NBA Playoffs

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors is defended by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
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June 07, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Golden State Warriors wing Klay Thompson (hamstring) was ruled out just over two hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, and the line movement reflected heavy interest on the Raptors as a result. The Warriors were seen as high as a six-point favorite on Monday, but the spread...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) reacts as following the Raptors win in Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 6:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) — For Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Monday was all about rest and recovery. Coming off a season in which he sat out 22 regular-season games and never played on back-to-back nights as part of a plan to manage his workload, Leonard played a playoff career-high 52 minutes in Toronto's...
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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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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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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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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel signals from the sideline during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the search says Vogel will be interviewed for the Lakers head coach opening. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic.(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson, File)
May 13, 2019 - 9:32 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 13, 2019 - 7:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court. Durant is likely to miss Games 1...
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In this May 8, 2019 photo, Hunter Trimmel, 37, a Milwaukee resident who has been a Bucks fan since 1992, poses for a photo outside the Milwaukee Bucks' Fiserv Forum stadium before last Wednesday's game. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
May 13, 2019 - 5:49 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Trimmel couldn't give away his season tickets to Milwaukee Bucks games five years ago. Losing season after season made the Bucks almost an afterthought in Wisconsin, where most teams live in the shadow of the Green Bay Packers. But now the Bucks are the hottest ticket in...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 09, 2019 - 10:01 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will be without postseason scoring leader Kevin Durant as they try to close out the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals. "Well, we'll just find somebody on the bench who can give us 35 points and two blocks and 11 boards and nine...
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