NBA Playoffs

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan stands on the sideline during an NBA preseason basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
October 15, 2019 - 3:40 pm
No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
October 15, 2019 - 2:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Nuggets didn't make major upgrades over the summer like so many of their Western Conference opponents, and they're fine with that — they figure Denver will turn into a desired destination soon enough. The Nuggets return a young corps that won 54 games last season and came within...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) tries to rebound the ball during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
October 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Barkley had a statue dedicated in his honor outside the 76ers' complex, the franchise for which he played the bulk of his Hall of Fame career — and later poked fun at as an analyst when the team tanked. Billy Cunningham was Barkley's first NBA coach and joked the Sixers...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz's Ed Davis during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
October 15, 2019 - 11:19 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Last season's loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals stung Giannis Antetokounmpo. So much so that the NBA MVP admitted it took several days for him to be able to sleep at night after he and the Milwaukee Bucks blew a 2-0 lead against the eventual NBA champion Raptors...
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In this photo taken Oct. 10, 2019, Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, works against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, left, during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Bagley averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last year as a rookie.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 15, 2019 - 9:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The winningest season in 13 years only whetted the appetite in Sacramento. Nothing short of ending the NBA's longest active playoff drought will be enough to consider the upcoming season a success for the Kings. A roster led by emerging young stars like point guard De'...
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
October 15, 2019 - 8:20 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing rugged defense has helped Utah become a consistent playoff team. Now the Jazz seek to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile offense. Utah made a flurry of offseason moves designed to bolster the team's outside shooting and give coach Quin Snyder...
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with the media during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
September 30, 2019 - 1:40 pm
The Latest from NBA media days on Monday (all times EST): 4:40 p.m. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has no complaints as he heads into training camp following the most tumultuous and painful times of his life. In April 2018, his 67-year-old wife, Erin, died after a long battle with a...
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Los Angeles Lakers forwards Anthony Davis, left, LeBron James, center, and guard Rajon Rondo, right, pose for photos during the NBA basketball team's media day in El Segundo, Calif., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 27, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The Latest from NBA media days on Friday (all times EST): 5:05 p.m. Anthony Davis is still disappointed that his Los Angeles reunion with DeMarcus Cousins was ruined by another injury. Davis' first media day with the Los Angeles Lakers Friday included his reaction to a likely season-ending knee...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump’s escalating China trade wars. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 26, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Farewell, offseason. A new NBA year is here. On Friday, the first five teams will hold media days, the NBA's annual day-before-camp-begins ritual. Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will discuss a season of enormous expectations. So will James Harden and Russell Westbrook in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018, file photo, then-New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins lies on the court while being tended to after an injury during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New Orleans. A person with knowledge of the situation says Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is undergoing tests to confirm a preliminary diagnosis of a ligament tear in his knee. Cousins was injured in a workout in Las Vegas this week, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, because no official diagnosis has been released publicly. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 15, 2019 - 5:19 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-...
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