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Without Giannis, Khris Middleton’s career night carries Bucks

1:06 AM ETEric WoodyardESPN MILWAUKEE -- The league-leading Milwaukee Bucks will clearly go as far as Giannis Antetokounmpo can take them this season.But there are nights when others steal the show. And Tuesday was one of them.Khris Middleton posted a personal-best 51 points, 10 rebounds and six assists on 16-for-26 shooting, leading the Bucks to their ninth straight win, a 151-131 rout of the Washington Wizards.Playing without Antetokounmpo, out with
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Sources — Lakers share favorite Kobe Bryant memories during impromptu session

LOS ANGELES -- Before moving forward, the Los Angeles Lakers had to take a look back.The Lakers gathered their players and coaches at the team's practice facility in El Segundo, California on Tuesday for the first time since Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a tragic helicopter accident Sunday.Following a light workout and optional shootaround, the team gathered for a luncheon and an impromptu story session
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Los Angeles County coroner’s office identifies bodies of Kobe Bryant, three others

LOS ANGELES -- The bodies of Kobe Bryant and three other people killed when a helicopter smashed into a foggy Los Angeles-hillside have been identified, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Tuesday.Fingerprints were used to confirm the identity of Bryant, 41, along with John Altobelli, 56; Sarah Chester, 45, and the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, the Medical Examiner-Coroner reported.While the department had not yet formally identified five other victims,
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Bucks owner wants to top Michael Jordan’s Bulls — ‘I think we should do everything’

8:51 PM ETEric WoodyardESPN MILWAUKEE -- Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry on Tuesday shared a conversation he had with Michael Jordan last week in Paris, where the NBA legend was on site to witness Milwaukee's historic 40-6 start."Everybody wants to be recognized for being unique and different. I mean, all these players," said Lasry, whose Bucks defeated Jordan's Charlotte Hornets 116-103. "When I was in Paris, I was talking to Michael
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Celtics vs. Heat – Game Summary – January 28, 2020

AmericanAirlines Arena Line: MIA -2.0 Over/Under: 219 Capacity: 19,600Referees: James Williams, Zach Zarba, Lauren Holtkamp TNT1234TCeltics3636Heat2828 Data is currently unavailable. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Source link
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76ers honor Kobe Bryant as tributes continue worldwide

Two days after the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, emotional tributes to the former Lakers great continued worldwide.In Bryant's hometown of Philadelphia on Tuesday, the 76ers honored him, along with the other eight victims in Sunday's tragedy, prior to their game against the Golden State Warriors with a video tribute on the scoreboard and a moment of silence.The Wells Fargo Center was complete with "33" floor stickers on the sideline,
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De’Aaron Fox’s game-tying layup to cap historic comeback shouldn’t have counted

De'Aaron Fox's layup off his intentionally missed free throw to send Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves into overtime should not have counted.According to the NBA's Last Two Minute report, the Sacramento Kings point guard entered the lane before the shot hit the rim, which should have been called a lane violation.The shot capped off a historic comeback by the Kings, who rallied from a 27-point deficit for a 133-129
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Sixers say Joel Embiid available to face Warriors

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is available to return to action against the visiting Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.Embiid had returned to practice Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair the torn radial collateral ligament in his left ring finger three weeks ago.The Sixers have gone 6-3 in the nine games Embiid has missed since suffering the injury on Jan. 6, at home against the Oklahoma
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Spencer Dinwiddie, Terrence Ross change numbers to honor Kobe

5:15 PM ETMalika AndrewsCloseESPN Staff WriterStaff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000Tim BontempsBrooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross will both change their jersey numbers from No. 8 to honor Kobe Bryant.Dinwiddie announced Tuesday on Twitter that he will change his jersey from No. 8, which Bryant used to wear, to No. 26.Dinwiddie explained on Twitter that he chose 26 in
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Man turns himself in for theft of Allen Iverson’s backpack with $500K in jewelry

Police on Tuesday said a 21-year-old male has turned himself in after a backpack reportedly belonging to former NBA star Allen Iverson that contained $500,000 worth of jewelry was stolen.The incident took place around 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia. Police did not identify who owned the backpack, but multiple reports say it belonged to Iverson.Police are withholding the name of the man who turned himself in