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Clippers take Michigan's Moussa Diabate with 43rd pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers drafted forward Moussa Diabate from Michigan with the 43rd pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Diabate was the second player from Michigan to be picked in the second round. Caleb Houstan went to Orlando with the 32nd selection....

Doncic, Mavericks cruise past Suns 113-86 to force Game 7

May. 13, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic has his first victory in an elimination game. Now the young Dallas superstar gets another one — and another Game 7 to boot. Doncic scored 33 points and the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86 on Thursday night to force a deciding game...

Raptors top 76ers 103-88 behind Siakam, force Game 6 at home

Apr. 26, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pascal Siakam gave a pregame pep talk to keep the Raptors calm in a hostile Philly environment where they already lost twice and fell into a playoff hole. The message was simple: “Listen to our voices.” How do they like the sound of this? The...

Jokic, Nuggets avoid sweep with Game 4 victory over Warriors

Apr. 24, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets aren't fazed. They realize no team has ever won four elimination games in a single postseason series. They also know they're the only team in league history to overcome back-to-back 3-1 playoff deficits. That's where they find...

Clippers look ahead to return of Leonard next season

Apr. 16, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As down as they felt after blowing two chances to make the playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers can’t wait for next season. That’s when a healthy Kawhi Leonard is expected back in the lineup, alongside Paul George and Norman Powell. “We get our...

Green, upstart Pelicans get top-seeded Suns in first round

Apr. 16, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Willie Green's time as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns taught him that quick improvement can happen with the right mix of talent, desire and steady leadership. Turns out that blueprint can travel. Green, the first-year New Orleans Pelicans...

Pelicans earn 105-101 win over Clippers, claim No. 8 seed

Apr. 16, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A franchise player out for the season. A first-year head coach. A 1-12 start. The New Orleans Pelicans overcame it all and stormed back to make the playoffs. Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and the Pelicans rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to...

Clippers will be without Paul George for play-in game

Apr. 15, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will miss the Los Angeles Clippers' play-in game against New Orleans on Friday night. “We feel really bad for Paul and hope for a speedy recovery,” Lawrence Frank, president of basketball...

Doncic injury looms over 1st-round Mavs-Jazz playoff series

Apr. 15, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Just when the Dallas Mavericks finally earned home-court advantage in the playoffs for the first time since winning the NBA title 11 years ago, they could face multiple games without their top player. Star point guard Luka Doncic strained his left calf in the...

Suns guard Shamet misses practice with left foot injury

Apr. 15, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Landry Shamet didn't practice Friday because of a left foot injury. The Suns have the NBA's best overall record and are preparing for the first round of the playoffs against either the Clippers or Pelicans. Shamet has been one of the team's top...