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Celtics great White dies at 71

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BOSTON (AP) Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71.

The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided.

The team said it was "terribly saddened" by White's passing, calling him a "champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it."

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NBA looking into Rockets-Clips incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA has spoken to Clippers star Blake Griffin as well as other players from the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles as part of its investigation into late-game and postgame incidents involving the teams.

Griffin confirmed Tuesday that he had been contacted by league officials.

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Hornets' Clifford back from 21 games off

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets coach Steve Clifford has battled headaches for the past two years.

But when the pain became so intense before a Charlotte home game last December it frightened him, and he couldn't ignore the problem any longer.

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76ers' Redick could miss 2 weeks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick could miss two weeks with a left leg injury.

The 76ers say Redick was hurt Monday during the fourth quarter of their victory over Toronto, and X-rays after the game were negative. However, an MRI on Tuesday revealed bone edema and a small cortical crack in the fibular head of the leg.

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Raptors' DeRozan fined for ripping refs

NEW YORK (AP) Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the league's officiating.

The punishment was announced Tuesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league's executive vice president for basketball operations.

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Warriors top Cavs, road streak hits 13

CLEVELAND (AP) Once the lead swelled to 14, Kevin Durant waved both arms like a boxing referee stopping a fight.

Another knockout on the road for these Warriors.

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Clips get testy win in Paul's LA return

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul came back to Staples Center to play against his old team and things got heated.

The final minutes of the game were filled with technical fouls, ejections, swearing, bumping - and that was just the beginning.

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Bulls snap Heat's 7-game win streak

CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine is making the most of his limited minutes.

The guard scored 18 points in his second game with Chicago as the Bulls ended the Miami Heat's seven-game winning streak with a 119-111 victory Monday.

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Embiid has 34 and 11, 76ers beat Raptors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Just as the Philadelphia 76ers were letting yet another big lead slip away, a leak in their locker room sent water spilling into the hallway.

Sixers employees stopped the stream before it reached the court, and the players prevented a fourth-quarter gusher from washing away another sure win.

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Giannis' 27 and 20 lift Bucks by Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) Now that he has this basketball thing figured out, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed he wouldn't make a bad long snapper in football, either.

Antetokounmpo hiked the ball through his legs to teammate Khris Middleton for a fast-break dunk and the highlight of his all-around dominant performance as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 104-95 on Monday. Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in the Bucks' second road victory against the Wizards in 10 days.

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