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LeBron James and Anthony Davis Fulfill Lakers’ Finals Promise

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Purple-and-gold confetti fell on LeBron James late Saturday night as he sat on the court in a largely empty arena and digested the fresh reality that he was headed to his ninth N.B.A. finals in 10 seasons. One of the first people he thought about was Anthony Davis, his teammate …

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Lakers’ Game 4 win over Nuggets came down to Denver failing in one key area

There was LeBron James and Anthony Davis giving the Lakers 60 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists combined. There was Nikola Jokic going scoreless in the fourth quarter. And yes, there was debate as to whether the Nuggets should have gotten a better whistle, particularly on late possessions when James defended Jamal Murray. Despite all of those …

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Rockets’ ‘Microball’ Puts P.J. Tucker at the Center of Chaos

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The joke doesn’t have quite the same bite now that the N.B.A. is playing all of its games in a so-called bubble, but it elicited a hearty laugh from P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets regardless. Have you heard the one about how the only center in Houston is the …

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Damian Lillard Out for Game 5 of Lakers-Blazers Series

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, one of the standout performers of the N.B.A. restart at Walt Disney World, will sit out Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers because of a sprained right …

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As N.B.A. Forges Ahead, LeBron James Is ‘Ready for This Moment’

LOS ANGELES — As N.B.A. teams migrate to Florida for the N.B.A.’s scheduled restart later this month, players have expressed a range of concerns. They are concerned about the coronavirus, and Florida’s status as one of the pandemic’s hot spots. They are concerned about being separated from their families. They are concerned about being stuck …

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