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Golden State Warriors beat Dallas Mavericks 122-120

Stephen Curry's stepback jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime lifted the Golden State Warriors to a 122-120 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.

NBA: Golden State 126, New York 103

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Stephen Curry recorded his fourth career triple-double and third of the season Friday, boosting the Golden State Warriors over New York 126-103.

NBA: Golden State 104, Detroit 96

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Stephen Curry heated up down the stretch with eight points in the fourth quarter, sending the Golden State Warriors over Detroit 104-96.

NBA: Golden State 93, Brooklyn 86

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Jermaine O'Neal and Draymond Green each notched a double-double Saturday, propelling the Golden State Warriors over Brooklyn 93-86.

NBA: Golden State 102, New Orleans 101

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Klay Thompson popped in 22 points and Jermaine O'Neal netted a crucial late basket Tuesday, propelling Golden State over New Orleans 102-101.

NBA: Golden State 113, Detroit 95

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Stephen Curry scored 25 points Tuesday to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 113-95 wire-to-wire win over the visiting Detroit Pistons.
Indiana's Paul George voted NBA's Most Improved

Indiana's Paul George voted NBA's Most Improved

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George was voted the NBA's Most Improved Player for this past season, the league said Tuesday.

NBA: Houston 101, Phoenix 98

HOUSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- James Harden was credited with a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer after a goaltending call Tuesday, handing Houston a 101-98 win over Phoenix.

NBA: Phoenix 92, Atlanta 87

PHOENIX, March 2 (UPI) -- Goran Dragic scored 19 points before leaving with a back injury in the third period Friday and Phoenix held on down the stretch to defeat Atlanta 92-87.

NBA: Phoenix 105, San Antonio 101 (OT)

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Wesley Johnson forced overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday and Phoenix then shocked San Antonio 105-101 to end the Spurs' 18-game home win streak.

NBA: Phoenix 102, Portland 98

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Luis Scola scored 18 points Tuesday and Goran Dragic had a double-double of 16 points and 18 assists in the Phoenix Suns' 102-98 road win over Portland.

NBA: Phoenix 96, Memphis 90

MEMPHIS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Marcin Gortat scored 20 points and Goran Dragic added 17 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a rare 96-90 road win over the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday.

NBA: Portland 96, Phoenix 93

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Damian Lillard poured in 25 points and hit a key basket in the final minute Saturday, lifting the Portland Trail Blazers over Phoenix 96-93.
Jermaine O'Neal sign with Phoenix Suns

Jermaine O'Neal sign with Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Jermaine O'Neal, a six-time NBA all-star, has signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns, the NBA team said Wednesday.
Celtics' O'Neal has surgery, season over

Celtics' O'Neal has surgery, season over

BOSTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist, the team said Monday.
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Indiana Pacers Jermaine O'Neal discusses the first quarter technical foul of Jamaal Tinsley with referee Tommy Nunez, Jr. on November 30, 2005 in Phoenix, AZ. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)
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Jermaine Lee O'Neal (born October 13, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics. The 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 255 lb (115 kg) forward-center had a successful high school career and declared his eligibility for the 1996 NBA Draft straight out of high school. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 17th pick of the first round, but O'Neal was unable to break into the first team in Portland and was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2000. In his eight seasons with the club, he was voted an NBA All-Star six times, made the All-NBA teams three times, and was voted the NBA Most Improved Player in the 2001–02 season. He also helped Indiana reach the NBA Playoffs six times, including the Conference Finals in the 2003–04 season. He was traded to the Toronto Raptors before the 2008–09 season began, and traded to the Miami Heat midway through the same season. O'Neal joined Boston prior to the 2010–11 season.

Jermaine O'Neal was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Both he and his elder brother, Clifford, were raised single-handedly by his mother, Angela Ocean. Ocean worked hard to support her sons, and left her children largely to their own devices. O'Neal found his love for athletics at a young age. Tall and quick, he enjoyed both football and basketball, but basketball was his favorite sport. Two of his basketball heroes are Hakeem Olajuwon and Bill Russell; O'Neal often marveled at the former's approach to the game, while he loved watching the latter's video highlights of his duels with Wilt Chamberlain.

Each summer, he would play for an AAU team, and impressed onlookers with his athleticism and his ability to handle the ball with both hands. By the time he turned 14, the 6'4" O'Neal—now a confident guard who could drain three-pointers—entered Eau Claire High School of the Arts as a freshman in 1992. In his first meeting with basketball coach George Glymph, he made the bold promise to become the best player in the school's history. While O'Neal's first season was hardly noteworthy (he even played as quarterback for the Eau Claire team) things changed when he grew five inches over the next year and a half, and he was inspired to develop into a defensive powerhouse like his idol Russell. Glymph built his team's defense around O'Neal, and Eau Claire featured one of the most imposing frontcourts around. With O'Neal averaging 18 points, 12 rebounds and 9 blocks a game, Eau Claire captured its third straight 3A state title in 1995.

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