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Warriors' Green sorry for practice fight

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green apologized to the team a day after fighting with teammate Jordan Poole during practice, general manager Bob Myers said.

Poole practiced Thursday while Green didn't, and Myers said any potential discipline would be handled internally. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Green will be away from the team again Friday and expects him to return Saturday.

NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry said he didn't know what triggered the issue between Green and Poole and noted "it is possible to get through things like this," and called it his job not to let it break the team.

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France wants Embiid on 2024 Paris team

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) Joel Embiid has two choices: the red, white and blue of the U.S., or the blue, white and red of France.

An Olympic medal might hinge on his decision.

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LeBron wants to own NBA team in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) LeBron James came to Las Vegas for a preseason game. And a pitch.

James, who has spoken in the past about wanting to eventually own an NBA franchise - with Las Vegas on his mind - has sent another crystal-clear message to Commissioner Adam Silver, reminding him of his plans.

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Adebayo, Cain lead Heat over Nets

NEW YORK (AP) Bam Adebayo scored 17 points, undrafted rookie Jamal Cain added 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-80 on Thursday night.

Kevin Durant led Brooklyn with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes. Ben Simmons had four points and 10 rebounds for the Nets.

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Wembanyama impresses in 2-game US trip

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) Victor Wembanyama blocked a shot Thursday afternoon, ran to the other end of the court, went airborne from just inside the foul line, corralled an alley-oop pass with one hand and slammed home a dunk.

The entire sequence lasted eight seconds.

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Wizards' Kispert to miss 4 to 6 weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) Corey Kispert is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a sprained left ankle, the Washington Wizards announced Wednesday.

Kispert stepped on an opponent's foot during Sunday's preseason game in Japan against the Golden State Warriors.

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Cavs' Mobley could miss season opener

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers starting forward Evan Mobley will miss time with a sprained right ankle suffered during practice, an injury that could sideline him for the start of the regular season in two weeks.

Mobley injured his ankle during a workout on Saturday. The team said Monday that an MRI confirmed the injury and that the 7-footer will be out "approximately 1-2 weeks."

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Wolves ease Towns back in after illness

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has returned to the court for practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves, after a delayed start to training camp due to an unspecified illness that was serious enough to warrant hospitalization.

Towns took part in non-contact drills with the team on Monday. He will not play in Minnesota's first exhibition game on Tuesday at Miami, coach Chris Finch said.

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Leonard, Murray among returning stars

NEW YORK (AP) Ben Simmons streaked behind the defense and caught a pass in transition that he dunked. About a minute later, he fired a cross-court pass to a Brooklyn Nets teammate for a 3-pointer.

Those were the types of plays the Philadelphia 76ers had seen many times before.

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Heat give Herro 4-year, $130M extension

MIAMI (AP) Tyler Herro's future is secure, and the Miami Heat have him locked up for five years.

Herro signed a four-year contract extension with the Heat on Sunday. A person with knowledge of the details said the deal could be worth as much as $130 million - less than the maximum that Herro could have gotten, but a significant commitment from Miami nonetheless.

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