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Dirk nostalgic about ‘great memories’ at Oracle

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. -- The fans at Oracle Arena expressed their appreciation for Dirk Nowitzki, an opponent who will always be linked with the building the Golden State Warriors are leaving after this season, throughout the 21-year veteran's final appearance in the arena Saturday night.That included a standing ovation before the beginning of the second quarter, with an assist from his former Dallas Mavericks teammate Steve Nash, now a consultant
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Sources — Gasol (ankle) expected to miss month

[ad_1] 8:44 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN Milwaukee Bucks center Pau Gasol is expected to miss approximately one month with a left ankle injury, league sources told ESPN.Gasol, who missed 26 games earlier this season with a stress fracture in his foot, missed the Bucks' past three games because of this injury. He joins teammates Nikola Mirotic and Malcolm Brogdon among those likely out for the remainder of the regular season.The 38-year-old
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Bulls shut down Carter, Hutchison for season

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the remainder of the season, and might soon do the same with Otto Porter Jr.Executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson says the Bulls have "run out of time" on Carter (left thumb surgery) and Hutchison (right toe injury). He stopped short of shutting down Porter (strained right rotator cuff), though
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Warriors giving Curry night off to rest vs. Mavs

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will not play Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks after being given the game off to rest."[Warriors Director of Sports Medicine and Performance] [Dr.] Rick [Celebrini] and I have been talking about it the last couple weeks," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before the game. "Steph is there for us every single game. And the way he moves and the
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Sources — Spurs agree to deal with Motiejunas

[ad_1] The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a deal with veteran Donatas Motiejunas, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Motiejunas, 28, last played in the NBA in 2017 for the New Orleans Pelicans. He has spent the past two seasons playing in China.San Antonio (42-31) has lost two straight after winning nine in a row and is now eighth in the Western Conference standings.Motiejunas averaged 7.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per
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Sources — Spurs nearing deal for vet Motiejunas

[ad_1] The San Antonio Spurs are nearing a deal with veteran Donatas Motiejunas, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Motiejunas, 28, last played in the NBA in 2017 for the New Orleans Pelicans. He has spent the past two seasons playing in China.San Antonio (42-31) has lost two straight after winning nine in a row and is now eighth in the Western Conference standings.Motiejunas averaged 7.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game
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Harden’s 61 ‘one of best performances’

[ad_1] James Harden lit up the San Antonio Spurs for 61 points on Friday, matching his career high as well as the Houston Rockets' franchise record in a 111-105 victory.Harden also scored 61 on Jan. 23 against the New York Knicks. He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan as the only players with multiple 60-point games in a season in NBA history.The Spurs collectively shook their heads in
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Harden goes for 61 again as Rockets top Spurs

[ad_1] James Harden matched his career high by scoring 61 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.Harden also scored 61 on Jan. 23 against the New York Knicks. He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan as the only players with multiple 60-point games in a season in NBA history.It was Harden's third career 60-point game; he also
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‘Excited’ Fredette making NBA return with Suns

[ad_1] The Phoenix Suns have reached a deal to sign guard Jimmer Fredette, the team announced Friday.The two-year deal has a team option in the second year, sources told ESPN's Ian Begley. The terms of the deal were first reported by 98.7 FM Arizona Sports. The 2011 Naismith College Player of the Year at BYU, Fredette played the past three seasons in the Chinese Basketball Association. In November, he scored
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Oubre has thumb procedure, out rest of season

[ad_1] 5:00 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. underwent a minor procedure on his left thumb and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Friday.Jimmer Fredette, who last played in the NBA for the Knicks during the 2015-16 season, has reached a two-year deal with the Suns, sources confirmed to ESPN.Oubre is expected to make a full recovery in four to six weeks.Oubre, 23,