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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shouts from the bench in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Historic year: Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

Sep. 19, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, and Anthony Davis argue a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball gameagainst the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

With LA story ruined, Lakers set for West finals vs Nuggets

Sep. 17, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers were there waiting. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were right on the doorstep. One more win would have set up a Western Conference finals showdown between the Los Angeles teams, the top two seeds who share residence at Staples Center. It would have been the most eagerly...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James celebrates after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

Sep. 16, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all...

The Los Angeles Clippers players sit on the bench during the second half as they fall to the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Even with Leonard and George, Clippers stall in playoffs

Sep. 16, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The more things changed for the Los Angeles Clippers, the more they stayed the same. They shocked the league by adding superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to a proven cast, immediately creating major expectations for the franchise to win its first NBA championship. In the end, the...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) is pressured by Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) as he drives with the ball during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nuggets crash LA party, will face Lakers in West finals

Sep. 16, 2020 3:26 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Just about everyone had L.A. vs. L.A. written in for the Western Conference finals. Then along came the resilient Denver Nuggets, who crashed the party. Behind Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets advanced to the conference finals for the first time since 2009. They...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, right, celebrates their win over the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers 104-89 in Game 7

Sep. 16, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic picked out two birthday presents for his coach. He just didn't know which one he would be wrapping. “Before the game I told him, 'Coach, I’m going to give you a really good present — I'm going to get you home or I'm going to get you to the...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray, right, celebrates with Monte Morris (11) after an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball against the Los Angeles Clippers game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 111-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers, Nuggets set to decide matters in Game 7

Sep. 14, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Denver started its season by talking about winning a championship way back in training camp, knowing very well that few would believe in the Nuggets’ chances. The doubters fueled them then. The doubters still fuel them now — even though they’re one win...

Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. (1) celebrates after making a 3-pointer against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nuggets do it again, taking Clippers to Game 7 in West

Sep. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Flights home from the NBA’s bubble are planned whenever a team is on the cusp of elimination, just in case they’re needed. Denver is in no hurry to board that plane. The never-say-die Nuggets pulled off another season-saving comeback — and, after rallying...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers calls a timeout during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers set to try, again, to reach the conference finals

Sep. 12, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doc Rivers is fully aware of the adage that says the hardest games to win in the NBA are the ones where one team can end another’s season. He’d like to amend that theory. “Just winning a game in the NBA is hard,” the Los Angeles Clippers’...

Los Angeles Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr., second from right, and Denver Nuggets' Paul Millsap scuffle during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Millsap helps Nuggets rally, stun Clippers 111-105 in Game 5

Sep. 11, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Desperate times brings out the best in the Denver Nuggets. So does a 35-year-old veteran willing to scuffle and stand his ground. Paul Millsap ignited Denver with a fracas before scoring 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, Michael Porter Jr. made a late 3-pointer and...