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Irving, Davis to play in All-Star Game

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

Boston's Kyrie Irving and New Orleans' Anthony Davis say they both plan to play in Sunday's All-Star game.


Nets' Harris tops Steph as 3-point champ

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):

9:35 p.m.


Silver addresses competitive balance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought.

Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing on those fronts.


Tatum edges Young for skills title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):

8:40 p.m.


Kuzma, Tatum lift US in Rising Stars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear.

They'll be ready.


Westphal, Sikma among Hall finalists

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball.

The Hall of Fame obviously remembers.


Davis cast in spotlight at All-Star Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Anthony Davis isn't completely sure if he's going to play in Sunday's All-Star game. He doesn't know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he'll play next season. Or where he'll play the season after that, either.

So Davis, obviously, has a lot of questions.


Currys place wager on 3-point contest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):

11:35 a.m.


NBA, FIBA to start pro league in Africa

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.

The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league's plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.


Pelicans fire GM Demps amid Davis saga

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand.

Demps' dismissal comes after Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded to a contending team.

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