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James, Curry lead first All-Star Game balloting returns

Dec 25, 2014 4:03 PM

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Wall of the Washington Wizards top the Eastern Conference, while Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the Western Conference after the first returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Sprint. James, in his first season back with the Cavaliers, is the overall leader with 552,967 votes, while Curry is second with 549,095 votes. Read Full Article

LeBron set for Christmas homecoming against Heat

Dec 25, 2014 3:42 AM

LeBron James doesn't have any apprehension for this homecoming. Read Full Article

Report: Smith to join Houston Rockets

Dec 24, 2014 8:42 PM

A person with knowledge of the decision says Josh Smith will join the Houston Rockets following his release by the Detroit Pistons. Read Full Article

Report: Cavaliers center Varejao out for season

Dec 24, 2014 8:24 PM

A person familiar with the injury says Cavaliers starting center Anderson Varejao tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Read Full Article

McHale agrees to contract extension with Rockets

Dec 24, 2014 8:20 PM

Coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Houston Rockets. Read Full Article

Suns trade Tolliver to Pistons in salary cap move

Dec 24, 2014 8:18 PM

The Phoenix Suns have traded forward Anthony Tolliver to the Detroit Pistons for forward Tony Mitchell. Read Full Article

LeBron's return to Miami raises questions for Cavaliers

Dec 24, 2014 4:50 PM

On Christmas Day he will be welcomed back like a kid home from college. Once the team bus pulls into the dock, the big smiles from familiar American Airlines Arena workers will seem like thousand-watt camera flashbulbs. He will feel obligated to remove the $400 designer headphones for once when he makes the walk down the corridor to exchange small talk. And then, you watch: By habit he'll take two steps toward the home locker room before someone on the Cleveland Cavaliers tugs him by the arm. Read Full Article

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

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