Basketball

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April 07, 2019 - 9:53 pm
MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo was back in the lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks as they beat the Atlanta Hawks, 115-107. The Hawks were without their sensational rookie, Trae Young, but still battled the Bucks down to the wire. Antetokounmpo sealed the game with a clutch three-pointer in the...
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, left, talks with Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Miami. The Celtics won 112-102. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 07, 2019 - 1:41 am
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami controls its destiny, which sounds good. Miami could also be eliminated on Sunday as well. And Dwyane Wade's "One Last Dance" might end without a playoff berth. The Heat...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2003, file photo, Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac, top, fights to keep his balance after New Jersey Nets forward Kenyon Marton tried to steal the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. NBA stars Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma are the headliners of the 2019 class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The honorees were announced Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis before the Final Four. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
April 06, 2019 - 5:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons. Back when the slick-passing Serbian big man was in the paint, the Kings had quite...
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April 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Big3 basketball league will have a new television home for the upcoming season while also remaining in the mix to acquire a network of its own. The 3-on-3 league of former NBA players — co-founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz — will have its games televised on CBS and CBS...
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The Orlando Magic bench celebrates during an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 1:25 am
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE The Orlando Magic won 20 of their first 51 games. They've won 20 of their 29 games since. They're not in — yet — but the Magic are on the brink of ending the longest playoff...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his third-period goal with Evgeni Malkin (71) and Phil Kessel (81) and Patric Hornqvist (72) in the team's NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The Penguins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 05, 2019 - 6:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Erik Gudbranson didn't want to be "that guy," the one who whooped it up after the Pittsburgh Penguins locked down a playoff spot for the 13th straight year with a win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. The veteran defenseman knows seasons in Pittsburgh are judged solely...
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Milwaukee Bucks' George Hill, left, and Sterling Brown celebrate during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Milwaukee won 128-122. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 05, 2019 - 2:05 am
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with six days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE The road to the NBA Finals goes through Milwaukee. And the Bucks are the first team in the league to know exactly where they will be seeded for the playoffs. Milwaukee's win...
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April 04, 2019 - 10:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA -- The Bucks, behind their MVP candidate in Giannis Antetokounmpo, clinched the best record in the NBA and home court advantage for the playoffs with a 128-122 win over the Sixers. The Bucks used a huge 46 point 4th quarter to beat Joel Embiid and the Sixers. The Greek Freak helped his...
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Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon (00) passes the ball over New York Knicks' Mario Hezonja (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 04, 2019 - 2:35 am
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE Milwaukee is on the verge of clinching the NBA's best record, which would lock the Bucks into the No. 1 spot. Toronto would then be No. 2 in the East, and Philadelphia has...
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts after being ejected in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 03, 2019 - 9:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich boiled over just 63 seconds into a game against Denver and was ejected. An irate Popovich appeared to be upset over a non-foul call Wednesday night and was given a technical by official Mark Ayotte. He kept it up and was handed another from fellow...
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