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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James pulls rebound away from Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during the second half in Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Finals notebook: Lakers tie Celtics for most NBA titles

Oct. 11, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Move over, Boston Celtics. You've got company on the most-titles-won list now, after sitting alone in that spot for more than a half-century. The Los Angeles Lakers’ latest championship — clinched Sunday night with a win over the Miami Heat, ending the 2020 NBA...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo passes against the Miami Heat during the first half in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rondo, a champ in Boston, on brink of getting a Lakers ring

Oct. 9, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — They were rivals once, Rajon Rondo and LeBron James. Rondo was in Boston. James was in Cleveland and Miami. Their paths would cross most every year in the playoffs, an annual placing of a thorn in one another’s side. James may have had different words to describe Rondo...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers looks on during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Philadelphia 76ers introduced Rivers as their head coach on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Rivers takes over as the 25th head coach in 76ers history after a seven-season run as head coach of the Clippers. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Rivers runs through it? 76ers count on championship with Doc

Oct. 5, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz got backhanded compliments from NBC's Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on Sunday night for supposedly not knowing the 76ers had hired Doc Rivers as their coach. Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who knows how to win a championship in Philly,...

ARCHIVO.- El domingo 13 de septiembre de 2020, El coach de los Clippers de Los Ángeles, Doc Rivers, da instrucciones durante un partido de las semifinales de la Conferencia Oeste de la NBA ante los Nuggets de Denver, en Lake Buena Vista, Florida. El 3 de octubre del 2020 los Sixers de Filadelfia esperan que Rivers los ayude a ganar su primer título desde 1983. (AP Foto/Mark J. Terrill)

House Call: 76ers expect Doc Rivers to lead on, off court

Oct. 3, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers used his voice as one of five Black coaches in the NBA to make some of his strongest statements condemning racial injustice. With playoff games postponed in the NBA bubble as teams grappled with how to deal with issues far more grave than basketball, it was Rivers who...

ARCHIVO.- El domingo 13 de septiembre de 2020, El coach de los Clippers de Los Ángeles, Doc Rivers, da instrucciones durante un partido de las semifinales de la Conferencia Oeste de la NBA ante los Nuggets de Denver, en Lake Buena Vista, Florida. El 1 de octubre del 2020 los Sixers de Filadelfia llegan a un acuerdo para que Rivers se convierta en su nuevo entrenador. (AP Foto/Mark J. Terrill)

Doc is in: 76ers expect Rivers to lead them to NBA title

Oct. 2, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers takes over a team tasked not with leading a Process-type rebuild or massaging the egos of two talented — yet frustrating — All-Stars. He's in Philadelphia to bring accountability to an oft-apathetic roster — and win big. Rivers brings his NBA championship...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers watches during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Philadelphia 76ers have reached an agreement with Rivers to become their new coach. Rivers reached a deal Thursday to become the latest coach to try to lead the Sixers to their first NBA championship since 1983, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the Sixers had not formally announced the move. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

AP source: 76ers set to hire Rivers as new coach

Oct. 1, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's a new Doc in Philadelphia — one charged with reviving a 76ers organization that fell far short of NBA championship expectations. The 76ers reached an agreement Thursday with Doc Rivers to become the latest coach to try and lead the Sixers to their first NBA championship...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James sits on the floor as he waits for the trophy ceremony to start after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lakers-Heat NBA Finals Preview Capsule

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Lakers-Heat NBA Finals that start Wednesday: No. 1 LOS ANGELES LAKERS (52-19, 12-3) vs. No. 5 MIAMI HEAT (44-29, 12-3) Season series: Lakers, 2-0. Both meetings were more than nine months ago, with the Lakers winning 95-80 at home on Nov. 8 and 113-110 in Miami on Dec. 13. Schedule: Game...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) and Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics head into offseason focused on future, not ending

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum emerged as a bona fide star, Jaylen Brown showed he can be a consistent presence in the lineup and Kemba Walker helped the Celtics put the failed Kyrie Irving experiment behind them. But following their Eastern Conference finals loss to Miami, it’s clear there is still...

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, center, watches the action during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At long last, Lakers' Frank Vogel set to see the NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was smiling when he was asked what it felt like to finally reach the NBA Finals for the first time, after getting into the league in 2001. “I actually came in in ’98,” Vogel said, offering a polite correction. Either...

The Miami Heat celebrate their NBA conference final playoff basketball game win over the Boston Celtics with the Eastern Final trophy Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Back to the Finals: Heat oust Celtics, move to title series

Sep. 27, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team’s next title run. He’ll have that chance. The Heat are going to the NBA Finals —...