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Cavs' big men Varejao, Love injured

Dec 24, 2014 2:03 AM

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was helped off the floor with an injured left foot and ankle, moments after forward Kevin Love went to the locker room with a thumb injury. Read Full Article

Sixers sign free agent Thomas, waive Turiaf

Dec 24, 2014 12:47 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have signed free agent power forward Malcolm Thomas. Read Full Article

Durant misses third straight game

Dec 24, 2014 12:15 AM

Thunder star Kevin Durant will miss Tuesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained right ankle. Read Full Article

Bulls' Rose, Gibson return vs. Raptors

Dec 23, 2014 12:37 AM

Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson have returned to the Chicago Bulls lineup for their game against the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Read Full Article

Former NBA All-Star Walther dies at 87

Dec 23, 2014 9:10 PM

Paul Walther, who played six seasons in the NBA in the 1950s after a stellar college career at Tennessee, has died. He was 87. Read Full Article

Pistons part with athletic forward Smith

Dec 22, 2014 5:52 PM

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract. Read Full Article

Knicks' Dalembert fined $15K for elbow to face

Dec 23, 2014 4:38 AM

New York Knicks center Samuel Dalembert was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Monday for elbowing Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas in the face. Read Full Article

Bucks at .500 record early in Kidd's first year

Dec 23, 2014 1:15 AM

Sharing the ball is making basketball fun for the Milwaukee Bucks. Read Full Article

Horford, Aldridge named Players of the Week

Dec 22, 2014 8:00 PM

The Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford and the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 21. Read Full Article

Saunders: Minnesota fans won't soon forgive Love

Dec 22, 2014 9:23 PM

On the eve of the Timberwolves' first game against Kevin Love, president and coach Flip Saunders says he harbors no grudges against the former face of the franchise for wanting out of Minnesota. Read Full Article

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