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Knicks’ Late Rally Falls Short Against Bucks

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 assists, Khris Middleton sank two late 3-pointers, and the Milwaukee Bucks survived a furious second-half rally by the Knicks for a 124-113 victory on Monday night. Middleton scored 30 points, going 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Antetokounmpo only had one …

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Nets Fall Just Short on Opening Night

DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 24 points and 20 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons won their opener under their new coach, Dwane Casey, over the Nets on Wednesday night. Blake Griffin added 26 points for the Pistons, who were without two potential starters but still managed to hold off the …

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N.B.A. Jumps Out to a Sloppy Start and a Celtics Victory

“They’ve got playmakers, they’ve got shot-takers — they’re just playoff-built,” Brown said. The 76ers are regarded as one of Boston’s two foremost challengers in the post-LeBron James East alongside Toronto, thanks largely to the starry duo of Embiid and Ben Simmons and the momentum Philadelphia started building last season in …

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Who’s to Blame for the Jimmy Butler Trade Mess?

Want Marc Stein’s N.B.A. insights sent directly to your inbox? Sign up here for our weekly N.B.A. newsletter. ——- Every delicious curiosity the N.B.A. can conceivably dish at the start of the season is being swallowed up by one nagging question: When will the Minnesota Timberwolves trade Jimmy Butler? Answer: …

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Steve Kerr Joins U.S.A. Basketball Coaching Staff

The N.B.A. coaches Steve Kerr and Nate McMillan and the college coach Jay Wright have been chosen as U.S.A. Basketball assistant coaches under the national team’s new head coach, Gregg Popovich, according to two people familiar with U.S.A.B.’s selections. Golden State’s Kerr, Indiana’s McMillan and Villanova’s Wright will bring significant …

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The Golden State Warriors and the 14 Teams Chasing Them

n.b.a. season preview: western conference There was plenty of roster shuffling in the West, but Golden State still finds itself head and shoulders above the competition. ImageIt won’t happen until DeMarcus Cousins’s Achilles’ tendon is fully healed, but a starting lineup of Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson …

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