NBA Playoffs

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college. Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their nights often included shooting pool and...
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Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (1) and Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) fight for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Atlanta. Orlando won 124-108. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 11, 2019 - 5:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jeremy Lin is on the move again, with the veteran guard getting waived by the Atlanta Hawks and intending to sign later this week playoff-contending Toronto Raptors. The Hawks waived Lin on Monday and Jim Tanner, one of his agents, confirmed Lin's plan to join Toronto, which was first...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) looks to pass the ball over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Houston. Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 before the NBA trade deadline. The Raptors are getting center former All-Star center Marc Gasol from Memphis.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
February 09, 2019 - 3:23 am
DALLAS (AP) — Khris Middleton thought Nikola Mirotic tilted a playoff series in Chicago's favor nearly four years ago when the Bulls beat his Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Mirotic will be on Middleton's side for the postseason this time around. The Bucks had already surged to the NBA's best...
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Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, left, reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
February 08, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Milwaukee didn't get out of the first round of the playoffs last year. Denver didn't even get into the first round of the playoffs, its postseason hopes thwarted by a loss in the last game of the regular season. As such, few may have seen this coming. The perk of getting to coach the All-Star Game...
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January 27, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Sports fans love dynasties. And hate them, too. That a team could be so dominant for a long period as the New England Patriots have been should be admirable. Their detractors point to scandals such as "Spygate" and the deflated footballs saga. Their supporters focus on Tom Brady's brilliance and a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney pose for a picture during a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Glendale, Ariz. The Tigers are set to square off against the Crimson Tide for the fourth straight year in the College Football Playoff in Monday night's, Jan. 7, 2019, title game. While most of the players have changed since Alabama won the first meeting for the championship in January 2016, the coaches have remained the same.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 04, 2019 - 3:21 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — LeBron vs. Steph in the spring, Dabo vs. Nick in the winter. As much as Cleveland and Golden State became annual opponents in the NBA Finals before James left the Cavaliers last summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers after losing the title for the third time in four years...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes the ball around New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 31, 2018 - 2:37 am
James Harden and the Houston Rockets were one half away from the NBA Finals last time they played at Oracle Arena. The way the Rockets are rolling now, they might just get another shot at the champs this postseason. The Rockets try to wrap up a perfect month at home Monday against Memphis, then...
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Straight Up With Sturg
May 26, 2017 - 8:59 am
It may have felt like two years, but the Finals are finally here! The two best teams in the NBA are set to take battle on the biggest stage. It’s round three of the two most dominant teams this league has seen in a long time. The last two teams to face each other in back to back Finals were Bulls/...
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