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Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Boston won 101-90. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night.

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Kidd booed in return to Brooklyn as Nets coach

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd pauses during a timeout in the first half of the Bucks' NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, the team he coached last season, in his first appearance back at the Barclays Center, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kidd revealed a distrust of the Nets’ front office and a desire to get past his messy departure from the franchise when he returned to Brooklyn on Wednesday as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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NBA suspends Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor 24 games

In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The NBA has suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property in October. (AP Photo/Ingham County Sheriffs Department, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property.

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Illness sidelines 5 Grizzlies players

TORONTO (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen were among five players who were out for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors because of illness.

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Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, to retire

Jason Collins, a 13-year NBA veteran and the NBA's only openly gay player, announces his retirement at a news conference before a basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. Collins joined the Nets in February and played 22 games for the team, but was not on the roster this season. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.

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