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IN this NBA, this much is already clear: There will be a new champion.A lot of first-time champions, too.The second round of the NBA playoffs start on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), and nowhere to be found are the ...
Jun 5, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - After two seasons that felt like one relentless grind interrupted only by a strange championship celebration, the Los Angeles Lakers simply need a rest.The 2020 NBA champs weren't happy to be headed home this weekend after the Phoenix ...
Jun 5, 2021
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LEBRON James has entered uncharted waters.He has been to the NBA playoffs in 15 of his 18 NBA seasons, and has never missed the second round - a streak that is now very much in doubt. James and the Los Angeles Lakers ...
Jun 3, 2021
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CHICAGO - Dehydrated and throwing up incessantly, Michael Jordan soldiered on and carried the Chicago Bulls to victory despite having the flu in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.After blowing his Achilles in an April 12, 2013 game against the Golden ...
Jun 2, 2021
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Anthony Davis has been officially ruled out of Game Five due to groin injury.The Los Angeles Lakers said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) Davis will be replaced on the starting lineup by Markieff Morris.The 28-year-old Davis suffered a ...
Jun 2, 2021
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ANTHONY Davis is unlikely to play Game Five of the Los Angeles Lakers-Phoenix Suns first-round playoff series on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), according to reports.The 28-year-old Davis strained his groin in the second quarter of Game Four ...
Jun 2, 2021
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ANTHONY Davis is uncertain for Game Five of the Western Conference playoffs first-round series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).Coach Frank Vogel said an MRI confirmed a strained groin, which the Lakers big ...
Jun 1, 2021
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CHICAGO - The back of the jersey says "Doncic," which is odd because the performance was anything but Luka-like.This guy wearing No.11 today seemed like an impostor, Luke at the Y, a gym rat who can occasionally leap from average ...
May 31, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams initially planned to sit Chris Paul for Game Four against the Lakers. A persistent shoulder injury had reduced the point guard to a fraction of himself, and Williams didn't think Paul could help ...
May 31, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Lakers starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a mildly bruised left knee, and his availability is uncertain for Game Four of their first-round playoff series against Phoenix.An MRI exam of Caldwell-Pope's knee revealed ...
May 29, 2021
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CHICAGO - The series lead looks thin as a Victoria Secret model's string bikini, just 2-1 with potentially four more games to go.But for all intents and purposes, this first-round match-up is over and the defending champions ...
May 28, 2021
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PHOENIX - The Los Angeles Lakers were reeling late in the fourth quarter on Tuesday night [Wednesday, Manila time). The Phoenix Suns had made a big run, their home crowd was in a frenzy and the defending NBA champions were in danger of ...
May 26, 2021
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PHOENIX - Anthony Davis scored 34 points, Dennis Schroder added 24 and the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a hard-fought 109-102 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila ...
May 26, 2021
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CHICAGO - There was blood on the hardwood floor inside the Phoenix Suns Arena. And it was purple and gold.After making the playoffs via the play-in tournament, LeBron James declared he was "ready to go."So was Devin Booker.The 24- ...
May 24, 2021
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PHOENIX - All-Star guard Chris Paul was grimacing in pain early in the fourth quarter, playing essentially with one shoulder. Cameron Payne had just been ejected. Players had to be separated and emotions were heated.Phoenix coach Monty Williams had warned his ...
May 24, 2021
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CHICAGO - This was not the ideal script if the desired ending is to write a back-to-back championship story.Adding a play-in tournament game in lieu of an outright path to the postseason was messy, dangerous. But what seemed like ...
May 20, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - LeBron James made a long, go-ahead 3-pointer with 58.2 seconds remaining, rallying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a Western Conference play-in tournament game on Thursday night ( ...
May 20, 2021
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MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Boston coach Brad Stevens tapped into his experience coaching Butler to back-to-back NCAA championship games to prepare his Celtics.Steve Kerr is ready to play two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry nearly every minute if that's what ...
May 19, 2021
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GOLDEN State Warriors (39-33, eighth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (42-30, seventh in the Western Conference during the regular season)Los Angeles: Thursday morning (Manila time)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lakers -4.5; over/ ...
May 18, 2021
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ON the day he was formally enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Uncasville, Illinois, Rudy Tomjanovich made a pitch for one of his best players.Tomjanovich, a two-time NBA champion at Houston and a gold medalist as a US ...
May 16, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - Kyle Kuzma's driving layup with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers a 124-122 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) and kept the defending NBA champions' slim ...
May 13, 2021
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