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Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic (15) goes up for a shot as Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27) defends during the second half an NBA first round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1,2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Done with Doncic, Clippers set for Nuggets' Murray, Jokic

Sep. 2, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — First came Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Now it's Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic. Those players might be the future of the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers believe their time is now. That's been true since the moment they signed Kawhi Leonard, who is on the best roll of his...

Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) fouls Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Mavs set title sights with Euro stars after playoff return

Sep. 1, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

Luka Doncic was impressive in his playoff debut on an injured ankle. Kristaps Porzingis left the NBA bubble amid unsettling questions over whether his knees will allow him to be the trusty sidekick in Dallas. While the Mavericks appear on track to become championship contenders led by the young European stars,...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) watches as Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) scores during the second half of an NBA first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Leonard leads Clippers past Doncic, Mavs to reach 2nd round

Aug. 30, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers knocked him around and shut his teammates down, and still Luka Doncic kept coming. Kawhi Leonard wasn't worried, because nothing rattles him in the postseason. “This is playoff basketball and everything is not going to go your way,”...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) drops to the floor while chasing a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Doncic, Murray hope their shows won't be over in the bubble

Aug. 29, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic and Jamal Murray have put on some of the best shows in the bubble. Without another one Sunday, their shows may be over. With their teams facing elimination, Doncic and Murray might be down to their final day at Disney when they play the two Game 6s in the Western...

Dallas Mavericks' Kristaps Porzingis, left, battles Los Angeles Clippers' Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Porzingis out for rest of first round with right knee injury

Aug. 28, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis will miss the rest of the Dallas Mavericks' series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a torn ligament in his right knee. The Mavericks said Friday that Porzingis has been receiving treatment for the injury, which he sustained in Game 1 of the...

Jamal Murray, right, of the Denver Nuggets and teammate PJ Dozier, left, celebrate after their win over Utah Jazz in of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

If games happen, Mavs, Nuggets will try to force Game 7s

Aug. 26, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

If the NBA playoffs resume, Denver and Dallas will face elimination games. The Nuggets have staved off elimination once and when and if their series with the Utah Jazz resumes — it's scheduled for Thursday, though that now seems very questionable — they will have to do it again. So will the Dallas...

Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks' Justin Jackson (44) during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Clippers roll past Mavericks 154-111 to take 3-2 series lead

Aug. 26, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Paul George finally found his way. The All-Star guard scored 35 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled past the Dallas Mavericks 154-111 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series. George had shot 29% in the series and...

Dallas Mavericks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Mavs' Porzingis sitting again vs. Clippers with knee injury

Aug. 25, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis will miss Game 5 of a first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of right knee soreness. It will be the second straight game the 7-foot-3 Latvian is sidelined. He was ruled out a few hours before the game...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic, left, hits a winning three-point basket against Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson (1) during overtime of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Doncic and Mitchell reaching new heights in the postseason

Aug. 24, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

One after the other, Luka Doncic and Donovan Mitchell turned in record book-worthy performances on the same court at Disney. In different series. And in different fashions, too. But the two young players have their opponents sharing a similar dilemma: How to stop them? Or at least, slow them down. Doncic and the...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) shoots his game-winning 3-point basket as Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson (1) defends during overtime of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Mavericks won 135-133 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Doncic beats buzzer with long 3, Mavs beat Clippers in OT

Aug. 23, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic stepped back for a winning 3-pointer — on a tender ankle, no less. Another installment in the ever-growing legend of Doncic. Doncic's deep shot at the buzzer capped a triple-double and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 135-133...