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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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Davis has 45, Pelicans top Celtics in OT

BOSTON (AP) Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans eventually were too big for the Boston Celtics.

Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds as he and DeMarcus Cousins controlled the lane and led the Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory on Tuesday night, ending the Celtics' seven-game winning streak.

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Blazers overcome Booker's 43 to top Suns

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard says he's finally feeling close to normal.

Lillard, who dealt with a hamstring injury late in December before straining his right calf earlier this month, scored 31 points in a 118-111 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

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Jokic's 29 and 18 help Nuggets beat Mavs

DENVER (AP) Michael Malone wasn't all that thrilled about the lack of composure in the final quarter. Or all the turnovers. Or the shot selection. Or even the defense.

Still, he won't quibble with the outcome.

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Fournier scores 32 as Magic stun Wolves

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) With Bismack Biyombo and rookie Khem Birch providing boards and blocks, the Orlando Magic won for the first time in 2018.

The duo combined for 26 rebounds and nine blocked shots in Orlando's 108-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

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Jazz F Sefolosha to have knee surgery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha will have surgery on his right knee Wednesday.

The defensive specialist has decided to repair an avulsion of the medial collateral ligament after suffering the injury against the Hornets on Jan. 12. He was originally diagnosed with a knee sprain.

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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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