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Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. missed Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with swelling in his left knee. Smith, the ninth pick in the NBA draft out of North Carolina State, had 16 points and 10 assists in the Mavericks’ season-opening loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Smith participated in the Mavericks’ shoot around on Friday ...

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Pacers owner wants to extend lease, ensure team remains in Indiana

Though Herb Simon is well into his third act, the soon-to-be 83-year-old intends to ensure his Pacers remain in place long after he’s gone. “I want to leave my legacy: This team permanently in Indianapolis,” Simon told Indianapolis Star columnist Gregg Doyel. “That’s my No. 1 goal.” … NBA | theScore PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO ...

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Philadelphia 'Process' lineup puts 76ers up at the half

For years, Philadelphia fans have subjected themselves to the promise of “The Process,” a loss-oriented projected that landed the Sixers multiple top draft picks and a staggering number of losses. On Friday night, the first small fruit of that wait finally blossomed. With just under four minutes remaining in the first half, Sixers head coach Brett Brown inserted Joel Embiid ...

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Kings hire Jenny Boucek, one of two women coaches in the NBA

The WNBA season did not go well for Jenny Boucek, who was fired 26 games into her third season as the head coach of the Seattle Storm. Her dismissal turned out to be only a minor setback, however.  The Sacramento Kings announced Friday afternoon that they have hired Boucek as an assistant coach for player development. Boucek will join Becky ...

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin has knee surgery, will miss rest of the season

NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin had season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee Friday morning, hours before the Brooklyn Nets played their home opener. The procedure was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The Nets said the surgery was successful and Lin is expected to make a full recovery. Lin tweeted ...

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Ricky Rubio returns to Minnesota looking to turn the page

MINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio took a stroll through Minneapolis on Wednesday night, as he has so often before. For the first time, he did so as a visitor. The Twin Cities were Rubio’s home away from home for the first six seasons of his NBA career, and the unexpected bond that formed between a Spanish point guard and a cold Midwestern ...

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Report: Chris Paul out 2-4 weeks with bruised knee

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul is expected to miss the next two to four weeks with a bruised left knee, sources told ESPN’s Tim MacMa… NBA | theScore PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

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