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The Los Angeles Clippers players sit on the bench during the second half as they fall to the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Even with Leonard and George, Clippers stall in playoffs

Sep. 16, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The more things changed for the Los Angeles Clippers, the more they stayed the same. They shocked the league by adding superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to a proven cast, immediately creating major expectations for the franchise to win its first NBA championship. In the end, the...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, right, celebrates their win over the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers 104-89 in Game 7

Sep. 16, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic picked out two birthday presents for his coach. He just didn't know which one he would be wrapping. “Before the game I told him, 'Coach, I’m going to give you a really good present — I'm going to get you home or I'm going to get you to the...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray, right, celebrates with Monte Morris (11) after an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball against the Los Angeles Clippers game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 111-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers, Nuggets set to decide matters in Game 7

Sep. 14, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Denver started its season by talking about winning a championship way back in training camp, knowing very well that few would believe in the Nuggets’ chances. The doubters fueled them then. The doubters still fuel them now — even though they’re one win...

Members of the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles lineup on the field for the opening kickoff to start the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Sunday in the parks: The playoffs, NFL, a no-hitter and more

Sep. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got...

Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. (1) celebrates after making a 3-pointer against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nuggets do it again, taking Clippers to Game 7 in West

Sep. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Flights home from the NBA’s bubble are planned whenever a team is on the cusp of elimination, just in case they’re needed. Denver is in no hurry to board that plane. The never-say-die Nuggets pulled off another season-saving comeback — and, after rallying...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers calls a timeout during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers set to try, again, to reach the conference finals

Sep. 12, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doc Rivers is fully aware of the adage that says the hardest games to win in the NBA are the ones where one team can end another’s season. He’d like to amend that theory. “Just winning a game in the NBA is hard,” the Los Angeles Clippers’...

Los Angeles Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr., second from right, and Denver Nuggets' Paul Millsap scuffle during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Millsap helps Nuggets rally, stun Clippers 111-105 in Game 5

Sep. 11, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Desperate times brings out the best in the Denver Nuggets. So does a 35-year-old veteran willing to scuffle and stand his ground. Paul Millsap ignited Denver with a fracas before scoring 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, Michael Porter Jr. made a late 3-pointer and...

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...

Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray (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)

Leonard, Clippers beat Nuggets 96-85, take 3-1 series lead

Sep. 10, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has the Los Angeles Clippers a win away from the franchise's first-ever trip to the Western Conference finals. They're not celebrating anything just yet. “We’ve got a lot of work to do still,” Leonard said. “We’re still...

Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) drives past Denver Nuggets' Gary Harris (14) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

George, Leonard lead Clippers to 113-107 win over Nuggets

Sep. 8, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard blocked a dunk at the rim with one finger. It was part of a defensive effort that deserved a big hand for propelling the Los Angeles Clippers down the stretch. Paul George scored 32 points, Leonard added 23 along with a big late block and the dynamic duo helped...