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BOSTON (AP) Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss about two weeks after cutting his right hand hitting a picture frame. Smart apologized to his teammates, coaches and fans on Twitter on Friday afternoon, saying, ”I feel like I let all y’all down.” The Celtics said Smart returned to Boston after the injury to his …

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MIAMI (AP) Kevin Durant was steaming mad over officiating this week, then eventually apologized after realizing he could have better handled his frustrations. The NBA hopes all players and referees take the time for such reflection. The league introduced a five-pronged plan Friday to try and improve how players and referees get along during games. …

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James wouldn’t reveal the order he drafted players for his All-Star team. Kevin Love had an idea when he was chosen. ”Probably dead last,” Love said, joking. ”Kev would say that,” James said. Cleveland’s All-Stars will indeed play together in the Feb. 18 game after James selected his teammate – …

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James wouldn’t reveal the order he drafted players for his All-Star team. Kevin Love had an idea when he was chosen. ”Probably dead last,” Love said, joking. ”Kev would say that,” James said. Cleveland’s All-Stars will indeed play together in the Feb. 18 game after James selected his teammate – …

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MILWAUKEE (AP) To teammates, Jabari Parker looks as if he is ready to get back on the court for the Milwaukee Bucks. Parker speaks cautiously as he moves closer to a return from the second major knee injury of his young career. ”Within these couple weeks. I think it’s in the air for now,” Parker …

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The Los Angeles Clippers will seek to reverse course in what has been a roller-coaster season Friday night when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers suffered their third consecutive defeat, 113-102 to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night to complete a two-game homestand that began with a 126-118 loss to Minnesota. The loss to …

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