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Kings 116, Cavaliers 112, overtime: After LeBron James’s Meeting With G.M., Cavaliers Lose for 6th Time in 8 Games

The overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings was Cleveland’s first game since James called his team’s roster “top-heavy,” which led to a meeting with General Manager David Griffin.

Steve Kerr, All-Star Coach, Rips Players for ‘Mockery’ in Voting

With players having a say in the starters for the game, nearly 300 names wound up on at least one ballot.

What’s Wrong With the Golden State Warriors? Warped Expectations

When you’re absurdly good and then add Kevin Durant, the bar becomes unreasonably high even as the fundamental numbers stay about the same.

Knicks 109, Pacers 103: For Knicks, Close Game Against Pacers Is No Surprise. But a Win?

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, including a go-ahead jumper during the final minute, as the Knicks beat the Pacers for an important, if ungraceful, victory.

Keeping Score: Why the Knicks Haven’t Won the Close Ones

Sure the defense has been woeful for a team that had lost 13 of its last 16 games, but it has three strong scorers.

Michael H. Goldberg, Lawyer Who Bridged A.B.A and N.B.A., Dies at 73

Goldberg served as general counsel for the American Basketball Association during its final years and headed the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for almost four decades.

N.B.A. This Week: All-Star Starters, Spurs-Raptors, Rozier’s Shot

The Spurs visit Toronto on Tuesday with a 34-9 record but not much buzz; Terry Rozier had Celtics fans talking with a clutch shot against Portland.

To Supplement Pay, W.N.B.A. Players Put Their Safety at Risk

During the off-season, most of those playing abroad were in Turkey, a nation where unrest and violence have fueled concerns back home.

Suns 107, Knicks 105: Ball Rolls Out, and Knicks Again Roll Over, Falling to Suns

With time running out, Carmelo Anthony hoisted a 25-foot 3-point attempt, a shot he thought would go in. It did not, and the Knicks absorbed their 13th loss in 16 games.

On the Warriors’ Bench, Life Is Good

James Michael McAdoo may be the last player on the bench for the N.B.A.’s best team, but his work ethic and attitude make him a valued member.

N.B.A. Says Referees Missed Key Foul at End of Knicks’ Loss

The league said a Wizards assistant coach should have been called for a technical foul for stepping onto the court during the Knicks’ final possession.

Wizards 113, Knicks 110: Carmelo Anthony Has Knicks-Record 25-point Quarter in Loss to Wizards

Anthony had 34 points in all but missed a go-ahead shot late in the game on a controversial play, sending the Knicks to their 12th loss in 15 games.

Russell Westbrook Is Left Out of Starting Lineup for N.B.A. All-Star Game

Westbrook was beaten out by Stephen Curry and James Harden in a new voting system that included players and news media members.

Russell Westbrook Confirms He and Kevin Durant Are No Longer Speaking

Westbrook has been vocal about his former teammate’s decision to leave the Thunder for the Warriors as a free agent.

Kevin Durant Puts Up Season-Best 40 Points in Warriors’ Win Over Thunder

Durant again dazzled against his former team, pushing his total to 79 points in two games against Oklahoma City.

On Pro Basketball: Would You Vote Carmelo Off the Island? Or Phil?

One way to end the strained relationship between Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks’ president, Phil Jackson, would be for one of them to leave. But which one?

Tiring of Knicks Drama, Carmelo Anthony Says Focus Is on ‘Playing Ball’

Before Wednesday’s game at Boston, the forward said he was “done asking why” he’s the player always caught up in dramas with the Knicks.

On Pro Basketball: In Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers, a Big Dose of Catharsis

Monday’s 126-91 victory by the Warriors provided a psychological lift after last season’s loss in the finals.

Warriors 126, Cavaliers 91: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Lead Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers

Curry scored 20 points and had a season-best 11 assists, Thompson finished with 26 points, and Golden State rolled at Oracle Arena.

Desired as Cornerstone, an Injured Jeremy Lin Is Watching the Nets Crumble

Lin was expected to be the team’s starting point guard after signing as a free agent last summer. But he has played only 12 games because of hamstring troubles.

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