Tag: NBA Finals

Chris Paul catches turnover bug at bad time for the Suns

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The ball was in Chris Paul's hands with 35 seconds left and his team needed a bucket to tie or take the lead in...

Bucks get confidence boost in win without Giannis scoring 40

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MILWAUKEE — As remarkable as Giannis Antetokounmpo has been in delivering MVP-caliber performances during the NBA Finals while playing with an injured knee, there...

Better block than LeBron’s? Giannis’ rim denial earns raves

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MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s emphatic denial of Deandre Ayton’s dunk attempt is the play of the NBA Finals thus far. ...

AP source: Pelicans, Green negotiating, but no deal yet

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NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans are negotiating with Suns assistant Willie Green about taking over as head coach, but no deal is...

Colangelo seeks Suns win, reinforcements for US Olympic team

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MILWAUKEE — Jerry Colangelo is headed to Game 5 in Phoenix, hoping to see his old team win its first NBA title. ...

NBA Finals ratings up from 2020 pandemic, down from 2019

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NEW YORK — The NBA Finals has gained some, but not all, of its audience back after last year's trip to the pandemic bubble. ...

Analysis: The Suns now know that titles don’t come easily

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It’s not easy. It’s never been easy. It’s not supposed to be easy. ...

Suns’ Booker seeks to bounce back from Game 3 struggles

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MILWAUKEE — Devin Booker’s impressive postseason run has hit one of its first real speed bumps. ...

Bucks’ Portis adapts to role, makes sure he’s always ready

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis is relying on lessons he learned earlier in his career as he adapts to his inconsistent playoff...

Penny Hardaway sees Larry Brown helping make Memphis better

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Penny Hardaway has wanted Larry Brown to coach with him ever since he took over at his alma mater. Three years...