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Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving each score 33 points as Mavs beat Wolves for 3-0 lead in West finals

May. 27, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic lunged for the ball after a steal by Anthony Edwards, knocking it far enough away to create a scramble and a jump ball the Dallas superstar won. The Mavericks made all the big plays again — on both ends of the court — and are a win away from their...

Mavs rookie Dereck Lively II leaves Game 3 of West finals after taking knee to head

May. 27, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II was ruled out of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Minnesota on Sunday night after getting hit in the back of the head by a knee from the Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns. The accidental contact caused his head to...

Pacers hope to beat odds by fighting back and extending Eastern Conference finals against Celtics

May. 26, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Rick Carlisle expects the Indiana Pacers to punch back Monday night. Yes, he realizes no NBA team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series, and, of course, his players understand a Game 4 victory only assures them of one thing —...

Pacers perform well, but miss injured star Tyrese Haliburton late in Game 3 loss to the Celtics

May. 26, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyrese Haliburton desperately wanted to help his teammates fight their way back into the Eastern Conference finals. Others within the organization decided that he couldn’t, forcing Haliburton to sit out Game 3 against Boston on Saturday night. ...

Jrue Holiday's finishing flurry helps Celtics beat Pacers 114-111 for 3-0 lead in East finals

May. 26, 2024 00:53 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jrue Holiday didn’t feel well all day. He even missed the team’s morning shootaround. When it mattered most, though, the Celtics guard looked just fine. Holiday converted a three-point play with 38.9 seconds left to give Boston its first lead...

Wolves hit road in West finals trailing Mavs 2-0, same deficit Nuggets recently erased in Minnesota

May. 25, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Timberwolves have the same problem in the Western Conference finals against the Mavericks that Minnesota forced on the Denver Nuggets in the previous round of the playoffs. A struggling Anthony Edwards and company are down 2-0 headed to Dallas, which means Luka...

T-wolves struggling to get Edwards going, as another off game has them down 2-0 and headed to Dallas

May. 25, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards drove toward the lane with the time on the clock dwindling and the Minnesota Timberwolves clinging to a two-point lead on the Dallas Mavericks. Edwards stopped at the foul line as three Mavericks defenders closed in, hesitating to shoot on another...

Doncic lifts Mavericks with go-ahead 3 with 3 seconds left to top Wolves 109-108 for 2-0 lead

May. 25, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic searched to find space as the clock ticked down, using a screen to draw Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert out to the top of the key and a crossover dribble to set up his step-back 3-pointer. With a swish and a shout, Doncic and the Dallas...

Bulls' Lonzo Ball says he had meniscus transplant, expects to be ready for opener

May. 25, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball says he got a new meniscus when he underwent a cartilage transplant in his left knee last year and expects to be ready for the season opener. Ball, who hasn't played since January 2022, said he also underwent a bone allograft, where the...

Pacers list Haliburton as questionable, Celtics rule out Porzingis for Game 3 matchup

May. 24, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers remain hopeful that All-NBA guard Tyrese Haliburton will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals after listing him as questionable on Friday's injury report. Haliburton, who led the NBA in assists this season and has been the catalyst...