NBA Playoffs

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins reacts after falling to the floor during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 16, 2019 - 1:49 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Starting Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins' postseason could be in jeopardy after he injured his left quadriceps muscle in the first quarter of Monday night's 135-131 Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. "There's a pretty significant quad...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 16, 2019 - 12:50 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry couldn't answer on the other end, and the Los Angeles Clippers climbed back from a 31 points down to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night and even their first-round playoff series...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, goes up for the shot against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen, right, during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 15, 2019 - 10:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons got an earful from the Philly crowd. With the same 76ers fans Simmons put on blast for booing in the playoff opener now going wild in Game 2, Simmons cupped a hand to his right ear just like Allen Iverson's signature move to spur the cheers even louder. And he did it...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The Kings announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
April 15, 2019 - 11:45 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings hired Luke Walton as their coach Monday, just days after the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with him following three losing seasons. Neither the Kings nor Walton waited long following changes that came just after the end of the regular season...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, file photo, Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony, left, receives instructions from assistant coach John MacLeod in the second period of a preseason game against the Detroit Pistons in Syracuse, N.Y. MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod’s son Matt confirmed his father’s death Sunday, April 14, 2019, to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
April 15, 2019 - 12:49 am
PHOENIX (AP) — John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod's son, Matt, confirmed his father's death Sunday to The Associated Press. The elder MacLeod fought Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. MacLeod is the winningest...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 15, 2019 - 12:19 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Utah Jazz tried to force the left-handed James Harden to his right to make things more difficult on him on Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Didn't matter much to Harden and the Rockets though. He still led the team in scoring...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) falls to the floor after being fouled by Detroit Pistons' Thon Maker (7) during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 14, 2019 - 10:36 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA's best record wanted to show it can make a long playoff run, and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to slow them down. "I don't know if they were ready for us,"...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, reacts after making a basket as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, left, trails the play during the first half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore., Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
April 14, 2019 - 9:49 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After eight straight playoff losses over the past two years, the Portland Trail Blazers finally got a win. Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Blazers opened their series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday with a 104-99 victory. "We know how it...
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Fans cheer Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, front, reacts after a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 14, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home. Not home for the summer. Home for a game. Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the higher seeds. Both No. 2s lost, and the Brooklyn Nets won the game and the crowd in Philadelphia, where home fans...
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Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42) pumps his fist after being fouled while making a basket by Indiana Pacers' Bojan Bogdanovic, rear, during the second quarter in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 14, 2019 - 2:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each had 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 84-74 on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Jayson Tatum finished with 15 points. Al Horford added 10 points and 11 rebounds, and...
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