NBA Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 06, 2020 - 11:49 am
Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games. But in this unprecedented situation, games won’t...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) is pursued by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The coronavirus pandemic has forced NFL teams to make free agent decisions without the benefit of meeting players face to face. That suppressed the market for plenty of lower-tier free agents such as Harris who signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 05, 2020 - 3:31 pm
The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters. There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are...
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Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 02, 2020 - 9:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning. Of course, nobody knows what they’re planning for — or when these plans will get...
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Cruise ships are docked at PortMiami, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it's working with Holland America on a detailed docking plan that would require two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated cruise to handle all medical issues without impacting South Florida's already-stressed hospitals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 01, 2020 - 3:40 pm
The NBA playoffs on cruise ships? Tiger vs. Lefty, The Sequel? Formula One drivers intentionally exposed to the coronavirus? In these challenging times when sports around the world are largely shut down because of the pandemic, some bizarre ideas have been floated to get things going again. These...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The NBA-leading Bucks remain confident the pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century. The Bucks owned a 53-12 record when play was suspended on March 11. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 01, 2020 - 2:00 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century. The Bucks had a league-best 53-12 record when play was suspended three weeks...
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The Olympic rings are seen behind cherry blossoms Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 25, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo. The chill of winter has melted away. The summer humidity is still a couple of months off. Maybe, just maybe, the famed cherry blossoms are still around, bathing the capital in dazzling colors. Sounds like a pretty good time to have the Olympics, huh? Now that...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
March 19, 2020 - 3:35 pm
It has been just one week. That’s all. Just one full week since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, just one full week since the NBA became the first of the North American pro sports leagues to suspend operations, one week since sports essentially stopped. The NHL quickly...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveils the NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award during a news conference Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
March 12, 2020 - 11:06 pm
MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remainder of an uninterrupted regular season. “What we determined today is that this hiatus will be, most...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle (22) goes up for a dunk past Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 11, 2020 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a sprained left shoulder, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 124-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Embiid's return from a five-game absence was the peak of an otherwise disconcerting day for the...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) celebrates as he scores against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 10, 2020 - 11:23 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points in his return from injury and the San Antonio Spurs withstood Luka Doncic’s 38 points to beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 on Tuesday night and keep their playoff hopes afloat. “It still doesn't feel 100 percent, but I got through it,” Aldridge...
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