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Russ gets better of Lillard in chippy Game 3 win

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook vowed to be better in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, and with 33 points on 11-of-22 shooting and 11 assists in a 120-108 win Friday night, he followed through."Man of his word,"...

Pascal Siakam’s postseason star turn

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The last time the Orlando Magic hosted a postseason game in 2012, Toronto Raptors power forward Pascal Siakam had just started playing organized basketball. Seven years later, a polished and self-fulfilled Siakam dominated Game 3 as...

Raptors hold off Magic, Celtics extend lead over Pacers

The Toronto Raptors took control of their first-round NBA playoff series against the Magic by claiming a 98-93 victory in Orlando on Friday.Both teams were careless with the ball, but the Magic evaporated Toronto's lead down the stretch and...

Lakers want 2nd Lue, Williams meetings

12:11 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiDave McMenaminCloseESPN Staff WriterLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue and...

Kyrie Irving, Celtics take 3-0 lead in ugly series

The Boston Celtics are winning ugly, but they’re winning.On the strength of their two young guns — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown — along with a ridiculous closing fury from Kyrie Irving, the Celtics held off another workmanlike effort...

Pascal Siakam, Raptors survive Magic in Game 3

With Kawhi Leonard struggling and the Orlando Magic threatening in Game 3, Most Improved Player favorite Pascal Siakam saved the Toronto Raptors from falling behind in the first round and facing more questions about ghosts of playoff past.When Nikola...

Technicals on Durant, Green rescinded

The NBA rescinded technical fouls assessed to Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green on Friday after reviewing a call made during Thursday night's game.Durant and Green were exchanging words during the third...

Embiid (sore knee) listed as doubtful for Game 4

NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first...

NBA fashion of the week: April 19

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Malone wants Murray, Nuggets to play tougher

SAN ANTONIO -- Denver head coach Michael Malone once again challenged the Nuggets, especially Jamal Murray, to play more physical and take things more personally against Derrick White and the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4."Derrick White didn't feel...

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