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Sweet Lou: Williams shines filling in for injured Trae Young

Jun. 30, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lou Williams was on the training table when his coach walked up to deliver some rather startling news. Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young would not be able to play Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals because of an injury. Williams...

Hawks holding out hobbled Trae Young in Game 3 against Bucks

Jun. 29, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young will miss the Atlanta Hawks' Game 4 of their Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night due to an ankle injury. An MRI on Monday revealed Young suffered a bone bruise in his right ankle. He is being held out despite...

Kawhi Leonard is nowhere on court, everywhere else for LA

Jun. 25, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers don’t have injured Kawhi Leonard on the court. He’s everywhere else, though. In the halftime locker room, texting, on the phone, watching from above the floor, all the while analyzing and suggesting ways for his team to...

Ayton soars for last second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers

Jun. 23, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker sat in a chair with a crooked and swollen nose, complete with tape over three fresh stitches. He also had a big smile on his face, remembering Jae Crowder's pass, Deandre Ayton's tip-in dunk and a play that will live in Phoenix Suns lore for...

Collins' size a key in Hawks' matchup against Giannis, Bucks

Jun. 21, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins' value to the Atlanta Hawks' championship hopes — and in free agency — can't be fully measured by his points and rebounds. To better appreciate the power forward's vital role, try to imagine the Hawks' matchup against Giannis...

Clippers-Suns Western Conference finals preview capsule

Jun. 19, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Phoenix-LA Clippers Western Conference Finals series that starts Sunday: No. 2 PHOENIX SUNS (51-21, 8-2) vs. No. 4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (47-25, 8-5) Season series: Clippers, 2-1. Schedule: Sunday and...

Mann scores career-high 39, Clippers eliminate Jazz 131-119

Jun. 19, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George, Terance Mann and the Los Angeles Clippers have learned to thrive under adversity. So, when they trailed by 25 points early in the third quarter Friday night in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Utah Jazz, it...

Leonard, George each score 31, Clippers tie series with Jazz

Jun. 15, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George know it takes the two of them to make things go right if the Los Angeles Clippers are going to advance beyond the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time. Both responded again on Monday night. Leonard and...

Donovan Mitchell scores 45, rallies Jazz past the Clippers

Jun. 09, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell did not feel like his usual self for an entire half. The Utah Jazz guard struggled with a bout of nausea and light-headedness before halftime Tuesday night. He felt even worse after his individual performance on offense and...

Well-rested Jazz face battle-tested Clippers in West semis

Jun. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

The Utah Jazz are well-rested. The Los Angeles Clippers are “war ready,” as Paul George puts it. The Jazz, the NBA’s No. 1 overall seed, host the fourth-seeded Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday night. Utah is a...