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2017-04-27
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MILWAUKEE, Minn. — The Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference semifinals. But they didn’t take the easiest path in getting there. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points as th..
Before the 2017 NBA Playoffs began, the media asked LeBron James to strategize about the then-looming showdown against the Boston Celtics. An incredulous King James ..
Golden State Warriors? Splash brothers? Please, move over for the Milwaukee Bucks sharpshooters Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon. Snells 16 3-pointers in the postseason rank third in..
Welcome to the 2017 NBA Playoffs! Tonight’s exciting Game 6 matchup pits the #3 seed Toronto Raptors against the #6 seed Milwaukee Bucks. Will Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRoza..
After the Cavs swept the Pacers right out of the 2017 NBA playoffs, the Paul George clock started ticking. The All-Star small forward and his current team have to make so..
After the Raptors and the Bucks played Game 3, nobody knew what to expect from the rest of the series. Milwaukee had waxed Toronto in a thoroughly uncompetitive beatdown, and even ..
2017-04-26
6
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Sometimes, a young team needs to learn from failure to get better. Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd hopes his players build on the lessons learned from a stink..
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — Sometimes, a young team needs to learn from failure to get better. Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd hopes his players build on the lessons learned from a s..
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Believe it or not, Kyrie Irving had the ball in his hands more than LeBron James did during Cleveland's first-round sweep of the Pacers. "Uh, hmm. I know they..
USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick discusses the state of the Golden State Warriors, who just swept the Trail Blazers in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. USA TODAY Sports David Ster..
But that was just the warm-up act. The Raptors second-year small forward dunked, drove and buried three-pointers from the corner as Toronto routed the Milwaukee Bucks, 118-93, to t..
Time marches in dog years in professional sports. A team goes from kindergarten to high school to figure out what to do after graduation in the blink of an eye. In the space of fou..
2017-04-25
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If you were worried about Rudy Gobert's left knee holding up, his vicious putback dunks during Utah's fourth game against the Clippers should have been enough to ease your con..
Raptors coach Dwane Casey has figured out how things work in his team's first-round Eastern Conference playoffs series against the Bucks. When he plays second-year guard ..
Monday night’s NBA Playoff action saw most players sticking to tried and true models. Stephen Curry wore an all-blue pair of his Under Armour Curry 3ZER0 as the Warriors compl..
Norman Powell poured in 25 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a game 5, 118-93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs on Monday night. The Raptors..
The Warriors dropped 45 in the first quarter on Monday and never looked back. Durant looked incredible. By the end of the night, the Blazers were not just on summer vacation, but I..
Another one bites the dust in the 2017 NBA playoffs. The Warriors cruised to a first-round sweep of the Trail Blazers with a blowout win Monday night. They join the Cavs as the onl..
2017-04-24
12
Norman Powell was either blissfully unaware that both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker were at the rim waiting for him on this drive to the basket, or he just didn't care. Fear..
TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors are within one win of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Norman Powell scored 25 points, his career high in the post-season, to lead the Raptors to a ..
The Milwaukee Bucks are tied 2-2 in their series against the heavily favored Toronto Raptors thanks to the singular efforts of one man. Giannis Antetokounmpo is using his second pl..
You know the ball is out of reach when even the long arms of Giannis Antetokounmpo can't get to it. The Air Canada Centre faithful went berserk minutes into the first quarter Monda..
Serge Ibaka was everywhere doing everything in the opening quarter of Game 5 between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. He scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting including a s..
Welcome to the 2017 NBA Playoffs! Tonight’s exciting Game 5 matchup pits the #3 seed Toronto Raptors against the #6 seed Milwaukee Bucks. Will Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRoza..
2017-04-23
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behin..
PORTLAND, Ore. - With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behind at ..
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors regained their energy to bounce back in Game 4. Now it is up to the Milwaukee Bucks to do the same Monday night in Game 5 of the best-of-seven Easter..
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks started their 4/20 blowout of the Toronto Raptors early with Khris Middleton scoring bucket after bucket. Thon Maker got involved with a forcef..
DeMar DeRozan's 33 points and nine rebounds help Toronto win at Milwaukee on Saturday and send their first-round playoff series back to Canada tied at 2-2. USA TODAY Sports MILWAUK..
The rest of the NBA playoffs will have a hard time matching Saturday night.   Onlookers can brush aside the first round all they want. But Kawhi Leonard putting the San Antoni..
2017-04-22
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So far this season, Chris Sale looks to be the most impressive Red Sox starting pitcher since Pedro Martinez. AP PHOTO Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site...
This was supposed to be the year that things were different for the Toronto Raptors. The combination of finally breaking through and winning a pair of playoff series last season – ..
MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan was not going to be shut out again. Held to eight free throws while missing all eight of his shots from the field two nights earlier, DeRozan proved that..
It was a "must-win" for the Toronto Raptors, and they played accordingly. The Raptors bounced back from a 27-point shellacking in Game 3 with an inspired 87-76 victory against the ..
MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 in a defensive slugfest on Saturday to tie their first-round Eastern Conference ..
The Toronto Raptors leveled their first-round 2017 NBA Playoffs series with the Milwaukee Bucks at two games apiece by scoring an 87-76 road victory Saturday afternoon at the BMO H..
2017-04-21
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As one of best defensive players of his generation, Gary Payton knows what it takes to thrive on that end of the floor. In one of the tightest races for defensive player of the yea..
It was a 25-point halftime deficit this time, not a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals, but the Cleveland Cavaliers made NBA history again. LeBron James increased his streak to 20 ..
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Russell Westbrook debate has been raging yet again since Wednesday night, when the Oklahoma City Thunder star imploded in the fourth quarter of a Game 2 loss ag..
MILWAUKEE (AP) — While catching his breath during a break along the sideline, the Milwaukee Bucks’ star pupil put his arms on his hips and leaned his 6-foot-11 frame over to listen..
Is there any doubt that the Cleveland Cavaliers are the best team in the Eastern Conference? The Cavs may have finished the regular season as the No. 2 seed behind the Boston Celti..
As if wetting the bed in Game 3 wasn't embarrassing enough for the Toronto Raptors, they were also mocked in the postgame press conference. Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Anteto..