Men's basketball

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making the game-winning shot at the buzzer against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers won 118-115. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
April 23, 2019 - 11:49 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. "That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word." Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) in the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 23, 2019 - 9:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray's 23 points led six Nuggets in double figures and Denver routed the San Antonio Spurs 108-90 Tuesday night to move within one win of their first playoff series triumph in a decade. Up 3 games to 2, the Nuggets can wrap up the series Thursday night in San Antonio, where...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The Kings announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
April 23, 2019 - 8:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. "I thought he was going to rape me," Kelli Tennant said at a news conference Tuesday, one day after TMZ reported that she was suing Walton. Tennant alleges that...
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Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell, left, drives to the net against Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 8:10 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors turned in another dominant defensive effort, extending their playoff winning streak to a team-record four and clinching a berth in the second round. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday...
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Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert, right, goes up for the shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center right, of Cameroon, during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 23, 2019 - 7:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The Kings announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A former sports reporter who is suing Luke Walton for sexual assault says the new Sacramento Kings coach held her down, kissed and groped her in a hotel...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell accompanied by his security detail, leaves after attending a G20 meeting at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 23, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in...
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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse pumps his fist after his team scored a basket against the Orlando Magic during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 23, 2019 - 12:10 am
DENVER (AP) — 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's gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando. Now leading 3...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Suns say they have fired Kokoskov after one season. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 22, 2019 - 10:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season. The team announced Kokoskov's firing in a statement Monday night. A longtime NBA assistant, Kokoskov was the first European-born head coach in NBA history when Phoenix hired him to replace interim coach Jay Triano in...
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, fouls Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives to the basket in the first half during Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 22, 2019 - 10:22 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference series on Monday night. Jae Crowder added 23 points. Ricky Rubio chipped in 18 points and 11 assists and...
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