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The NBA's West race should be incredibly good this season

Oct. 18, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

Stephen Curry knew roster change was inevitable. That being said, Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't changing their expectations. The five-time defending Western Conference champions aren't the popular pick to represent their side of the league in this season's NBA Finals, understandable after losing the...

Kawhi back in Canada, NBA GMs think he'll go back to finals

Oct. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

Kawhi Leonard was back in Canada, where last season he won a championship. NBA general managers think he's going to win another one this season. They voted the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorites Thursday in the NBA.com GM survey , believing Leonard and Paul George are the missing pieces for a team that's never...

Clippers sign G B.J. Taylor to exhibit 10 contract

Oct. 16, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have signed guard B.J. Taylor to an exhibit 10 contract, a one-year deal worth the minimum salary. Taylor played four years at Central Florida, where he averaged 15.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 104 games. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder earned AAC All-Rookie team...

Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kind

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind. Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio. And with some of the combinations assembled this summer,...

After Russ: It's a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oct. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a Thunder player,...

Murray's return expected to boost Spurs' speed and outlook

Oct. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan is keenly aware it is not going to be easy to keep up this season. The Western Conference is once again flooded with talent, but that isn't what concerned DeRozan entering training camp. No, DeRozan was not sure how he is going to keep pace on a fastbreak led by...

Without George to start, Clippers still among NBA's best

Oct. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the NBA by landing two superstars to go with a proven supporting cast. Only one of them will be on the floor to start the season. Joining his third team in three years, Kawhi Leonard is healthy. Paul George is still rehabbing after two offseason shoulder...

Davis, James begin Lakers partnership with sky-high hopes

Oct. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis doesn't raise a brow at the high expectations he's accepting with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 26-year-old superstar engineered his move from New Orleans to Hollywood knowing that championships are the only acceptable result to the Lakers' legions of demanding fans. After...

Popovich lauds Silver's response to China over tweet rift

Oct. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Gregg Popovich, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China. Popovich, speaking before his San Antonio Spurs faced the Miami Heat in a preseason game, said he recognized that Silver...

A league first: The NBA plays a game in India

Oct. 4, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

The NBA made one of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive's biggest hopes a reality. And a long-awaited debut in India went longer than planned. T.J. Warren hit the shot that put Indiana ahead for good with 1:03 remaining, and the Pacers beat the Kings 132-131 in overtime on Friday in the first NBA game ever...