NBA Playoffs

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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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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October 29, 2019 - 4:20 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors sports science guru Alex McKechnie has been given a promotion and contract extension. The Scotsman has earned a reputation for his innovative treatments for injured players. The NBA champions said Tuesday he will now hold the title of vice president, player health and...
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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, right, drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday Oct. 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 26, 2019 - 11:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 19 points, OG Anunoby added 17 and the Toronto Raptors spoiled Chicago's home opener by beating the Bulls 108-84 on Saturday night. The defending NBA champions went on a run in the second quarter to take a 48-40 halftime lead and pulled away for their 10th...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 23, 2019 - 3:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit seven straight shots in one stretch, creating a run for the Clippers that his new teammates quickly joined. "It's a great sign of leadership," coach Doc Rivers said. "He talks with his game." Leonard began a new career chapter Tuesday night, scoring 30 points to...
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Toronto Raptors watch their 2019 NBA basketball championship pennant being raised before the team's game against the New Orleans Pelican on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 8:26 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors received the biggest championship rings in NBA history and unfurled a banner celebrating their victory in a ceremony before their season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was on hand Tuesday night to honor the Raptors, who won...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman kisses the trophy in the locker room after Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun in Washington. Washington was so bad for so long in the major professional sports but maybe soon it will be said that D.C. stands for District of Champions. The Nationals are in the city’s first World Series in 86 years. The Mystics recently won the WNBA championship. And the Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018. Before that, the nation’s capital endured a 26-year championship drought across MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 22, 2019 - 3:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade. The attitude, he found, was not exactly reflective of a win-big mindset, much...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, front, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Devontae Cacok defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 22, 2019 - 2:45 am
The NBA season starts Tuesday night, and here are 10 storylines to follow for the 2019-20 campaign: ___ NO. 2 IN 3'S Golden State's Stephen Curry is about to become No. 2 on the league's all-time 3-pointers made list. Curry enters this season with 2,483 made 3-pointers, leaving him 78 away from...
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Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam, left, fights for a loose ball with Houston Rockets' Eric Gordon during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Saitama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 19, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the signing...
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October 18, 2019 - 8:06 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball star Kemba Walker returned to campus Friday to get a good look at the next generation of Huskies. The Boston Celtics guard, who led Connecticut to the 2011 national championship, was among the thousands of fans who attended First Night, the annual...
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