As a form of protest to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, who was shot by police multiple times in the back in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Bucks & Magic decided to boycott their playoff game.
The NBA has postponed all three Game 5s set to take place on Wednesday after the Bucks decided to not take the court to protest the recent police shooting in Wisconsin.
Hobbled by a sprained ankle, Doncic finished with a 43-point, 17-rebound, 13-assist triple-double, knocking down a step back 3 at the buzzer to even the series at two games apiece.
Get ready for wall-to-wall basketball. After officially resuming the 2019-20 NBA season on July 30, the regular season has ended and the 2020 NBA playoffs tip off Monday with a full slate of games.
The Raptors closed Oracle Arena with a series-clinching win over the Warriors in Game 6.
The Golden State Warriors will have DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Cousins, who suffered a torn quad muscle in the first round of the playoffs, will play Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. Cousins returned to the practice floor last Thursday in an effort to return to game action. At that time, the team said that Cousins would be available “at some point” during the Finals.
Three defensive-minded NBA teams have tried and failed to stop Kawhi Leonard. Now that he has carried the Raptors to the Finals, Toronto's unquestioned star has become the Warriors' problem.
Intriguing storylines abound in the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals, which begin Tuesday with the Golden State Warriors hosting the Portland Trail Blazers. It's a 9 p.m. ET tipoff from Oracle Arena. This is the first time a set of brothers have met in the conference finals: Warriors star Stephen Curry is averaging 24.3 points in the 2019 NBA Playoffs, while his younger brother, Seth Curry, contributes 5.3 points per game off the bench for the Blazers. Another subplot involves when Golden State will get its best player, Kevin Durant, back from his calf injury during this series. He's out for at least Game 1. Bookmakers peg Golden State as a 7.5-point favorite, with the over-under for total points set at 220.5 in the latest Warriors vs. Blazers odds. Before you make any Warriors vs.
The Portland Trail Blazers are officially headed to the Western Conference finals, where they will meet the inevitable Golden State Warriors. That means one thing for a certain family based in North Carolina: a split household. For the first time in their careers, brothers Steph and Seth Curry will face off in a playoff series. It’s also the first time any set of brothers have ever met in an NBA conference final, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
It's been whispered around the league all year, as the Boston Celtics were the most underachieving team in the NBA during the regular season: That Kyrie Irving isn't just a problem. He's the problem. After the Celtics' embarrassing Game 4 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks -- a loss that all but sealed the series -- Irving said some things that served to only buttress those thoughts.
The top-ranked Milwaukee Bucks are now one win away from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2001. The Bucks seized a commanding series lead after defeating the Boston Celtics 113-101 in Game 4 on Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 39 points despite picking up foul trouble early on. He also added 16 rebounds in the win.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will be out for revenge in Round 2 of the 2019 NBA Playoffs, as they host Kyrie Irving and a Boston Celtics team that sent them home in the first round last year. Sunday's tipoff is set for 1 p.m. ET from the Fiserv Forum. Both teams are well rested after sweeping their first-round opponents and have covered their last four games. The Bucks easily took care of the eighth-seeded Pistons, winning by an average margin of 24 points.
Using a big run to erase a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit, the Boston Celtics took a 2-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night with a 99-91 Game 2 home victory. It was definitely a defensive game, but nowhere near the 84-74 slugfest the teams played in the opener on Saturday. Boston was led by Kyrie Irving, who scored a game-high 37 points on 15-for-26 shooting, including 6-for-10 3-pointers, while handing out seven assists. Jayson Tatum added 26 points, including some clutch late buckets to help seal the win for Boston.
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Kevin Durant captured the NBA Finals MVP award for the second consecutive year, beating Stephen Curry.
Kevin Durant pushed the Golden State Warriors to dynasty's doorstep. LeBron James may be at the door. Durant scored 43 points, draining a long 3-pointer in the final minute to cap his magnificent performance, and the Golden State Warriors defeated James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night to move within a victory of a sweep, their second straight title and third championship in four years.
It's not often a LeBron James team is down 2-0 in the playoffs, but that's the situation the Cavaliers are in during the 2018 NBA Finals. James himself has been incredible so far for the Cavs. He scored 51 points in Game 1 and 29 points in Game 2. Across both games he has dished out a combined 21 assists and pulled down 17 rebounds. It just hasn't been enough to overcome the Warriors.
After collective dread that Warriors-Cavs IV might be a huge mismatch, Golden State's needing lucky breaks (and controversy) to win Game 1 in OT means this could be a fascinating series.
Several of the game's most impactful players will be donning unique kicks for the NBA's grandest stage.
So as Round 4 of the record-setting rivalry begins Thursday night, has Warriors-Cavaliers become too much of a good thing?