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Raptors thump Bucks to level NBA Eastern Conference finals at 2-2

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, turning in a total team effort in a 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Kyle Lowry …

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Doncic, Young head NBA Rookie team of the year

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Dallas Mavericks rising star Luka Doncic and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young were unanimously voted into the NBA’s rookie team of the year, the league said on Tuesday. Slovenian ace Doncic and Young both …

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Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully …

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Warriors beat Trail Blazers in overtime to reach NBA Finals

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both posted triple-doubles to power the Golden State Warriors to a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday and into a fifth straight NBA Finals. The two-time …

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Johnson blasts Lakers GM after shock exit

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Former Los Angeles Lakers executive Magic Johnson said Monday a breakdown in relations with the team’s general manager Rob Pelinka contributed to his shock exit from the NBA franchise. Johnson stunned the NBA on …

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New Lakers coach Vogel calls for ‘togetherness’

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said forging a sense of “togetherness” would be crucial as he attempts to halt six years of failure at the franchise. Vogel, who was chosen to replace …

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Leonard stars as Raptors claw back with win over Bucks

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kawhi Leonard scored eight of his 36 points in the second overtime period Sunday to lead the Toronto Raptors to a gritty 118-112 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Eastern Conference finals. …

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Warriors’ Iguodala ‘questionable’ for game 4 with calf injury

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Golden State swingman Andre Iguodala is “questionable” for game four of the NBA Western Conference finals on Monday, when the Warriors will be seeking to complete a sweep in Portland. Iguodala, the 2015 NBA …

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Curry to the rescue as Warriors down Blazers for 2-0 lead

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 37 points as the Golden State Warriors fought back to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 114-111 and take a 2-0 lead in their NBA Western Conference finals series on Thursday. Curry …

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Lopez to rescue as Bucks down Raptors in opener

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Brook Lopez scored 29 points as the Milwaukee Bucks staged a late rally to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in the opening game of their NBA Eastern Conference finals clash on Wednesday. Lopez helped …

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Johnson and Bird to get joint NBA lifetime honour

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Former rivals Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are to receive a joint Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 NBA Awards, the league announced on Wednesday. Johnson and Bird forged an epic rivalry during the …

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Curry powers Warriors over Blazers in series opener

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry drained nine three-pointers on the way to 36 points Tuesday to propel the Golden State Warriors to a 116-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in game one of the NBA Western …

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