NBA Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, moves around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 13, 2021 - 8:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-99 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record seventh straight road victory to start the season. “We just have a bunker mentality on the road — just us," James said. "But obviously...
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January 08, 2021 - 10:52 am
The G League will crown its 2021 champion in a bubble, just as the NBA did last season. Plans were announced Friday for the G League season, which will be condensed and played at the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Teams have been given a preliminary plan calling for games to...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 22, 2020 - 10:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Los Angeles Lakers got their championship rings, the Los Angeles Clippers gave a performance that showed this retooled team is determined to contend for its own jewelry several months from now. Paul George scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half, Kawhi Leonard...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, Japan. Silver is giving preseason state-of-the-league remarks Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, before opening night Tuesday, talking about how the league will handle the ongoing pandemic and the continued focus on social issues such as racial injustice. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 21, 2020 - 3:19 pm
The NBA found a way to get through last season amid a pandemic. Adam Silver sees no reason why the same cannot ring true again this season. Silver, the the NBA’s Commissioner, said Monday — one day before the new season begins — that he is confident the league’s health and safety protocols will...
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Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) passes in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo (6) and guard Theo Maledon (11) in the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
December 16, 2020 - 7:37 pm
LeBron James and Anthony Davis returned to the court for the Los Angeles Lakers, less than a week before the start of the regular season — and just over two months after winning the NBA title. This short offseason could be particularly tough on the Lakers after their run to the championship, but...
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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) passes during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 13, 2020 - 8:47 pm
Kevin Durant still can score in bunches. The four-time NBA scoring champion returned from a lengthy injury absence to score 15 points in his debut with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night. Durant ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right leg during the 2019 NBA Finals. He left the Golden State...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after a dunk against Orlando during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the “amazing” moves the Bucks have made to improve their team, but the two-time reigning MVP didn’t indicate whether he would sign their supermax contract extension offer. Right now I’m not focusing on that,” Antetokounmpo said Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
December 09, 2020 - 6:31 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the “amazing” moves the Milwaukee Bucks have made to improve the team, but the two-time reigning MVP stopped short Wednesday of saying he would sign a supermax contract extension offer. “Right now I’m not focusing on that,” Antetokounmpo said during...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James dunks during the first half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Miami Heat in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. After James emerged from the longest season in NBA history with a fourth ring, he returned home and planned the first Christmas family vacation of his adult life. That's when James learned that his 17th NBA offseason would be unprecedentedly short. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 07, 2020 - 4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After LeBron James emerged from the longest season in NBA history with a fourth championship ring, he returned home and planned the first Christmas family vacation of his adult life. That's when James learned that his 17th NBA offseason would be unprecedentedly short. When James...
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FILE - Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, rear, and Anthony Davis (3) celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year contract worth up to $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, confirmed the terms of Davis' pending free agent deal to The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. One day after LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers through 2022-23, Davis committed to the Lakers through the 2024-25 season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 04, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Some NBA teams are going to have longer-than-usual road trips to certain cities this season. The league released the schedule for the first half of its truncated 72-game season on Friday. The schedule includes something that hardly ever would have been the case in recent years — teams taking a trip...
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FILE - Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) goes up for a shot between Chicago Bulls' Luke Kornet (2) and Tomas Satoransky (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, in this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo. Simmons says he’s 100% healthy following surgery on his left knee in August that kept him from playing in the postseason. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
December 04, 2020 - 9:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The idea of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as a modern-day odd couple bunking together in a Center City condominium trash-talking during games of “FIFA 21” after playing taxing real NBA games momentarily got a rise out of 76ers fans. Alas, Simmons was just joking when he said he...
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