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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives past Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks by Raptors in East finals rematch

Feb. 25, 2020 11:59 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks took down Toronto, wiping away some of the bad memories from a painful trip north of the border in last year’s playoffs. Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 19 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 22 points and the Bucks beat the Raptors 108-97 on...

Warriors hopeful Stephen Curry can return Sunday

Feb. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry is aiming to return to the Golden State Warriors lineup on Sunday for the first time sine breaking his left hand in October. Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday that the hope is that Curry will be able to play against Washington. Curry has been practicing in recent weeks and...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) hangs from the rim after his dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game next to Washington Wizards forward Moritz Wagner (21) and forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) , Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Bucks-Raptors, Zion vs LeBron headline rest of NBA's week

Feb. 25, 2020 3:44 AM EST

The Toronto Raptors have done it once already, chasing down a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to be sprinting to the NBA Finals. Catching them in the standings this season seems unlikely, with the Bucks (49-8) on their way perhaps to one of the best records in league history. But Toronto might get another shot...

Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade reacts during a ceremony for his jersey retirement at halftime as the Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Wade expresses his gratitude at jersey retirement ceremony

Feb. 22, 2020 11:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley. “I could have gone on for an hour,” Wade said following...

Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) is defended by Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Raptors beat Suns 118-101 for 16th win in 17 games

Feb. 21, 2020 11:34 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Make it 16 wins in 17 games for the surging Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam had 37 points and 12 rebounds and Toronto beat Phoenix 118-101 on Friday night, its fifth straight victory over the Suns. Serge Ibaka scored 16 points, Fred VanVleet and Terence Davis each had 14, Kyle Lowry had 13...

Dwyane Wade arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Heat retiring Dwyane Wade's No. 3 this weekend

Feb. 21, 2020 3:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade says that whenever he would hear the national anthem play before Miami home games, he would take a moment and look to the rafters. “I always imagined my jersey being up there,” Wade said. He will no longer have to imagine the sight. After this weekend, it’ll be...

Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson, front right, passes the ball after saving it from going out of bounds as Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Young's career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124

Feb. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start. Belief in himself has never been a problem for the high-scoring guard with a fondness for 30-foot jumpers. Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last 10 points...

Injured Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, greets Miami Heat guard Andre Iguodala as they address the crowd before their teams' NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors say Klay Thompson won't play this season

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play this season, though it has not been ruled out that he could still compete in the Olympics this summer. It was expected that Thompson would miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn knee ligament, and the Warriors said it...

BIG3 to start in Memphis, adds 5 other new cities for 2020

Feb. 19, 2020 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The BIG3 will begin its fourth season on June 20 in Memphis, one of six cities the league will visit for the first time. The 3-on-3 league co-founded by Ice Cube and composed largely of former NBA players will play every Saturday, except for July 4, until the champion is crowned Aug. 29...

Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26, before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

Feb. 16, 2020 11:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s...