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Pacers nowhere to be found in London…Indiana

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The only thing the two Londons have in common on this day is an interest in Pacers basketball.Read more

Nuggets cool off streaking Pacers in London

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Nikola Jokic had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets emphatically ended a five-game losing streak with a 140-112 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night in the NBA's Global Games series at O2 Arena.Read more

Knicks PG Derrick Rose misses game for unknown reason

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NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose missed the New York Knicks' loss to New Orleans on Monday night for reasons that remained unclear. The Knicks would not comment on Rose's whereabouts or anything else about his absence, though center Joakim Noah said after the game that he had spoken to Rose, and his longtime Chicago teammate was OK. "Obviously, Derrick's one of our better players and when he's not here it's tough, but just happy that everything is OK with him," Noah said.Read more

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Knicks PG Derrick Rose misses game for unknown reason

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NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose missed the New York Knicks' loss to New Orleans on Monday night for reasons that remained unclear. The Knicks would not comment on Rose's whereabouts or anything else about his absence, though center Joakim Noah said after the game that he had spoken to Rose and his longtime Chicago teammate was OK. "Obviously, Derrick's one of our better players and when he's not here it's tough, but just happy that everything is OK with him," Noah said.Read more

Towns, Rubio lead Timberwolves over Mavericks, 101-92

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 11 rebounds, Ricky Rubio added 13 points and a season-high 15 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a four-game losing streak with a 101-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. Harrison Barnes scored 30 points for the Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki had 26, including five 3-pointers. Towns hit 15 of 19 shots from the floor as the Timberwolves shot 56.3 percent.Read more

Westbrook, Thunder cruise past Bulls 109-94

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CHICAGO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away from the Chicago Bulls for an easy 109-94 victory Monday night. Steven Adams scored 22 points and Enes Kanter had 20 points and 11 rebounds, leading a dominant performance inside for Oklahoma City. Victor Oladipo added 13 points. Dwyane Wade led Chicago with 22 points, and Michael Carter-Williams had 15. Cristiano Felicio finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.Read more

Davis dominates, Pelicans roll past depleted Knicks 110-96

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NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis had 40 points and 18 rebounds before leaving with a left hip injury after a hard foul Monday night in the New Orleans Pelicans' 110-96 victory over the New York Knicks, who started the game without Derrick Rose and lost Carmelo Anthony to an ejection. Rose was not with the team for unspecified reasons, and Anthony was back in the locker room late in the third quarter after getting thrown out for arguing with the officials.Read more

Derrick Rose not with Knicks for game against Pelicans

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NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is not playing for the New York Knicks against the New Orleans Pelicans. Brandon Jennings started at point guard Monday night, with the Knicks saying only that Rose was not with the team. New York coach Jeff Hornacek had given no indication shortly before the game that Rose would not be available for the game. Rose has played in 33 of 37 games during his first season with the Knicks, averaging 17.3 points. Read more

D-League's Iowa Energy fire Matt Woodley as coach

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Matt Woodley has been fired as head coach of the NBA Development League's Iowa Energy. The Energy announced Monday that Woodley had been relieved of his duties. Glynn Cyprien has been named interim head coach. Woodley had been Iowa's coach since last May. Iowa is the D-League affiliate of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.Read more

Lakers' Clarkson fined $15,000 after tussle with Dragic

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lakers reserve guard Jordan Clarkson was fined $15,000 on Monday for hitting Heat guard Goran Dragic in the head with his forearm during Los Angeles' 127-100 victory over the Heat last week. Clarkson and Dragic collided several times while fighting for position under the basket during the third quarter of Friday's game. Clarkson finally knocked down Dragic with a blow to the head. Teammates and officials kept the two apart following the scuffle and Clarkson and Dragic were both ejected.Read more

Paul George's signature shoe from Nike is out!

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The Pacers' Paul George has become the 21st NBA athlete to receive a signature shoe from Nike.Read more

Nets waive former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have waived Anthony Bennett, the former No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Bennett played in 23 games for the Nets, his fourth team since being the surprising top pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013. He averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game.Read more