Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Rockets’ late free throw downs Magic 90-89

Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton, right, looks to pass the ball as he is guarded by Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Adrien’s free throw with 35 seconds to play capped Houston’s rally Wednesday night, beating Orlando 90-89 in preseason play.

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Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are investigating a man’s allegation that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend.

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Raptors increase security after Ottawa shooting

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will have extra security in place for Wednesday night’s preseason game after the Parliament Hill shootings in Ottawa.

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NBA owners vote down lottery reform

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league’s draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

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New-Look NBA: A player’s perspective, Paul Pierce

In this Oct. 16, 2014, photo, Washington Wizards NBA basketball player Paul Pierce is interviewed at the Verizon Center in Washington. When Pierce watched the Wizards in last season's playoffs, he saw plenty of talent and potential. He also saw some issues. They needed something. Turns out, Pierce thought they needed ... him. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:

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