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Brown scores 25, Celtics spoil Embiid's return in 121-87 win

Brown scores 25, Celtics spoil Embiid's return in 121-87 win

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics walked off the court angry and frustrated after giving up home-court advantage in their series-opening loss to the 76ers. Boston called on those emotions — and its defense — to dominate in Game 2.
New MVP Embiid will start for 76ers in Game 2 vs. Celtics

New MVP Embiid will start for 76ers in Game 2 vs. Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid will play and start in Game 2 of the 76ers’ second-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
Lakers withstood every Warriors run, hope for more in Game 2

Lakers withstood every Warriors run, hope for more in Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers expected a furious, final push by Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and the defending NBA champions. Golden State can score in bunches in literally no time at all.
With Paul hurt, Suns' Payne tries to recreate playoff magic

With Paul hurt, Suns' Payne tries to recreate playoff magic

PHOENIX (AP) — Cameron Payne was a surprise hero for a few games during the Phoenix Suns' run to the NBA Finals two seasons ago. The team might need a similar effort from the backup point guard on Friday.
Embiid: MVP is validation, but NBA title is still the goal

Embiid: MVP is validation, but NBA title is still the goal

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid finally said it: Winning the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award has been a dream ever since he belatedly started playing basketball.
Anadolu Efes player Singleton hospitalized with chest pains

Anadolu Efes player Singleton hospitalized with chest pains

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — American basketball player Chris Singleton has been admitted to a hospital in Turkey after suffering chest pains, his Istanbul-based team said Wednesday.
Davis, James deliver as Lakers top Curry, Warriors in Game 1

Davis, James deliver as Lakers top Curry, Warriors in Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LeBron James no longer has to do it all against Stephen Curry on the big stage, not even close. Anthony Davis plugs the middle and takes away the easy chances inside. Dennis Schröder has the energy to help chase No.

Los Angeles visits Golden State with 1-0 series lead

Los Angeles Lakers (43-39, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (44-38, sixth in the Western Conference) San Francisco; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE : Warriors -5; over/under is 227.
Knicks top Heat 111-105, even Eastern Conference semi series

Knicks top Heat 111-105, even Eastern Conference semi series

Jalen Brunson scored 30 points and keyed the run the New York Knicks needed just in time to get by a Miami Heat team playing without Jimmy Butler, evening the Eastern Conference semifinals at a game apiece with a 111-105 victory Tuesday night.
Phoenix Suns say Paul "day to day" with left groin strain

Phoenix Suns say Paul "day to day" with left groin strain

PHOENIX (AP) — Suns guard Chris Paul has a left groin strain and the team says his status is considered “day to day” as Phoenix tries to climb out of a 2-0 hole against the Denver Nuggets in their Western Conference playoff series.
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