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Nuggets lament injury-riddled season that came up short

Jun. 14, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets' season came to an ignominious end with Jamal Murray looking on from the bench and newly crowned league MVP Nikola Jokic watching from the locker room. The Phoenix Suns completed their second-round sweep with a 125-118 win Sunday night...

MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets 125-118

Jun. 14, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Chris Paul couldn't miss. Devin Booker couldn't be stopped. The Phoenix Suns roared into the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years Sunday night with a testy 125-118 victory over Denver that completed a four-game sweep. ...

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...

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...

In the 2021 playoffs, the NBA's class of 2018 is showing up

Jun. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

Phoenix's Deandre Ayton had Guy Fieri leaping out of his courtside seat with a thundering dunk. Atlanta's Trae Young had Spike Lee leaving early in disappointment. Dallas' Luka Doncic impressed Paul George so much that the Clippers’ veteran insisted on trading jerseys with the youngster. ...

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...

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...