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Clippers claw back into series with top-seeded Jazz

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 65 points as the Los Angeles Clippers showed they still have some fight left, beating the Utah Jazz 132-106 in game three of their NBA playoff series......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardJun 13th, 2021

Clippers claw back into series with top-seeded Jazz

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 65 points as the Los Angeles Clippers showed they still have some fight left, beating the Utah Jazz 132-106 in game three of their NBA playoff series. Leonard finished with 34 points and 12 assists and George had 31 for the Clippers who had little room for error […] The post Clippers claw back into series with top-seeded Jazz appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Bucks hang on to beat Nets; Jazz nip Clippers

Los Angeles—The Milwaukee Bucks started strong and clung on late to beat the Brooklyn Nets 86-83 on Thursday and claw their way back into their NBA Eastern Conference second-round playoff series......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Bucks blowout Hawks to even Eastern Conference Finals series

A game where the Bucks never trailed, the home team was able to bounce back from their series opening loss against the fifth-seeded Hawks on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

Hawks, Clippers score against-the-odds wins over top-seeded rivals

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz were left on the brink of elimination from the NBA playoffs on Wednesday as the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers notched against-the-odds victories on the road.  In Philadelphia, Trae Young scored 39 points as Atlanta overturned a 26-point second-half deficit to lead the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Clippers stay alive

LOS ANGELES (AFP)–Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 65 points as the Los Angeles Clippers showed they still have some fight left, beating the Utah Jazz 132-106 in game three of their NBA playoff series. Leonard finished with 34 points and 12 assists and George had 31 for the Clippers who had little room […] The post Clippers stay alive appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Leonard, Clippers nip Jazz as Mitchell exits early with injury

Led by their All-Star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers moved within a game in their series, 1-2......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Jazz rock Clippers in Game 1; Sixers down Hawks

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Donovan Mitchell scored 45 points and Rudy Gobert made a clutch block at the buzzer as the Utah Jazz rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 112-109, in the opening game of their NBA playoff series on Tuesday. Mitchell scored 32 of his game high 45 in the second half, carrying […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Mitchell, Jazz turn back Clippers for 1-0 lead; Sixers equalize vs Hawks

A game-saving block by Rudy Gobert in the last play of the game and a 45-point output by Donovan Mitchell completed the comeback win for the Jazz, who trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Hawks take back lead over Knicks; Celtics score breakthrough vs Nets

With the series shifting to their home court, Trae Young led seven Hawks who finished in double digit scoring to lift the Hawks past the higher-seeded Knicks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Lakers ward off Suns to even series; Mavs go 2-0 vs Clippers

After leading for much of the game, the Lakers needed to fend off a Suns run in the final quarter to head back to Los Angeles with the series tied at 1-1......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

Heat oust depleted Bucks to reach NBA East finals; Lakers down Rockets, up 2-1

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the NBA Playoffs on September 8, 2020 at The Field House in Orlando, Florida. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP) MIAMI (AFP) — The Miami Heat punched their ticket to the NBA Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, beating top-seeded Milwaukee 103-94 as injured Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo watched from the bench. Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic finished with 17 points apiece as six Heat players scored in double figures and Miami completed a 4-1 series victory in a bruising encounter against the league’s top defensive team. Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 23 points. Antetokounmpo — tipped to scoop a second straight NBA Most Valuable Player award this season — aggravated his sprained right ankle in the first half of the Bucks’ game-four overtime victory over the Heat. The Bucks declared him inactive less than an hour before tipoff on Tuesday. The loss of Antetokounmpo, who averaged career highs of 29.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game this season, was a huge blow for the Bucks, as they tried to do what no NBA team has done before: come back from an 0-3 deficit to win a seven-game playoff series. It’s the second straight campaign that the Bucks built the best regular-season record only to come up short in the playoffs. In 2019 they fell to the eventual champion Toronto Raptors in six games in the Eastern Conference finals. The fifth-seeded Heat will face either the Boston Celtics or Toronto Raptors for a place in the NBA Finals. The Celtics lead their series against the defending NBA champion Raptors three games to two. Butler, who added 10 rebounds and six assists and was a perfect eight-for-eight from the foul line, said the Heat’s impressive 8-1 record so far in the playoffs means nothing now. “All of that is behind us now,” he said. “We’ll wait and see who we get out of Toronto and Boston and then we’ll lock in on that. “But it’s zero-zero now, we’ve got eight more to get.” The Heat trailed 28-19 after a chaotic first quarter in which they committed six turnovers leading to nine Bucks points. They trailed by as many as 13 in the first period, but settled down in the second, out-scoring the Bucks 33-18 to take a 52-46 lead into halftime. But Milwaukee, with Middleton leading the way, refused to go away. After going scoreless for more than six minutes in the third period the Bucks put together an 8-0 run to pull within five points. Trailing 73-65 going into the final period, the Bucks trimmed the deficit to four multiple times, but the Heat’s depth finally proved too much. “Obviously they missed their MVP,” Butler said. “But we knew we were going to have to get one out of the mud and I think this was the one.” Antetokounmpo said he felt “lost” as he was unable to contribute. “Mentally it was a battle, but at the end of the day you’ve got to trust your teammates and that’s what I decided to do,” he said after the Bucks medical staff persuaded him not to risk further injury by playing. LeBron leads Lakers LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers, left, drives the ball against Ben McLemore #16 of the Houston Rockets during the second quarter in Game Three of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 08, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (AFP) In Western Conference action, LeBron James scored 36 points and Anthony Davis added 26 as the Los Angeles Lakers powered to the finish in a 112-102 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Lakers grabbed a 2-1 series lead and James notched an NBA record 162nd career playoff win. “It says that I’ve played with a lot of great teams,” said James, who won two NBA titles with the Miami Heat and one with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “It says that I’ve played with a lot of great teammates and some great coaches.” James Harden scored 33 points with nine rebounds and nine assists and Russell Westbrook added 30 points for Houston in a back and forth battle that saw 16 lead changes. The Lakers’ reserves scored 42 points, with Houston’s only points off the bench the 16 of Jeff Green. Rajon Rondo, who scored 21 off the bench for Los Angeles, hit back-to-back three-pointers and came up with a steal and layup as the Lakers surged ahead with a 17-5 scoring run to start the fourth quarter. After putting up 64 points in the first half Houston scored just 38 in the second and the Lakers posted their second straight win of the series. There was a frightening moment in the fourth quarter, as Robert Covington and Davis collided as Davis rose for a rebound. Davis’s elbow appeared to hit Covington in head and he left the court holding a bloodied towel to his face, while Davis was hurting from Covington’s elbow in his side......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Nuggets trounce Clippers to tie NBA series

Miami, United States—The Denver Nuggets bounced back with a vengeance on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time), powering to a 110-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to even their NBA playoff series 1-1......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Nuggets,  Raptors match wins

The Denver Nuggets bounced back with a vengeance on Saturday, powering to a 110-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to even their NBA playoff series 1-1. It was all-square between the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, too, after the Raptors notched a second straight win, 100-93, to knot their Eastern Conference semi-final series 2-2 […] The post Nuggets,  Raptors match wins appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

James and Lakers advance with 131-122 win over Trail Blazers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — While the ultimate objective is to win a title, LeBron James said the Los Angeles Lakers achieved a key goal against the Portland Trail Blazers — and it wasn't simply to win the first-round playoff series. It was improvement. “We got better throughout the course of the series,” James said. “We knew we were coming into a series versus a hot Portland team that was playing the best basketball inside the bubble along with Phoenix. So we wanted to just come in and try to work our game, get better and better as the games went on, as the series went on. And I believe we did that.” James had 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and the Lakers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals, beating the short-handed Blazers 131-122 in Game 5 on Saturday night (Sunday morning in the Philippines). Anthony Davis had a playoff-best 43 points for the top-seeded Lakers in their first playoff appearance since 2013. The Lakers hadn't won a playoff series since 2012. James has never lost a first-round playoff series, going 14-0. The Lakers will play the winner of the series between Houston and Oklahoma City. The Rockets took a 3-2 lead with a 114-80 victory earlier Saturday. CJ McCollum had 36 points for the surprisingly scrappy Trail Blazers, who played without injured All-Star guard Damian Lillard. Carmelo Anthony added 27 points. Down 14 in the third quarter, Portland got to 100-97 on McCollum's layup and tied it on Anfernee Simon's 3-pointer to cap an 8-point run with 9:46 left. James answered with a 3. Gary Trent Jr.'s 3-pointer tied it at 109 with just under seven minutes to go. Again the Lakers held off Portland with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 3. After Trent's 3-pointer closed it to 114-112 with 4:53 left, Davis had a personal 11-0 run to put Los Angeles up 123-112 and all but seal it. The game was originally set for Wednesday night, but players collectively decided not to play in the three playoff games scheduled for that day to protest racial injustice following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Games on Friday were also postponed. James said he hopes the past few days made a difference. “Obviously, the bubble season will never be forgotten. In sports this is the first time we’ve been able to do something like this, but this moment is so much bigger than us playing basketball,” James said. “Hopefully, years on down the line, when America is in a better place, you can look back to this moment and be like, that was one of the catapults that kind of got it going.” Lillard injured his right knee in Game 4 that prompted him to leave the bubble in Florida and return to Portland to see team doctors. Lillard was named MVP of the seeding games heading into the playoffs, averaging 37.6 points and 9.6 assists in eight games. Trent Jr. took his Lillard's spot in the opening lineup. But because of injuries the eighth-seeded Blazers had just nine players available for the game. “All you can do is hope to hang around and make it a fourth quarter game and win in the end, and we didnt quite win it in the end," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. Portland's lone win in the first-round series came in Game 1. TIP INS Trail Blazers: In addition to Lillard, Portland was without Zach Collins because of left ankle inflammation, Nassir Little with dehydration and Wenyen Gabriel with right quad tendonitis. Lakers: Rajon Rondo practiced on Friday but remained inactive for Game 5 as he recovers from a fractured right thumb and back spasms. ... Dion Waiters was game-time decision with a migraine but was available. MOURNING UNCLE CLIFFY: There was a moment of silence before the game for former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson. He died Saturday at 53. Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA, his first eight in Portland, and later made the city his home. Portland players also wore headbands during the game in his honor. “His personality and energy were unmatched, and his contributions on the court were unmistakable, helping the Trail Blazers into the playoffs each of his eight seasons with the team,” the Blazers said in a statement. The moment of silence also recognized former Arizona coach Lute Olson and actor Chadwick Boseman. CIVIC DUTY: The Lakers announced before the game than that Staples Center will serve as a voting center for the upcoming general election. Voters can cast ballots at the arena from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. The arena will also serve as a drop-off site for ballots......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

