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Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

May. 23, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks, swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong defense. The Mavericks might not be the favorites in yet another series, but they stole home-court advantage from...

Towns treasures Timberwolves' trip to West finals as Doncic-Irving duo hits stride for Mavericks

May. 21, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The road Karl-Anthony Towns has taken with the Minnesota Timberwolves to reach the Western Conference finals has been far more lonely and rocky than smooth and straight. For all the setbacks and struggles over nine NBA seasons that largely overshadowed the...

Analysis: When the 2024 NBA champion is crowned, a young star will likely lead the way

May. 20, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

LeBron James will turn 40 in December. Stephen Curry is 36. Kevin Durant will turn 36 and Jimmy Butler will turn 35 by the time training camps start in the fall. They have been stars of the playoffs for years, players who come up biggest at the biggest times. But not...

P.J. Washington's free throws finish rally as Mavericks beat Thunder 117-116 to reach West finals

May. 19, 2024 09:10 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving probably wondered if his uncanny run of closeout victories without a loss in his career was finally near an end. The streak lives, and the Dallas Mavericks are through to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons. ...

The sequel has been much better for Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving as Mavs head to West finals

May. 19, 2024 06:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A smiling Luka Doncic pumped his fist as he settled in next to Kyrie Irving to answer questions about the Dallas Mavericks advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons. Doncic's co-star wasn't there for the run that ended with a...

A kinder, gentler Luka Doncic has Mavs on verge of series win over top-seeded Thunder

May. 17, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A kinder, gentler Luka Doncic has the Dallas Mavericks in the same place they were in the first round, headed home with a chance to clinch a playoff series in Game 6. The difference is the smile on the face of the 25-year-old superstar, replacing the scowl that often...

NBA playoffs top seeds Boston and Oklahoma City are in different places heading into Game 5s

May. 14, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

Four games into the second round of the NBA playoffs, the No. 1 seeds from each conference find themselves in two different places. East top seed Boston and West top seed Oklahoma City both made it through the first round with relative ease. After an early stumble to begin Round 2,...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 34, Thunder overcome Mavs defense to even series 2-2

May. 14, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was making his normal share of shots through three quarters for Oklahoma City. Most of his teammates weren't, until it mattered most. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points and the Thunder overcame a Mavericks franchise playoff-record 13 blocks,...

Celtics and Mavericks lean on dynamic duos to take 2-1 leads in their respective semifinal series

May. 12, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their names are alike and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown's games are so intertwined they sometimes feel like one Boston player and not two. The big bucket makers give the Celtics quite a dynamic duo. Dallas has developed a special one as well. ...

Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic help Mavs hold off Thunder again for 2-1 lead in West semis

May. 11, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic already had a balky right knee and an achy left ankle when he fell hard on his back while battling his primary defender, Lu Dort, for a loose ball. Not only did Doncic win the ensuing jump ball, the NBA scoring champion tracked down the loose ball that...