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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...

Rebuilding Thunder have solid anchor in Gilgeous-Alexander

Apr. 11, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti said this season would be about sifting through young talent to see where it fits into future plans. It was a different approach for a franchise that was among the league's best the previous decade. But with Kevin Durant,...

Lakers fire title-winning coach Frank Vogel after 3 seasons

Apr. 11, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Vogel masterminded the 17th championship in the Los Angeles Lakers' remarkable history in his first season on their bench. Exactly 18 months after that triumph, he also became part of the Lakers' past. The Lakers fired Vogel on Monday,...

All eyes on Bradley Beal as big offseason begins for Wizards

Apr. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few weeks after the surgery that ultimately ended his season, Bradley Beal was talking with reporters when he was asked a simple question: Was it fair to say he was leaning toward re-signing with Washington? “It's fair,” Beal said in early March, without...

Reaves, Monk lead Lakers past Nuggets 146-141 in OT

Apr. 11, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Malik Monk had a career-best 41 points and Austin Reaves set career highs with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 146-141 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in what might have been Frank Vogel’s final game as coach. ...

Lakers snap 8-game skid with 120-101 win over Thunder

Apr. 09, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored a season-high 21 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 120-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Wenyen Gabriel added 16 points as the Lakers wrapped up the home portion of...

Thompson scores 33, Warriors beat Lakers to win third in row

Apr. 08, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles. Jordan Poole keeps doing his part to...

AP Was There: Kevin Durant decides to leave OKC for Warriors

Apr. 06, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

(2010s) Four-time scoring champ Kevin Durant decides to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors. His decision to join the Splash Brothers and a team that just set the NBA record with 73 wins last season sent tremors through the league. Players and...

Timeline of NBA in 2010s as league celebrates 75th season

Apr. 06, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 2010s to the NBA's 75th season. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: June 17, 2010: The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston...

Built to win championship, Lakers won't even make playoffs

Apr. 06, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Russell Westbrook couldn't figure out a way to consistently mesh with his new teammates, Anthony Davis couldn't stay healthy and a 37-year-old LeBron James couldn't carry a team all by himself. The Los Angeles Lakers made no secret they were a team built to win a...