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Doncic, Mavs avoid sweep with 119-109 win over Warriors

May. 25, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks had to wait out a rain delay in the middle of the game and sweat out some tense moments near the end. Once they did, they avoided a sweep and were still alive in the Western Conference finals. Doncic had 30 points...

Sports world reacts to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

May. 25, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd did not want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, a young father, called the news “devastating." The sports world reacted swiftly Tuesday to the news of an 18-year-old...

Warriors-Mavs Game 4 delayed 16 minutes by leaky roof

May. 24, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The start of the second half of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals was delayed 16 minutes because of rain leaking through the roof Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center. With heavy rain falling outside, there were at least two leaks, one dropping water...

Golden State-Dallas playoff games score in weekly TV ratings

May. 24, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the NBA playoffs take the TV court even the most popular shows find the competition daunting. Last week's No. 1 program was the Golden State-Dallas conference finals matchup in which the Warriors extended their winning streak to three out of three. The first...

Bulls' Zach LaVine has knee surgery, full recovery expected

May. 24, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine underwent left knee arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday and the team said it was successful and he is expected to make a full recovery. LaVine averaged 24.4 points and made his second straight NBA All-Star team last year, which ended with...

Heat, Celtics now in a best-of-3 to decide the East title

May. 24, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Back. Forth. Back. Forth. The Miami Heat want to see that pattern continue. The Boston Celtics hope to break that trend. And the team that prevails Wednesday night will be one game away from the NBA Finals. The Eastern Conference finals has been nothing...

Celtics, Heat in tight series, though games are anything but

May. 24, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Huge leads. Lengthy scoring droughts. Blowouts. The Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are as close as can be, heading back to Miami all tied up at two wins apiece. But the individual games have been anything but. Boston...

Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout

May. 24, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Miami Heat left Jayson Tatum lying on the court with a pain in his neck in the closing minutes of Game 3. The Celtics All-Star did his part to make sure the Heat were hurting after Game 4. Tatum scored 31 points and Boston took its turn pounding...

Heat's Herro, Celtics' Smart out for Game 4 of East finals

May. 23, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard and Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart was ruled out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami, joining Heat guard Tyler Herro on the sidelines for Monday night's game. The Celtics said about an hour before the scheduled...

Connelly leaves Nuggets for similar role with Timberwolves

May. 23, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Tim Connelly is leaving his job as president of basketball operations of the Denver Nuggets for a similar role with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Connelly agreed to the deal on Monday, the Timberwolves announced. The 45-year-old Connelly steadily built...