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NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game in Las Vegas. The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014,  by league president of operations Rod Thorn in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.

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Love connection: Kevin Love to be welcomed by Cavs

In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half on an NBA basketball game in San Antonio. The Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster trade sending Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, a person familiar with the trade said. The Timberwolves are getting Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia. The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The Cavaliers are getting some Love.

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Hawks’ Scott earns new deal with scoring surge

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed Mike Scott, who improved his 3-point shot in his second season and almost doubled his scoring average.

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Charlotte considers millions on Hornets arena

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The city of Charlotte is considering a plan to spend about $30 million to make improvements at Time Warner Cable Area, home of the NBA’s Hornets.

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Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

In this May 24, 2008, file photo, NBA referee Dick Bavetta gestures during the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bavetta, 74, tells The Associated Press that it is the right time to leave the game after a 39-year career. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Dick Bavetta never missed a game.

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