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    Blazers' Lillard waves goodbye to Thunder with impossible buzzer beater

    Blazers' Lillard waves goodbye to Thunder with impossible buzzer beater


    Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday...

    Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday night.

    76ers crush Nets to set up 2nd-round showdown with Raptors

    76ers crush Nets to set up 2nd-round showdown with Raptors


    The Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern Conference playoff series in five...

    The Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern Conference playoff series in five games.

    Raptors take care of business with series-clinching rout of Magic

    Raptors take care of business with series-clinching rout of Magic


    The Toronto Raptors dispatched the Orlando Magic in record time, checking the first box of what the team hopes is a long playoff...

    The Toronto Raptors dispatched the Orlando Magic in record time, checking the first box of what the team hopes is a long playoff run.

    New Kings coach Luke Walton accused of sexual assault

    New Kings coach Luke Walton accused of sexual assault


    New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports...

    New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter.

    Antetokounmpo, Bucks sweep aside Pistons

    Antetokounmpo, Bucks sweep aside Pistons


    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since...

    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

    Raptors coach Nurse dismisses comparisons to playoff struggles of previous teams

    Raptors coach Nurse dismisses comparisons to playoff struggles of previous teams


    Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse isn't about to look back at past playoff failures for the organization. But he bristled on Monday when a reporter pointed out that "this team" has had trouble closing out playoff series...

    Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse isn't about to look back at past playoff failures for the organization. But he bristled on Monday when a reporter pointed out that "this team" has had trouble closing out playoff series quickly.

    Raptors roll to win, head home with chance to close out Magic

    Raptors roll to win, head home with chance to close out Magic


    In the span of 73 seconds in the first quarter on Sunday, Kawhi Leonard scored on a driving dunk, a driving layup, and a two-foot dunk on a hand-off from Marc...

    In the span of 73 seconds in the first quarter on Sunday, Kawhi Leonard scored on a driving dunk, a driving layup, and a two-foot dunk on a hand-off from Marc Gasol.

    Spurs' DeMar DeRozan fined $25K for ball-throwing incident

    Spurs' DeMar DeRozan fined $25K for ball-throwing incident


    San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $25,000 for his ball-tossing effort during Saturday's 117-103 loss to the Denver...

    San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $25,000 for his ball-tossing effort during Saturday's 117-103 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

    Celtics complete rare sweep of Pacers

    Celtics complete rare sweep of Pacers


    Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive three-point flurry late in the fourth quarter Sunday to give the Boston Celtics a series-clinching 110-106 victory at...

    Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive three-point flurry late in the fourth quarter Sunday to give the Boston Celtics a series-clinching 110-106 victory at Indiana.

    Nets GM Sean Marks barred 1 game, fined for charging referees' room

    Nets GM Sean Marks barred 1 game, fined for charging referees' room


    Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 US for entering the referees' dressing room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff...

    Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 US for entering the referees' dressing room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.

    Raptors' Kawhi Leonard in better health ahead of Sunday's Game 4

    Raptors' Kawhi Leonard in better health ahead of Sunday's Game 4


    Raptors star Kawhi Leonard said he's feeling better ahead of Sunday's Game 4 of Toronto's first-round playoff series in Orlando at 7 p.m. ET. He was held to 16 points in Friday's win while battling "flu-like...

    Raptors star Kawhi Leonard said he's feeling better ahead of Sunday's Game 4 of Toronto's first-round playoff series in Orlando at 7 p.m. ET. He was held to 16 points in Friday's win while battling "flu-like symptoms."

    Joel Embiid leads 76ers in testy win over Nets

    Joel Embiid leads 76ers in testy win over Nets


    Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series...

    Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.

    Pascal Siakam claims ignorance on T-Mac's most improved player take

    Pascal Siakam claims ignorance on T-Mac's most improved player take


    He means no disrespect, but Pascal Siakam doesn't care what Tracy McGrady thinks. So, the morning after the Raptors' energetic big man led Toronto to victory in Game 3 of its playoff series against Orlando, Siakam spoke thoughtfully of the people whose...

    He means no disrespect, but Pascal Siakam doesn't care what Tracy McGrady thinks. So, the morning after the Raptors' energetic big man led Toronto to victory in Game 3 of its playoff series against Orlando, Siakam spoke thoughtfully of the people whose opinions he actually does care about.

    Load management 101: How the Raptors have treated Kawhi Leonard

    Load management 101: How the Raptors have treated Kawhi Leonard


    While the Raptors undoubtedly practised load management in the past, it became a thing when Kawhi Leonard arrived. Coming off a serious quadriceps injury that sidelined him for all but nine games last season with San Antonio, the Raptors were cautious...

    While the Raptors undoubtedly practised load management in the past, it became a thing when Kawhi Leonard arrived. Coming off a serious quadriceps injury that sidelined him for all but nine games last season with San Antonio, the Raptors were cautious with their new star

    Maybe Leafs should've taken 'Drake curse' advice from Italian soccer club

    Maybe Leafs should've taken 'Drake curse' advice from Italian soccer club


    The "Drake curse" reared it's ugly head yet again, only this time Italy's A.S. Roma decided to take matters in their own hands. The soccer club has banned all players from taking photos with the Canadian and Grammy award-winning artist following the...

    The "Drake curse" reared it's ugly head yet again, only this time Italy's A.S. Roma decided to take matters in their own hands. The soccer club has banned all players from taking photos with the Canadian and Grammy award-winning artist following the worst defeat in recent history by a team in the French league.

    Basketball cuts 2 games from 2020 Tokyo Olympic format

    Basketball cuts 2 games from 2020 Tokyo Olympic format


    The Olympic basketball tournament has been shortened for the 2020 Tokyo Games to cut the number of group matches from five to three for each...

    The Olympic basketball tournament has been shortened for the 2020 Tokyo Games to cut the number of group matches from five to three for each team.

    Raptors coach Nurse takes some of the blame for Lowry's poor Game 1 shooting

    Raptors coach Nurse takes some of the blame for Lowry's poor Game 1 shooting


    Raptors coach Nick Nurse pointed the finger at himself for Lowry's offensive woes. The five-time all-star guard scored zero points in Toronto's 104-101 loss to Orlando in the series opener on Saturday, suddenly switching the script on this...

    Raptors coach Nick Nurse pointed the finger at himself for Lowry's offensive woes. The five-time all-star guard scored zero points in Toronto's 104-101 loss to Orlando in the series opener on Saturday, suddenly switching the script on this much-anticipated post-season run.

    Held pointless in Game 1, Lowry's history indicates big rebound upcoming

    Held pointless in Game 1, Lowry's history indicates big rebound upcoming


    The Scotiabank Arena crowd let out a collective groan when Kyle Lowry's two free throws bluntly bounced off the rim in the third quarter Saturday night. It was Lowry's night summed up in two off-target...

    The Scotiabank Arena crowd let out a collective groan when Kyle Lowry's two free throws bluntly bounced off the rim in the third quarter Saturday night. It was Lowry's night summed up in two off-target shots.

    Ex-Lakers coach Luke Walton finds new job quickly with Kings: report

    Ex-Lakers coach Luke Walton finds new job quickly with Kings: report


    A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing...

    A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons.