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Toronto Raptors' Terence Davis, right, shoots against Philadelphia 76ers' Mike Scott during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Raptors rally past Sixers to give Griffin a coaching win

Aug. 12, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored the tiebreaking basket in the lane with 4.9 seconds remaining, giving the Toronto Raptors a 125-121 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday that made a winner of Adrian Griffin. Raptors coach Nick Nurse let his assistant coach run the team and...

Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher, left, shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Robin Lopez, right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Raptors beat Bucks 114-106; key players for both teams sit

Aug. 10, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Boucher scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-106 on Monday. Though the meeting featured the top two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, both teams were missing key players....

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during overtime of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss game after having oral surgery

Aug. 10, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks’ game Monday with the Toronto Raptors after having oral surgery. Bucks coach Mike Budehnolzer said Monday it was uncertain whether Antetokounmpo would play in the team’s final two seeding games...

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles the ball against Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Nets start fast, beat Clippers to take No. 7 seed in East

Aug. 10, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert had 27 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets used the best-shooting quarter in the NBA this season on their way to a 129-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. Joe Harris added 25 points — 23 in the first half — for the...

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies' dribbles the ball down court during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

It's official: NBA will have a play-in series in the West

Aug. 10, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It’s now official: There will be a play-in series to determine the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Memphis’ 108-99 loss to Toronto on Sunday means that it’s no longer possible for more than a four-game difference in the standings between the...

Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam, left, is charged with an offensive foul against Memphis Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng, right, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Siakam scores 26; Raptors hang on to top Grizzlies, 108-99

Aug. 9, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 26 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat Memphis 108-99 on Sunday, preventing the Grizzlies from clinching a spot in the Western Conference play-in series. Norman Powell scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry added 15 for the Raptors, who clinched the No. 2...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James speaks during the NBA basketball team's media day in El Segundo, Calif. This season’s NBA MVP has won the award before. A trio of past winners of the award — reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets — were announced Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, as the finalists for this season’s top NBA individual honor. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

The NBA MVP finalists: Antetokounmpo, James and Harden

Aug. 8, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This season’s NBA MVP has won the award before. A trio of past winners of the award — reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets —...

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA time zone: body clocks get a reset inside the bubble

Aug. 8, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA body clock is finely tuned. Game days are marked by a morning shootaround, afternoon nap and then the actual contest in early evening. Practice days typically feature a late-morning or midday workout. Teams tend not to deviate much. In normal times, anyway. In the...

The Boston Celtics bench reacts after Robert Williams III dropped a dunk on the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Celtics build 40-point lead, roll past Raptors 122-100

Aug. 8, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The way the NBA standings look right now, there's a reasonable chance that the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors could be slotted to see each other in the Eastern Conference semifinals. And Celtics coach Brad Stevens is already making it clear — if that happens, a...

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) shoots against Orlando Magic forward James Ennis III (11) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Magic's Gordon hurt, Raptors continue to roll in 109-99 win

Aug. 5, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Orlando Magic 109-99 on Wednesday night. Pascal Siakam added 15 points and Kyle Lowry finished with eight points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. Toronto (49-18) has won its last seven...