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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drives past Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 06, 2017 - 12:15 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 42 points and the Golden State Warriors held off the Phoenix Suns 120-111 for their season-high 13th straight win, clinching the best record in the NBA for the third straight season. Curry scored 23 in the first quarter when the Warriors blew open a 41-18 lead,...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drives past Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 05, 2017 - 11:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 42 points and the Golden State Warriors held off the Phoenix Suns 120-111 for their 13th straight win, clinching the best record in the Western Conference for the third straight season. Curry scored 23 in the first quarter when the Warriors blew open a 41-18 lead...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 05, 2017 - 11:11 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Russell Westbrook just missed breaking a tie with Oscar Robertson for the NBA single-season triple-double record. The Oklahoma City star did knock down a late 3-pointer to seal a victory Westbrook fell a rebound short of an historic triple-double, but scored 45 points,...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson (90) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 05, 2017 - 10:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the Cavaliers sent a message to the Celtics in their final matchup during the regular season: They won't relinquish the Eastern Conference's top seed that easily. James had 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Cleveland ran past the Boston 114-91 on...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 05, 2017 - 10:00 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Russell Westbrook fell a rebound short of an historic triple-double, but he scored 45 points, including a late 3-pointer that helped seal the Oklahoma City Thunder's 103-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Westbrook's 3-pointer — his eighth in the game...
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FILE - This Dec. 23, 2016 file photo shows Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25), of Switzerland, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Sefolosha has settled his lawsuit against New York City that stemmed from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub. The Daily News reports Wednesday, April5, 2017 that Sefolosha will get $4 million. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
April 05, 2017 - 9:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha settled his lawsuit against New York City after he was acquitted of criminal charges stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub that left him with a broken leg and the end of his NBA season. The Daily News ( http://nydn.us...
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Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, center, is trapped by Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, left, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, and Cody Zeller, back, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 05, 2017 - 8:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 33 points, and the Miami Heat made 21 3-pointers to beat the Charlotte Hornets 112-99 on Wednesday night and pull back into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. James Johnson shot 6 of 7 from 3-point range and had 26 points, while Hassan...
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Miami Heat's Rodney McGruder, left, grabs a loose ball as Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, bottom, and Cody Zeller, right, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 05, 2017 - 8:27 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 33 points, and the Miami Heat made 21 3-pointers to beat the Charlotte Hornets 112-99 on Wednesday night and pull back into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. James Johnson shot 6 of 7 from 3-point range and had 26 points, while Hassan...
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This Tuesday, April 4, 2017 photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) drives to the basket against Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon (00), during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Thompson sprained his right thumb and will miss Cleveland's first-place showdown with Boston on Wednesday night. Thompson got hurt during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over Orlando and did not travel with the team to Boston. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 05, 2017 - 6:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's "Iron Man" streak is over. The Cavaliers' run of bad luck isn't ending. Thompson sprained his right thumb Tuesday and will not play in Wednesday's first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 — a team record and the longest...
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This Tuesday, April 4, 2017 photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) drives to the basket against Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon (00), during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Thompson sprained his right thumb and will miss Cleveland's first-place showdown with Boston on Wednesday night. Thompson got hurt during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over Orlando and did not travel with the team to Boston. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 05, 2017 - 12:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's "Iron Man" streak is over. The Cavaliers' run of bad luck isn't ending. Thompson sprained his right thumb Tuesday and will not play in Wednesday's first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 — a team record and the longest...
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