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NBA fines 76ers' Embiid $35,000 for Game 6 altercation

Jun. 20, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $35,000 by the NBA for escalating an on-court altercation in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta. Embiid fell on top of John Collins on the court in Game 6. Collins then shoved...

Nets had the shooting and scoring, but needed more health

Jun. 20, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had all the shooting and scoring any team could ever want. They just didn't have the health that every team needs. Kevin Durant was spectacular in his first postseason in Brooklyn, but by the end of it a Big Three...

Halfway there: Bucks reach East finals after outlasting Nets

Jun. 20, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they could finally get off the court, the Milwaukee Bucks feasted their eyes on a welcome sight in the locker room. The No. 8 on their board signified the number of victories remaining to win a championship, following a sweep of Miami followed by a...

Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Jun. 20, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Game 7 thriller, the NBA's first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away — or if his foot was slightly smaller — he ends the highest-scoring Game 7...

Missing men? Suns, Clips deal with uncertain status of stars

Jun. 19, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers are still playing basketball deep into these NBA playoffs partly because they've learned to persevere in clutch moments without their biggest stars. That ability could be put to the test again for both teams in...

Clippers-Suns Western Conference finals preview capsule

Jun. 19, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Phoenix-LA Clippers Western Conference Finals series that starts Sunday: No. 2 PHOENIX SUNS (51-21, 8-2) vs. No. 4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (47-25, 8-5) Season series: Clippers, 2-1. Schedule: Sunday and...

76ers put Process legacy on the line in Game 7 vs Hawks

Jun. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers met Joel Embiid on the court, slapped the big man’s hand and gave him a big I-told-you-so in the waning moments of a Game 6 victory. Rivers believed in his 76ers. Embiid, Seth Curry and even Tobias Harris came through down the stretch to...

Sore knee threatens Bogdanovic's status for Hawks in Game 7

Jun. 19, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may be without their top 3-point shooter with their season on the line. Bogdan Bogdanovic's status is uncertain for Sunday night's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philadelphia due to a knee injury. ...

UMass to unveil statues of school's basketball icons

Jun. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has announced plans to unveil statues of two of the best men's basketball players as well as two of the best basketball coaches in school history outside the team's Amherst arena. The statues of Julius “Dr. J”...

NBA playoff notebook: Clippers leading the comeback craze

Jun. 19, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

The postseason is now comeback season. And the Los Angeles Clippers can claim to be the comeback kings. The Clippers’ franchise is known for many things on the futility front: never making the NBA Finals; going 30 years without winning a single...