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Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Jun. 19, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks withstood Kevin Durant's NBA-record 48 points in a Game 7, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in overtime Saturday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 13 rebounds, and Khris...

Mabrey has career-high 28, Wings hit 17 3s, beat Lynx 95-77

Jun. 19, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored a career-high 28 points and hit five of Dallas' franchise-record 17 3-pointers to help the Wings beat the Minnesota Lynx 95-77 on Saturday night. Mabrey shot 9 of 13 from the field and tied the club single-game record for...

Charles, Plaisance help Mystics beat skidding Fever 82-77

Jun. 19, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tina Charles had 30 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and three steals to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 82-77 on Saturday night. Charles' three-point play gave Washington a 76-69 lead with 2:11 to play. Theresa Plaisance hit three...

Missing men? Suns, Clips deal with uncertain status of stars

Jun. 19, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers are still playing basketball deep into these NBA playoffs partly because they've learned to persevere in clutch moments without their biggest stars. That ability could be put to the test again for both teams in...

Clippers-Suns Western Conference finals preview capsule

Jun. 19, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Phoenix-LA Clippers Western Conference Finals series that starts Sunday: No. 2 PHOENIX SUNS (51-21, 8-2) vs. No. 4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (47-25, 8-5) Season series: Clippers, 2-1. Schedule: Sunday and...

Courtney Vandersloot has double-double, Sky tops Sun 91-81

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and 11 assists, Diamond DeShields added 14 points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 91-81 on Saturday for their fifth straight win. Allie Quigley and Ruthy Hebard each added 13 points for the Sky (7-7), who...

76ers put Process legacy on the line in Game 7 vs Hawks

Jun. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers met Joel Embiid on the court, slapped the big man’s hand and gave him a big I-told-you-so in the waning moments of a Game 6 victory. Rivers believed in his 76ers. Embiid, Seth Curry and even Tobias Harris came through down the stretch to...

Sore knee threatens Bogdanovic's status for Hawks in Game 7

Jun. 19, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may be without their top 3-point shooter with their season on the line. Bogdan Bogdanovic's status is uncertain for Sunday night's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philadelphia due to a knee injury. ...

UMass to unveil statues of school's basketball icons

Jun. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has announced plans to unveil statues of two of the best men's basketball players as well as two of the best basketball coaches in school history outside the team's Amherst arena. The statues of Julius “Dr. J”...

NBA playoff notebook: Clippers leading the comeback craze

Jun. 19, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

The postseason is now comeback season. And the Los Angeles Clippers can claim to be the comeback kings. The Clippers’ franchise is known for many things on the futility front: never making the NBA Finals; going 30 years without winning a single...