NBA Playoffs

FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic drives to the basket on Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Blazers upgraded Nurkic to doubtful for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have a 2-0 lead in the series, which shifts to Portland on Saturday night, April 22. Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
April 22, 2017 - 9:34 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic will start for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls for a timeout during the first half in Game 2 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 22, 2017 - 9:26 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Golden State's Kevin Durant won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf. The Warriors will also be without coach Steve Kerr because of an illness. Mike Brown will serve as acting coach. It was the second game of Golden...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic drives to the basket on Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Blazers upgraded Nurkic to doubtful for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have a 2-0 lead in the series, which shifts to Portland on Saturday night, April 22. Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
April 22, 2017 - 9:20 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic will start for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls for a timeout during the first half in Game 2 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 22, 2017 - 8:28 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series Saturday night because of an illness. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year missed the morning shootaround, and the team announced about three hours before the game against the Portland Trail...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls for a timeout during the first half in Game 2 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 22, 2017 - 8:23 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series Saturday night because of an illness. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year missed the morning shootaround, and the team announced about three hours before the game against the Portland Trail...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls for a timeout during the first half in Game 2 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 22, 2017 - 7:59 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series Saturday night because of an illness. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year missed the morning shootaround, and the team announced about three hours before the game against the Portland Trail...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin follows through on a 3-point basket against the Utah Jazz during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 22, 2017 - 6:02 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates are more concerned with supporting Blake Griffin than worrying about Game 4 against the Utah Jazz. They will focus on that game later. Griffin was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs after injuring his big toe during...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates a basket during the second half against the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Indianapolis. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 119-114. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 22, 2017 - 3:37 pm
They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin follows through on a 3-point basket against the Utah Jazz during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 22, 2017 - 12:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is out for the remainder of the playoffs after injuring his big toe during Friday night's win against the Utah Jazz. The team announced Saturday that the five-time All-Star was diagnosed with an injury to the plantar plate of his...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin follows through on a 3-point basket against the Utah Jazz during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 22, 2017 - 12:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a toe injury suffered in Friday night's win against the Utah Jazz. The team announced Saturday that the five-time All-Star was diagnosed with an injury to the plantar plate of his right...
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