Kawhi Leonard makes case for Bubble MVP, lifts Clippers to 3-1 lead

It’s wins like this that make the Clippers look like the best team in the NBA restart in Orlando. Los Angeles held Denver to 39.7% shooting as a team and a 93.4 offensive rating. Nikola Jokic got 26 points on 11-of-23 shooting, Jamal Murray had 18 points but was 6-of-15, but across the board Nuggets […]

George, Leonard lead Clippers to 113-107 win over Nuggets

Leonard did a little bit of everything as he grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out six assists. He also had two blocks, including one late on a dunk attempt by Jamal Murray at the rim. Leonard’s middle finger appeared to get just enough of the ball to keep it out of the basket.

Clippers Rally To Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Nuggets

Nuggets coach Michael Malone plays up the “Us vs. The World” motivation card. He felt his team was written off against Utah after falling behind 3-1 in the series. He thought many believed the Nuggets would get swept after losing Game 1 in lopsided fashion before rebounding to take Game 2.

Steve Kerr: Anthony Davis forcing his way to the Lakers is ‘bad for the league’

“When you sign on that dotted line, you owe your effort and your play to that team, to that city, to the fans,” Kerr told NBC Bay Area. “And then it’s completely your right to leave as a free agent. But if you sign the contract, then you should be bound to that contract.”

Three takeaways from Boston dominating Toronto in Game 5

Brown wasn’t alone, all the Celtics starters played well. Kemba Walker had 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and his pick-and-roll decision making is impeccable, Theis had 15, and Smart had a dozen. Off the bench, Brad Wanamaker had 15 and that was all the Celtics bench scoring before the last […]

Giannis Antetokounmpo on forcing trade this offseason, “It’s not happening. That’s not happening.”

Antetokounmpo is eligible for a supermax extension this offseason, worth about $256 million (assuming the salary cap stays even for a couple of seasons). The Bucks are going to present him the offer, the question is, will he sign the contract, or wait to try and put pressure on the organization to improve?

Report: Clippers would be in mix for Giannis Antetokounmpo trade or free agency

If Antetokounmpo becomes a free agent and tests the market, 29 other teams will be ready to take their shot. Remember, the Greek Freak will be 26 then — he is just entering his prime. While he needs to improve parts of his game (he needs a Kawhi-style pull-up 15 footer from the elbow or […]

How Sportswriters Capture the Action From Outside the Bubble

Sometimes, what’s missed is as simple and delightful as Bucks center Brook Lopez lazily thumbing through an Ian Fleming novel while waiting to be interviewed, or a candid video of a player’s young child scampering down the hallway of a Disney World hotel, smiling, her arms akimbo, to greet her father after being separated for […]

Millsap helps Nuggets rally, stun Clippers 111-105 in Game 5

“During the playoffs, the last thing you want is any type of distraction,” Malone said. “If those frustrations are there for Michael, for anybody, it’s much better to keep those conversations internal, in the locker room and among ourselves.”

Nuggets do it again, taking Clippers to Game 7 in West

The never-say-die Nuggets pulled off another season-saving comeback — and, after rallying from 19 points down with 22 minutes remaining, they’ll see the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 on Tuesday night for a berth in the Western Conference finals.