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Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili, Turning 40, Plans to Play 16th Season

SAN ANTONIO — As the clock ticked down on the San Antonio Spurs’ season and Manu Ginobili was pulled from the game, a thunderous roar from the home crowd guided him to the bench. Ginobili wore an appreciative but quizzical look on his face as he put a warm-up shirt ...

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Knicks’ Leaders Talk Defense and Tiptoe Around Puzzle of Carmelo Anthony

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — It took less than 90 seconds on Monday for Steve Mills, the Knicks’ newly anointed team president, to succinctly describe a vision of the future for his victory-challenged club. Speaking at a news conference to introduce the team’s new hierarchy, he said the Knicks would build around ...

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Sports of The Times: At Knicks’ Facility, Hopeful Talk and Lessons Learned (or Maybe Not)

Sports of The Times By MICHAEL POWELL GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Take 44, in which the Knicks try to get it right, again, again, again, again and so on and so forth. I hopped in my car on Monday and drove to the Knicks’ training facility here in leafy Westchester for ...

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Lonzo Ball Is Summer League M.V.P. So He’s Going to Be a Star, Right?

The Las Vegas Summer League wrapped up Monday night after some unusually noisy buzz. Lonzo Ball was the unquestioned star, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the title and dazzling fans with his passing. His stock, already high, shot through the roof based on his performance. He led the league ...

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Andre Iguodala out for Warriors with soreness in left knee

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs with left knee soreness. The Warriors announced the lineup just more than an hour before tipoff Tuesday night. Iguodala had an MRI exam Monday that ...

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2017 NBA Draft Order

As a result of the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery, the Boston Celtics will have the first overall pick in NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm, which will be held in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Below is the complete order of selection. * * * 2017 First-Round Order 1. Boston ...

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San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala ruled out for Game 2

As expected, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (ankle) was officially ruled out for Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, with Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (sore knee) joining him on the sideline.  Leonard re-injured the ankle sprain he initially suffered against the Rockets in the second round in Sunday’s Game ...

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Son of Moses Malone sues Houston Rockets MVP candidate James Harden

HOUSTON (AP) — The son of Hall of Famer Moses Malone is suing Houston Rockets guard James Harden, saying the MVP candidate paid to have him assaulted. Lawyers representing Moses Malone Jr. say he “was violently attacked by a group of armed men” while entering a club  last June after ...

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Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers have plenty riding on NBA lottery

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won’t be forgotten. The former All-Stars have as much to do with this NBA draft lottery as the players of tomorrow. The Boston Celtics can benefit in a big way from trading two former ...

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