NBA Playoffs

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) drives against Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 1:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine would love to showcase their skills before the home crowd when the All-Star Game returns to Chicago this season for the first time since Michael Jordan stole the spotlight in 1988. It would mean the Bulls' promising young stars have taken their games...
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In this photo taken Oct. 10, 2019, Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, works against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, left, during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Bagley averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last year as a rookie.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 15, 2019 - 12:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The winningest season in 13 years only whetted the appetite in Sacramento. Nothing short of ending the NBA's longest active playoff drought will be enough to consider the upcoming season a success for the Kings. A roster led by emerging young stars like point guard De'...
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 15, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker says a busy offseason for the Phoenix Suns is proof the franchise is serious about ending a playoff drought that's approaching a decade. Booker and last year's No. 1 overall pick, Deandre Ayton, comprise the team's promising young core and the Suns hope they can grow...
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
October 15, 2019 - 11:20 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing rugged defense has helped Utah become a consistent playoff team. Now the Jazz seek to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile offense. Utah made a flurry of offseason moves designed to bolster the team's outside shooting and give coach Quin Snyder...
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with the media during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
September 30, 2019 - 4:40 pm
The Latest from NBA media days on Monday (all times EST): 4:40 p.m. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has no complaints as he heads into training camp following the most tumultuous and painful times of his life. In April 2018, his 67-year-old wife, Erin, died after a long battle with a...
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Los Angeles Lakers forwards Anthony Davis, left, LeBron James, center, and guard Rajon Rondo, right, pose for photos during the NBA basketball team's media day in El Segundo, Calif., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 27, 2019 - 5:10 pm
The Latest from NBA media days on Friday (all times EST): 5:05 p.m. Anthony Davis is still disappointed that his Los Angeles reunion with DeMarcus Cousins was ruined by another injury. Davis' first media day with the Los Angeles Lakers Friday included his reaction to a likely season-ending knee...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump’s escalating China trade wars. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 26, 2019 - 4:01 pm
Farewell, offseason. A new NBA year is here. On Friday, the first five teams will hold media days, the NBA's annual day-before-camp-begins ritual. Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will discuss a season of enormous expectations. So will James Harden and Russell Westbrook in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018, file photo, then-New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins lies on the court while being tended to after an injury during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New Orleans. A person with knowledge of the situation says Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is undergoing tests to confirm a preliminary diagnosis of a ligament tear in his knee. Cousins was injured in a workout in Las Vegas this week, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, because no official diagnosis has been released publicly. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 15, 2019 - 8:19 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-...
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August 12, 2019 - 6:03 pm
Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month. Lowry said his surgically repaired thumb isn't ready to allow him to participate in on-court workouts. He had surgery last month to...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, head coach head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with the media during a training camp for USA Basketball, in Las Vegas. USA Basketball opened training camp Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 06, 2019 - 6:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape. These aren't the Spurs...
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