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The Crowd Shows Up in Memphis, but 3 Cavaliers Stars Stay Home

The Cavaliers rested their three best players — LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love — in their only road trip of the season to Memphis.

N.B.A. and Players’ Union Agree to New Labor Deal

The new deal was a pre-emptive move by both sides to avoid the possibility of a labor stoppage next season.

Suns Behind Him, Hornacek Coolly Contemplates What’s Next

A loss to Phoenix, his old employer, may have been bittersweet. But the Knicks’ coach has other priorities, like bringing out the best in his new team.

Chauffeur, Shootaround and Boneless Chicken Wings: Living Large With the Nets

Some people have it all, but still crave luxury, novelty and access without irksome hurdles. At Barclays Center, that’s the Nets’ Brooklyn Experience.

Suns 113, Knicks 111, Overtime: Suns’ Eric Bledsoe Helps Topple Knicks With 31 Points and a Layup in Overtime

Bledsoe had his third straight game with at least 30 points, helping the Suns overcome a 34-point performance from Kristaps Porzingis.

On Pro Basketball: Detroit and Pistons Are One Again

The N.B.A. franchise will reclaim the city identity it left behind when it took up residence in the suburbs in 1978.

The Best N.B.A. Games This Week: Knicks vs. Warriors, and Three Others

The Knicks have progressed, but they face a roadblock in Golden State on Thursday. The Celtics visit San Antonio on Wednesday.

Knicks 118, Lakers 112: With Derrick Rose Back on Court, Knicks Handle Depleted Lakers

Rose returned after recovering from back spasms, and the Knicks jumped to an early lead and held off a tenacious opponent.

The Bane of the N.B.A. Coach: The In-Game Interview

The 15 to 20 stolen seconds between quarters is a high-wire act for reporters and a disdained distraction for coaches.

A Knicks Rookie Big Man Is Not Afraid to Throw an Elbow. Ask His Mom.

Willy Hernangomez, a former teammate of Kristaps Porzingis in Spain, has displayed a knack for rebounding and the low post.

Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson Meet to Clear the Air

Anthony said the Knicks’ president, who had criticized him in an interview last week for sometimes holding on to the ball, had requested the meeting.

To Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson’s Comments Are a ‘Temporary Black Cloud’

The Knicks star dismissed the team president’s remark that Anthony sometimes holds the ball too long.

Carmelo Anthony Seems Perturbed by Phil Jackson’s Comments

Anthony took to Twitter after Jackson criticized a facet of his play in an interview with CBS Sports Network.

Review: The Team That Put Israeli Basketball ‘On the Map’

Dani Menkin’s documentary recounts this team’s unlikely run to the European Cup championship in 1977, a year in Israel’s history that was more fraught than usual.

Michael Jordan Owns Right to Name in Chinese Characters, Too, Court Rules

The lawsuit that Mr. Jordan brought, against a company he accused of using his name, could set a precedent for foreign companies pursuing similar cases in China.

Cavaliers 126, Knicks 94: Cavaliers Roll to Victory, Ending Knicks’ Winning Streak

The game was out of reach by the third quarter as the Knicks, who had won four straight and nine of their last 12, were essentially dealt a repeat of an opening-night rout.

On Pro Basketball: On Court and in Hotel Booking, LeBron James Stays at the Forefront

With Cleveland visiting the Knicks, James and a number of his teammates opted not to stay at the Trump SoHo in what amounted to a modest political protest.

Knicks 114, Heat 103: Phil Jackson Moves Past Spat as Knicks Climb Three Games Above .500

With the Cavaliers visiting Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Jackson said his disagreement with LeBron James is “water under the bridge,” while his team earned a road victory over the Heat.

After a Setback, a Season Watching From a Distance

After Tom Thibodeau was fired by the Chicago Bulls, he spent the next several months on a listening tour. The strategies he learned prepared him for his next job in Minnesota.

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