NBA Playoffs

ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del miércoles 8 de mayo de 2019, el alero de los Warriors de Golden State, Kevin Durant, centro, renquea para salir de la cancha durante la segunda mitad del quinto juego de una serie de segunda ronda de los playoffs de la NBA contra los Rockets de Houston, en Oakland, California. (AP Foto/Ben Margot, Archivo)
May 16, 2019 - 6:35 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss the upcoming Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals for Golden State in Portland as he continues to recover from a strained right calf. Durant was re-evaluated Thursday before Game 2 of the best-of-seven series with the Trail...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, lays up a shot past Portland Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 15, 2019 - 4:13 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster. They were playing with the kind of joy coach Steve Kerr talks about when things...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) fails to stop Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard's (2) last-second basket during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 3:10 pm
There's a one-name superstar on either side: Giannis and Kawhi. There's a Milwaukee franchise that hasn't been to the NBA Finals in 45 years, opposite a Toronto franchise that has never been to the title round. The Bucks have a coach with an economics degree who wasn't there last year; the Raptors...
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This Monday, May 13, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the private club Jacks NYB in Philadelphia. The St. Louis Blues have adopted Laura Branigan’s 1980s hit “Gloria” as their celebration song. The tradition is only about five months old and it started in this Philadelphia bar. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 14, 2019 - 10:13 am
The Boston Red Sox have "Sweet Caroline," the Chicago Blackhawks have "Chelsea Dagger" and the old Hartford Whalers had "Brass Bonanza." The St. Louis Blues? They have "Gloria," the 1982 hit song for Laura Branigan that has improbably become the celebration song for a team that won 29 of 43 games...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:17 am
In a story May 13 about the Curry family, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Seth Curry's fiance. Her name is Callie Rivers, not Callie Rogers. A corrected version of the story is below: Steph or Seth? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad represent Steph or Seth? Coin flip to decide who mom,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2013 file photo Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown listens during a news conference in Philadelphia. Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Brown's chances of returning for a seventh season as coach are on the rocks following back-to-back 50-win campaigns. So it goes in Philly, where patience with the Process has worn thin. The Sixers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinal for the second straight season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
May 13, 2019 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. He'll get another chance to try and finish the championship chase. The 76ers called a 9 a.m. press conference Tuesday at their complex in Camden, New Jersey, with owner...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel signals from the sideline during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the search says Vogel will be interviewed for the Lakers head coach opening. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic.(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:32 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 13, 2019 - 4:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court. Durant is likely to miss Games 1...
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In this May 8, 2019 photo, Hunter Trimmel, 37, a Milwaukee resident who has been a Bucks fan since 1992, poses for a photo outside the Milwaukee Bucks' Fiserv Forum stadium before last Wednesday's game. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
May 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Trimmel couldn't give away his season tickets to Milwaukee Bucks games five years ago. Losing season after season made the Bucks almost an afterthought in Wisconsin, where most teams live in the shadow of the Green Bay Packers. But now the Bucks are the hottest ticket in...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) defends as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket during second half NBA Eastern Conference basketball semifinal action in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 11:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — For the second time in four seasons, the Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference final. While the Raptors won't have to deal with playoff nemesis LeBron James this time, they will face a tough task in controlling Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the...
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