NBA basketball

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) handles the ball in the first half of Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 20, 2018 - 12:37 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a...
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James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, salta hacia la cesta entre Andre Iguodala (9), Stephen Curry (30) y Kevin Durant, en el segundo partido de la final de la Conferencia del Oeste, el miércoles 16 de mayo de 2018 (AP Foto/David J. Phillip)
May 19, 2018 - 6:19 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do what they seem to do best: bounce back with brilliance. As the Western Conference finals showdown shifts to Oracle...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer's table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. At left is teammate JR Smith. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 17, 2018 - 4:58 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James recovered quickly from his neck strain. There's still too much stress on his back. He's carrying the Cavaliers. It's a springtime tradition. As has been the case for much of his 15-year career, James has had to perform at an extraordinary level throughout...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute vie for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 16, 2018 - 11:56 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. The Rockets didn't trail after the first quarter and led by...
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May 16, 2018 - 9:47 pm
A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach. The 2015 NBA Coach of the Year will replace Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James heads off the court after the team's 107-94 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 16, 2018 - 6:35 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith reached out, placed his hands on Al Horford's back and shoved Boston's big man out of bounds. It was the only time Smith was on target. Smith's shoddy performance in Game 2 — he missed all seven shots and committed a flagrant 1 foul in 27 forgettable minutes —...
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) and forward Marcus Morris leap in celebration near the end of Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 16, 2018 - 2:29 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout. LeBron James took a literal shot to the jaw in Game 2 but kept right on scoring. So did the Celtics. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Boston withstood a 42-point night by James to beat...
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Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson reacts after the team won the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 15, 2018 - 9:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough was on stage moments after the NBA draft lottery ended, talking about the future of the Suns and mentioning how they had the best odds of picking No. 1 overall. And then he stopped to correct himself. "We have No. 1," McDonough said. "I've got...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, talks to PJ Tucker (4) in the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 15, 2018 - 7:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have plenty of things to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. Tops on their list: limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3s and making things tougher on the Golden State Warriors — particularly Kevin Durant. "...
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This image released by CBS shows, from left, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Mark Hamill, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." The Nielsen company said Tuesday that both "NCIS," and "The Big Bang Theory" reached more than 15 million viewers last week, far above any other shows on the air last week. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS soared in the ratings with major plot moves on the season finales of its two most popular shows. On the comedy "The Big Bang Theory," Sheldon and Amy's characters tied the knot, while Pauley Perrette's character, Abby, signed off from "NCIS" after a decade and a half with the...
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