline expires

NEW YORK -- As Commissioner David Stern's deadline passed, the NBA and its players continued negotiating Wednesday in an attempt to end the lockout.. The two sides met for more than four hours to try to hash out a deal to save the season.. Stern had issued an ultimatum to

NBA players, owners meeting as commissioner's deadline expires

NEW YORK -- As Commissioner David Stern's deadline passed, the NBA and its players continued negotiating Wednesday in an attempt to end the lockout.

NBA player, owner meetings will resume today

NEW YORK -- Feeling a "sense of urgency" to get a deal done quickly, NBA players and owners met for more than four hours Friday and will resume talks today.. With time running out to reach an agreement in time to save the Nov. 1 start of the regular season

With eye on clock, NBA owners, players seek deal

NEW YORK -- They don't have a deal yet, and they are just about out of time.. After some two years of on-and-off negotiations, that's about all NBA players and owners agree on. The gaps in their financial proposals have been so great that they sometimes decide it's

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Cavs take Irving No. 1 in NBA draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick in a draft filled with internationals, confident his foot is healthy enough to lead the rebuilding effort that follows LeBron James' departure.

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Back in Miami, Heat hope to force Mavs to Game 7

The Dallas Mavericks have a 3-2 lead in the NBA finals and can win their first championship Sunday night. Less than a year after the Heat's free agent victory celebration, the real party might belong to Dirk Nowitzki.

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Knicks Hall of Famer Dick McGuire dies at 84

NEW YORK -- Dick McGuire, part of a basketball Hall of Fame family and longtime member of the New York Knicks organization, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 84.

Hawks hand Knicks fifth straight loss

NEW YORK -- Al Horford scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Josh Smith added 22 points and 12 boards, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to their fifth straight loss with a 114-101 victory Wednesday night.

Hughes, Gallinari lead New York over Hawks 109-105

NEW YORK - Larry Hughes scored 23 points to continue his turnaround from a rocky start with his new team, and the New York Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 109-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.