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Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul move quickly in NBA free agency

Aug. 03, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

Point guards got big money to open the NBA's free agency period. Kyle Lowry is headed to the Miami Heat, Lonzo Ball is on his way to the Chicago Bulls, while Phoenix's Chris Paul and Utah's Mike Conley landed lucrative deals to remain with their current teams. The...

Champion Bucks trade down, get 2 forwards late in 2nd round

Jul. 30, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks traded down in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday night and selected a couple of frontcourt players in Sandro Mamukelashvili of Seton Hall and Georgios Kalaitzakis of Greece. The Bucks made these moves a week after their...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 28, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 27, 2021. Editorial: Wisconsin leaders’ antics are getting old Earlier this week, Gov. Tony Evers called for a special legislative session to vote on increasing funding for Wisconsin schools and universities....

Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

Jul. 18, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals. Took it right out of Devin Booker's hands, actually. Holiday's steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5...

Suns' Ayton says he won't let Game 3 foul trouble bother him

Jul. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton said the foul trouble he had in Game 3 won't impact the way he plays the rest of the NBA Finals. Ayton finished with 18 points and nine rebounds but played less than 25 minutes in Phoenix’s 120-100 loss to the...

Bucks blowout: Giannis has 41, Suns' NBA Finals lead now 2-1

Jul. 12, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo crashed to the court just two weeks ago with what appeared to be a serious knee injury, there was no guarantee he'd be back this season. Maybe, he feared, he might even miss a year. Antetokounmpo refused...

Sweatin' with the oldies: 30-somethings abound in NBA Finals

Jul. 07, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul and his 36-year-old legs climbed onto the podium at the NBA Finals on Wednesday. He was asked to reminisce about things that have changed in his game during the past 16 years. “I'm not as athletic as I was then,” Paul said grinning. ...

Mid-range jumpers could be the rage during NBA Finals

Jul. 05, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — While the 3-point shot has unquestionably changed the NBA game, during these finals the star of the show might be the mid-range jumper. Yes, the regular old 2-point shot will get some love in this series. Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton...

NBA Finals preview capsule: Breaking down Suns vs. Bucks

Jul. 05, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

Preview capsule for the NBA Finals, which start Tuesday: West No. 2 PHOENIX SUNS (51-21, 12-4) vs. East No. 3 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (46-26, 12-5) Season series: Suns, 2-0. Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday at Phoenix, Sunday and July 14 at...