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Celtics rock Lakers in biggest regular-season rout in 50 years

BOSTON — Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ worst loss of the season and one of the worst defeats in the history of their rivalry with the Boston Celtics, LeBron James saw no use in sugarcoating it. “I mean, listen, it was just a good, old-fashioned butt whooping,” James said after L.A.’s 139-107 loss. “That’s all. …

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Jazz,O’Neale agree on 4-year, $36M extension

Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale has agreed to a four-year, $36 million contract extension, agents Ty Sullivan and Steven Heumann of CAA Sports told ESPN. The Jazz announced the extension Sunday, but did not provide any contract details. “Re-signing Royce to a long-term extension was a priority for our organization,” Jazz executive vice …

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Sabonis’ triple-double leads Pacers past Nuggets

DENVER — Despite playing from behind for most of their game against the Denver Nuggets, Domantas Sabonis never felt the Indiana Pacers were out of it. Sabonis had 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Pacers rallied late …

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Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs beat Heat

SAN ANTONIO — Patty Mills celebrated his heritage Sunday with a performance that typified his career. Mills provided a late spark, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Miami Heat 107-102 Sunday. The win came as San Antonio became the first NBA team to hold Indigenous People Night — a meaningful cause …

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Trail Blazers trade Kent Bazemore to Kings

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan, a source tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal saves the Blazers, who entered Saturday’s games 10th in the West at 18-25, $12.3 million, cutting their luxury tax bill in half. Bazemore is a 30-year-old …

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Hawks acquire Jeff Teague, Graham from Timberwolves

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired point guard Jeff Teague in a three-player trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota also is sending guard Treveon Graham to Atlanta in a deal that returns guard Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves. Minnesota creates an open roster spot that could be useful in bigger trades before the Feb. 6 deadline. The Hawks have been …

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