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New Format for Basketball’s World Cup Has Very Good Players Feeling Very Frustrated

Luka Doncic, a leading contender for N.B.A. Rookie of the Year, expressed dismay Friday that his Slovenian national team had not been granted automatic entry into next year’s FIBA World Cup as the reigning EuroBasket winners. The team had...

Nets Top Knicks for 2nd Straight Win; Celtics Crush Bulls in Record-Setting Rout

The Nets led by 10 points, 56-46, at halftime and extended their lead to as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter.“I was searching that whole game for a lineup that could compete defensively and move the ball...

Nets End 8-Game Skid With Win Over Raptors

D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points, including six in overtime, and the Nets broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors, 106-105, on Friday night.The Nets picked the most unlikely way to end their skid, stopping a 12-game...

Celtics Get Revenge With Easy Win Over the Knicks

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving heard all of the doubts when the Celtics, who were among the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, still had a .500 record through Thanksgiving.The low point may have been a home loss to the...

Kevin Durant Says Environment Around LeBron James Is ‘Toxic’

Kevin Durant could become a free agent following the season, but it doesn’t sound as if he sees himself as a fit with LeBron James.The Golden State Warriors star told Bleacher Report that it will be hard for the...

Sixers Guard Markelle Fultz Out Indefinitely With Nerve Disorder

Markelle Fultz, a guard for the Philadelphia 76ers who has struggled to stay on the court and endured heavy criticism for ongoing shooting woes, has been diagnosed with a nerve disorder. The team announced Tuesday that the injury, which...

Bulls Fire Fred Hoiberg, Citing Lack of ‘Energy and Spirit’

The skidding Chicago Bulls fired Coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted Jim Boylen, an associate head coach, in hopes of lifting the team from the bottom of the standings.Chicago is averaging 103.4 points a game — 28th in...

Knicks Rally to Overcome a Big Lead by the Bucks

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 16 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Knicks came back from a double-digit deficit to defeat the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, 136-134, on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.The Bucks led by...

Nets Squander Late Lead to Lose Their 5th Straight Game

Mike Conley scored 19 of Memphis’s 20 points in the second overtime period, the rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a career-high 36 points, and the Grizzlies beat the host Nets, 131-125, on Friday.Conley kept Memphis’s hopes alive in regulation...

Unwanted in L.A., Brook Lopez Became Milwaukee’s ‘Splash Mountain’

There could be only one response, from the perspective of Milwaukee Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer, to the historically futile shooting night Brook Lopez recently endured.After Lopez set an unwanted league record for most 3-point attempts in a game without...

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