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Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford throws full support behind Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets coach Steve Clifford emphatically threw his support behind Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Friday, saying the often-criticized small forward is a significant contributor and will continue to start.The five-year NBA veteran has been widely criticized for...

Houston Rockets’ Lou Williams breaks out of slump against former team – Houston Rockets...

HOUSTON -- Slumps happen. It’s just the reality of sports. And Houston Rockets guard Lou Williams was dealing with one.Over a six-game stretch, he had shot just 24.6 percent from the field and made only 23.3 percent of...

Potential 2017 NBA draft steals

The odds ended up working in favor of the Boston Celtics at Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery, as the top seed in the Eastern Conference will also have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft. The...

Atlanta Hawks focus on re-signing Paul Millsap following first-round exit from playoffs

ATLANTA -- Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday that he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to plot their future following a painful first-round exit from the playoffs.Millsap...

Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins working out together in summer

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are working out together this summer in an effort to get a head start on training camp and the 2017-18 season.The New Orleans Pelicans' star big men have been working out both in...

Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls All-Star Game intensity level ‘a joke’ – Golden State...

NEW YORK -- The annual NBA All-Star Game has become a noncompetitive, 48-minute exhibition where defense isn't played. There is very little resistance on both ends of the floor, and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr told ESPN...

Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler to return from heel injury

CHICAGO -- All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler returned for the Chicago Bulls in the team's 105-94 win over the Toronto Raptors.Butler, who injured his right heel in a Feb. 1 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, missed...

Carmelo Anthony to suit up for New York Knicks’ season finale

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- He was initially expected to miss the season finale against Philadelphia due to a sore left knee, but Carmelo Anthony decided Wednesday to suit up for what might be his last game with the New...

Old-school Zach Randolph is rolling for the Memphis Grizzlies – NBA

SALT LAKE CITY -- Much has changed for Memphis Grizzlies franchise cornerstone Zach Randolph this season. He has a new role for a new coach in a new system.But he’s still the same, ol' Z-Bo, even at the...

Pelicans show reasons to hope in first win with DeMarcus Cousins – New Orleans...

LOS ANGELES -- Hollis Thompson’s first 10-day contract started and finished all without one of the newest Pelicans seeing a New Orleans win with DeMarcus Cousins in the lineup.The future has indeed changed for the franchise with Cousins...

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Cut Line: Party at Arnold Palmer’s Place

ORLANDO, Fla. – In a St. Patrick’s Day edition, the PGA Tour returns to Arnie’s place for a party befitting a King, the...

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