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NBA: League targeting 22 December start to new season with 70-72 games, says report
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NBA: League targeting 22 December start to new season with 70-72 games, says report

The board is targeting a 22 December start to what would be a season of 70 to 72 games, with the NBA Finals ending in June again as has been in the case for many years, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

NBA: Celebrations turn into violence as fans gather in Los Angeles following Lakers' victory
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NBA: Celebrations turn into violence as fans gather in Los Angeles following Lakers' victory

Check out photos from fans' celebration, which turned into violence after Los Angeles Lakers clinched their 17th NBA crown.

NBA: Scores of people arrested in Los Angeles as fans go on rampage following Lakers' championship triumph
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NBA: Scores of people arrested in Los Angeles as fans go on rampage following Lakers' championship triumph

Authorities said more than 30 buildings were damaged in the ensuing violence and 76 people were arrested for vandalism, assaulting police and failure to disperse.

NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers prove a point after winning 17th Championship
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NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers prove a point after winning 17th Championship

LA Lakers ― a team spearheaded by the second-best player, and the second-best defensive player over the regular season, coached by the fifth-best man manager in the league; and pieced together by the seventh-best GM ― were crowned the best team in the NBA on Monday.

NBA Finals: Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler confident team will get better after losing title fight to Lakers
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NBA Finals: Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler confident team will get better after losing title fight to Lakers

It was Butler's determined triple-double that propelled the Heat to a game-five victory over the Lakers that temporarily put their championship celebrations on hold.

NBA Finals: Lakers' LeBron James savours fourth title, calls it 'one of the greatest accomplishments'
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NBA Finals: Lakers' LeBron James savours fourth title, calls it 'one of the greatest accomplishments'

James said the isolation of the bubble made this title run a unique challenge. His four Finals MVPs are second only to the six of Michael Jordan.

NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis guide Los Angeles Lakers to 17th title after outplaying Miami Heat
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NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis guide Los Angeles Lakers to 17th title after outplaying Miami Heat

James added another chapter to an epic career, fueling the Lakers with a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists and capturing his fourth NBA title with a third different team, as well as earning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player honors for a fourth time.

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler impacts Miami Heat’s victory over LA Lakers with near-perfect game
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NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler impacts Miami Heat’s victory over LA Lakers with near-perfect game

47:11 minutes. 35 points. 12 rebounds. 11 assists. Five steals. Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler did everything in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to prevent the Lakers from winning their 17th Championship.

NBA Finals: LeBron James urges Lakers 'to live in the moment' after loss against Heat in Game 5
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NBA Finals: LeBron James urges Lakers 'to live in the moment' after loss against Heat in Game 5

Lakers superstar LeBron James says, the key to closing out the Heat for a first NBA title in a decade on Sunday will be focusing not on lifting the trophy but on winning a single game.

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler propels Miami Heat to thrilling win over Los Angeles Lakers to keep title dream alive
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NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler propels Miami Heat to thrilling win over Los Angeles Lakers to keep title dream alive

Butler scored 35 points with 12 rebounds and 11 assists and the Heat withstood a 40-point performance from Lakers superstar LeBron James to deny Los Angeles a title-clinching win in the NBA's quarantine bubble at Orlando.

NBA Finals: Rajon Rondo, a champ in Boston, on brink of getting a championship ring with LA Lakers
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NBA Finals: Rajon Rondo, a champ in Boston, on brink of getting a championship ring with LA Lakers

Rajon Rondo helped the Boston Celtics win their 17th NBA championship. He’s on the brink of being part of title No 17 for the Lakers as well.

NBA: As US Presidential elections draw closer, players, coaches and teams urge everyone to vote
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NBA: As US Presidential elections draw closer, players, coaches and teams urge everyone to vote

“We’ve got to get people to vote,” Doc Rivers, now the coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, said during these playoffs when he was coaching the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: LeBron James savours 'winning time' after Game 4 win brings Lakers on cusp of Championship
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NBA: LeBron James savours 'winning time' after Game 4 win brings Lakers on cusp of Championship

The result extended the Lakers' record of remaining unbeaten this season whenever they have led going into the fourth quarter. The team is 56-0 when taking a lead into the fourth.

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat look to even up the series against Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat look to even up the series against Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals' Game 4 is Tuesday night, and much like Jimmy Butler's coffee-sales strategy, the Heat may stick with what works.

NBA: Relentless Butler leads Miami Heat to unlikley win over Lakers in Game 3
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NBA: Relentless Butler leads Miami Heat to unlikley win over Lakers in Game 3

The under-manned, under-sized, underdog Heat turned the tables on the Western Conference champions in the NBA's quarantine bubble in Orlando, cutting the deficit in the best-of-seven championship series to two games to one.

NBA Finals: Defiant Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat capable of rallying against LA Lakers despite 0-2 deficit
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NBA Finals: Defiant Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat capable of rallying against LA Lakers despite 0-2 deficit

"We're never giving up. We're going to fight and we're going to ride with this thing till the wheels fall off. It's not over," said Butler.

NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis domination sparks memories of Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant era for Lakers
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NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis domination sparks memories of Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant era for Lakers

James and Davis combined for 65 points in the Lakers' 124-114 victory over the Heat, which put Los Angeles halfway to victory in the best-of-seven championship series.

NBA: LeBron James, Anthony Davis power Los Angeles Lakers to second straight win over Miami Heat in Finals
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NBA: LeBron James, Anthony Davis power Los Angeles Lakers to second straight win over Miami Heat in Finals

Davis added 14 rebounds as the Lakers took a two games to none lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals in the league's quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James breeze past Miami Heat in Game 1 of Finals
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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James breeze past Miami Heat in Game 1 of Finals

Anthony Davis scored 34 points in his finals debut, James had 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled past the Miami Heat 116-98.

NBA: Jimmy Butler finally 'happy to be home' as Miami Heat prepare title tilt against Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA: Jimmy Butler finally 'happy to be home' as Miami Heat prepare title tilt against Los Angeles Lakers

Jimmy Butler with a taste for country and western music will lead the Miami Heat on Wednesday as they take on LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in game one of the NBA Finals in Orlando.