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Zion ready for highly anticipated debut

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) Zion Williamson opened with a joke - about himself.

A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery is finally behind the New Orleans Pelicans rookie and top overall draft choice. And when Williamson discussed the long wait for his highly anticipated NBA regular-season debut on Wednesday night against San Antonio, he poked fun at himself for apparently dozing off while sitting on the bench during a couple of recent games.

"If ya'll saw me meditating on the sidelines, it's been very difficult," Williamson said with a grin. "But it's finally here. I finally get to go back out there."

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Cards WR Fitzgerald buys stake in Suns

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

Fitzgerald just finished his 16th season with the Cardinals and is among the most productive receivers in NFL history. He recently signed a one-year deal to return for 2020.

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Mavs C Powell injures Achilles in loss

DALLAS (AP) Dallas center Dwight Powell sustained what the Mavericks fear is a “severe” injury to his right Achilles tendon in a 110-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.

Coach Rick Carlisle said the club would wait on an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury, but said the injury was “feared to be severe.”

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Porzingis returns but Clips' run hits 4

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks brought back one big man but lost another Tuesday night, and in the end, they couldn't rein in the reigning Finals MVP.

Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Landry Shamet hit two clutch 3-pointers late and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

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Stern remembered at emotional memorial

NEW YORK (AP) David Stern was remembered Tuesday as a mentor and a leader, a Little League parent and a loyal friend.

To Magic Johnson, he was an angel.

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Backup Nuggets C Plumlee out 2-4 weeks

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets will be without backup center Mason Plumlee indefinitely after he suffered a right foot injury.

The Nuggets announced Wednesday that Plumlee will be reevaluated in two to four weeks. Plumlee injured a bone in his foot during a game in Minnesota against the Timberwolves on Monday. He rolled his right ankle in the second quarter, but returned in the third.

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Officer suspended for video of Ex-G West

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) A Maryland police officer has been suspended for shooting a video that shows former NBA player Delonte West as he was being questioned while shirtless and handcuffed, a police department said.

One of two videos circulating on social media shows a thin, shirtless man with tattoos sitting on a curb with his hands cuffed behind his back. Police say that man is West and that an officer shot the video.

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Walker returns, helps Celtics rip Lakers

BOSTON (AP) Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season.

Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics past the rival Lakers 139-107 on Monday night.

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Blazers, Kings make Ariza trade official

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired veteran forward Trevor Ariza from the Sacramento Kings.

Portland also gets Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan from the Kings in exchange for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round draft picks.

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Lillard scores 61, lifts Blazers in OT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark.

He did.

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