NBA Playoffs

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media in Oakland, Calif. The Associated Press looks at some of the events that would have been live the week of April 20-26: _ Sign-stealing whistleblower Mike Fiers would have been in Houston with the Oakland A’s for a weekend series. The A's right-hander, who pitched for the 2017 World Series champion Astros, hasn't been back to Minute Maid Park since saying last November that his former team used a camera in center field to steal signs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 20, 2020 - 9:55 am
While watching more replays of classic games with the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press looks at some of the events that would have been live the week of April 20-26: MLB: — Sign-stealing whistleblower Mike Fiers would have been in Houston...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 14 de junio de 1992, Michael Jordan celebra la victoria de sus Bulls de Chicago ante los Trail Blazers de Portland en la serie final de la NBA. (AP Foto/John Swart, archivo)
April 16, 2020 - 12:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — Michael Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.” “We were all trying to enjoy that year knowing it was coming to an end,” Jordan told Good Morning America on Thursday. Jordan appeared on the show via video conference from...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2011, file photo, Houston Rockets director of global scouting Arturas Karnisovas poses during the NBA basketball team's media day in Houston. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Karnisovas to run their basketball operation, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night, April 9, 2020. The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Longtime executive John Paxson was expected to move into an advisory role. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 13, 2020 - 4:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Arturas Karnisovas developed a passion for the Chicago Bulls when he was a teenager in Lithuania. He watched from afar as Michael Jordan set out on a path that turned Chicago into a championship dynasty and a global brand. Now it’s his job to direct Jordan's old team back to the top...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. LeBron James says he probably won't feel any closure on the Los Angeles Lakers' remarkable season unless the NBA is able to finish its season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 08, 2020 - 10:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his teenage sons and enjoying tea time with his young daughter. And when he isn't binge-watching “Tiger King” with his wife, he is scanning the news for information on whether...
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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wears shoes with "wash hands" written on them during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The Celtics won 114-111. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
April 06, 2020 - 11:47 am
With NBA games indefinitely on hold there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach...
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gestures to his players during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 07, 2020 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Atkinson won't have the chance to coach Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Nets and their coach decided his influence with the team ran out before that pair could get started. The Nets surprisingly split with their coach Saturday, even as they...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after shooting a 3-point basket against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 06, 2020 - 2:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry seemed every bit himself after a four-month layoff, save for a little long-range rust. “He looks exactly the same to me,” coach Steve Kerr said. Curry scored 23 points for Golden State in his anticipated return from a broken left hand, but the Toronto Raptors beat...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-98. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 24, 2020 - 12:56 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game. The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running...
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Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 16, 2020 - 11:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back...
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Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, left, talks to coach Erik Spoelstra during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 117-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 07, 2020 - 5:10 pm
MIAMI (AP) — In deciding whether to pursue a trade for Andre Iguodala, the Miami Heat went all-in on research. They talked to people who knew Iguodala. They watched what he did last season. They took a deep dive into the analytics. And they came to a determination. “He’s elite,” Heat President Pat...
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