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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andre Iguodala will not play for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night because of a sore left calf. Iguodala injured his calf during Game 3 on Saturday. The team said on Sunday that an MRI on the …

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TORONTO (AP) — For Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Monday was all about rest and recovery. Coming off a season in which he sat out 22 regular-season games and never played on back-to-back nights as part of a plan to manage his workload, Leonard played a playoff career-high 52 minutes in Toronto’s double-overtime victory over …

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA. The team announced Monday that Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this past season, the role long …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have given new coach John Beilein a seasoned right-hand man. Former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff is joining Beilein’s staff as an associate head coach, and potentially as his replacement in a few years. Bickerstaff was a candidate for Cleveland’s opening and interviewed for the job before the Cavs lured Beilein …

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TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks‘ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Norman Powell scored 19 points before fouling out, and Marc Gasol …

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green would rather do more playing than complaining these days. Known at times for his temper and tangles with officials, a more mature Green has the Golden State Warriors on the brink of a fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals. “I realized I got to a point where I …

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland’s Damian Lillard says separated his ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors. Lillard confirmed the injury on Sunday, a day after the Trail Blazers lost 110-99 in Game 3. Lillard was 5-of-18 from the floor and finished with 19 points as Golden State …

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry scored 36 points for Golden State, which moved …

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Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have more than held their own against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton so far in these Eastern Conference finals. Other than some pretty boxscores, the Toronto Raptors have nothing to show for those efforts. The supporting cast hasn’t supported much for Toronto, and with what is almost certainly a must-win …

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk. The tone was set. And it never changed. The Eastern Conference doesn’t belong to Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks — yet. But they’re two wins away, after …

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