NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and teammate forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) celebrate after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 25, 2019 - 2:03 am
A six-pack of Christmas nuggets to know going into this year’s slate of showcase NBA games on the holiday: Boston at Toronto, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Houston at Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans at Denver. HELLO, TORONTO It’s not a rule, but the NBA...
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Los Angeles Lakers injured guard LeBron James cheers his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. James sat out the game because of a thoracic muscle strain. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
December 24, 2019 - 3:07 pm
The MVP is playing. So are the reigning champions, north of the border. And out in LA, the NBA’s newest dynamic duos will square off as well. On the 65th day of the season, with 454 games — more than one-third of the schedule — already in the books, the NBA’s unofficial start date has arrived. The...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives against Philadelphia 76ers forward James Ennis III during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
December 15, 2019 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie has been on the receiving end of some friendly banter from his Brooklyn teammates, especially Kyrie Irving, over not using his athleticism to rise above the rim. He took the opportunity on Sunday night against the 76ers and former teammate Tobias Harris, scoring 24...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris, center, goes up to shoot against New Orleans Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes, right, and Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 13, 2019 - 9:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 31 points, Ben Simmons had 24 points and 11 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers survived a late scare to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 116-109 on Friday night. Joel Embiid finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds in Philadelphia’s fifth straight victory. It...
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Toronto Raptors' Norman Powell (24) drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 09, 2019 - 10:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Chicago Bulls 93-92 on Monday night when Zach LaVine missed a runner in the closing seconds. The defending NBA champions ended their first three-game skid since last November and beat Chicago for the 11th...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball as New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)
December 07, 2019 - 6:33 pm
DALLAS (AP) — With Kristaps Porzingis joining Luka Doncic in the Dallas lineup this season, the Mavericks expected to be better. But Boban Marjanovic? Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, Porzingis had 13 points and the 1,500th rebound of his career and Marjanovic had season highs of 15 points...
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Utah Jazz forward Jeff Green, right, defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, as he drives to the basket in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 05, 2019 - 2:42 pm
No team in the NBA has a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, who are off to a 19-3 start. LeBron James looks very much like an MVP candidate. They are grabbing headlines almost every night. There is a buzz around them again. The Lakers have been so good, in fact, that they've manage to cast...
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, talks with head coach Steve Kerr during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 03, 2019 - 2:20 am
Steve Kerr is teaching. And learning. That is his silver lining from this season. After five consecutive years of being No. 1 in the Western Conference — and ending up as NBA champions in three of those seasons — the Warriors are at the bottom of the league. Everyone knows why: Kevin Durant left,...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a 3-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
November 27, 2019 - 9:44 am
If Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to compete in the Olympics next summer, Greece will have to win a few games in Canada first. The draws to see which countries will grab the remaining basketball berths in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — four men’s spots and 10 women’s spots in the 12-team fields — were...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket as Golden State Warriors forward Glenn Robinson III (22) follows behind in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
November 20, 2019 - 11:19 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The front of their jerseys said “San Francisco” and the names on the back weren’t the same Golden State Warriors that reached the past five NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks took full advantage. Luka Doncic scored 33 of his 35 points in the first half and had yet another triple-double...
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