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  • Hawks beat 76ers 95-79 for 8th straight win

    December 10, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawks their longest winning streak in 17 years.Korver sank five 3-pointers as Atlanta (15-6) won its eighth straight - the Hawks' longest since an 11-0 start to the 1997-98 season.

  • Warriors, Rockets both without starting centers

    December 10, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State's Andrew Bogut and Houston's Dwight Howard are both out for Wednesday night's game between the Western Conference leaders because of injuries.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Bogut is still bothered by right knee tendinitis and Festus Ezeli will start at center. Kerr expects Bogut to return for Saturday's game at Dallas.

  • Mavericks' Nelson out for game against Pelicans

    December 10, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) - Jameer Nelson sat out the Dallas Mavericks' game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night due to a sore right shoulder.J.J. Barea made his first start of the season in Nelson's place at point guard against the Pelicans.Nelson, who missed three games last month because of back spasms, had season highs of 18 points and four 3-point field goals Tuesday at Memphis.

  • Anthony, Duncan among the missing for Knicks-Spurs

    December 10, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and Spurs veterans Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are among several big names out of action for Wednesday night's game between New York and San Antonio.Anthony felt soreness in his left knee after playing 39 minutes Tuesday night in New Orleans. He had 17 points and eight rebounds in New York's ninth straight loss.

  • Knicks' Anthony sits out against Spurs

    December 10, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Carmelo Anthony sat out New York's game Wednesday night against San Antonio because of soreness in his left knee, and the Spurs were without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard.Anthony experienced soreness in the knee after playing 39 minutes Tuesday night in New Orleans. Anthony had 17 points and eight rebounds, but it wasn't enough to keep New York from suffering its ninth straight loss, 104-93 to the Pelicans.

  • Bulls looking for answers for defensive woes

    December 10, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - Compared to their high standard, the Chicago Bulls are struggling on defense. Everyone on the team agrees with that part.When it comes to talk of trust issues, then everything gets a little murky.Heading into Wednesday night's game against Brooklyn, Chicago was allowing 100.5 points per game, tied for 19th in the league. The Bulls allowed an NBA-low 91.8 points last season and 92.9 points for the 2012-13 season, which ranked third.

  • Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist returning from foot injury

    December 10, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will see his first action in nearly a month Wednesday night in the Hornets' game against the Boston Celtics.Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said before Wednesday's game that he would bring Kidd-Gilchrist off the bench behind starters Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson.

  • Warriors release new arena renderings

    December 10, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have released new renderings for their planned San Francisco arena after the last design became an Internet punchline for its resemblance to a toilet.The updated concepts announced by the Warriors on Wednesday show a more curved look for the arena. Much of the viewing deck next to the arena - which together previously gave the aerial appearance of a giant toilet seat with the lid down - is now gone.

  • King James commits personal foul with royal touch

    December 10, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - When King James touched the future queen of England on the shoulder after a basketball game, royal watchers cried foul.LeBron James, whose nickname is ''King James,'' met Prince William and his wife Kate at an NBA game between Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets in New York on Monday. The three posed for a photograph and James put his right hand on the Duchess of Cambridge's right shoulder.