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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shouts from the bench in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Historic year: Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

Sep. 19, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James celebrates after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

Sep. 16, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after his team defeated the Toronto Raptors during an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Celtics won 92-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics oust Raptors in Game 7, head to East finals vs. Heat

Sep. 12, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It took every bit of seven games, but Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference finals. And they dethroned the NBA champions to get there. Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown had 21 and the Celtics topped the Toronto Raptors 92-87 on Friday...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) blocks the shot of Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics roll in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead on Raptors

Sep. 7, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The game plan from Boston coach Brad Stevens was simple: Start things off with an increased effort on defense to set an immediate tone. The Celtics did exactly as he asked — and put the reigning NBA champions on the ropes. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and the Celtics...

Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet (23) celebrates with teammate OG Anunoby (3) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Swing games: Celtics-Raptors, Nuggets-Clippers all tied up

Sep. 6, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers struck first. Toronto and Denver came back with strong rebuttals. So, with that, the leads in a pair of knotted-up conference semifinal series will be a reward to the winners on Monday night. Boston and Toronto will play Game 5 of their...

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry drives to the basket ahead of Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Raptors beat Celtics 100-93 to even East semifinals at 2-2

Sep. 5, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No need for any big shots this time. Not the way the Toronto Raptors just kept getting stops. Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 11 boards and the Raptors evened the Eastern Conference semifinal at two games apiece, beating the Boston...

Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby (3) releases a game-winning shot at the buzzer over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

OG for 3: Anunoby beats buzzer to lift Raptors over Celtics

Sep. 3, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were a half-second away from falling into the abyss that no NBA team has ever escaped. Down by two points, down by two games, the reigning champions needed a miracle. OG Anunoby delivered. Anunoby caught a cross-court pass that Kyle Lowry threaded over...

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) grabs a rebound in front of Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Raptors find silver lining heading into Game 3 vs Celtics

Sep. 2, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry knows the situation is bad. If there’s a silver lining, it’s this: He believes it could have been worse. Toronto would have ordinarily had home-court advantage in its Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the Boston Celtics, and for...

Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) celebrates with Grant Williams (12) after sinking a basket and drawing a foul in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game as Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry looks on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tatum, Smart lift Boston past Toronto, Celtics take 2-0 lead

Sep. 1, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Smart didn’t like a call that went against him late in the third quarter, a moment that made it seem like the Toronto Raptors were taking control against the Boston Celtics. So, in the fourth quarter, he took matters into his own hands. Smart changed the game...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray (27) becomes emotional during an interview after an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Utah Jazz Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 119-107. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Game 7 awaits Mitchell and Murray; Game 2 in Celtics-Raptors

Aug. 31, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — For Utah and Denver, Game 7 awaits. For Toronto, so may a Game 7 approach. The entertaining Western Conference first-round series between Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Nuggets guard Jamal Murray — the two leading scorers in the NBA playoffs, averaging a combined 72.7...