NBA basketball

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives past Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 10:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks took down Toronto, wiping away some of the bad memories from a painful trip north of the border in last year’s playoffs. Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 19 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 22 points and the Bucks beat the Raptors 108-97...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) hangs from the rim after his dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game next to Washington Wizards forward Moritz Wagner (21) and forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) , Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 25, 2020 - 2:43 am
The Toronto Raptors have done it once already, chasing down a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to be sprinting to the NBA Finals. Catching them in the standings this season seems unlikely, with the Bucks (49-8) on their way perhaps to one of the best records in league history. But Toronto might get...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, right, meets with Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) after an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 24, 2020 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Khris Middleton scored Milwaukee's final nine points and the the Bucks beat Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 137-134 in overtime on Monday night. Middleton, who finished with 40 points, hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 30.2 seconds left to five the Bucks a 135-...
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Alicia Keys reacts after performing during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 24, 2020 - 8:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorable moments from inside the memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. BEYONCÉ, ALICIA, CHRISTINA AND ‘MARIA’ Practically everything about what would happen at Kobe Bryant's memorial was a mystery to nearly everyone watching, and when Beyoncé took the stage to open...
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Jai Jai Wesley cheers outside of the Staples Center during a public memorial for former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
February 24, 2020 - 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his last NBA game in 2016, Kristian Beflic was there, having come all the way from Germany to watch. When Bryant's jersey was retired at Staples Center before a game the following year, Beflic was there again. The German hotelier and...
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Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 24, 2020 - 5:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters. Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s longtime agent and closest friend, recalled getting a text from the NBA superstar moments before he was killed last...
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Vanessa Bryant is helped off the stage by former NBA player Michael Jordan after speaking during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 24, 2020 - 2:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 12:20 p.m. NBA legend Michael Jordan said at a public memorial that “when Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died.” He said Monday at the Staples Center that a piece...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-98. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 23, 2020 - 11:56 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game. The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) and Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 23, 2020 - 5:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points and put the Lakers ahead on a fallaway jumper with 30 seconds to play, and Los Angeles split its season series with the Boston Celtics with a 114-112 victory Sunday. James missed a tying free throw moments before he coolly nailed the shot the put the...
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Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade reacts during a ceremony for his jersey retirement at halftime as the Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
February 22, 2020 - 10:23 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley. “I could have gone on for an hour,” Wade said following the...
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