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