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Nuggets face daunting deficit; Jokic faces ignominious exit

Jun. 12, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

Four NHL teams have overcome 3-0 deficits in a best-of-seven playoff series, including the 1942 Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs. The Boston Red Sox pulled off MLB's only such comeback against the New York Yankees in 2004. The Denver Nuggets are the 143rd NBA team...

Suns spoil Nikola Jokic's MVP party, beat Nuggets 116-102

Jun. 12, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Deandre Ayton scrutinized the box score and couldn't believe his eyes as he read Nikola Jokic's stat line: 32 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists. “That’s insane. That’s the MVP,” Ayton said after the Phoenix Suns overcame the Joker's historic...

Hawks, Nuggets hope home court provides edge in semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins already has seen what playoff success has done to raise the hometown excitement for the Atlanta Hawks. Collins is eager for the opportunity to build more enthusiasm now that the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the top-seeded...

Chris Paul has another big night, Suns rout Nuggets 123-98

Jun. 10, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul is a 36-year-old man who can still put together an NBA point guard's version of a virtuoso performance: Fifteen assists, no turnovers and it led to another blowout playoff victory for his rolling Phoenix Suns. “I feel good,” Paul said. “I...

Nikola Jokic becomes lowest draft pick ever to win MVP award

Jun. 08, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was selected with the 41st draft pick when he entered the NBA seven years ago. Now, by overwhelming consensus, he's No. 1. The Nuggets' big man was revealed Tuesday as the NBA's Most Valuable Player for 2020-21, making him...

Boosted by big crowds, Suns try to win again vs Nuggets

Jun. 08, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It would have been an awesome play even when Phoenix Suns Arena was empty: Cameron Payne floated a pass to a streaking Torrey Craig, who soared through the air before grabbing the alley-oop and flushing a powerful dunk with two hands. But there was one...

Rejuvenated Paul leads Suns over Nuggets 122-105 in Game 1

Jun. 08, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In the opening minutes of Monday night's game, Chris Paul was bumped on his ailing right shoulder and grimaced for a second. His movements were a little tentative, his shots didn't look quite right. Then — seemingly almost out of nowhere — the...

Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week

Jun. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers are compiling a list of possible candidates to replace coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that he hopes to start conducting a first round of virtual interviews this week. Rumors swirled this...

Close games between Suns-Nuggets foreshadow playoff drama

Jun. 06, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The NBA playoffs are just a few weeks old but excuse the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets for feeling like several months have passed in terms of drama. If the regular-season series between these two teams is any indication, there's more of it on the...

Nuggets-Suns Western Conference semifinals preview capsule

Jun. 06, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

Preview capsule for the Phoenix-Denver Western Conference semifinal series that starts Monday: No. 2 PHOENIX SUNS (51-21, 4-2) vs. No. 3 DENVER NUGGETS (47-25, 4-2) Season series: Nuggets, 2-1. Story line: The upstart Suns and...