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Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

Jun. 25, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica....

The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

Connelly eager to finish what he started with Nuggets

May. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The prospects of a return home to Washington were undeniably appealing to Tim Connelly. Not nearly as alluring as this: Finishing what he's started. The Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations elected to stay in town even with the Wizards calling. Things are booming these days with...

Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

May. 17, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA's MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year. Reigning MVP James Harden is the other finalist for the league's top award. The NBA announced three finalists for six individual award categories Friday, based on voting...

CJ McCollum leads Blazers past Nuggets 100-96 in Game 7

May. 12, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Damian Lillard's shots kept banging off the backboard, rattling off the rim, going everywhere but through the hoop. The Portland Trail Blazers are going to the Western Conference Finals anyway because CJ McCollum had his back. McCollum scored 37 points and added a crucial chase-down block in...

Hood hopes to be ready for Game 1 after hyperextending knee

May. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Portland guard/forward Rodney Hood remains hopeful he can play in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals after hyperextending his left knee. Hood left Game 7 on Sunday against Denver after colliding with Nuggets forward Torrey Craig on a screen in the third quarter. Hood stayed...

AP source: Cavs interviewing 4 assistants for coaching job

May. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavs' coaching search has picked up speed. Cleveland is meeting with four NBA assistants this weekend in Denver to try and fill its coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the team's plans told The Associated Press. The Cavaliers met Friday night with Denver assistant Jordi Fernandez...

Double trouble: Pair of Game 7s await to end Round 2

May. 11, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry was talking in Toronto on Saturday, discussing any number of topics, offering eloquent answers to every question that came his way. His last sentence was all that really needed to be said. "Nothing matters," the Raptors guard said, "but Game 7." There may be nothing better in sports than a Game 7...

Blazers force Game 7 with 119-108 victory over Denver

May. 10, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The shots were finally falling for Damian Lillard. Lillard had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver with a 119-108 victory on Thursday night. Lillard had been fairly...

Millsap, Jokic spark Nuggets' 124-98 blowout of Blazers

May. 8, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Paul Millsap is showing the young'uns how it's done. Millsap scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half Tuesday night, sparking Denver's 124-98 blowout of the Portland Trail Blazers that put the Nuggets on the verge of their first trip to the Western Conference finals in a decade. The...