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N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Survive Late Comeback Try From Depleted 76ers

Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points off the bench and Allen Crabbe added 20 to lead the visiting Nets to a 127-124 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Joel Embiid had 33 points and 17 rebounds, and Ben Simmons scored 22 for Philadelphia, which played without Jimmy Butler, who was out with…

Why N.B.A. Stars Are Trading In Their Nikes

Before last summer, every top N.B.A. draft pick of this decade had signed a sneaker endorsement contract with Nike or Adidas. DeAndre Ayton, this year’s No. 1 pick, did not. “We were dealing with Nike people, Under Armour and all the other shoe companies,” he said soon afterward. “We just thought Puma was the right…