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Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13), left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Wenyen Gabriel (35) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

McGruder's late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117

Aug. 8, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed a couple free throws...

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA time zone: body clocks get a reset inside the bubble

Aug. 8, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA body clock is finely tuned. Game days are marked by a morning shootaround, afternoon nap and then the actual contest in early evening. Practice days typically feature a late-morning or midday workout. Teams tend not to deviate much. In normal times, anyway. In the...

A man wearing a mask watches during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

NBA releases testing results, no players confirmed positive

Aug. 5, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA’s bubble is still working. The league released its latest results Wednesday for coronavirus tests performed on players participating in the restarted season at Walt Disney World, and the numbers are still perfect. Of the 343 players tested since results were...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker draws a foul from Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George, rear, during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Booker's shot at buzzer leads Suns over Clippers 117-115

Aug. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker made a turnaround jumper over Paul George as time expired, capping a 35-point performance and giving the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. “I’m happy for him, but he’d be the first one to tell you...

iBoston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens looks toward Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Relaxed: Dressed-down look is making NBA coaches happy

Aug. 2, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Going shopping was a top priority for Taylor Jenkins when he was first hired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. The man needed suits. NBA sidelines tend to look like fashion runways these days, with coaches in tailored suits, sharp ties and polished dress shoes, so Jenkins...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson, left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

George, Clippers rain 3s on Pelicans in 126-103 blowout

Aug. 1, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (AP) — Paul George made three straight 3-pointers in the opening minutes and had eight overall for 28 points for the Los Angeles Clippers, who rode a team-record barrage of long-range shots to beat the faltering New Orleans Pelicans 126-103 on Saturday. The Clippers broke the...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, people wait in line at a walk-up testing site for COVID-19 during the new coronavirus pandemic, in Miami Beach, Fla. As coronavirus cases surge in hard-hit Florida, so do the turnaround times for test results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Virus testing turnaround times reveal wide disparity

Jul. 31, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Settles was swabbed for COVID-19 in mid-June at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and it took him eight days to get the results. “They originally told him that it would be five days,” said Jenna Settles, his wife. “Then when he went to...

Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Players, coaches kneel before NBA's re-opening night

Jul. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing...

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James (23) dribbles the ball against Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard (2) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

James' layup late lifts Lakers past Clippers, 103-101

Jul. 31, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers showed some rust. They knocked it off with time to spare. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, James had the go-ahead basket with 12.8 seconds left and the Lakers moved closer to clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Here's 10 things to know about the NBA season restart

Jul. 30, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Welcome back, NBA. The games start Thursday night at Walt Disney World, and here's 10 things to know as the season enters its restart phase. WHERE WE WERE In case you forgot, and you likely did, the hottest team when the NBA shut down for the coronavirus pandemic was ... the...