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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...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) questions a call 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. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron, Rondo spark Lakers to 112-102 victory over Rockets

Sep. 9, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James added another record to his resume as he continues his chase for a fourth career title. Nobody has played in as many NBA playoff victories. James scored 36 points, Rajon Rondo sparked a fourth-quarter rally and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets' Robert Covington (33) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rockets' Covington injured in collision with Lakers' Davis

Sep. 8, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Houston forward Robert Covington was taken to the locker room after colliding with Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the teams' Western Conference playoff series Tuesday night. Less than five minutes remained in the game when the...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) gives a thumbs-up during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Davis help Lakers hold on to beat Rockets, tie series

Sep. 7, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers were on a wild ride at Disney. A huge lead in the first half had turned into a two-point deficit after three quarters. If they didn't turn things around, the No. 1 seeds would be down 2-0, though Anthony Davis said they weren't thinking about that....

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rockets run away from No. 1 seed Lakers, take Game 1 112-97

Sep. 5, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Rockets may play small, but they don't use size to determine toughness. And in Game 1, their style caused big problems for the Los Angeles Lakers. James Harden scored 36 points and the Rockets ran away from the Lakers 112-97 on Friday night, the second straight...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James plays in the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 131-122 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lakers brace for Harden, Westbrook and small-ball Rockets

Sep. 3, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers pushed aside one of the NBA’s best backcourts in the first round. Here comes another. James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets are the opponent when the top-seeded Lakers open the Western Conference semifinals...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Luguentz Dort (5) has his 3-point attempt blocked by Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) as referee Pat Fraher, left rear, looks on during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rockets edge Thunder to win wild Game 7, move on to Lakers

Sep. 3, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden couldn't get his shot to fall all night, so the scorer turned stopper. In this wild Game 7 that took one strange turn after another in the final seconds, the biggest play came when a guy known almost entirely for his offense turned up the defense. Harden made up...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder (17) is forced to pass the ball as Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, bottom center, Jeff Green (32) and P.J. Tucker (17) defend during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Paul has 28, helps Thunder force Game 7 against the Rockets

Sep. 1, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul and the Thunder had their backs to the bubble wall, a tougher spot than usual when facing elimination. This time meant lots of packing, getting ready for a potential return home after a long time away. They weren't interested in their trip — or their season...

Houston Rockets' P.J. Tucker, center, his held back by Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams, right, as he confronts Dennis Schroder (17) after a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Both players were ejected. Both Schroder and Tucker were ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Harden scores 31 points, Rockets beat Thunder for 3-2 lead

Aug. 29, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook returned. Dennis Schroder left. That was a fortunate turn of events for the Houston Rockets. James Harden scored 31 points, and Westbrook came back from an injury to face his former team in the playoffs for the first time, helping the Rockets beat the...