Professional basketball

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) makes a pass in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 20, 2018 - 11:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers kept insisting this team was different. Anyone who doubted them coming into the playoffs understands now. On Friday, the one-year anniversary of a historic playoff collapse against Cleveland, Indiana flipped the script by rallying from a 17-point halftime...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 20, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal heeded his coach's plea to "do his job" by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-103 Friday night in an occasionally...
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Danica Patrick talks to Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 20, 2018 - 10:35 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston...
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Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the 3-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5 for 18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury. The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team's medical staff Friday and is making progress in recovering from the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 15, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles. The expansion Golden Knights were long shots at the start of the year to make the playoffs. Now the team is one of the best bets to hoist the Stanley Cup Trophy. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:37 am
As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds. Long shots to even make the playoffs seven months ago, they are a favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup in June. Behind the stellar play of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Golden Knights completed a sweep of the Los Angeles...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Milwaukee. A billboard down the street from the Bucks’ nearly completed new arena makes a bold proclamation in big, bold letters: “The Future is Here.” The rebuilding process is over. Winning a playoff series could make that message resonate as loudly as an Antetokounmpo rim-rattling dunk. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:24 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A billboard down the street from the Milwaukee Bucks' nearly completed new arena makes a proclamation in big, bold letters: "The Future is Here." The rebuilding process is over. Winning a playoff series could make that message resonate as loudly as a Giannis Antetokounmpo rim-...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) is thrown back attempting to score against San Antonio Spurs' Pau Gasol, top, and forward LaMarcus Aldridge, bottom, during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 20, 2018 - 1:42 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Playing basketball seemed trivial to the Spurs following the death of Erin Popovich. They competed as best they could Thursday night. It just wasn't enough against Golden State, again. Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Warriors beat San Antonio...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Veronica Dominach)
April 20, 2018 - 1:30 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court. Portland had a hard enough time dealing with Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and...
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