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Analysis: These finals will decide a champion, and much more

May. 27, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how free agency unfolds starting in a month or so....

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

May. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner and billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert "received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably"...

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

May. 25, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history. The Bucks,...

Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead

May. 24, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run. Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart. That's why the Warriors decided from Day 1 of training camp to cherish...

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

May. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers...

Bucks seeking 2-0 lead over Raptors in East finals

May. 17, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

When the season started, everyone knew the Eastern Conference would have a new king. LeBron James left Cleveland, having taken his talents to Los Angeles. And even Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't sure who would take his place. "I didn't know we were going to be in the Eastern Conference finals or...

Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is 'right thing to do'

May. 15, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure. One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make. Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball's biggest stage after molding...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

May. 14, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans. That may be changing very soon. The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with...

Lakers officially announce Vogel's hiring as next coach

May. 13, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a multiyear...