Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard on the Lakers’ shadow: “In the last few years, from the basketball standpoint, the Clippers have been better. … If we go to the championship and win and we don’t get no coverage, that’s fine with me.”
Davis had one year left on his contract after the 2018-19 season when he requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans in January. His agent Rich Paul — who also represents Lakers superstar LeBron James — told teams that Davis wanted to play for the Lakers, and any other team that traded for him […]
The Milwaukee Bucks avoided a shock series sweep against the Miami Heat in their Eastern Conference semi-final, but they will need another win on Tuesday to stay alive in a series Miami lead 3-1. The Bucks could be without star Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle).
The Clippers had been in control for a while by then, using a team-record, 45-point second quarter to build a big lead. And when Dallas cut it to eight midway through the fourth quarter, Leonard responded with a 3-pointer and left-handed dunk on consecutive Clippers possessions to restore a comfortable lead.
LeBron and Davis star as Lakers level series, Bucks stay alive in NBA playoffs
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It was not totally unexpected; the Rockets and D’Antoni couldn’t agree on an extension last year, meaning he was coaching this season with no guarantee of his future in Houston. D’Antoni already had been mentioned as a potential candidate for vacancies in Indiana and Philadelphia.
The game looked to have moved away from Denver at the end of a damaging first half in which they had 10 turnovers, a 10-0 run led by Paul George (33 points) and Kawhi Leonard (25 points) putting the Clippers in control.
They certainly look the part, having added Leonard and George in the summer and then some veteran pieces during the season. They helped the team compile some of the best offensive statistics in team history, but the defense wasn’t sharp and allowed reserves Trey Burke, Seth Curry and Boban Marjanovic to come off the Mavs […]
Asked what makes Jokic so difficult to guard, Beverley said: “He presents the same type of, I don’t know, I wouldn’t say problems, but he presents the same thing [Luka] Doncic presents, a lot of flailing. You know, puts a lot of pressure on the referee to make the right call.”