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Leonard, George help Clippers beat Jazz, cut deficit to 2-1

Jun. 13, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers coach Tyronn Lue was looking for a prime performance from both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. They both delivered Grade A games to get Los Angeles back into its second-round series against Utah. Leonard scored 34 points and George added 31 in...

NBA disciplines security guard from Durant-Tucker skirmish

Jun. 12, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA has disciplined the Brooklyn Nets security guard who went on the Fiserv Forum court and appeared to shove P.J. Tucker during a confrontation between the Milwaukee forward and Nets star Kevin Durant on Thursday night. NBA officials said the...

Jazz guard Mike Conley remains sidelined by hamstring strain

Jun. 12, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Conley was out of the Utah's lineup again Saturday night for Game 3 of the Jazz's second-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Coach Quin Snyder said Conley still is not fully recovered from a mild right hamstring strain that also kept...

Nuggets face daunting deficit; Jokic faces ignominious exit

Jun. 12, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

Four NHL teams have overcome 3-0 deficits in a best-of-seven playoff series, including the 1942 Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs. The Boston Red Sox pulled off MLB's only such comeback against the New York Yankees in 2004. The Denver Nuggets are the 143rd NBA team...

Nets' Harden out, Green questionable for Game 4 at Milwaukee

Jun. 12, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets again won’t have James Harden but could have forward Jeff Green back for Game 4 of their second-round playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Nets coach Steve Nash said Saturday that Harden is out and Green is questionable...

Former Celtic Bob Cousy getting statue in Worcester

Jun. 12, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Celtics and Holy Cross great Bob Cousy is getting his own statue in Worcester. The statue outside the DCU Center is scheduled to be unveiled Friday. The now 92-year-old Cousy, who has called Worcester home for...

Suns spoil Nikola Jokic's MVP party, beat Nuggets 116-102

Jun. 12, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Deandre Ayton scrutinized the box score and couldn't believe his eyes as he read Nikola Jokic's stat line: 32 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists. “That’s insane. That’s the MVP,” Ayton said after the Phoenix Suns overcame the Joker's historic...

Embiid, 76ers beat Hawks 127-111 to take 2-1 lead in series

Jun. 11, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joel Embiid kept taking falls. He also kept rising to his feet. Nothing was going to take Philadelphia's big center off the court with the playoff series lead on the line. Embiid scored 27 points and the 76ers rode a dominant third...

Clippers facing another 0-2 deficit as series shifts to LA

Jun. 11, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Clippers find themselves in familiar territory — down 2-0 in their second straight playoff series and seeing one player outplay their two superstars. While the Clippers proved they could work their way out of a deep hole before, the challenges are...

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...