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Embrace the silence: Suns push for another win without Paul

Jun. 21, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Even in a building packed with 16,583 rowdy, rollicking fans, Suns guard Cameron Payne could feel the silence. Phoenix still found a way to persevere in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals without the veteran, talkative presence of 11-time All-Star...

Doc Rivers baffled by continued criticism of Ben Simmons

May. 25, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers can’t fathom criticism of Ben Simmons, especially after the three-time All-Star became just the sixth player in NBA history to have at least 15 rebounds and 15 assists in a playoff game. “Only in Philadelphia,” Rivers said Tuesday...

Yes: Marv Albert, NBA’s ‘soundtrack,’ retiring before Finals

May. 17, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From Michael Jordan soaring through the air to Willis Reed simply walking onto the court, Marv Albert supplied the sound that went with the sights. Albert has called numerous sports during a Hall of Fame career that spans nearly 60 years, though he is...

Randle, Knicks beat Celtics to clinch No. 4 seed in East

May. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Usually at home when the playoffs start, the New York Knicks will be on their home court this time. Julius Randle capped his All-Star season with 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 96-92 on Sunday to...

NBA ref diagnosed with cancer, will miss rest of season

May. 10, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran referee Tony Brown, who worked his first NBA Finals last season, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will miss the rest of the season. The NBA announced Monday that the 54-year-old has been undergoing treatment since his diagnosis last...

Jordan Clarkson scores 30 points, Jazz rout Spurs 126-94

May. 06, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jordan Clarkson and Bojan Bogdanovic are rounding into form at the right time. Clarkson scored 30 points, Bogdanovic added 24 and the Utah Jazz routed the San Antonio Spurs 126-94 on Wednesday night. Bogdanovic helped stake the...