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Davis has 21 as US rolls by New Zealand

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BILBAO, Spain (AP) Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

James Harden added 13 points for the Americans, who will play two more games here before moving on to Barcelona for the round of 16. They face the Dominican Republic on Wednesday before wrapping up Group C play on Thursday against Ukraine.

Two nights after having to rally from a halftime deficit and pull away in the fourth quarter for a 98-77 victory over Turkey, the U.S. led this one wire to wire. The game was close only for a little more than a quarter.

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Thunder star Durant staying with Nike

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant is staying with Nike.

Nike spokesman Heter Myers confirmed that Durant will remain with the shoe giant. Myers said in a statement that Nike is "pleased to extend our relationship with Kevin Durant, one of the most exciting players in the game." Nike did not release terms of the deal.

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Hornets rookie Vonleh out 6-8 weeks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets say rookie forward Noah Vonleh will be out for six to eight weeks after surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Vonleh, the team's first-round draft pick, had surgery on Tuesday in Charlotte. The team says Vonleh was injured during a recent workout.

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Dragic helps Slovenia remain unbeaten

(AP) -- Goran Dragic got Slovenia out of the kind of trouble that Lithuania couldn't escape.

Now the Slovenians are in position for the No. 1 spot in Group D and the chance to avoid the U.S. until the semifinals of the Basketball World Cup.

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9 international teams part of preseason

NEW YORK (AP) Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv and two other clubs will be part of what the NBA says will be a record nine preseason games featuring international teams in North America.

The league said in a statement Tuesday that Maccabi Haifa, also of Israel, and the Brazilian team Flamengo will also take part.

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Rockets to acquire G Terry from Kings

HOUSTON (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been completed.

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Grizzlies waive G Franklin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Jamaal Franklin.

Franklin, 23, averaged 1.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 7.7 minutes in 21 games for the Grizzlies as a rookie last season. The Grizzlies selected the 6-foot-5 guard from San Diego State in the second round with the 41st overall pick in the 2013 draft.

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Wolves get ticket bump from Love trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't made the playoffs in 10 years and just traded the face of their franchise so he can go chase a championship with LeBron James in Cleveland.

Kevin Love is gone now, and yet somehow the Timberwolves have parlayed that into a record-setting week at the box office.

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Sterling wife: Ballmer eager to own team

LOS ANGELES (AP) When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.

What wasn't written was understood - she meant billions, shocking figures for a franchise that until recently was a perpetual loser. But Shelly Sterling soon brokered a deal to part with the team for a record $2 billion, selling it to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a buyer whose name she did not know at first.

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Clippers waive G-F Delfino, C Raduljica

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers waived guard-forward Carlos Delfino and center Miroslav Raduljica three days after they were acquired.

The team made the move on Friday after having traded forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2017 first-round draft pick to Milwaukee for Delfino and Raduljica.

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