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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shouts from the bench in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Historic year: Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

Sep. 19, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James celebrates after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

Sep. 16, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all...

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, rear, looks onto the court as Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) walks by during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons

Sep. 8, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run that ought to make him an attractive candidate for jobs around the league. Donovan, who was at the end of his contract, took the Thunder to the playoffs every year...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James plays in the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 131-122 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lakers brace for Harden, Westbrook and small-ball Rockets

Sep. 3, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers pushed aside one of the NBA’s best backcourts in the first round. Here comes another. James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets are the opponent when the top-seeded Lakers open the Western Conference semifinals...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, Kyle Kuzma (0) and Anthony Davis, right, watch the final seconds of the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 131-122 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lakers play video games, practice, watch hoops during layoff

Sep. 2, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers planned to get together Wednesday night to watch basketball, which is about all they've been able to do lately. Soon enough, they'll get to play it again. For now, their competition comes from video games. Their superstar player is also adept at those,...

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard warms up with tape on his finger before Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Blazers withstood injury and more on road to the playoffs

Aug. 30, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

The Portland Trail Blazers dealt with injuries all season, and the the loss of their biggest star topped it off in the playoffs. While the year was unusual for all of sports because of coronavirus, the Trail Blazers made it to the NBA playoffs for the seventh straight season. Upstart Portland was knocked out of...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, second from right, hugs Portland Trail Blazers' Gary Trent Jr. (2) after an NBA basketball first round playoff game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 131-122 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

After deciding to stay, Lakers could be in bubble a while

Aug. 30, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — There was a point this week when LeBron James and the Lakers weren't sure they would remain in the bubble. They decided to stay and look like they could be here a while. The Lakers moved into the Western Conference semifinals by finishing off the Portland Trail Blazers with a...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) reacts to a play against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

James and Lakers advance with 131-122 win over Trail Blazers

Aug. 30, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — While the ultimate objective is to win a title, LeBron James said the Los Angeles Lakers achieved a key goal against the Portland Trail Blazers — and it wasn't simply to win the first-round playoff series. It was improvement. “We got better throughout the course...

A general view inside The Field House before Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Back to work: Bucks, Lakers again try to get to second round

Aug. 28, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

The Orlando Magic are going to be thrilled to see the Milwaukee Bucks take the floor on Saturday for Game 5 of their matchup. And they'll be even happier if they can face them again in a Game 6 on Monday. The NBA playoffs — which stopped for three days after the Bucks refused to take the floor on Wednesday...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris, right, in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Blazers say Lillard leaving bubble for tests on injured knee

Aug. 27, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

Portland guard Damian Lillard is leaving the NBA's bubble at Walt Disney World for further tests on his injured right knee. Lillard will leave the bubble in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and return to Portland on Thursday, the Trail Blazers said. He was diagnosed Tuesday with a knee sprain, which occurred in Game 4...