NBA Finals

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots over Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
November 12, 2019 - 2:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard wasn't at his best against his former team. His new teammates knocked down big shots and won anyway. Leonard struggled on 2-for-11 shooting and had nine turnovers, but Lou Williams led a big effort from the bench with 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the...
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Former San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, front center, is congratulated by former teammates, from left, David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, seated, during Parker's retirement ceremony after the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 12, 2019 - 12:57 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA. One odd Christmas dinner that turned into an impromptu film session helped Diaw realize his friend and French...
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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers disagrees about a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 08, 2019 - 3:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were "inconsistent" about Kawhi Leonard's health. Leonard sat out a 129-124 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the second time he's missed the...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks away after his team was whistled for a foul late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
November 04, 2019 - 3:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets' transformation from the shadows to the spotlight happened in just one night. Building a team that can live up to their new expectations is going to take much longer. Even with Kyrie Irving's terrific start, the Nets remain just what they were early last season:...
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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives to the net against Houston Rockets guard Ben McLemore (16) and forward Danuel House Jr. (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
November 03, 2019 - 8:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Duncan Robinson scored 23 points, Meyers Leonard added 21 and the Miami Heat led by as many as 41 points on the way to an easy 129-100 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Jimmy Butler scored 18 points and had nine assists for the Heat, and James Johnson scored 17 in his...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, grimaces after Phoenix Suns' Aron Baynes fell onto him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Curry left the game. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 01, 2019 - 10:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss at least three months for the ailing Warriors because of a broken left hand that required surgery, the toughest blow yet early in an already difficult season for struggling Golden State following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. Now, both Splash...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, grimaces after Phoenix Suns' Aron Baynes fell onto him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Curry left the game. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 31, 2019 - 7:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a matter of months, the once-unbeatable Warriors have gone from a starting lineup featuring five All-Stars to a cast of youngsters almost nobody knows. At least to start the season they had staples Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney to lean on for leadership. Now...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) scores over Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown (6) as forward Thon Maker, right, guard Langston Galloway (9) and guard Derrick Rose (25) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 11:24 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games. Thanks to a huge third quarter Wednesday night, Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30-point performances in five games this season. Siakam finished with 30 points, including 19 in...
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Former Dallas Mavericks and NBA basketball player Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, greets fans after unveiling a sign for a street named after him in Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 30, 2019 - 4:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki joined a few hundred people Wednesday at a ceremony to rename a city street as Nowitzki Way in his honor. The big German accepted the gesture with characteristic humor and humility. "It's sort of surreal," he said. "From my first year, the...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after being called for a foul in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 29, 2019 - 5:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steve Kerr expects his young Golden State Warriors to take their lumps, with a daunting, daily learning curve. That doesn't make losing any less painful for Kerr, for Stephen Curry, for Draymond Green. Or for anyone who was part of the once-dominant Golden State group that...
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