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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court

“The Olympics here are a venue and a time where sport transcends all that petty crap that you get from governments,” said Team USA coach Gregg Popovich after his side’s diplomatic masterclass off the court against Iran.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: JaVale McGee, Keldon Johnson replace Kevin Love, Bradley Beal in US basketball roster
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: JaVale McGee, Keldon Johnson replace Kevin Love, Bradley Beal in US basketball roster

Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee and San Antonio Spurs guard Keldon Johnson were named to the US Olympic men's basketball team

NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo jumps, Phoenix Suns rise but LeBron James, LA Lakers top merchandise sales
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NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo jumps, Phoenix Suns rise but LeBron James, LA Lakers top merchandise sales

The NBA and its players union announced that four-time NBA champion James led jersey sales and his 2020 NBA champion Lakers were still the hottest money spinner in merchandise sales.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA men's basketball team bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Games tune-up
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA men's basketball team bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Games tune-up

Americans shot 51%, scored 33 first-quarter points to get off and running and beat Argentina for the 10th consecutive time

NBA: Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic becomes lowest draft pick ever to win MVP award
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NBA: Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic becomes lowest draft pick ever to win MVP award

Jokic has been a rare everyday player this season, a big man who logged big minutes. He's the only player to start all of his team's regular-season games in the last two seasons, being on the floor for tip-off all 145 times.

NBA: Phoenix Suns defeat leaves LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers on brink of playoffs exit
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NBA: Phoenix Suns defeat leaves LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers on brink of playoffs exit

Phoenix took full advantage of the injury absence of the Lakers' Anthony Davis to dominate the defending NBA champions from early in the first quarter before romping to a comfortable win.

NBA: Damian Lillard hits eight 3-pointers, ties NBA playoff record for half
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NBA: Damian Lillard hits eight 3-pointers, ties NBA playoff record for half

The playoff record for 3-pointers in a game is 11 by Golden State's Klay Thompson at Oklahoma City on 28 May, 2016.

NBA: Bucks roll past Heat; Nikola Jokic scores 38 points, Nuggets beat Blazers
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NBA: Bucks roll past Heat; Nikola Jokic scores 38 points, Nuggets beat Blazers

The Bucks needed Khris Middleton’s tiebreaking jumper with 0.5 seconds left in overtime to pull out a 109-107 victory in Game 1. Milwaukee essentially put away Game 2 in the first quarter when its 3-point attack went from fizzling to sizzling.

NBA: Jayson Tatum explodes for 60 points, Celtics roar back from 32-point deficit; Kings spoil LeBron James return
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NBA: Jayson Tatum explodes for 60 points, Celtics roar back from 32-point deficit; Kings spoil LeBron James return

Tatum's point total equalled Boston icon Larry Bird for the most points scored in a game in Celtic's history and he is the second youngest player ever in the NBA behind Devin Booker to post a 60-point game.

NBA: Lakers hang on for narrow win over Magic; Devin Booker powers Suns to victory against Hornets
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NBA: Lakers hang on for narrow win over Magic; Devin Booker powers Suns to victory against Hornets

CJ McCollum starred late for Portland, scoring seven of his 23 points in the last two minutes as the Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 122-117.

NBA: LeBron James opts for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant takes Kyrie Irving as first picks for All-Star Game
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NBA: LeBron James opts for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant takes Kyrie Irving as first picks for All-Star Game

This is the fourth year of the NBA's playing captain format for the All-Star Game. James is 3-0, beating teams captained by Curry in 2018 and Antetokounmpo in the last two seasons.

NBA: Tim Hardaway Jr, Luka Doncic star in Dallas Mavericks win; Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA: Tim Hardaway Jr, Luka Doncic star in Dallas Mavericks win; Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers

Dallas were playing for the first time in eight days after two postponements because of a wintry weather blast in Texas. Kristaps Porzingis didn’t play after showing up on the injury report the day of the game with back stiffness.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard calls out Minnesota Timberwolves for hiring Chris Finch as head coach
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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard calls out Minnesota Timberwolves for hiring Chris Finch as head coach

The Timberwolves announced on Monday they had hired Toronto Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch with the move coming less than 24 hours after they sacked head coach Ryan Saunders.

NBA: Anthony Davis scores 27 points as Lakers end losing streak with win over Celtics; Trail Blazers edge past Bulls
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NBA: Anthony Davis scores 27 points as Lakers end losing streak with win over Celtics; Trail Blazers edge past Bulls

Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Celtics and Jaylen Brown added 28 points.

NBA: Damian Lillard drops 31 points as Blazers defeat Lakers; Morant hurts ankle but Grizzlies beat Nets in OT
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NBA: Damian Lillard drops 31 points as Blazers defeat Lakers; Morant hurts ankle but Grizzlies beat Nets in OT

Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for the 42nd triple-double of his career, and Denver beat short-handed Houston for its first win of the season.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers close down practice facility after COVID-19 outbreak
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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers close down practice facility after COVID-19 outbreak

The NBA's 2020-21 campaign is set to open on 22 December with pre-season matchups to start on Friday

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers say Damian Lillard leaving bubble for tests on injured knee
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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers say Damian Lillard leaving bubble for tests on injured knee

Even if the playoffs resume and the Blazers were to extend their series, Lillard would have to miss several days anyway simply for leaving the bubble. He would have to quarantine for at least four days upon his return.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers coach says Damian Lillard will play against Los Angeles Lakers despite dislocated left finger
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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers coach says Damian Lillard will play against Los Angeles Lakers despite dislocated left finger

Lillard has been a revelation since the NBA restarted, powering Portland through the seeding games and a play-in game against the Grizzlies that gave the Blazers their shot at Lakers

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers make playoffs, oust Memphis Grizzlies with 126-122 victory in play-in series
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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers make playoffs, oust Memphis Grizzlies with 126-122 victory in play-in series

Damian Lillard scored 31 points, CJ McCollum had 14 of his 29 in the fourth quarter — including a pair of big jumpers over Ja Morant late — and the Portland Trail Blazers clinched the NBA's final playoff spot by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 126-122 on Saturday.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazer's Damian Lillard named MVP of restart, Phoenix Suns' Monty Williams best coach
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NBA: Portland Trail Blazer's Damian Lillard named MVP of restart, Phoenix Suns' Monty Williams best coach

Damian Lillard said his explosive performance in the bubble was a continuation of his form early in a season that was then disrupted by injury and the coronavirus pandemic.