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Giannis out again as banged-up Bucks try to clinch division

Mar. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Bucks are staggering to the finish line of a special regular season. Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his second straight game with a sprained right ankle on Wednesday night, one of several key injuries to hit the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks in recent days. A...

Pistons send Thomas, Mykhailiuk to G League

Mar. 20, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have assigned Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids, the team's G League affiliate. Mykhailiuk was acquired from the Lakers on Feb. 6 in the deal that sent Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles. He has played in three games with the Pistons and appeared in 39 for the...

Clippers edge Pacers 115-109 at home for 1st time since 2014

Mar. 20, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Off to an 8-1 start in March, the Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward the playoffs, something critics figured they were giving up on after trading leading scorer Tobias Harris and making other moves in February. Instead, they're holding onto the eighth and final playoff berth in the...

Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Mar. 20, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Billed as a battle of All-Star captains, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers instead took the court Tuesday night without their respective franchise players. Missing Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is nursing an injured ankle, the Bucks repeatedly thwarted rallies by the Lakers, who...

Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors

Mar. 19, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers. The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers is that...

Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchup

Mar. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Antetokounmpo, an MVP front-runner, turned his right ankle during the Bucks' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday....

76ers' Embiid hates the Celtics, now he needs to beat them

Mar. 18, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

In this era of players wanting to join up with other players, or even just being friendlier with some opponents than guys on their own teams, it's nice to know there is still some good, old-fashioned hatred in the NBA. Yes, Joel Embiid hates the Celtics. He hates Boston so much that he got fined $25,000 last time...

Williams' 3-pointer lifts Clippers to 119-116 win over Nets

Mar. 18, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams continues to prove that he is not only the Los Angeles Clippers' most valuable player, but the NBA's leading candidate for Sixth Man of the Year. The veteran guard continued his hot play since the All-Star break, nailing a 28-foot 3-pointer from the top of the key at the...

Knicks block LeBron at the finish, rally to beat Lakers

Mar. 17, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James drove left, the No. 4 scorer in NBA history needing a basket to beat the worst team in the league. Defending him was a journeyman who hadn't even gotten off the Knicks' bench in a month. James' shot didn't go in. Didn't even get to the rim. Mario Hezonja blocked James' shot...

Lakers' Ingram has surgery, plans to be ready for next year

Mar. 16, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is expected to be ready for next season after undergoing surgery on his right arm. Ingram had thoracic outlet decompression surgery Saturday, the Lakers say. Ingram was declared out for the season earlier this month after he was diagnosed with deep venous...