Basketball

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard, left, during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 18, 2019 - 10:24 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State. And boy, has he. Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals...
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Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, May 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 125-103 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 18, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have more than held their own against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton so far in these Eastern Conference finals. Other than some pretty boxscores, the Toronto Raptors have nothing to show for those efforts. The supporting cast hasn't supported much for Toronto...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 17, 2019 - 11:16 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it's time for the Trail Blazers to do the same. The Western Conference finals between the upstart Blazers and the defending champion Warriors shifts to Portland on Saturday with Golden State holding a 2...
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Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) throws a pass as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 8:09 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Antetokounmpo...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del miércoles 8 de mayo de 2019, el alero de los Warriors de Golden State, Kevin Durant, centro, renguea para salir de la duela durante la segunda mitad del quinto juego de una serie de segunda ronda de los playoffs de la NBA contra los Rockets de Houston, en Oakland, California. (AP Foto/Ben Margot, Archivo)
May 16, 2019 - 6:35 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss the upcoming Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals for Golden State in Portland as he continues to recover from a strained right calf. Durant was re-evaluated Thursday before Game 2 of the best-of-seven series with the Trail...
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Cody Martin from Nevada, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine day one in Chicago, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 16, 2019 - 2:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the NBA draft combine (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Washington coach Scott Brooks is part of his team's contingent when the Wizards interview draft hopefuls. And a part of him is sympathetic on what those kids are going through. Brooks says he feels bad for the player...
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May 16, 2019 - 7:59 am
The Liz Cambage trade saga is finally over. The 6-foot-8 Australian has been traded from Dallas to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is fouled by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference final in Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 8:11 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. Lopez had a dunk with 2:20 left to...
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May 15, 2019 - 7:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert will be the new WNBA president. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league hasn't publicly announced the hiring. Since 2015, Engelbert has been CEO of Deloitte...
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David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations, holds up placards after it was announced that the Pelicans had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)
May 14, 2019 - 7:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans. That may be changing very soon. The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with...
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