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Wiggins, Warriors dunk Mavericks 109-100 for 3-0 series lead

May. 23, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry shimmied for the TV crew, Andrew Wiggins shook Luka Doncic with a posterizing dunk and the Warriors are thinking sweep. Curry scored 31 points, Wiggins' playoff career high 27 points included the dunk that was originally called an offensive foul and...

Kidd, rekindled Mavs on familiar turf down 1-0 at Warriors

May. 19, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jason Kidd has been here before in his first season as coach of the Mavericks, down 1-0 in a third consecutive NBA playoff series. The Bay Area native is looking for another bounce-back from Luka Doncic and company in his first trip to the conference finals as a coach, which just...

Curry, Thompson ready to lead Warriors vs surprising Mavs

May. 17, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Many months ago and well before he returned to the court from an injury absence of more than 2 1/2 years, Klay Thompson made a bold proclamation: “It's championship or bust." Thompson, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are one step closer to having...

Nikola Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP title

May. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic plays for Denver. And for Serbia. Both places can once again make the same claim: For the second consecutive season, they’re home to the NBA's Most Valuable Player. The league announced Wednesday night that Jokic won back-to-back MVP...

Suns, 76ers, Mavericks all have chance for Game 6 closeouts

Apr. 27, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

The Philadelphia 76ers were up 3-0 in their series against the Toronto Raptors just a few days ago. The lead has since been sliced to 3-2. That is waking up some echoes for 76ers coach Doc Rivers. He’s the only coach in NBA history to lose three series in which his...

Brunson, Mavericks beat Jazz 126-118 to take 2-1 series lead

Apr. 22, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jalen Brunson was lying flat and still, watching his Dallas teammates build a 17-point lead before halftime on the monitor in the locker room. “I saw how hard the team was playing when I was laying back there,” Brunson said. “It gave me a little mojo to...

Mavs buy time with Doncic as 1st-round series shifts to Utah

Apr. 19, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

The Dallas Mavericks bought some time to get Luka Doncic involved in their first-round series against Utah by winning Game 2 at home without their star. If Doncic does return from a calf injury this week, it will be in one of the NBA’s toughest arenas for opposing teams. The...

Brunson scores 41, Mavs make 22 3s in Game 2 win vs Jazz

Apr. 19, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jalen Brunson, Maxi Kleber and the Dallas Mavericks got even in their first-round playoff series with a bunch of a 3-pointers, their fewest turnovers ever in a postseason game, and without injured superstar Luka Doncic. Brunson scored a career-high 41 points, Maxi...

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...

LeBron James leads AP's 2010s all-decade team

Apr. 06, 2022 02:02 AM EDT

STEPHEN CURRY The NBA’s career leader in 3-point goals, Curry changed the game by making shots from well beyond the arc seem routine. But in addition to being prolific, he is a career 43% shooter from deep. The Golden State Warriors won three NBA titles in the 2010s as Curry and...