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At the Pistons’ New Home, Empty Seats and Hockey Statues

“It’s the Pistons, man — they never win,” said Daniel Bronston, 29, a cook who was at a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves late last month. (He was exaggerating. The...

Jojo Is the Artist of Choice Among N.B.A. Stars

In a rarefied Manhattan club where annual membership costs as much as $400,000, Victoria’s Secret models leaned against leather furniture and chatted about runway struts in Shanghai while sharp-suited investment bankers sipped flutes of Dom Pérignon.They were ostensibly...

Sixers Begin to Reap Rewards From Their Much-Debated ‘Process’

But the other two top picks are the cornerstones of the resurgent team.After two seasons limited by injury, Embiid, No. 3 in 2014, is healthy and has become one of...

Kristaps Porzingis Scores 40 as Knicks Rally to Beat the Pacers

After Ntilikina’s 3-pointer made it 102-99, Knicks center Enes Kanter picked up a bad pass by Darren Collison and fed Hardaway for a layup that made it 104-99 with 1:10...

James Harden and Kristaps Porzingis Have Career Nights

Harden’s monster game eclipsed Porzingis’s own career high of 40 in the Knicks’ 108-101 come-from-behind victory over the Pacers at the Garden.Porzingis was 15 for 24 from the field, with...

How This Lithuanian Outpost Lured LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball

Over the next few days, Lithuanians learned the basic facts: LiAngelo, 19, and LaMelo, 16, are the younger brothers of Lonzo, the star rookie point guard for the Los Angeles...

From the N.B.A., a Cautionary Tale on National Anthem Protests

So why haven’t N.B.A. players — at least thus far in this young season — joined those among the N.F.L.’s rank and file who have lined up behind the now-unemployed...

Knicks Fall Amid a Blizzard of 3-Pointers in Miami

MIAMI — Wayne Ellington attempted 16 3-pointers to set a Miami Heat franchise record, and that was an important element in Friday night’s game against the Knicks.It’s not why the Heat won, however.The little plays — Ellington throwing...

Knicks Rally Past Hornets for Third Straight Win

Photo Kristaps Porzingis had 28 points, including...

Celtics Ride Huge Third Quarter to Win Over Warriors

While Irving had a game far below his standards — he scored just 16 points on 4 of 16 shooting and ditched his protective face mask in the second half...

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