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PHOENIX (AP) — Reggie Jackson’s 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter gave the Los Angeles Clippers a double-digit lead. Teammate Marcus Morris hit another 3 with 45 seconds left that helped fend off a final Phoenix rally and secure the win. The two newest Clippers had big moments in their team’s 102-92 victory over the …

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HOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 63 points as the Houston Rockets sailed to their fifth straight win, 140-112 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Harden piled up 30 points without playing in the fourth quarter and Westbrook, who had 33, sat down for good with about six minutes left. …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Philadelphia All-Star center Joel Embiid sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night’s game against the Cavaliers, adding another worry for the 76ers, who are already without guard Ben Simmons. Embiid collided with Cavaliers center Ante Zizic while being fouled late in the first quarter. The 7-footer held his shoulder in obvious pain …

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We all know Giannis loves the WWE. “We’re looking for you G-Wiz!!”#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/50l4tHRAJY — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 25, 2020 And he’s dominating the competition like your favorite pro wrestler would. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is the overwhelming favorite to win the award for the second year in a row. Giannis 2019-20 season stats:PTS: 30.0REB: 13.6AST: 5.8PER: 32.5 “Giannis …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond has been ruled out for Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a strained left calf. Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the calf first bothered Drummond in Saturday’s game against Miami and his status is day-to-day. Cleveland plays at New Orleans and rookie sensation Zion …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard Malik Monk has been suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program. The suspension begins with Wednesday night’s game against the New York Knicks and will continue until he is determined to be in full compliance with the program. The third-year reserve from Kentucky is …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard Malik Monk has been suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program. The suspension begins with Wednesday night’s game against the New York Knicks and will continue until he is determined to be in full compliance with the program. The third-year reserve from Kentucky is …

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid $25,000 on Wednesday, two days after he made an obscene gesture on the court and used profane language during a live television interview. In announcing the fine, the NBA noted that the amount “reflects his multiple prior violations of acceptable on-court decorum.” The …

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New York Knicks (17-40, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (19-38, 11th in the Eastern Conference) Charlotte; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST LINE: Knicks -1.5; over/under is 206.5 BOTTOM LINE: New York enters the matchup with Charlotte as losers of four straight games. The Hornets are 13-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is 8-21 …

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Los Angeles Lakers (44-12, first in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (12-46, 15th in the Western Conference) San Francisco; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles visits the Golden State Warriors after LeBron James scored 40 points in the Lakers’ 118-109 victory over the Pelicans. The Warriors are 7-32 against Western Conference …

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