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Los Angeles honours Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a sold-out memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.

Pascal Siakam leads Raptors to historic rout over Pacers

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Pascal Siakam scored 21 points while Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors throttled the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

Raptors back to winning ways, dispatch Suns in 1st game since all-star break

Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 37 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 118-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers split with coach John Beilein after just 54 games: reports

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Cavaliers first-year coach John Beilein will end a rough season by stepping down after 54 games, according to multiple reports Tuesday night.

NBA scores winning format as Team LeBron edges Team Giannis in memorable All-Star affair

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the NBA All-Star Game.

Aaron Gordon says he’s finished with dunk contest after losing in finals again

Saturday, February 15th, 2020
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Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an epic All-Star Saturday Night, both for him and the Miami Heat.

Canadians lead way for Team World in Rising Stars Challenge despite U.S. win

Friday, February 14th, 2020
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Miles Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honours, Eric Paschall added 23 more and the U.S. beat Team World 151-131 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

Kobe Bryant joined by Duncan, Garnett as 1st-time finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Kobe Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility.

Raptors fail bid for 16th straight win as Nets snap historic streak in Brooklyn

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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The Toronto Raptors had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.