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Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts parting ways after 9 seasons

Jun. 05, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — No team in the NBA has a longer active streak of postseason appearances than the Portland Trail Blazers, who have gotten there in each of the last eight seasons. That wasn’t enough to save Terry Stotts, and Portland will have a new coach next...

After exit, Lakers hope to run it back with healthier team

Jun. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After two seasons that felt like one relentless grind interrupted only by a strange championship celebration, the Los Angeles Lakers simply need a rest. The 2020 NBA champs weren't happy to be headed home this weekend after the Phoenix Suns knocked...

Booker scores 47, Suns eliminate champion Lakers, 113-100

Jun. 04, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Devin Booker has a tattoo on his forearm of the message that Kobe Bryant wrote for him on a pair of shoes after they faced each other at Staples Center six years ago: “Be legendary.” Back in the house his idol built with a chance to secure his...

Suns dismantle Lakers 115-85 to take 3-2 series lead

Jun. 02, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns made LeBron James look away. Riding an orange wave of support in the desert, the Suns sent the four-time league MVP to the locker room early and took control of their first-round playoff series with a 115-85 dismantling of the Los Angeles...

CP3, Suns beat Lakers 100-92, even series after Davis hurt

May. 30, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams initially planned to sit Chris Paul for Game 4 against the Lakers. A persistent shoulder injury had reduced the point guard to a fraction of himself, and Williams didn't think Paul could help in a crucial game. Paul...

Davis done at halftime, Caldwell-Pope out for Lakers in Gm 4

May. 30, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis has been ruled out for the second half of Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns due to a left groin strain. The defending NBA champion Lakers also played Sunday without starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who...

Lakers' Caldwell-Pope has knee bruise, no structural damage

May. 28, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a mildly bruised left knee, and his availability is uncertain for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against Phoenix. An MRI exam of Caldwell-Pope's knee revealed no structural...

Lakers celebrate playoff homecoming in 109-95 win over Suns

May. 28, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Each time Anthony Davis sprawled to the ground after a tough foul or a difficult finish, he felt the cheers of about 7,000 frenzied Los Angeles Lakers fans lifting him back up. The big man can't wait until a full Staples Center has got his back. In...

Kuzma's late basket gives Lakers 3rd straight win

May. 13, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers are keeping alive their slim hopes of trying to avoid the play-in tournament. Kyle Kuzma's driving layup with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the short-handed Lakers a 124-122 victory...

Horton-Tucker comes up big in OT as Lakers edge Knicks

May. 12, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are still missing LeBron James and are without a point guard, but Talen Horton-Tucker came up big when the defending NBA champions needed it. Horton-Tucker made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 21.1 seconds remaining in overtime, and...