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Wolves' Towns questionable tonight vs. Knicks

The Minnesota Timberwolves begin the stretch-run portion of 2018-19 tonight, but their All-Star big man may not be available to play in that game.  Karl-Anthony Towns is listed as questionable against the New York Knicks (7:30 ET, NBA League Pass) after Towns was involved in a car accident on the way to the airport Thursday.…

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About Last Night: Bucks maintain control of East

No team in the NBA has beaten the Milwaukee Bucks twice this season. In a couple months, some lucky team will be tasked of doing it four times. The Boston Celtics came close to earning their second victory against Milwaukee this season, but ultimately lost 98-97 after Kia MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 30 points,…

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DeRozan likely to receive warm welcome in Toronto return

TORONTO — From fellow athletes to star entertainers, DeMar DeRozan has seen plenty of celebrities soaking up an extended round of appreciative applause from fans. “When they get that long standing ovation, I always thought that was the coolest thing in the world,” DeRozan said Thursday. “I’ve never received one.” Friday night, it could be…

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Davis to remain in Pelicans' lineup — for now

METAIRIE, La. (AP)  — When Pelicans finished practice on Thursday, Anthony Davis went into coach Alvin Gentry’s office, followed later by interim general manager Danny Ferry. As they spoke, privacy shades on windows that otherwise offer a view of practice courts were pulled down. After the meeting, Gentry said Davis was slated to start at…

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Push for playoffs more than just talk for LeBron, Lakers

“Stranger things have happened, but it would be weird to have the playoffs and not have him in the playoffs,” said Warriors guard Klay Thompson. “Like, weird.” The LA Clippers, currently the No. 8 seed, have dwindling motivation and ability to make the playoffs. They traded their best player (Tobias Harris) earlier this month to…

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Legends profile: Chet Walker

Chet Walker always seemed to find himself in a behind-the-scenes role. As the “other guy” on an NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers team that starred Wilt Chamberlain and Hal Greer, Walker rarely, if ever, received top billing. But whether he was battling an opposing forward one-on-one or going head-to-head with show-business types, Walker more often than…

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