Basketball

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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Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter hangs on the net before the first half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
May 14, 2019 - 6:35 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel signals from the sideline during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the search says Vogel will be interviewed for the Lakers head coach opening. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic.(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:04 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at their facility. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on May 9 to interview and was hired two days later. The 45-year old...
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May 13, 2019 - 4:46 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court. Durant is likely to miss Games 1 and...
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May 13, 2019 - 7:43 am
Two people familiar with the decision say Michigan's John Beilein has agreed to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire. ESPN, citing unidentified sources , said Beilein...
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May 12, 2019 - 9:02 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis was involved in an altercation at a nightclub in his native Latvia. After video showed the 7-foot-3 forward with a bloody forehead, the Mavericks said Sunday: "It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates his last-second basket with teammates at the end of the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 6:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. After Philadelphia'...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, drives past Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee in the first half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
May 12, 2019 - 3:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000. Evan Turner, who scored just four points in the first six games of...
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