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For Curry, a Return Home Shows He Is Where He Belongs

During warm-ups for Sunday’s game, Curry mimicked a game of volleyball with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, posted up a ball boy so that he could take an entry pass from Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, made...

Hamidou Diallo’s Dunk Is Even Better Viewed Frame by Frame

The 2019 slam dunk contest at the N.B.A.’s All-Star weekend involved several props, but it was Hamidou Diallo’s decision to abandon one that created the dunk that everyone will remember from Saturday night’s competition.Diallo, a rookie shooting guard for...

Basketball Is Beside the Point During N.B.A. All-Star Weekend

In the corner, a disc jockey who appeared to be in his 60s spun tunes in a Hawaiian shirt and red-tinted glasses, while women wearing bright red dresses passed out hors d’oeuvres. Agents, clients and marketing honchos milled about...

D’Angelo Russell Is Poetry on the Court. Take It From a Poet.

So far, the risk is paying off. Russell has become the leader of a team that has exceeded expectations. At 30-29, the Nets have surpassed last season’s victory total with less than a third of the regular-season schedule remaining.ImageThe...

Pelicans Fire General Manager Dell Demps Amid Anthony Davis Trade Drama

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The New Orleans Pelicans abruptly fired Dell Demps, their general manager, on Friday amid continuing uncertainty about the future of forward Anthony Davis.In an announcement Friday, the team said that the Pelicans and Demps “decided to...

Finally, the N.B.A. Comes to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the N.B.A. prepares for All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Charlotte, N.C., the backdrop to the celebration is unequivocally political, as nearly everything in the divided state seems to be these days.The event was supposed...

Knicks Come Up Short Again: Not Even the Worst Team of Last 20 Years

The Knicks are 11-47, giving them a winning percentage that looks like a typo: .190.But there were worse seasons in the last 20 years. In 2012, the Bobcats (now the Hornets) finished at 7-59 in a lockout season for...

Knicks End Franchise-Worst Losing Streak With Win Over Hawks

ATLANTA — After the end of a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks, Knicks Coach David Fizdale had to give his team some credit.“I keep talking about this team’s character,” Fizdale said. “It would’ve been very easy for...

LeBron James Was Supposed to Make the Lakers Great. But When?

ATLANTA — Kyle Kuzma had his first interaction with LeBron James a little more than a year ago, when Kuzma was a first-year forward with the Los Angeles Lakers and James was a few months from dragging the Cleveland...

Enes Kanter Lands With the Portland Trail Blazers

Enes Kanter has found a new home with the Portland Trail Blazers.The 26-year-old center, who has averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds game this season, fell out of the Knicks’ rotation last month and was released last week after...

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Miguel Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June...