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Bucks, 76ers eye East title with Leonard back in the West

Oct. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western...

Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kind

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind. Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio. And with some of the combinations assembled this summer,...

Jimmy's era: Butler arrives in Miami, and Heat hopes soar

Oct. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler wants this made clear: He is not in Miami to be the next Dwyane Wade. He wanted to be in Miami to honor his retired friend's legacy — and pick up where Wade left off. Wade's "one last dance" is over, his retirement has come after 16 seasons and now Butler has arrived to...

NBA's ties with China, worth billions, now under strain

Oct. 7, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

It wasn't even a month ago that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sat overlooking center court at an arena in Beijing, watching the gold-medal game at the World Cup with other basketball dignitaries. That night was all smiles. Silver's return to China later this week will be much different. The relationship between...

Spoelstra, Heat heading into post-Wade year with optimism

Sep. 30, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra bounded into his first Miami Heat news conference of the season looking tanned and relaxed, the benefit of having nearly six months off. He's hoping next summer is much shorter. Even without the now-retired Dwyane Wade and after a season where Miami didn't make the playoffs,...

Jimmy Butler, once a Heat hater, now eager to be in Miami

Sep. 27, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler once said he would never wear a Miami Heat uniform. That was when he was in Chicago, part of a Bulls team that disliked the Heat. He remembers saying those words. And now he wants every opponent to keep hating Miami. Butler held his introductory news conference in Miami on Friday,...