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CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball world are where they belong — …

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CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball world are where they belong — …

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The All-Star Break is often treated as the halfway point of the NBA season, even though it’s not. But for today, let’s say it is. And at the halfway point of the season, the Most Valuable Player race is essentially all but finished. You can send Giannis (-350) the MVP award already. “We thought last …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Booker is finally headed to his first NBA All-Star Game. The Phoenix guard — who felt he was snubbed by voters and coaches when he didn’t make the original list for Sunday’s game in Chicago — was tabbed Thursday as the player who will replace injured Portland guard Damian Lillard in …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice. The NBA has released a list of entertainers headed to All-Star weekend, the group headlined by Hudson — the two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner — who, just before Sunday night’s player introductions, will perform …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings and Intel announced plans Thursday for the NBA’s first research and development site devoted to finding new ways for fans to access replay angles never seen before. The Kings are planning to unveil an app next season where fans can tap into video streams and choose their own …

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While some basketball purists are skeptical about this year’s new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry. This year the league’s annual showcase is essentially multiple games within the game, which might entice more fans to get in on the action while it’s ongoing. “I think there …

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DENVER (AP) — LeBron James wasn’t about to coast into the All-Star break, and neither was Anthony Davis. “I could tell they were locked in pregame. LeBron had his jersey with like 80 minutes to go before the game,” guard Alex Caruso said after the Los Angeles Lakers’ 120-116 overtime triumph in Denver on Wednesday …

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PHOENIX (AP) — Suns guard Devin Booker was serenaded with chants of “All-Star! All-Star!” in the final seconds Wednesday night as he hit two free throws that sealed his team’s 112-106 win over the Golden State Warriors. Despite the crowd’s insistence, Booker isn’t an All-Star just yet. That could change very soon. Booker scored 27 …

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PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 112-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Phoenix won for just the second time in eight games and goes into the All-Star break with a 22-33 record. The Suns have already …

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