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July

19
Phoenix Suns drop third straight, look to ‘regroup’ trailing 3-2 in NBA Finals

If there ever was a time for Monty Williams to come up with one of the adages he has been heralded for, it was after his Phoenix Suns’ 123-119 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Saturday. The loss was Phoenix’s third in a row on the Finals stage after it had dropped three in a row just once all season, back in January. And it came in excruciating fashion: The Suns squandered an early 16-point cushion and fell down 14 in the fourth, only to have their opportunity to take the lead back in the final minute go […]

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June

30
Hawks blow out Bucks 110-88, tie series at 2-2 as Antetokounmpo leaves early with injury.

The Atlanta Hawks took on the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 on the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night, looking to even the series at 2-2 on their home floor. Without Trae Young, Atlanta certainly had their work cut out for them if they wanted to get back in the series. In what was a wild game, the Hawks were able to take home the 110-88 victory. The Hawks started the match on a 10-2, as it was team effort out of the gates. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kevin Huerter, Lou Williams and Clint Capela all scored inside of the first three minutes […]

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June

23
Phoenix Suns hopeful Chris Paul returns for Game 3 vs. LA Clippers

There is optimism within the Phoenix Suns organization that Chris Paul, out for the start of the Western Conference finals because of the league’s health and safety protocols, could return for Game 3 on Thursday in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN. However, as of the start of Game 2 on Tuesday, Paul had yet to be cleared, sources said. Tuesday marked the sixth day that Paul remained isolated from the team because of the NBA’s coronavirus-related mandates. While a positive test required a player to be quarantined for a minimum of 10-14 days this season, the league has different standards […]

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June

18
Giannis Antetokounmpo shuns 3s, goes on attack as Milwaukee Bucks force Game 7

With his team’s season on the line, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo entered Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals with a clear goal in mind: to attack every opportunity he could. After so much of this series has been dominated by chatter about his wayward jump shot, Antetokounmpo ensured Milwaukee would survive and force a Game 7 Saturday night in Brooklyn by relentlessly forcing his way to the rim. The result? Milwaukee cruised to a 104-89 triumph while Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, 17 rebounds and three assists in 41 minutes — all while not taking a single 3-point shot. “That was just […]

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June

14
Paul George sets tone with bounce-back effort as LA Clippers rout Utah Jazz in needed Game 3 win

Paul George used a cross-over dribble to move to his left before drilling a rainbow step-back 3-pointer over Royce O’Neale and letting out a scream. After hearing Jazz fans chant “overrated” at him for two games in Utah, an aggressive George had his best game of the playoffs, scoring 20 of his 31 points in the first half to set a much-needed tone for the LA Clippers on Saturday night. Kawhi Leonard then scored 24 of his 34 points in the second half to help the Clippers defeat the Utah Jazz, 132-106, and get their first victory of this Western Conference semifinal series. George’s first 30-point game since […]

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June

02
Frazier’s 11th-inning HR lifts slumping Yankees over Rays

Clint Frazier hit a game-ending, two-run homer with two outs in the 11th inning after making a game-saving catch in the eighth, and the slumping New York Yankees defeat the rival Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Tuesday night. The righty-hitting Frazier turned on a slider from right-hander Andrew Kittredge (5-1) and stood at the plate to admire the drive, capping a tight finish in which both teams came up short on potential rallies. One of those stalled efforts came in the eighth, when Frazier dove and needed every inch of his mitt to catch Joey Wendle’s soft-hit liner to strand two. New York ended a four-game slide and […]

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May

31
Mitchell scores 29 points, Jazz beat Grizzlies for 2-1 lead

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 top-seeded Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 121-111 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. “Donovan was Donovan down the stretch,” Jazz guard Mike Conley said. This was the second match back for Mitchell, who missed the final 16 games of the regular season and the first game in this series with a sprained right ankle. He was a bit more stoic […]

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May

12
Durant scores 21, Nets beat Bulls 115-107

Kevin Durant had 21 points and eight assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 115-107 on Tuesday night despite Zach LaVine’s 41 points. Joe Harris added 17 points and Bruce Brown had 15 as Brooklyn won its second consecutive after a four-game slide. Chicago had its three-game winning streak — and probably its postseason hopes — end. Brooklyn, which lost guard Kyrie Irving to an apparent facial injury early in the second half, led 93-74 at the start of the final period and sat its starters for most of the period. LaVine, who had 12 points in the fourth, forced them back in by scoring eight straight to […]

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April

23
Spurs beat Pistons 106-91 to snap 5-game home skid

Derrick White had 26 points, Jakob Poeltl added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Detroit Pistons 106-91 on Thursday night to snap a five-game home losing streak. Lonnie Walker added 18 points and Rudy Gay had 14 for San Antonio. Josh Jackson had 29 points to lead Detroit. At 18-42, the Pistons have the worst record in the Eastern Conference. The Spurs have won three of four to move into ninth in the Western Conference ahead of the Golden State Warriors. They would face each other in the play-in tournament if the standings stay the same. San Antonio swept the two-game series with Detroit, winning […]

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April

19
Bam! Adebayo’s jumper lifts Heat past Nets, 109-107

Bam Adebayo’s 13-foot jumper rattled in as time expired, and the Miami Heat beats the Brooklyn Nets 109-107 on Sunday to snap a three-game slide. Adebayo had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Heat, who trailed by six points in the final minutes before finishing the game on a 10-2 run. Goran Dragic scored 18 points, Kendrick Nunn scored 17 and Trevor Ariza had 15 for Miami. Landry Shamet had 30 points for Brooklyn, and Kyrie Irving scored 20 for the Nets. Brooklyn played again without James Harden, sidelined with a hamstring issue, and lost Kevin Durant early in the first quarter with a left thigh contusion. Jimmy Butler — who called the Heat “soft” after […]

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