THE US Olympic men's basketball team has been together for two weeks. There have been six practices. The team played four exhibitions. A pair of roster changes have already been required and the Americans have no idea when three other ...
5 days ago
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PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks continue to make tweaks, hoping to gain an advantage in the NBA Finals that's locked at two wins each.There have recently been reminders that another problem still lurking has the potential to ...
Jul 17, 2021
NBA
THE ball was in Chris Paul's hands with 35 seconds left and his team needed a bucket to tie or take the lead in Game Four of the NBA Finals.The Phoenix Suns - and the 11-time All-Star - wouldn&# ...
Jul 15, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Devin Booker put on a spectacular shooting performance through the first three quarters on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) and seemed poised to help the Phoenix Suns take a commanding lead in the NBA Finals.Then things got all fouled up. ...
Jul 15, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Khris Middleton's big finish means these NBA Finals are just getting started.Middleton scored 40 points, including 10 straight for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch to send them past the Phoenix Suns, 109-103, on Wednesday night (Thursday, ...
Jul 15, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Khris Middleton's big finish has the NBA Finals all even.Middleton scored 40 points, including 10 straight for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch to send them past the Phoenix Suns, 109-103 on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) ...
Jul 15, 2021
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SUNS forward Jae Crowder is the only Phoenix player with previous Finals experience, as he helped the Miami Heat win last year's Eastern Conference title.That Finals experience was different from most with the entire postseason taking place in the ...
Jul 14, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Giannis Antetokounmpo pointed to a pair of scratches, one on his forehead and the other on his cheek.Those NBA Finals battle scars are proof, he figures, that the frustrated Phoenix Suns are indeed fouling him."So they're making ...
Jul 14, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton said the foul trouble he had in Game Three won't impact the way he plays the rest of the NBA Finals.Ayton finished with 18 points and nine rebounds but played less than 25 ...
Jul 14, 2021
NBA
IT'S not easy. It's never been easy. It's not supposed to be easy.This is the latest lesson for the Phoenix Suns.Retire the "Suns in four" chants, Phoenix. Those sweep dreams are gone, after a Game ...
Jul 12, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - When Giannis Antetokounmpo crashed to the court just two weeks ago with what appeared to be a serious knee injury, there was no guarantee he'd be back this season.Maybe, he feared, he might even miss a year.Antetokounmpo ...
Jul 12, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Deandre Ayton got off to a quick start on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) then couldn't do anything but watch as the Phoenix Suns were unable to take a stranglehold on the NBA Finals.The 6-foot-11 center&# ...
Jul 12, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks made the NBA Finals' return to Milwaukee a slamming success.The way the Greek Freak is going, the party might just be getting started.Antetokounmpo had 41 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and the ...
Jul 12, 2021
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MILWAUKEE - Phoenix Suns reserve forward Torrey Craig was available to play in Game Three of the NBA Finals on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) after injuring his right knee in Game Two.Craig hurt his knee during a collision with driving former ...
Jul 12, 2021
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MONTY Williams' inspiring pep talk to Phoenix's DeAndre Ayton late in Game Two has gained plenty of attention on social media over the last couple of days.But Ayton says the moment wasn't anything out of the ...
Jul 11, 2021
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MILWAUKEE's 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals hasn't impacted Antetokounmpo's sense of humor.The two-time MVP did his best impression of former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch at the start of his news conference. He ...
Jul 11, 2021
NBA
MILWAUKEE - As the Phoenix Suns' NBA Finals lead is growing, their rotation could be shrinking.Suns coach Monty Williams said Torrey Craig's status for Sunday's Game Three (Monday, Manila time) is uncertain after the reserve forward hurt ...
Jul 11, 2021
NBA
THERE are cameras and microphones everywhere at the NBA Finals, and they happened to catch an interaction late in Game Two that was going viral before the game was even over.It was Phoenix coach Monty Williams, talking only to Suns center ...
Jul 10, 2021
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NEW YORK - Brooklyn forward Kevin Durant will not play on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) when the Nets visit the New Orleans Pelicans because of a left thigh contusion.It will be Durant's 34th missed game this season. He has appeared ...
Apr 20, 2021
NBA
NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving will miss the Brooklyn Nets' three-game road trip this week while dealing with a family matter.The Nets said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that Irving would not accompany the team for games Tuesday at Portland, ...
Mar 23, 2021
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BOSTON - Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he expects to be back on the floor for the first time in more than a month when Boston opens the second half of its schedule at Brooklyn on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).Smart said ...
Mar 11, 2021
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