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Raptors go west, Kawhi back to Oracle where so much changed

So much changed after Kawhi Leonard crashed to the Oracle Arena floor on May 14, 2017. The San Antonio Spurs had a 23-point lead on the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals when Leonard departed with 26 points, poised to take away home-court advantage in the series between teams who won more than 60 games. Leonard injured ...

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Ugly final quarter plagues Clippers in loss to Heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Wade was 8 for 21 from the field and 5 for 10 from 3-point range. The veteran guard will play his final regular-season game in Los Angeles on Monday against ...

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Young scores 20 points, Pacers beat Kings 107-97

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers are showing their frontcourt is a force to be reckoned with, even without injured All-Star guard Victor Oladipo. Starting forwards Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic combined for 38 points Saturday night in a 107-97 victory over the Sacramento Kings, while centers Myles Turner and Domantis Sabonis fortified the interior of Indiana’s rising defense. Oladipo ...

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Luka Doncic helps Mavericks beat Rockets

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic shrugged off a rough shooting night with 11 straight points to erase an eight-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks went on to their ninth consecutive home victory, 107-104 over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Doncic was 3 of 13 before hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to get Dallas within two. After Chris ...

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Sexton, Thompson helps Cavaliers rout Wizards 116-101

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Collin Sexton matched a career high with 29 points, Tristan Thompson had 23 points and 19 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 116-101 on Saturday night. Cleveland dominated, going ahead for good late in the first quarter and building a 29-point lead in the second half. Wizards guard John Wall was held to ...

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OKC loses lead late after Bulls 4th Quarter Run

CHICAGO (AP) – Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 114-112 victory over Oklahoma City on Friday and their first win under coach Jim Boylen. The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook had just hit a tying layup when Markkanen beat Paul George and banked in a layup ...

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