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LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard blew by Royce O’Neale and took off down the lane before throwing down an explosive one-handed dunk all over Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors. Leonard’s powerful second-quarter slam put the exclamation point on a first half that saw the LA Clippers lead by as many as 29 points before evening …

ATLANTA — Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid’s second round-series against the Atlanta Hawks went from historical comparisons to the “Big Dipper,” Wilt Chamberlain, to a Big O’fer in the second half of Monday’s 103-100 loss that tied things up 2-2. Embiid went 0-for-12 in the second half, accounting for the most attempts without a make …

The top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers are making life hard on Trae Young and the No. 5 Atlanta Hawks. After dropping the series opener, they have won two straight games, both by double figures. In the process, Philadelphia also snapped Atlanta’s 13-game win streak at home. The Hawks were looking to get back on track in Game …

With the Denver Nuggets facing playoff elimination, league MVP Nikola Jokic was ejected from Sunday night’s game with a flagrant foul 2 after taking a wild swing in frustration at Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne. After a lengthy review, Jokic was handed the flagrant 2 and ejected from Game 4 of Denver’s Western Conference semifinal …

Coming off a crucial Game 3 win, the Milwaukee Bucks are riding momentum into Sunday afternoon’s tilt at Fiserv Forum as they attempt to even the East semifinal series against the Brooklyn Nets. After leading for most of Game 4, the Bucks are trying to put away the Nets in the fourth. Brooklyn is without …

The Bucks got physical with the Nets! – Kendrick Perkins on Nets vs. Bucks Game 3 | Get Up  ESPN Opinion: Bucks do enough to win Game 3 vs. Nets, but will still need much more in Game 4  Yahoo Sports The Nets and Bucks contrast instant greatness with organic growth. Organic growth is losing.  The Washington Post …

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After stealing Game 1 on the road the Atlanta Hawks are looking to take full control of the momentum in their Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Philadelphia 76ers. While Joel Embiid was able to suit up and play in Game 1 despite the meniscus injury he is dealing with, it wasn’t enough for Philadelphia …

Inside the NBA Reacts to Bucks vs Nets Game 2 First Half Highlights | 2021 NBA Playoffs  House of Highlights Why Khris Middleton will struggle from three against the Nets again, other best bets for Monday  CBS Sports Stephen A. reacts to Nets vs. Bucks Game 1 and James Harden’s injury | First Take  ESPN Nets Notes: Harden, …

LOS ANGELES — As a 19-point fourth-quarter lead shrunk to seven with two minutes to go and anxiety began to spread at Staples Center, Kawhi Leonard got the kind of help he did not get last year in Game 7. Leonard assisted on two straight 3-pointers from Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris Sr., sealing the …