Articles about Western Conference Playoffs

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LOS ANGELES - No chest-thumping, shouting or theatrics. With very little change of expression, Kawhi Leonard altered the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff fortunes.Leonard narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, to help the ...
Jun 7, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Marcus Morris added 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers finally won at home, finishing off the Dallas Mavericks, 126-111, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) in Game Seven of the first-round playoff series.Playing ...
Jun 7, 2021
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DALLAS - Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers made it an NBA-record six straight victories for the road team in a playoff series.Now they have to figure out how to beat Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home in ...
Jun 5, 2021
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DALLAS - Kawhi Leonard tied his playoff career high with 45 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks, 104-97, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time), forcing a Game Seven in the first postseason series in NBA history with the ...
Jun 5, 2021
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PORTLAND, Oregon - No team in the NBA has a longer active streak of postseason appearances than the Portland Trail Blazers, who have gotten there in each of the last eight seasons.That wasn't enough to save Terry Stotts, and Portland ...
Jun 5, 2021
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PORTLAND, Oregon - After a second straight first-round playoff exit, it has become clear the Portland Trail Blazers need more than just the heroics of Damian Lillard.It is all but certain the Blazers will look different next season. Even Lillard fueled ...
Jun 5, 2021
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LOS ANGELES - Luka Doncic scored 42 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. hit two free throws with eight seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks edged the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-100, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) to take a 3-2 lead in ...
Jun 3, 2021
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SALT LAKE CITY - Donovan Mitchell scored 26 of his 30 points in the first half and the Utah Jazz advanced to the second round of the playoffs, beating the Memphis Grizzlies, 126-110, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) in Game Five. ...
Jun 3, 2021
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DENVER - On Damian Lillard's record-breaking night when he was hitting one shot after another from behind the arc and almost beyond belief, it was Michael Porter Jr. who quietly sank the biggest basket of all.MPJ's 3- ...
Jun 2, 2021
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PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns made LeBron James look away.Riding an orange wave of support in the desert, the Suns sent the four-time league MVP to the locker room early and took control of their first-round playoff series with a ...
Jun 2, 2021
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PHOENIX - Devin Booker scored 30 points after two quiet games and the Phoenix Suns sent LeBron James to the locker room early, dismantling the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-85, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) to take a 3-2 first-round ...
Jun 2, 2021
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DENVER - Michael Porter Jr.'s 3-pointer with 1:33 left in the second overtime helped the Denver Nuggets squelch an epic comeback by the Portland Trail Blazers with a 147-140 win on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) in Game ...
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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MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, and the top-seeded Utah Jazz grabbed a 3-1 lead Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) by holding off the Memphis Grizzlies, 120-113.Now the team with the NBA's best record in ...
Jun 1, 2021
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PHOENIX - Chris Paul is feeling better and looking much more like the "Point God" that's helped make the Suns one of the NBA's best teams this season.Anthony Davis is hurting and it's unclear if the ...
Jun 1, 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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ANTHONY Davis will be day-to-day after suffering a groin injury on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), according to reports.Davis went down holding his left thigh after a layup late in the first half of Game Four of the first round ...
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 - Chris Paul had 18 points and nine assists, Devin Booker and Jae Crowder added 17 points apiece and the Phoenix Suns evened their first-round series with a 100-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four on ...
May 31, 2021
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MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Donovan Mitchell says he's working his way back to his All-Star level.To the rest of the Utah Jazz, he looks just like himself.Mitchell scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the ...
May 30, 2021
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