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Leonard leads Clippers past Raptors in 1st game vs old team

Nov. 12, 2019 2:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard wasn't at his best against his former team. His new teammates knocked down big shots and won anyway. Leonard struggled on 2-for-11 shooting and had nine turnovers, but Lou Williams led a big effort from the bench with 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the...

NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for statements about Leonard

Nov. 8, 2019 3:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were "inconsistent" about Kawhi Leonard's health. Leonard sat out a 129-124 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the second time he's missed the nationally...

Siakam scores 19 of 30 in 3rd, Raptors beat Pistons 125-113

Oct. 30, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games. Thanks to a huge third quarter Wednesday night, Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30-point performances in five games this season. Siakam finished with 30 points, including 19 in the...

Siakam, Anunoby lead Raptors over Bulls 108-84

Oct. 27, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam is trying to adjust to the attention opponents are giving him now that Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are no longer around in Toronto. The fourth-year power forward is certainly providing offense. He just needs to cut back on the turnovers. Siakam scored 19 points, OG Anunoby...

Leonard leads Clippers over LeBron and Lakers 112-102

Oct. 23, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit seven straight shots in one stretch, creating a run for the Clippers that his new teammates quickly joined. "It's a great sign of leadership," coach Doc Rivers said. "He talks with his game." Leonard began a new career chapter Tuesday night, scoring 30 points to go with...

Raptors receive NBA's biggest championship rings ever

Oct. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors received the biggest championship rings in NBA history and unfurled a banner celebrating their victory in a ceremony before their season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was on hand Tuesday night to honor the Raptors, who won the first...

So bad for so long, does DC stand for District of Champions?

Oct. 22, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade. The attitude, he found, was not exactly reflective of a win-big mindset, much like the...

10 storylines to follow in the 2019-20 NBA season

Oct. 22, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

The NBA season starts Tuesday night, and here are 10 storylines to follow for the 2019-20 campaign: ___ NO. 2 IN 3'S Golden State's Stephen Curry is about to become No. 2 on the league's all-time 3-pointers made list. Curry enters this season with 2,483 made 3-pointers, leaving him 78 away from passing Reggie...

AP source: Raptors, Siakam agree on 4-year max extension

Oct. 19, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the signing has not been...

Bucks, 76ers eye East title with Leonard back in the West

Oct. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western...