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Pro basketball league expanding to 8 teams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Central Basketball Association is expanding to eight teams for the 2015 season.

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Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Nuggets in OT

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, front, reacts after hitting a basket over Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler late in the overtime session of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Denver. Houston won 115-111 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — James Harden couldn’t quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation.

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Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, tries to put up a shot as Indiana Pacers forward David West, second from left, fouls him and center Roy Hibbert, left, guard Rodney Stuckey, second from right, and forward Matt Barnes, right, watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense, and DeAndre Jordan’s unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding factor for the Los Angeles Clippers in a grueling victory over the struggling Indiana Pacers.

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Aldridge, Trail Blazers rally to beat Bucks 104-97

Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman, right, works the ball in against Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia, from Ukraine, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thomas Robinson was rewarded with a standing ovation during his very first NBA start.

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Chandler helps Oregon drop Northridge 79-56

Oregon guard Joseph Young knocks the ball from the hands of Cal State Northridge forward Steven Maxwell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Andy Nelson)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon unveiled its tallest player, 6-foot-10 center Michael Chandler, and he scored 13 points off the bench to help lead the Ducks to a 79-56 victory over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night.

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