NBA basketball

August 24, 2020 - 7:45 am
HERNE, Germany (AP) — It must be the bratwurst that keeps bringing the children of retired Utah Jazz great John Stockton to Germany. The basketball, too. Laura Stockton is the fourth child of the NBA legend to sign a professional contract to play in Germany. Her older siblings Michael, David and...
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Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell drives against Denver Nuggets' Paul Millsap and Torrey Craig (3) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 23, 2020 - 9:19 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 18 of his 51 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz withstood a 50-point night from Jamal Murray to beat the Denver Nuggets 129-127 on Sunday and take a 3-1 lead in the playoff series. Mitchell was 15 of 27 from the floor and went 17 of...
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Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) shoots his game-winning 3-point basket as Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson (1) defends during overtime of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Mavericks won 135-133 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 23, 2020 - 4:06 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic hit a deep, step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a triple-double on a sprained ankle and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the the Los Angeles Clippers 135-133 in overtime Sunday to even the playoff series at two games apiece. Doncic had 43 points...
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Dallas Mavericks' Kristaps Porzingis, left, battles Los Angeles Clippers' Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 23, 2020 - 1:18 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Flas. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were without forward/center Kristaps Porzingis for Game 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers because he has right knee soreness. The last-minute scratch occurred after the Mavericks learned that guard Luka Doncic would play Sunday despite a left...
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Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) shoots past Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, right, during the first quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 23, 2020 - 1:07 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 32 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away in fourth quarter to complete a first-round series sweep of the Philadelphia 76ers 110-106 on Sunday. Jayson Tatum added 28 points and had a playoff career-high 15 rebounds for Boston, which advances to...
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) is attended to after hitting his head against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 23, 2020 - 12:41 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — 76ers forward Tobias Harris returned to Game 3 of Philadelphia's first-round playoff matchup with Boston on Sunday after bloodying his face in a fall. Harris was trying to contest a shot by Jayson Tatum at the 2:40 mark of the third quarter and inadvertently had his...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, battle Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. (2) for control of the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 22, 2020 - 8:28 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James had 38 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Anthony Davis scored 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-108 on Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference first-round series...
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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 22, 2020 - 3:49 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and the Miami Heat held off a furious rally to beat the Indiana Pacers 124-115 on Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Goran Dragic added 24 points, Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 11 rebounds,...
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Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 22, 2020 - 2:39 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks will work around the clock on Luka Doncic, hoping he can be healthy enough to play Sunday. The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets can tell them all about how hard the playoffs are without star guards. Doncic hopes to make a quick recovery, and...
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Orlando Magic's James Ennis III (11) defends against Milwaukee Bucks' Wesley Matthews (9) during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)
August 22, 2020 - 2:00 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-107 on Saturday for a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Antetokounmpo went 12 of 14 as the top-seeded Bucks shot 56.1% from the...
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