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Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) shoots against Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) during the second ha...
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Heat force Game 7 behind Jimmy Butler’s 47 points in win over Celtics

Jimmy Butler had 47 points in the Miami Heat's 111-103 Game 6 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night to force a decisive Game 7.
6 hours ago
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) runs into the defense of Golden State Warriors forward Andr...
Associated Press

Luka Doncic, Mavericks avoid sweep with win over Warriors

Luka Doncic had 30 points and 14 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night to avoid being swept.
3 days ago
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward R...
Associated Press

Warriors one step closer to sweep of Mavericks after Game 3 victory

The Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 Sunday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
5 days ago
Boston Celtics' Grant Williams (12) and Miami Heat's Gabe Vincent (2) watch as players scramble for...
Associated Press

Heat beat Celtics in Boston despite losing F Jimmy Butler to injury

Despite playing the second half without star Jimmy Butler, the Heat held on to a 109-103 win over the Celtics to take a 2-1 series lead.
6 days ago
This photo provided by the NBA shows a group of trophies. The NBA's championship trophy has a new l...
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NBA changes up design of trophies, adds conference finals MVPs

The NBA’s championship trophy has a new look, and the league will hand out some new trophies for the first time during these playoffs.
16 days ago
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) moves the ball up court as Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayto...
Associated Press

Report: Nikola Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP award

Nikola Jokic has won his second consecutive MVP award after a season in which he finished with numbers never before seen in NBA history.
19 days ago
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane ...
Associated Press

Steph Curry leads Warriors to 2-1 series lead over Grizzlies

Steph Curry scored 30 points and the Warriors shut down Memphis 142-112 on Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
20 days ago
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts after scoring during the first half of Game 2 of a se...
Associated Press

Ja Morant’s 47 points lead Grizzlies to win over Warriors, tie series at 1-1

Ja Morant matched a career playoff-high of 47 points as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 106-101 to tie the series at 1-1.
24 days ago
Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz celebrates a basket during the second half of Game Four of the Wes...
Associated Press

Utah Jazz beat Dallas Mavericks to tie series, spoil Luka Doncic’s return

The Utah Jazz held off the Dallas Mavericks 100-99 on Saturday in Game 4 to tie the first-round series at 2-2.
1 month ago
Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Dallas Mavericks drives around Mike Conley #11 of the Utah Jazz during...
Associated Press

Dallas Mavericks take series lead over Utah Jazz without Luka Doncic

The Dallas Mavericks — without the injured Luka Doncic — beat the Utah Jazz 126-118 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
1 month ago
Jalen Brunson #13 of the Dallas Mavericks passes the ball to Maxi Kleber #42 of the Dallas Maverick...
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Luka Doncic-less Mavericks even up series with Game 2 victory over Jazz

The Luka Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks evened up their first-round series with a 110-104 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 2 on Monday night.
1 month ago
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, left, and Royce O'Neale (23) celebrate after a score by O'Neale in the...
Associated Press

Utah Jazz take series lead after Game 1 against Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks

The Utah Jazz opened the playoffs with a 99-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without injured All-Star guard Luka Doncic.
1 month ago
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) looks at his hands after a foul call against the...
Arizona Sports

Suns’ 1st-round playoff opponent down to 3 teams after Timberwolves secure 7-seed

The Suns will face the Clippers, Pelicans or Spurs in the first round of the NBA Playoffs after the Timberwolves secured the No. 7 seed.
1 month ago
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) celebrates with forward Kevin Durant, left, after Irving scor...
Associated Press

NYC COVID-19 vaccine exemption allows Kyrie Irving to play home games

Nets guard Kyrie Irving had been among the most high-profile people impacted by New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
2 months ago
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Reports: New Orleans Pelicans acquire C.J. McCollum in 7-player trade

The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly acquired guard C.J. McCollum from the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a seven-player trade.
4 months ago
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LaMelo Ball, Murray to replace Durant, Green in NBA All-Star Game

Hornets guard LaMelo Ball and Spurs guard Dejounte Murray were named to the NBA All-Star Game on Monday as injury replacements.
4 months ago
Arizona State guard Josh Christopher (13) dunks in front of Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin during...
Arizona Sports

Rockets take ASU’s Josh Christopher 24th in 2021 NBA Draft

Former Arizona State Sun Devils guard Josh Christopher was taken No. 24 overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
10 months ago
In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference at ...
Associated Press

Play-in tournament returning to NBA in 2022 for at least one more season

As expected, the NBA's board of governors gave approval Tuesday to a plan that would bring back the play-in tournament in April 2022.
10 months ago
Injured Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo watches from the bench as his team takes on t...
Arizona Sports

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo ruled out for Game 6 of ECF with knee injury

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo hyperextended his left knee in Game 4 after landing awkwardly trying to contest a dunk by Hawks' Clint Capela.
11 months ago
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots over Atlanta Hawks' Clint Capela during the second ha...
Associated Press

Bucks blowout Hawks to even up Eastern Conference Finals series at 1-1

The Bucks never trailed, scored 20 straight points late in the second quarter and led by at least 30 throughout the second half.
11 months ago
Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant (7) defends against Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo during the s...
Associated Press

Bucks hold on to beat Nets in Game 7 in OT to advance to ECF

The Milwaukee Bucks are advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals after beating the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in OT on Saturday night.
11 months ago
Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) and Marcus Morris Sr. (8) defend against Utah Jazz guard Do...
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Donovan Mitchell’s 45 points, Rudy Gobert’s block help Jazz take Game 1

Donovan Mitchell scored 45 points in the Utah Jazz's 112-109 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday.
12 months ago
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) reacts to the team's double-overtime loss against the ...
Associated Press

Damian Lillard scores 55 as Blazers drop Game 5 to Nuggets in 2OT

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 147-140 in 2OT on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the opening-round series.
1 year ago
Presenter Michael Jordan, left, escorts Vanessa Bryant off the stage after Bryant's late husband, K...
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‘It’s an honor’: Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2020 enshrined

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on Saturday night.
1 year ago