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A kinder, gentler Luka Doncic has Mavs on verge of series win over top-seeded Thunder

May. 17, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A kinder, gentler Luka Doncic has the Dallas Mavericks in the same place they were in the first round, headed home with a chance to clinch a playoff series in Game 6. The difference is the smile on the face of the 25-year-old superstar, replacing the scowl that often...

Doncic posts 31-point triple-double as Mavericks top Thunder to take 3-2 series lead

May. 16, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic stopped worrying about calls and just played. It worked. He scored 31 points in a triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-92 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. ...

NBA playoffs top seeds Boston and Oklahoma City are in different places heading into Game 5s

May. 14, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

Four games into the second round of the NBA playoffs, the No. 1 seeds from each conference find themselves in two different places. East top seed Boston and West top seed Oklahoma City both made it through the first round with relative ease. After an early stumble to begin Round 2,...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 34, Thunder overcome Mavs defense to even series 2-2

May. 14, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was making his normal share of shots through three quarters for Oklahoma City. Most of his teammates weren't, until it mattered most. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points and the Thunder overcame a Mavericks franchise playoff-record 13 blocks,...

Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic help Mavs hold off Thunder again for 2-1 lead in West semis

May. 11, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic already had a balky right knee and an achy left ankle when he fell hard on his back while battling his primary defender, Lu Dort, for a loose ball. Not only did Doncic win the ensuing jump ball, the NBA scoring champion tracked down the loose ball that...

Doncic scores 29 points as Mavericks top Thunder 119-110 to tie series at 1-1

May. 10, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic limped around the court, often grimacing as he played through a sprained right knee and a bloodied left knee. His shooting stroke was unaffected. He had 29 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City...

Jokic wins NBA's MVP award, his 3rd in 4 seasons. Gilgeous-Alexander and Doncic round out top 3

May. 09, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

Nikola Jokic did it all again. And the MVP trophy is his again. Jokic, the Denver Nuggets star from Serbia, was announced Wednesday night as the NBA's Most Valuable Player — his third time winning the award in the past four seasons, a feat that just six other players in league...

Gilgeous-Alexander has 29 points to help Thunder roll past Mavericks in Game 1 of West semifinals

May. 08, 2024 02:29 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was his usual self and Luka Doncic wasn't. Gilgeous-Alexander had 29 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to help the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-95 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Western...

OKC's Gilgeous-Alexander and Dallas' Luka Doncic will meet in second-round matchup of MVP finalists

May. 06, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two young MVP finalists will square off when Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and No. 1 seed Oklahoma City face Luka Doncic and No. 5 seed Dallas in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. The series matching the high-scoring 25-year-olds begins Tuesday. ...

Chet Holmgren and Lu Dort anchor elite Thunder defense heading into second round of NBA playoffs

May. 03, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The young Oklahoma City Thunder finally are drawing national attention with a high-scoring offense led by MVP finalist Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. A closer look shows the defense is just as responsible for the Thunder claiming the No. 1 seed in the Western...