NBA Playoffs

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 - 2:41 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 - 6:22 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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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 - 2:25 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 - 7:38 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 - 3:05 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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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 - 3:35 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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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team. The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 02, 2019 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernie Grunfeld was fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team, and owner Ted Leonsis said he will oversee a "reboot." Grunfeld's dismissal was announced with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season that began with Leonsis...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is greeted by teammates after making the game-winning shot against the Indiana Pacers in an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 01, 2019 - 3:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the last two years, they were the final two steps in what had become LeBron James' annual climb to the NBA Finals. Now that he's gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones. They are among the teams capable of winning the Eastern Conference...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James laughs as he waits to check in to the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 30, 2019 - 6:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James' first season with the Los Angeles Lakers is over. James will sit out the final six games of the Lakers' sixth consecutive losing season, the team announced Saturday. In a statement, President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots over Orlando Magic forward Wesley Iwundu (25) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami.(AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 27, 2019 - 5:13 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The last game of the Miami Heat season, the last regular-season game of Dwyane Wade's career, is April 10 in Brooklyn. If he had his way Wade would play for a few largely ceremonial minutes, get a ton of shots up and then grab a seat on the bench to watch the clock run down to the...
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