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Atlanta Hawks waive G Patty Mills, convert G Trent Forrest to standard NBA contract

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks waived 15-year veteran guard Patty Mills on Thursday. The 35-year-old Mills played sparingly for the Hawks after being acquired from Oklahoma City last summer. He averaged 2.7 points and 1.

Hornets finalizing deal with Nets' Jeff Peterson as head of basketball operations, AP source says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a deal to make Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Jeff Peterson their new head of basketball operations, according to a person familiar with the situation.
WNBA champion A'ja Wilson, Aces to play exhibition against Puerto Rico at her college arena

WNBA champion A'ja Wilson, Aces to play exhibition against Puerto Rico at her college arena

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — WNBA champion A'ja Wilson is coming back to the South Carolina Gamecocks arena where her statue sits when the Las Vegas Aces play Puerto Rico's national team in an exhibition game on May 11.

Mitchell, Cavaliers to visit Cunningham, Pistons

Cleveland Cavaliers (38-20, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (10-48, 15th in the Eastern Conference) Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m.

Boston takes home win streak into matchup with Dallas

Dallas Mavericks (34-25, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (46-12, first in the Eastern Conference) Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Timberwolves face the Kings on 3-game win streak

Sacramento Kings (33-25, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (42-17, first in the Western Conference) Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m.

Grizzlies face the Trail Blazers on 3-game skid

Portland Trail Blazers (15-42, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (20-39, 13th in the Western Conference) Memphis, Tennessee; Friday, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles plays Washington, seeks 4th straight home win

Washington Wizards (9-49, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (32-28, ninth in the Western Conference) Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE : Lakers -9.

Miami faces Denver, aims for 7th straight road win

Miami Heat (33-25, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (40-19, third in the Western Conference) Denver; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE : Nuggets -4.5; over/under is 215.

New Orleans hosts Indiana in non-conference play

Indiana Pacers (34-26, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (35-25, sixth in the Western Conference) New Orleans; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Indiana Pacers visit the New Orleans Pelicans in a non-conference matchup.