After all the drama, all the angst, all the challenges, the NBA Finals await for the Lakers.
LeBron James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with a big fourth quarter, powering the Lakers to a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets to win the Western Conference finals in five games.
Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
NBA: 'Pissed off' LeBron James sees Los Angeles Lakers roll past Denver Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener
Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists hours after finishing a distant second in the MVP voting, and the Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
NBA: Nuggets stun Clippers to reach Western Conference final; Heat beat Celtics in Game 1 of East final
The underdog Nuggets became the first team in NBA history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit twice in the same postseason.
Boston will play the Miami Heat with game one of the best-of-seven series scheduled for Tuesday in the quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.
Paul George scored 32 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 along with a big late block and the dynamic duo helped the Clippers rally in the fourth quarter for a win over the Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series.
NBA Playoffs: Raptors beat Celtics to tie East semi-finals; Nikola Jokic propels Nuggets to win over Clippers
Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 11 boards and the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference semi-final series at two games, beating the Boston Celtics 100-93.
NBA: Raptors beat Celtics 104-103 in close contest; Clippers thrash Nuggets in Western Conference semi-final
Kyle Lowry, tasked with inbounding the ball with half a second on the clock and the Raptors down 103-101, lofted a perfect arcing pass over Boston's towering Tacko Fall to Anunoby on the opposite sideline.
NBA: Nuggets reach Western Conference semi-finals after registering thrilling win over Jazz; Celtics beat Raptors
Nikola Jokic had 30 points as the Denver Nuggets reached the Eastern Conference semi-finals with a thrilling 80-78 game seven victory over the Utah Jazz
NBA: Jamal Murray scores 50 points, Denver Nuggets force Game 7 with Utah Jazz; Los Angeles Clippers eliminate Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz will go at it one more time on Tuesday night, with the winner advancing to face the Los Angeles Clippers.
Focke used the slur while Tweeting about the Jazz-Nuggets playoff game. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, saying it was a typo.
Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers got a big boost from the ejection of Kristaps Porzingis to beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-110 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff
The full list of NBA Playoff matchups won't be known until at least Saturday, when the West play-in series begins with Portland, Memphis, Phoenix and San Antonio bidding for those two spots.
NBA: Kyle Lowry scores 33 points to lead Toronto Raptors to 11th straight win over Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Lowry had 33 points, 14 rebounds and OG Anunoby scored 23 points as Toronto Raptors maintained their winning streak against Los Angeles Lakers since the 2014-2015 season.
The change will apply only to the first exhibition for teams; their second and third exhibition games at Disney will use standard timing. All teams are slated to play three exhibitions.
The so-called bubble in Central Florida is where 22 NBA teams have settled for about a week now, where they all will remain for another month and where teams that make the playoffs will be for considerably longer.
It’s unclear if the Nuggets will reopen their practice facilities before the team flies to Orlando on 7 July to resume the NBA season
NBA: Chicago Bulls fire general manager Gar Forman, appoint Arturas Karnisovas as executive vice president
The Bulls thought they were ready to contend for a playoff spot after combining for just 49 wins the past two seasons
With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about post-season possibilities — including by coaches around the league.