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Leonard, George each score 31, Clippers tie series with Jazz

Jun. 15, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George know it takes the two of them to make things go right if the Los Angeles Clippers are going to advance beyond the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time. Both responded again on Monday night. Leonard and...

Young leads Hawks' rally past Sixers with Embiid hurting

Jun. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young tried to reassure Atlanta coach Nate McMillan after it became clear the Hawks point guard was hiding a sore shoulder. McMillan had no complaints after Young lifted the Hawks to a crucial win over top-seeded Philadelphia. ...

US Olympic team to face WNBA players in Vegas All-Star Game

Jun. 14, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will hold its All-Star Game in Las Vegas on July 14 pitting the U.S. women's national team that will play in the Olympics against some of the league's best players. Voting for the WNBA's team, which starts Tuesday, will be determined from a pool...

No Irving or Harden in Game 5 when reeling Nets host Bucks

Jun. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First they lost James Harden, then Kyrie Irving, and finally the Brooklyn Nets lost their lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Though the series is tied, the Milwaukee Bucks are way ahead in the health category. Down to Kevin...

John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The...

Texas Tech adds another transfer in UTEP's Bryson Williams

Jun. 14, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech added another transfer Monday in Bryson Williams, who is set to play for his third college in his fifth and final season. Williams spent the past two years at UTEP after starting his career at Fresno State. He joined the Miners after...

Nuggets lament injury-riddled season that came up short

Jun. 14, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets' season came to an ignominious end with Jamal Murray looking on from the bench and newly crowned league MVP Nikola Jokic watching from the locker room. The Phoenix Suns completed their second-round sweep with a 125-118 win Sunday night...

Auburn adds Georgia transfer guard KD Johnson to hoop roster

Jun. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play for Auburn next season. ...

Analysis: Chris Paul, like it or not, is the favorite now

Jun. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

It seems like Chris Paul relishes the notion of being the underdog. That’s why, when the Western Conference semifinals were over and the Phoenix Suns had swept their way into the NBA’s final four, he talked about how he felt written off a couple of seasons ago. Why he...

Suns rising at the right time, roar into conference finals

Jun. 14, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jae Crowder received all sorts of quizzical text messages for his decision to sign with the Phoenix Suns in the offseason. What was he thinking? The Suns hadn't been to the playoffs in a decade. The West was stacked. “I look like a...