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    Durant, Warriors dominate Clippers from opening tip

    Durant, Warriors dominate Clippers from opening tip


    Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff...

    Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

    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

    Celtics stage late rally to beat Pacers

    Celtics stage late rally to beat Pacers


    Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round...

    Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round series.

    Raptors anticipate a 'pissed off' Magic team for Game 3 in Orlando

    Raptors anticipate a 'pissed off' Magic team for Game 3 in Orlando


    Only a few weeks ago, Marc Gasol figured he was facing another long off-season, the star centre of a Memphis Grizzlies team out of the playoff picture for the second consecutive...

    Only a few weeks ago, Marc Gasol figured he was facing another long off-season, the star centre of a Memphis Grizzlies team out of the playoff picture for the second consecutive year.

    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.

    Jamal Murray catches fire as Nuggets square up series with Spurs

    Jamal Murray catches fire as Nuggets square up series with Spurs


    Jamal Murray missed his first eight shots before a scorching fourth quarter in which he scored 21 of his 24 points, leading the Denver Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Tuesday night and knotting their playoff series at a game...

    Jamal Murray missed his first eight shots before a scorching fourth quarter in which he scored 21 of his 24 points, leading the Denver Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Tuesday night and knotting their playoff series at a game apiece.

    Kawhi Leonard takes control in Raptors' rout of Magic

    Kawhi Leonard takes control in Raptors' rout of Magic


    Kawhi Leonard scored 17 of his 37 points in the third quarter and Kyle Lowry added 22 to bounce back from his scoreless performance in Game 1 as the Toronto Raptors throttled the Orlando Magic 111-82 on...

    Kawhi Leonard scored 17 of his 37 points in the third quarter and Kyle Lowry added 22 to bounce back from his scoreless performance in Game 1 as the Toronto Raptors throttled the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday.

    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.

    Warriors fall victim to biggest comeback in playoff history courtesy of Clippers

    Warriors fall victim to biggest comeback in playoff history courtesy of Clippers


    Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry couldn't answer on the other end, and the Los Angeles Clippers climbed back from a 31 points down to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night and even their...

    Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry couldn't answer on the other end, and the Los Angeles Clippers climbed back from a 31 points down to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night and even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

    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.

    Lillard sparks Trail Blazers to Game 1 win over Thunder

    Lillard sparks Trail Blazers to Game 1 win over Thunder


    Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers opened their playoff series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 victory on...

    Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers opened their playoff series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 victory on Sunday.

    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.

    Magic sink Raptors with late 3-pointer in series opener

    Magic sink Raptors with late 3-pointer in series opener


    D.J. Augustin scored 25 points including a three-pointer with three seconds left to lead the Orlando Magic to a 104-101 victory Saturday over the Toronto Raptors to open the...

    D.J. Augustin scored 25 points including a three-pointer with three seconds left to lead the Orlando Magic to a 104-101 victory Saturday over the Toronto Raptors to open the playoffs.

    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.

    Boucher, Birch 1st NBA players from Montreal to meet in playoffs

    Boucher, Birch 1st NBA players from Montreal to meet in playoffs


    Boucher and Birch followed a handful of other Montrealers into the NBA including Joel Anthony, a two-time NBA champion with Miami, three-time NBA champion Bill Wennington, and former Philadelphia 76ers forward Sam Dalembert. Arizona State guard Luguentz...

    Boucher and Birch followed a handful of other Montrealers into the NBA including Joel Anthony, a two-time NBA champion with Miami, three-time NBA champion Bill Wennington, and former Philadelphia 76ers forward Sam Dalembert. Arizona State guard Luguentz Dort recently announced he's entered this year's NBA draft.

    Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

    Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons


    Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual...

    Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual decision.

    Canadian Andrew Nembhard declares for NBA draft

    Canadian Andrew Nembhard declares for NBA draft


    Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard has entered the NBA draft. The Canadian started every game for the Gators in 2018-19, finishing with the fourth-most single-season assists (196) in school...

    Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard has entered the NBA draft. The Canadian started every game for the Gators in 2018-19, finishing with the fourth-most single-season assists (196) in school history.

    After '82 practices,' real test for all-in Raptors begins now

    After '82 practices,' real test for all-in Raptors begins now


    The 2018-19 Toronto Raptors season was designed to accomplish two things: make (and maybe win) the NBA Finals, and convince Kawhi Leonard to re-sign in the process. As the playoffs begin, those goals come squarely into...

    The 2018-19 Toronto Raptors season was designed to accomplish two things: make (and maybe win) the NBA Finals, and convince Kawhi Leonard to re-sign in the process. As the playoffs begin, those goals come squarely into focus.