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Missing men? Suns, Clips deal with uncertain status of stars

Jun. 19, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers are still playing basketball deep into these NBA playoffs partly because they've learned to persevere in clutch moments without their biggest stars. That ability could be put to the test again for both teams in...

Clippers-Suns Western Conference finals preview capsule

Jun. 19, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Phoenix-LA Clippers Western Conference Finals series that starts Sunday: No. 2 PHOENIX SUNS (51-21, 8-2) vs. No. 4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (47-25, 8-5) Season series: Clippers, 2-1. Schedule: Sunday and...

Analysis: The NBA playoffs have entered survivor mode

Jun. 17, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

The NBA champion this season will be the last team standing. Perhaps literally. Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers missed Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals with a knee sprain and amid concerns that it could be a far more significant...

Major Payne: Suns guard rebuilds career in the desert

Jun. 17, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Even in today's high-scoring NBA game, the dizzying pace of the Phoenix Suns point guard Cameron Payne stands out. He's just 6-foot-1, but has wiry strength and as soon as he gets the basketball, he's off and sprinting down. It might be a pass. It could...

Kawhi Leonard sits out Clippers' victory with sprained knee

Jun. 17, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

Kawhi Leonard's right knee is now a major concern for the Los Angeles Clippers. The All-NBA forward sat out Los Angeles' 119-111 Game 5 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night with what the Clippers are calling a sprain. A person with knowledge of the matter said...

Suns say Paul in protocols, status for West finals unclear

Jun. 16, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

Phoenix guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Suns said Wednesday, and it is unclear whether he’ll be available for the start of the Western Conference finals next week. The Suns said Paul's status will be evaluated again Saturday....

Jokic leads All-NBA team; MVP runner-up Embiid 2nd-team pick

Jun. 15, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first...

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...

MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets 125-118

Jun. 14, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Chris Paul couldn't miss. Devin Booker couldn't be stopped. The Phoenix Suns roared into the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years Sunday night with a testy 125-118 victory over Denver that completed a four-game sweep. ...