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On Pro Basketball: Jahlil Okafor Gets a Second Chance, and Nets Get a Bargain

Okafor, the No. 2 draft pick in 2015, lost his spot to Joel Embiid in Philadelphia but now has the opportunity to develop in Brooklyn.

Fix Lonzo Ball’s Shot? Here’s the Blueprint

Kevin Martin’s stroke in college was nearly identical to Ball’s unorthodox method, but Martin managed to slowly improve it and become an effective shooter.

Bulls 104, Knicks 102: Knicks’ Rally Late, but Can’t Beat Bulls at the Buzzer

The Knicks scored 10 consecutive points to tie the score at 102, but Kristaps Porzingis’s last-second 3-pointer just missed.

Jahlil Okafor Headed to Nets in Trade With 76ers

The Nets have two of the top three picks in the 2015 draft after adding Okafor, along with Nik Stauskas and a draft pick, in exchange for Trevor Booker.

Perry Wallace, College Basketball Pioneer, Is Dead at 69

As the first black varsity basketball player in Southeastern Conference history, he distinguished himself on the court while battling racism.

N.B.A. Plans to Put a Minor League Team in Mexico City

The G League will have a team in Mexico City that is owned and operated locally. The expansion could help gauge the viability of putting an N.B.A. team there.

Nets 100, Thunder 95: Short-Handed Nets Beat Thunder in Mexico City

After a trade earlier in the day, Brooklyn had to scramble, but with 21 points off the bench from Caris LeVert they toppled Oklahoma City.

Knicks 99, Grizzlies 88: Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis Lift Knicks to .500

The team is still without Tim Hardaway Jr., but the return of Porzingis helped get the team an easy win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Pacers Rout Knicks With Seven Players Scoring in Double Figures

The Knicks were without Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. for a second consecutive loss.

After 312 Straight Losses, Juvenile Court’s Girls Basketball Team Prevails

Carroll Academy, a day school in Huntington, Tenn., won, 29-27, in double overtime to end the country’s longest high school losing streak.

On Pro Basketball: The All-Star Who Ended Ugly Streaks for the Warriors and the Knicks

David Lee, 34, unexpectedly announced his retirement from the N.B.A. last month. He took a ring and some extraordinary memories with him.

Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Leaves Game With Ankle Injury

In the first quarter of the Knicks’ game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, Porzingis exited after his right ankle was badly turned in a collision.

Snapper Jones, N.B.A. Broadcaster, Dies at 75

Jones, an A.B.A. All-Star, was a longtime broadcaster for the Portland Trail Blazers and reached a national audience through ESPN, NBC and other networks.

Clippers’ Blake Griffin Could Miss Two Months to Knee Injury

Griffin sustained a medial collateral ligament sprain in a victory over the Lakers on Monday, dealing another setback to the injury-riddled Clippers.

Trail Blazers 103, Knicks 91: Knicks Fall Back to .500 With Loss to Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard scored 32 points at Madison Square Garden as Portland handed the Knicks their third straight loss.

David Fizdale Is Fired by Memphis Grizzlies

In a move that stunned many around the N.B.A., Fizdale was fired after a 7-12 start. The Grizzlies had lost their last eight straight games.

Rockets 117, Knicks 102: Knicks Briefly Make Do Without Porzingis, Then Fall Hard Against Houston

Kristaps Porzingis missed Saturday’s game because of tightness in his lower back, and the Knicks let an early 22-point lead disintegrate.

Hawks 116, Knicks 104: Knicks Falter in the Second Half Against Atlanta

The Hawks earned just their second home win by out-hustling the Knicks with a 24-5 advantage in second-chance points.

Knicks 108, Raptors 100: Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 38 Points Carry Knicks Past Raptors

Kristaps Porzingis finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds and Hardaway scored 12 during a 28-0 third-quarter run at Madison Square Garden.

The Raptors Remade Their Mind-Set, Not Their Roster. It’s Working.

Using the same core players, Toronto has reset its culture and become a convert to 3-point shooting, floor spacing and ball movement over isolation play.

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