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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone gestures in the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NBA coaches hoping for chance to bring family to bubble

Sep. 4, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Denver coach Michael Malone spent his 60th day inside the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World on Friday, and he’d like two things known. One, he misses his family. Two, he doesn’t understand why they aren’t with him now. Malone — offering perhaps the...

Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) fouls Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Mavs set title sights with Euro stars after playoff return

Sep. 1, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

Luka Doncic was impressive in his playoff debut on an injured ankle. Kristaps Porzingis left the NBA bubble amid unsettling questions over whether his knees will allow him to be the trusty sidekick in Dallas. While the Mavericks appear on track to become championship contenders led by the young European stars,...

Jamal Murray, right, of the Denver Nuggets and teammate PJ Dozier, left, celebrate after their win over Utah Jazz in of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

If games happen, Mavs, Nuggets will try to force Game 7s

Aug. 26, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

If the NBA playoffs resume, Denver and Dallas will face elimination games. The Nuggets have staved off elimination once and when and if their series with the Utah Jazz resumes — it's scheduled for Thursday, though that now seems very questionable — they will have to do it again. So will the Dallas...

Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks' Justin Jackson (44) during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Clippers roll past Mavericks 154-111 to take 3-2 series lead

Aug. 26, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Paul George finally found his way. The All-Star guard scored 35 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled past the Dallas Mavericks 154-111 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series. George had shot 29% in the series and...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) shoots his game-winning 3-point basket as Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson (1) defends during overtime of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Mavericks won 135-133 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Doncic beats buzzer with long 3, Mavs beat Clippers in OT

Aug. 23, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic stepped back for a winning 3-pointer — on a tender ankle, no less. Another installment in the ever-growing legend of Doncic. Doncic's deep shot at the buzzer capped a triple-double and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 135-133...