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Raptors' Davis charged with assaulting girlfriend in NYC

Oct. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York on charges including assault after police say he hit his girlfriend in the face. The incident occurred Tuesday night at a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan, where a 20-year-old woman told police she went to visit her...

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

Oct. 21, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after accepting the job, the 45-year-old former Toronto Raptors assistant started explaining his plan. He expects the Pacers to move the ball and take more 3-pointers. He wants the defense to be...

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

Oct. 20, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wanted its next coach to take the franchise in a new direction. The Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, president of basketball operations...

Hawks hire Fields from Spurs as assistant general manager

Oct. 2, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have hired Landry Fields, who spent the last four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs organization, as assistant general manager. The 32-year-old Fields spent last season as the general manager of the Spurs G League affiliate in Austin following three seasons as a college...

Toronto Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse directs his team during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game with the Boston Celtics Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to multiyear extension

Sep. 15, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse would have been in the final year of his contract next season. The Toronto Raptors weren’t about to let that happen with their coach. Nurse and the Raptors announced a multiyear extension Tuesday, without divulging the terms. In his two seasons with Toronto,...

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 guard Marcus Smart (36) exchanges works with members of th eToronto Raptors following an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Raptors defeated the Celtics 125-122. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Game 7 for Celtics-Raptors, and Clippers look to advance

Sep. 10, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — An exhausting, double-overtime Game 6 had just concluded and neither Boston nor Toronto would leave the floor. Marcus Smart had some things to say to the Raptors. Fred VanVleet had some things to say to the Celtics. The scrum decided nothing — just like the first six...

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) celebrates after being fouled by Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On to Game 7: Raptors survive Celtics in double-OT thriller

Sep. 9, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors faced a sizable early deficit. They trailed in the fourth quarter. And again in the first overtime. And again in the second overtime. Exhausted and on the brink, the reigning NBA champions rose to the moment. Next up: Game 7, for a spot in the Eastern...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with teammates Kyle Kuzma, left, and Rajon Rondo, right, during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 112-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At home, on the road or at Disney, James is tough to beat

Sep. 9, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now has been part of more postseason game victories than any player in NBA history, a record he’s earned over his 14 appearances in the playoffs. Earlier in this postseason, he also became the all-time leader in playoff road wins. That one seems a little...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) tries to get a shot over 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 look to knock out champion Raptors in Game 6

Sep. 8, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lowry is obviously aware that the Toronto Raptors must win the next two games to get back to the Eastern Conference finals. He doesn’t want the Raptors thinking past Wednesday, however. The season is on the line for the reigning NBA champions, who trail the Boston...