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NBA: Kawhi Leonard scores 14 points in return, Clippers hold off Lakers
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NBA: Kawhi Leonard scores 14 points in return, Clippers hold off Lakers

Clippers beat their more pedigreed city rivals, Lakers, for the eighth consecutive time.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans book final playoff berths
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NBA: Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans book final playoff berths

Hawks erased a double-digit halftime deficit in the play-in contest to line up a first-round series with Eastern Conference top seeds Miami

NBA: Reggie Jackson propels Los Angeles Clippers to win over Orlando Magic
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NBA: Reggie Jackson propels Los Angeles Clippers to win over Orlando Magic

Jackson scored nine of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including what proved to be the game-winner with 2.2 seconds left in the Clippers' 106-104 NBA win over the Magic.

NA: Demar DeRozan, Zach LaVine help Bulls beat Raptors for fourth straight win
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NA: Demar DeRozan, Zach LaVine help Bulls beat Raptors for fourth straight win

Nikola Vucevic scored 17 points and Lonzo Ball had 15 as the Bulls won their fourth straight meeting with Toronto. Ball shot 5 for 9 from 3-point range.

NBA: Schedule for 75th anniversary season has nods to history including Knicks-Raptors
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NBA: Schedule for 75th anniversary season has nods to history including Knicks-Raptors

New York will play host to Toronto on 1 November, exactly 75 years to the day after the Knicks visited the then-Toronto Huskies in the first game of the Basketball Association of America's inaugural season.

NBA: Nets to sign Kevin Durant to four-year extension, Lakers add  Carmelo Anthony
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NBA: Nets to sign Kevin Durant to four-year extension, Lakers add  Carmelo Anthony

The extension, which he becomes eligible to officially sign after Saturday, is expected to vault Durant past $500 million in NBA career earnings.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley receives one-game suspension
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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley receives one-game suspension

Beverley was banned for unsportsmanlike shoving Paul from behind onto the court during a stoppage in play with 5:49 remaining in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 130-103 Suns' victory over the host Clippers.

NBA: Chris Paul leads Suns past Clippers, into NBA Finals for first time since 1993
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NBA: Chris Paul leads Suns past Clippers, into NBA Finals for first time since 1993

The Suns last made NBA Finals in 1993, when they were led by Charles Barkley and lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in six games.

NBA: Suns outlast Clippers 84-80, take 3-1 lead in West finals
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NBA: Suns outlast Clippers 84-80, take 3-1 lead in West finals

LA shot 32% (27 of 83) for the game; Phoenix was barely better at 36% (31 of 86). The Clippers, who led the league in 3-point shooting during the regular season, made five; the Suns hit four.

NBA Playoffs: Trae Young scores 48 to power Hawks over Bucks in opening game of Eastern Conference finals
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NBA Playoffs: Trae Young scores 48 to power Hawks over Bucks in opening game of Eastern Conference finals

Young had the most points by any player making his conference finals debut since the NBA adopted the conference format 50 years ago.

NBA: Deandre Ayton soars for last second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers to take 2-0 lead
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NBA: Deandre Ayton soars for last second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers to take 2-0 lead

The Suns were down one with 0.9 seconds left when Crowder lofted a high pass on an out-of-bounds play on the baseline. A soaring Ayton came down the lane and stuffed it through the net over LA's Ivica Zubac as the crowd roared in disbelief at Phoenix Suns Arena.

NBA: Clippers beat Jazz to reach their maiden conference final; 76ers force Game 7 against Hawks
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NBA: Clippers beat Jazz to reach their maiden conference final; 76ers force Game 7 against Hawks

It is the second straight series Los Angeles has dropped the first two games and come back to advance. The fourth-seeded Clippers will face second-seeded Phoenix in the Western Conference finals.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard ruled out of playoff tie against Utah Jazz through injury
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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard ruled out of playoff tie against Utah Jazz through injury

The Clippers announced that Leonard sprained his right knee during the Clippers' series-levelling win in game four on Monday, and will miss Wednesday's crucial game five in Salt Lake City.

NBA: Suns beat Lakers to tie series; Nets rout Celtics, Boston fan arrested for throwing bottle
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NBA: Suns beat Lakers to tie series; Nets rout Celtics, Boston fan arrested for throwing bottle

Before a last-minute surge, Los Angeles struggled in the absence of starters Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who injured his knee in Game 3.

NBA: Jayson Tatum scores 50 points, Celtics cut deficit on Nets; Clippers get back series against Mavs
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NBA: Jayson Tatum scores 50 points, Celtics cut deficit on Nets; Clippers get back series against Mavs

After scoring 50 points in Boston's play-in tournament victory, Tatum struggled in the two games in Brooklyn but steadied the Celtics in Game 3

NBA Playoffs: Khris Middleton winner lifts Bucks over Heat, Nets rally to beat Celtics
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NBA Playoffs: Khris Middleton winner lifts Bucks over Heat, Nets rally to beat Celtics

Middleton kept his composure superbly to drain the decisive jump shot from 18 feet with just 0.5 seconds on the clock, handing the Bucks a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven first round series.

NBA: Lakers and Warriors set for 7-8 play-in clash in LA; Jazz finish with No 1 seed
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NBA: Lakers and Warriors set for 7-8 play-in clash in LA; Jazz finish with No 1 seed

No 7 Los Angeles will host No 8 Golden State in the Western Conference play-in with the winner taking the seventh seed and a spot against Phoenix and the loser having to play another game to determine the eighth seed.

NBA: With two days left for end of regular season, there's much left to decide
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NBA: With two days left for end of regular season, there's much left to decide

The play-in field isn’t quite set. And nobody knows who’ll play anybody yet. Welcome to the final weekend of the NBA’s regular season

NBA: 76ers wrap up Eastern title, Wizards clinch play-in spot; Jazz inch closer to top seed
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NBA: 76ers wrap up Eastern title, Wizards clinch play-in spot; Jazz inch closer to top seed

Ben Simmons added 13 points and nine assists to help the 76ers improve to 48-23. Philadelphia could've clinched earlier this week, but lost at Indiana on Tuesday and at Miami on Thursday.

NBA: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers secure play-off spots, Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers secure play-off spots, Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers

Paul scored 15 of his points in the fourth quarter. The Suns improved to 44-18 on the season and are now two games ahead of the third-placed Clippers and one game back of the Utah Jazz (45-17) atop the West.