Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season. And he usually sticks around for a while. The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a...

Lloyd Pierce replacing Nate McMillan on USA coaching staff

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020 Tok...

On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it's this: They won't have to watch any more first-rou...

Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 107-85 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series. ...

Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stars have been stars in these playoffs. Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State ar...

Siakam has 30 points, Raptors top Magic 98-93 for 2-1 lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the Orlando Magic 98-93 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Easte...

Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — T...

Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads

Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as i...

Red-hot Magic set to face Raptors in Round 1 of NBA playoffs

There are two very compelling reasons why Orlando has Toronto's attention. Or 31 of them, perhaps. The Raptors lost to the Magic twice this season. And Milwaukee, T...

Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

There's no LeBron James in these playoffs, so the NBA Finals will have a distinctly new look for the first time in nine years. There's no Tony Parker, for the first time in nearly tw...

The field is set: NBA matchups for 2019 playoffs finalized

MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. ...

The final day of the NBA season arrives, with much to decide

The final day of the season has arrived, with one playoff spot to decide, seven of the eight first-round matchups still unknown and nine different seeds still not clinched. It's also...

Wade goes out a winner in Miami, Heat top 76ers 122-99

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night. Bam Adebayo...

'Amazing': Dwyane Wade's last game in Miami may have arrived

MIAMI (AP) — By Thursday, Dwyane Wade may not be employed as a basketball player anymore. That is the reality, like it or not. After 16 seasons as an NBA player, after three champion...

Heat need win to guarantee Wade's playoff push will continue

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami controls its destiny, which sounds...