Portland's Matthews ruptures Achilles, out for season

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland's game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season....

Blazers win fifth straight with 94-75 victory over Mavericks

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mood was somber in the Trail Blazers' locker room following their victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The win had come at a cost, with Wesley Matthews lost for the season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon....

Announcer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia....

East-leading Hawks face LeBron in possible playoff preview

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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks are blowing away everyone in the Eastern Conference....

NBPA attorney: Union anticipates clash on age limit

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for go pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining....

Batum rallies Trail Blazers past Clippers 98-93 in OT

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer that forced overtime, then set up three alley-oop baskets and added a clinching 3 in the final minute to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 on Wednesday night....

Curry shoots Warriors to 102-93 victory over Bucks

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry shook off a rough shooting night to make three straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Wednesday night in their return from a season-high, six-game road trip....