Tag: NBA Playoffs

Billups gets first chance as head coach with Trail Blazers

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Chauncey Billups as their new coach. ...

Two-time MVP gladly cedes lead role in playoffs to Middleton

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ATLANTA — Giannis Antetokounmpo is a two-time MVP, one of the best players on the planet. ...

Suns outlast Clippers 84-80, take 3-1 lead in West finals

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LOS ANGELES — Devin Booker scored 25 points before fouling out in the final minute, Chris Paul made clutch free throws on a night...

Fatigued Clippers find themselves staring at 3-1 deficit

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LOS ANGELES — Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers have pulled off their share of comebacks during this year's postseason. They might have...

Bucks trounce Hawks 125-91 to tie East finals at 1-1

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MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points, Jrue Holiday added 22 and the Milwaukee Bucks blew out the Atlanta Hawks 125-91 on Friday night...

Commitment to Olympics not a distraction for Bucks’ guards

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Khris Middleton ordinarily wouldn’t be thinking about anything right now other than what the Milwaukee Bucks are trying to accomplish in the NBA playoffs. ...

Young Hawks try to regroup at home in Game 3 against Bucks

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks' path to the Eastern Conference finals provides reason to remain optimistic after a humbling Game 2 loss to the...

George leads Clippers over Paul and Suns, 106-92 in Game 3

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LOS ANGELES — Paul George scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in a dominant third quarter, beating newly returned Chris...

Refs facing new pressure to keep count on Giannis at FT line

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's lengthy free-throw routine might be too long to be legal. ...

Kawhi Leonard is nowhere on court, everywhere else for LA

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers don’t have injured Kawhi Leonard on the court. He’s everywhere else, though. ...