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Analysis: In the NBA, a breakthrough win awaits for a GM

Jun. 11, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Phoenix general manager James Jones was the guy who would routinely hold court at his locker a half-hour before games and engage in all sorts of conversations in his playing days. Books he was reading, what the financial markets were doing, current events, political matters, the nuances of...

Back to normal? NBA plans to start '21-22 season in October

Jun. 10, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA told its teams Thursday that it intends to return to a normal schedule next season, with training camps opening in late September and the regular season set to begin on Oct. 19. A memo that was sent to teams, a copy of which was obtained by The...

Heat's Riley fined $25,000 for remarks about a LeBron return

Jun. 09, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Heat President Pat Riley was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for being too clear that he'd eagerly welcome a reunion with LeBron James. The league said Riley violated its anti-tampering rule with his remarks during an interview Friday on Dan...

The NBA awaits a new champion, and the path is wide open

Jun. 04, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

In this NBA, this much is already clear: There will be a new champion. A lot of first-time champions, too. The second round of the NBA playoffs start on Saturday night, and nowhere to be found are the franchises that have combined to win almost...

In Riley's mind, the first thing the Heat need is some rest

Jun. 03, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has identified an immediate priority for the Miami Heat: Do absolutely nothing. After a nonstop year, that’s his requirement. There will be more than enough time for roster decisions, offseason workouts, preparing for the...

East champs no more, the Heat start to look to what's next

May. 30, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Not even an hour into the offseason, Jimmy Butler was already looking ahead. There was no run to the NBA Finals this year for the Miami Heat, not even a single playoff victory for the team that rolled through the Eastern Conference in the restart bubble at...

Roster transformation by Bucks pays off with sweep of Heat

May. 30, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Milwaukee’s roster transformation started after losing to Miami in last season’s playoffs, one that made the Bucks give themselves a critical look. So they got bigger. Tougher. More experienced. And in the playoff rematch with the...

Sweep: Bucks oust Heat 120-103, roll into Round 2

May. 29, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There was no raucous celebration. No histrionics, no big on-court party when the final horn sounded and Milwaukee had officially vanquished its playoff loss to Miami from last season. Put simply, the Bucks expected to win. And the last...

Bucks lose DiVincenzo for season with ankle injury

May. 28, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo’s season is over, after tests showed Friday that the Milwaukee guard tore a ligament in his left ankle during Game 3 of the Bucks’ playoff series against the Miami Heat. DiVincenzo had appeared in 69 games for Milwaukee this season, all...

Bucks chase sweep of Heat on 4-game NBA playoff Saturday

May. 28, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It’s been done four times in the Stanley Cup playoffs, most recently by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in 2014. Done once in baseball, the Boston Red Sox pulling it off against the New York Yankees on their way to winning the 2004 World Series. There’s...