NBA basketball

Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team general manager Rob Pelinka, left, introduces Frank Vogel as the Lakers new head coach at their training facility in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, May 20, 2019. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The...
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El jugador de los Warriors de Golden State Draymond Green (23) lanza contra el jugador de los Trail Blazers de Portland Meyers Leonard, a la izquierda, durante la primera mitad del tercer juego de su serie por las finales de la Conferencia Oeste, en los playoffs de la NBA, el sábado 18 de mayo de 2019 en Portland, Oregon. (AP Foto/Ted S. Warren)
May 19, 2019 - 7:34 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green would rather do more playing than complaining these days. Known at times for his temper and tangles with officials, a more mature Green has the Golden State Warriors on the brink of a fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals. "I realized I got to a point where I...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Warriors won 110-99. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
May 19, 2019 - 5:40 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's Damian Lillard sustained separated ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors. Lillard confirmed the injury on Sunday, a day after the Trail Blazers lost 110-99 in Game 3. Lillard was 5 of 18 from the floor and finished with 19...
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Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, May 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 125-103 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm
Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have more than held their own against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton so far in these Eastern Conference finals. Other than some pretty boxscores, the Toronto Raptors have nothing to show for those efforts. The supporting cast hasn't supported much for Toronto...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del miércoles 8 de mayo de 2019, el alero de los Warriors de Golden State, Kevin Durant, centro, renquea para salir de la cancha durante la segunda mitad del quinto juego de una serie de segunda ronda de los playoffs de la NBA contra los Rockets de Houston, en Oakland, California. (AP Foto/Ben Margot, Archivo)
May 16, 2019 - 9:35 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss the upcoming Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals for Golden State in Portland as he continues to recover from a strained right calf. Durant was re-evaluated Thursday before Game 2 of the best-of-seven series with the Trail...
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Cody Martin from Nevada, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine day one in Chicago, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 16, 2019 - 5:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the NBA draft combine (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Washington coach Scott Brooks is part of his team's contingent when the Wizards interview draft hopefuls. And a part of him is sympathetic on what those kids are going through. Brooks says he feels bad for the player...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals against the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 16, 2019 - 5:46 pm
When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king. LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles. And even Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't sure who would take his place. "I didn't know we were going to be in the Eastern Conference...
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May 16, 2019 - 2:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ja Morant is not taking part in the games portion of the draft combine that opens Thursday. That's not uncommon for players who are expected to be among the top picks in the NBA draft, and it's widely projected already that the former Murray State guard could go No. 2 overall in the...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, lays up a shot past Portland Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 15, 2019 - 7:13 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster. They were playing with the kind of joy coach Steve Kerr talks about when things...
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David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, gets a hug from head coach Alvin Gentry after it was announced that their team had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)
May 15, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the NBA city most familiar with "gris-gris," folks see no small measure of poetic justice in the fact that their team will dictate the fate of a coveted prospect named Zion. Mystical explanations aside, the Pelicans are in the driver's seat now — but say they're in no hurry to...
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