Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw

In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw yells to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday, March 3, 2015: "You won't find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I've ever been around. Unfortunately things didn't go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very bright future ahead of him."  (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons.

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Jefferson keys 3rd-quarter spurt, Mavs beat Pelicans 102-93

Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (20) shoots between New Orleans Pelicans forward Luke Babbitt (8), guard Jimmer Fredette (32) and center Alexis Ajinca (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 2, 2015, in Dallas. Dallas won 102-93. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

DALLAS (AP) — Richard Jefferson has made the most of his rare opportunities to start this season for the Dallas Mavericks.

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Teletovic feels good after blood clots, aims to play in July

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic, out for the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his lungs, said Monday he expects to be able to resume playing in July once he is finished with blood-thinning medication.

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Paul has 26 and 14 as Clippers outlast Timberwolves 110-105

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio, left, drives as Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers allowed only one field goal in the fourth quarter to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 110-105 victory Monday night.

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Pekovic out for Wolves against Clippers,

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, right, drives against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Grizzlies won 101-97. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years.

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