Articles about Eastern Conference Playoffs

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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be.Kawhi Leonard scored ...
Apr 25, 2019
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DETROIT - Blake Griffin had surgery arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, an injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the playoffs.The Pistons say the procedure on Wednesday in Los Angeles (Thursday, Manila time) was to address the ...
Apr 25, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk, Joel Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and the Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 120-100, ...
Apr 24, 2019
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DETROIT - Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin.Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many ...
Apr 23, 2019
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DENVER - In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds.Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape - just like Nurse' ...
Apr 23, 2019
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DETROIT - 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.Milwaukee closed ...
Apr 23, 2019
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NEW YORK - Brooklyn minority owner Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) for public statements detrimental to the league, becoming the latest member of the Nets organization to be penalized for actions during ...
Apr 23, 2019
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DETROIT - Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston's James Harden were this season's leading NBA MVP candidates.In their latest playoff games, the superstars had relatively lackluster performances and their teammates were more than capable of picking up the slack to ...
Apr 22, 2019
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ORLANDO, Florida - Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic, 107-85, on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each ...
Apr 22, 2019
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NEW YORK - Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game Four ...
Apr 22, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS - Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris took care of some housecleaning on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).They dusted off their 3-point shooting touch in time to help the Boston Celtics complete a clean sweep.Hayward scored 20 points, Morris added 18 ...
Apr 21, 2019
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ORLANDO, Florida - The stars have been stars in these playoffs.Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State are coming off a game against the Los Angeles Clippers where the Warriors ...
Apr 21, 2019
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DETROIT - The Milwaukee Bucks know they are often considered a one-man team.On Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), they took some major steps toward changing that perception.On a night where Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited by foul trouble, the Bucks had ...
Apr 21, 2019
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DETROIT - Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons, 119-103, on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.The Bucks can finish off the ...
Apr 21, 2019
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NEW YORK - Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls.Jimmy Butler didn't like the way Dudley tried to show it.They both ended up getting ejected on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) after their ...
Apr 21, 2019
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NEW YORK - Joel Embiid scored and rebounded. He blocked shots and even threw the most important pass of the game.The only thing he didn't do is lose his cool after his hard foul triggered a scuffle.After having to ...
Apr 21, 2019
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NEW YORK - The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game Four of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games ...
Apr 20, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan.Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working.Another dominant second-half defensive performance on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) helped the Celtics retake control of the ...
Apr 20, 2019
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ORLANDO, Florida - The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA's Most Improved Player.He was their MVP on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).And the East's No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back ...
Apr 20, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS - Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving added 19 to help the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers, 104-96, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) for a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.The Celtics can close ...
Apr 20, 2019
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