NBA Playoffs

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. LeBron James says he probably won't feel any closure on the Los Angeles Lakers' remarkable season unless the NBA is able to finish its season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 08, 2020 - 9:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his teenage sons and enjoying tea time with his young daughter. And when he isn't binge-watching “Tiger King” with his wife, he is scanning the news for information on whether...
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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wears shoes with "wash hands" written on them during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The Celtics won 114-111. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
April 06, 2020 - 10:47 am
With NBA games indefinitely on hold there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach...
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The Olympic rings are seen behind cherry blossoms Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 25, 2020 - 1:52 pm
Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo. The chill of winter has melted away. The summer humidity is still a couple of months off. Maybe, just maybe, the famed cherry blossoms are still around, bathing the capital in dazzling colors. Sounds like a pretty good time to have the Olympics, huh? Now that...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveils the NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award during a news conference Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
March 12, 2020 - 7:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remainder of an uninterrupted regular season. “What we determined today is that this hiatus will be, most...
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gestures to his players during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 07, 2020 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Atkinson won't have the chance to coach Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together in Brooklyn. The Nets and their coach decided his influence with the team ran out before that pair could get started. The Nets surprisingly split with their coach Saturday, even as they remain on...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after shooting a 3-point basket against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 06, 2020 - 1:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry seemed every bit himself after a four-month layoff, save for a little long-range rust. “He looks exactly the same to me,” coach Steve Kerr said. Curry scored 23 points for Golden State in his anticipated return from a broken left hand, but the Toronto Raptors beat...
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Former player agent and new New York Knicks president Leon Rose, center, takes a phone call during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New York, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 02, 2020 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Rose has spent years as one of the NBA's most powerful agents. Now he will try to turn around one of its weakest franchises. The New York Knicks hired Rose as their president Monday, hoping he can sign and draft the kind of dominant players he's been representing. Rose is...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guards Yuta Watanabe (18) and Dillon Brooks (24) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
February 29, 2020 - 11:06 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies snapped their five-game losing streak by beating the team they could face in the playoffs if they hold on to the last spot in the Western Conference. Rookie Ja Morant had 27 points and matched his season high with 14 assists, and the Grizzlies beat the...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives past Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 10:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks took down Toronto, wiping away some of the bad memories from a painful trip north of the border in last year’s playoffs. Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 19 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 22 points and the Bucks beat the Raptors 108-97...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-98. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 23, 2020 - 11:56 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game. The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running...
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