Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

Sports 05/22/19, 19:33

Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday.Gobert finished ...

NBA conference finals preview capsules

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:56

Capsule previews of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference finals:EASTERN CONFERENCENo. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22, 8-1) vs. No. 2 TORONTO RAPTORS (58-24, 8-4)Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammates watch as the ball bounces around the rim as time ...

Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7

Sports 05/09/19, 21:53

Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on ...

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Sports 05/02/19, 22:08

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the "MVP!" chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead ...

76ers, Butler look to maintain home-court against Raptors

Sports 05/01/19, 15:51

Jimmy Butler has been the adult in the gym for the 76ers.Figuratively speaking of course.That is Philadelphia coach Brett Brown's way of saying that Butler has delivered when the Sixers really needed him. The four-time All-Star was clutch in the ...

Nets GM fined, suspended for entering refs locker room

Sports 04/21/19, 12:40

Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.The Nets lost 112-108 on Saturday in a ...

Embiid starting Game 4 for 76ers against Nets

Sports 04/20/19, 14:06

Joel Embiid is back in the starting lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid missed Game 3 with left knee soreness and was listed as doubtful to play Saturday. But he ...

Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs

Basketball 04/13/19, 19:16

D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their ...

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