Men's basketball

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) grabs a rebound in front of Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
August 08, 2020 - 1:38 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’s season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball against Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and guard Kendrick Nunn (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 08, 2020 - 12:35 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This season’s NBA MVP has won the award before. A trio of past winners of the award — reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets — were announced...
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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 08, 2020 - 12:24 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA body clock is finely tuned. Game days are marked by a morning shootaround, afternoon nap and then the actual contest in early evening. Practice days typically feature a late-morning or midday workout. Teams tend not to deviate much. In normal times, anyway. In...
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The Boston Celtics bench reacts after Robert Williams III dropped a dunk on the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 07, 2020 - 11:06 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The way the NBA standings look right now, there's a reasonable chance that the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors could be slotted to see each other in the Eastern Conference semifinals. And Celtics coach Brad Stevens is already making it clear — if that happens, a...
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
August 07, 2020 - 6:49 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff picture is getting a little clearer. Brooklyn secured one of the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference on Friday, defeating Sacramento 119-106. That leaves Orlando and Washington as the last two teams contending for one spot in the East, with...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales poses at the Milwaukee Police Administration in Milwaukee. An oversight board is considering firing Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)
August 07, 2020 - 5:07 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death. The city’s Fire and Police Commission...
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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 07, 2020 - 3:22 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This is the land of in-between for the Los Angeles Lakers. Games right now matter, in the sense that only three contests are left to build momentum for the postseason. And games right now don’t matter, in the sense that the Lakers basically knew five months ago that...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball against Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and guard Kendrick Nunn (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2020 - 9:00 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to get a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat led by as many as 23 points in a first...
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Sacramento Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives against New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, back right, and JJ Redick (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 06, 2020 - 3:21 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 35 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 140-125 on Thursday. De'Aaron Fox had 30 points and 10 assists and Harrison Barnes added 22 points for the Kings, who got their first win in four tries since the...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 05, 2020 - 9:22 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Steven Adams had 18 for the Thunder (42-25), who never trailed in...
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