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Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals preview capsule

May. 16, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Miami-Boston Eastern Conference finals series that starts Tuesday: No. 1 MIAMI HEAT (53-29, 8-3) vs. No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 8-3) Season series: Celtics, 2-1. Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday at Miami, Saturday and May 23 at...

76ers need better Harden, healthy Embiid to contend in East

May. 13, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first piece of the 76ers’ offseason is set: Doc Rivers will return to coach next season, early exits and all. Another question mark seems somewhat settled, James Harden wants to stay in Philly and the Sixers want him back. All signs point to yes, but no deal — one that...

Heat beat 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 to advance to East finals

May. 13, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler knocked Joel Embiid out of the playoffs, then walked over to his former 76ers teammate and hugged him, told him he loved him and was proud of him. Butler then headed out of a familiar court a winner — and straight into another conference finals...

For future with team, Nets want more commitment from Irving

May. 11, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving may have to show the Brooklyn Nets he's more than a great basketball player if he wants a future with the team. General manager Sean Marks made clear Wednesday that Irving will have to prove a commitment to being available to his team that wasn't there...

76ers, Mavericks try and stave off elimination in Game 6

May. 11, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid took a shot to the face that not even his mask could help him absorb. He went down in a heap and stayed on the court in pain until he could compose himself. Game 5 would get worse in so many ways for Embiid and the 76ers. There was the...

Heat roll past 76ers 120-85 in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead

May. 10, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shots fell again for the Miami Heat. They kept Joel Embiid and James Harden in check. Their coach got an in-game massage from DJ Khaled. Yes, really. It was that sort of night for the Heat, who — even without everyone getting shoulder rubs — are...

Mavs to visit Suns, 76ers to visit Heat in Game 5 showdowns

May. 09, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

Phoenix's Chris Paul was livid. Miami's Kyle Lowry was limping. The playoffs are getting tougher for the No. 1 seeds, and issues with their point guards are part of the reason why. Phoenix and Miami find themselves in big-time fights now, after both took 2-0 leads in...

Nets' Seth Curry has arthroscopic surgery on left ankle

May. 09, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Seth Curry had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Monday and is expected to be ready for training camp in the fall. The Nets said the procedure was done by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery and was successful. ...

Harden, Embiid power 76ers past Heat, even series 2-2

May. 08, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden took a sensational step forward in the postseason for the 76ers with step-back 3s that rekindled his dominant form. Joel Embiid is playing better by the game, and the MVP finalist might have his best basketball ahead. Embiid is ready. So is Harden....