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Bucks bounce back to beat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks refused to fold under pressure and wouldn't allow Kevin Durant to produce one more remarkable comeback that could end their second-round playoff series. Middleton set a career playoff high with 38 points, Giannis...

Aces score 33 second-quarter points to ease past Liberty

Jun. 18, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 18 points with seven assists, A’ja Wilson had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 103-76 on Thursday night. Liz Cambage added 13 points and nine boards, and Chelsea Gray had 15 points with...

Chicago tops Connecticut 81-75 for 4th straight win

Jun. 17, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper had 18 points and eight rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot added 12 points with 10 assists and four steals, and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 81-75 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win. Chicago trailed 40-31 early in the...

Fowles' 170th career double-double leads Lynx past Wings

Jun. 17, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kayla McBride scored a season-high 22 points, Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and 12 rebounds for her 170th career double-double, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 85-73 on Thursday night. Minnesota had a five-point lead after three...

Washington beats Dream for Mike Thibault's 350th career win

Jun. 17, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 32 points, Theresa Plaisance added 25, and the short-handed Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 96-93 on Thursday night for coach Mike Thibault's 350th victory Natasha Cloud made two free throws with 24.6 seconds left to...

Clippers' Leonard listed as out for Friday's Game 6 vs. Utah

Jun. 17, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is officially out Friday night for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz, but coach Tyronn Lue did not have any update on if it will be longer. Leonard sprained his right knee Monday night in...

Stewart helps Seattle win 5th straight, 79-69 over Indiana

Jun. 17, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 21 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, Sue Bird added 13 points with seven assists, and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 79-69 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Seattle's lead was cut to 69-66 with 6:31...

Carlisle steps down as Mavs' coach, one day after GM departs

Jun. 17, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Rick Carlisle stepped down as coach of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, the second major departure for that franchise in as many days. Carlisle spent 13 seasons in Dallas, leading the Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title. His decision was announced one day after general...

Lillard explains reasons for deciding to play in Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Damian Lillard has a whole slew of reasons why he decided to play for USA Basketball at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Among them: The chance to play for U.S. coach Gregg Popovich. Portland’s All-NBA guard — who will be headed to the Olympics for...

UConn coach says refusal to violate protocols led to ouster

Jun. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

A former strength coach for UConn's men's basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn't renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols. A hearing was held Thursday in Rockville...