NBA Playoffs LIVE UPDATES - West Round 1: (1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Portland Trail Blazers Game 4

After a stunning loss to the eighth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers, the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers have regained control of their Western Conference first round series, winning the last two games to take a 2-1 lead.  LeBron James and Anthony Davis look to lead the Lakers to an important Game 4 win and secure a 3-1 lead.  Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum however, will look to swing momentum back their way and tie things up at 2-2.  Tip off is on Tuesday, August 25th at 9:00 am. Join us for LIVE UPDATES! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2020

NBA Playoffs LIVE UPDATES - West Round 1: (3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Utah Jazz Game 4

We've got another Western Conference matchup for your today, as the third-seeded Denver Nuggets look to even their first-round series against the sixth-seeded Utah Jazz.  After taking Game 1 in a high-scoring affair, the higher-seeded Nuggets saw themselves drop two straight games to the Jazz and fall into a 2-1 hole.  Game 4 will prove crucial for Nikola Jokic, Jamaal Murray, and company if they want to give themselves a better chance at moving to the next round.  For Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson, and the rest of the Jazz, a win gives them a comfortable series advantage and puts them within one win away from advancing into the next round.  Tip off is Monday, August 24th at 9:00 am! Join us for LIVE UPDATES!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

NBA ROUNDUP: Celtics, Raptors, Clippers, Jazz win; Doncic hurt; Lillard to play in Game 4

The Boston Celtics moved a win away from the second round of the playoffs as it beat the Philadephia 76ers Friday and take a commanding 3-0 lead in their first round  series. Kemba Walker, acquired from the Charlotte Hornets this season, scored 24 points to lead the Celtics over Philadelphia, 102-94. Walker took the cudgels […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

NBA Playoffs LIVE UPDATES - West Round 1: (2) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks Game 3

Things are heating up in the NBA Playoffs!  Three of the four Western Conference matchups are tied at 1-1, including the series between the 2-seed Los Angeles Clippers and and the 7-seed Dallas Mavericks!  After the Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers took Game 1, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks bounced back in a big way in Game 2.  The series lead will be up for grabs in an all-important Game 3!  Tip off is on Saturday, August 22nd at 9:00 AM! Join us for LIVE UPDATES. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Anthony Davis helps Lakers rout Trail Blazers to tie series

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Anthony Davis had 31 points and 11 rebounds and the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from an opening loss to beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 111-88, on Thursday  night (Friday morning, August 21, 2020, in the Philippines) in Game 2 of the first-round Western Conference playoff series. LeBron James […] The post Anthony Davis helps Lakers rout Trail Blazers to tie series appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

NBA LIVE UPDATES - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

The NBA season is back!  Live from the NBA Campus at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the 2019-2020 NBA Season returns to action with 22 teams set to play eight seeding games each to determine post-season berths and positioning!  The top-seeded team in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers look to bounce back from their loss to the Toronto Raptors when the face the Utah Jazz, who are currently fifth in the West. The Jazz are also looking to bounce back from a defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder!  Tip off is on Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00 AM. Join us for some LIVE UPDATES! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020