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Big 12 preview: It’s still Kansas’ world

The tale of the Big 12 this season is familiar.

Since 2005, two years before Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, Kansas has won at least a share of every Big 12 championship. In 2003-04, Bill Self’s first season, the Jayhawks finished tied for second. What a letdown.

But the program matched UCLA’s record of 13 consecutive conference championships last season, and with Devonte’ Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman anchoring the backcourt, only the foolish would pick against Kansas to extend its streak.

Kevin Durant had 31 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to help rally the Warriors from 18 points down and beat the Wizards 120-117 on Friday night, a game marred by a fight between Green and Washington’s Bradley Beal that led to both being tossed.

Stephen Curry added 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds, hitting two 3s and two free throws in the final minute of the third quarter to get Golden State within 97-87 heading into the final 12 minutes. Then Klay Thompson and Durant made 3s early in the fourth for a four-point game. Thompson scored 18 points.

Durant’s jumper with 1:20 to go put Golden State up by five, but the Warriors still needed his two free throws with 9.4 seconds left. John Wall missed an off-balance 3 then Washington couldn’t capitalize on one final chance.

Then Nick motioned down the hall, where the family waiting room was jammed with relatives of survivors. “Not everyone has the same amount of support I do,” he told the Golden Knights. “I have a professional hockey team coming to visit me.”

Warriors’ Stephen Curry hopes North Carolina makes changes to HB2

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry said he is disappointed to see sporting events pulled from his home state of North Carolina over a law that limits the legal protection of LGBT people. And the two-time NBA MVP for the Golden State Warriors hopes lawmakers make changes to the so-called “bathroom bill” before more major events follow the NBA’s All-Star Game and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament out the door.

Curry, who grew up in Charlotte and played college basketball at nearby Davidson, said Thursday he has mixed feelings about sporting events leaving the state. The NBA has pulled next year’s All-Star Game out of Charlotte, and the NCAA this week began the process of relocating seven championships from North Carolina, including the opening weekend of the men’s basketball tournament.

The big cap hold for the Knicks next summer belongs, obviously, to Rose. Rose’s cap hold is projected to be nearly $29 million (which is his projected max salary for 2017-18).

So if you take Rose’s cap hold and add it to the total guaranteed money the Knicks have already committed to 2017, you get to around $104 million.

In other words, with Rose’s hold on the books, the Knicks have zero available cap space in the summer of 2017.

So to create significant space, the Knicks would have to renounce Rose. Doing so would provide about $19 million in cap space, a number that includes their remaining free-agent holds of Jennings ($6 million), Sasha Vujacic ($1 million), Justin Holiday ($1 million) and one cap hold of approximately $500,000.

The ACC followed suit and said its conference championship football game will not be played in Charlotte.

“I think it’s unfortunate for our city and our state to be under the microscope with [House Bill 2] and how it’s unfolded,” Curry said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m all for equal and fair rights and treatment for everybody. Until it gets addressed, until some changes are made, this could be a recurring theme in North Carolina. I don’t want that happen.”

The Knicks currently have about $75 million in guaranteed salary for the 2017-18 season. That would put them in great position to land a max player, but the $75 million doesn’t account for free-agent cap holds, which total $43 million.

New York is banking on one of the new faces (Justin Holiday, Willy Hernangomez, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Maurice Ndour, Marshall Plumlee, Ron Baker, Chasson Randle, J.P. Tokoto) shouldering a significant role.