NBA basketball

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Georgia guard Anthony Edwards (5) drives against Mississippi's Breein Tyree (4) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Edwards is expected to be a contender for the No. 1 draft pick in the NBA draft lottery Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 20, 2020 - 6:28 pm
The NBA draft lottery was delayed three months. The Minnesota Timberwolves are certainly feeling like the wait was worthwhile. The Timberwolves won the lottery Thursday night, giving them the No. 1 pick. The lottery was conducted virtually because of the pandemic, with NBA officials doing the...
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Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) drives around Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 20, 2020 - 5:58 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 20 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks rode a fast start to beat the Orlando Magic 111-96 on Thursday and tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at a game apiece. The Bucks boasted the NBA’s best regular-season record at 56-...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates with forward Jeff Green, left, after a play against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 20, 2020 - 4:51 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden had 21 points and nine assists and the Houston Rockets made 19 of an NBA-record 56 3-point attempts to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-98 on Thursday for a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference series. For all the long-range shots, Harden said...
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Miami Heat's Duncan Robinson shoots as Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 20, 2020 - 12:56 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Duncan Robinson hit his first six shots, all from 3-point range, and finished with 24 points as the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 Thursday for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Robinson opened the game by making the Heat's...
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell dribbles the basketball against the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 5:04 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell remained patient with Denver's defense making things difficult for him. Instead of forcing the issue, he simply distributed the ball — until his opening arrived. Mitchell scored 21 of his 30 points in a big third quarter and the Utah Jazz beat the...
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Norman Powell of the Toronto Raptors drives to the basket against Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 4:34 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse went small and the Toronto Raptors came up big. The Raptors second-year coach used a small lineup that included Pascal Siakam at center to help finish off the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Fred VanVleet had...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) lies on the court after committing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 19, 2020 - 6:36 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — First it was Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, unable to call upon what was one of the best defenses in the league. Then came LeBron James and the Lakers, clanging 3-pointers off the rim to provide a steady sound in a mostly empty gym. These NBA playoffs already...
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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) reacts after scoring against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 18, 2020 - 6:32 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler does plenty of talking on the court to anyone who will listen: opponents, referees or teammates. Luckily for the Miami Heat, on Tuesday Butler also listened. Bam Adebayo has been imploring him to shoot 3-pointers, and Butler knocked down two big ones late...
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Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic, right, draws a foul from Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson, left, during the third quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 11:40 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nobody had ever scored as much as Luka Doncic in an NBA playoff debut. His evaluation of his historic performance? “Terrible," he said. Doncic is out for wins, not stats, and the Dallas Mavericks weren't good enough to get one in the opener of their series against the...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) goes up to shoot past Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) and guard Garrett Temple (17) during the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 4:39 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 30 points and led Toronto’s sizzling 3-point attack as the defending NBA champion Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 134-110 in the opening game of their first-round playoff series Monday. VanVleet went 8 of 10 from 3-point range and the Raptors shot...
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