NBA Playoffs

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) goes to the basket over Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 24, 2018 - 12:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James is tired. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger. Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points — his ninth 20-point game of the postseason — and Boston beat Cleveland 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, right, shakes hands with teammate James Harden after a 95-92 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 23, 2018 - 9:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. To do that they'll need their superstars to step up again, with the pressure on James Harden and Chris Paul to deliver after...
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Garcia & Bailey
May 23, 2018 - 7:19 pm
The Hornets Radio Network Analyst joined Garcia And Bailey to discuss the NBA Playoffs and the future of the Hornets...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers smiles during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, in Los Angeles. The Clippers and coach Doc Rivers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around to oversee the post-Lob City era. The team announced the extension Wednesday, May 23, 2018, while not disclosing terms of the deal.(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, FIle)
May 23, 2018 - 3:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers and coach Doc Rivers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around to oversee the post-Lob City era. The team announced the extension Wednesday while not disclosing terms of the deal. Rivers was set to enter the final year of his five-year contract...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates next to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 23, 2018 - 12:30 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Paul pounded the ball down demonstratively on Stephen Curry's home court in sheer delight. And maybe he sent a little message: These Rockets are for real and very much remain in the championship chase. Houston handled the defending champions in their hostile, imposing...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with Tristan Thompson after a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 22, 2018 - 9:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to see a different LeBron James in Cleveland after the Cavaliers fell into a 2-0 hole to open the Eastern Conference finals. Two games and back-to-back wins later , James has reminded everyone exactly why he's been to seven straight NBA Finals. Boston will be back...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris in the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 111-102. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 22, 2018 - 9:03 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even...
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Milwaukee Bucks new head coach Mike Budenholzer speaks at a news conference in the team's new arena Monday, May 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 21, 2018 - 6:48 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Preparing for Giannis Antetokounmpo kept Mike Budenholzer up at night. Now, one of the NBA's budding superstars will be on Budenholzer's side after the former Atlanta Hawks coach was formally introduced on Monday as the new leader of the Milwaukee Bucks. "It was miserable coaching...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 21, 2018 - 12:14 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry shook, shimmied and screamed, letting his adoring fans and the Rockets know that Oracle Arena was his house. Once the two-time MVP got his groove back, Houston was helpless. Curry scored 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past...
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Boston Celtics' Al Horford walks off the court at the end of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 20, 2018 - 7:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren't straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them. All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday. Practice isn't an issue on the road in the postseason. Playing games is the problem...
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