Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks warms up prior to a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 4, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Russell Westbrook and James Harden kept refreshing their records in their own way.
Players to watch: Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has had a career season and is the front-runner to earn the MVP while teammate Khris Middleton developed into an All-Star in 2018-19.
Curry has averaged 32.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in three games against the Clippers this season. He scored 50 or more points on nine separate occasions and topped 60 twice as well. That'll change this weekend when he and Golden State play host to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of a Western Conference first-round series.
No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs.
The 30-team league made 273,573 points throughout the season.
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Speaking of the Warriors and Rockets, they're most likely on a collision-course to meet in the second round instead of the conference finals, due to the Rockets falling to the fourth spot on the last day of the regular season.
The Lakers had made the playoffs in five successive seasons but failed to get to the Finals.
The 2019 NBA Playoffs are set to begin, and the league's brightest stars will soon be showcasing their talents on the world's biggest stage.
As LeBron James struggles in Los Angeles, the title of the league's best player might be up for grabs and Antetokounmpo, still just 24, is as well placed as any player to seize it. Weeks before the postseason started, the Milwaukee Bucks lost Malcolm Brogdon and Nikola Mirotic for the remainder of the regular season.
The Yahoo Sports NBA crew unanimously took the Golden State Warriors to three-peat and capture a fourth championship in five seasons, with most of us believing Stephen Curry will win his first Finals MVP over two-time victor Kevin Durant. The Minneapolis Lakers won three in a row from 1952 to 1954, with the Boston Celtics winning eight in a row between 1959 to 1966, though both runs came when the National Basketball Association had fewer teams. And because memories are short, everyone is sort of concentrating on how Houston may be the team to beat in the West because of the way they finished the regular season. Everyone has been waiting on them to flip the switch and turn into the contender they're supposed to be. When he's healthy, there's no denying that the Sixers' big man is one of the most dominant at his position.
The two-time MVP returned from a left knee injury for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, missing the entire first round as the Warriors eliminated the Spurs in five games.
On Sunday, the overall No. 1 seed Bucks face No. 8 Detroit, and No. 4 Boston hosts No. 5 IN in the East.
This season, thanks to the return of Irving and Hayward, Tatum and Hayward had to adjust to different roles and bench stars like Terry Rozier had less opportunity than past year. Unlike previous years, National Basketball Association analysts, players and fans alike are still engaged in a heated debate over who should take home the hardware this June.
Wade concluded his 16-year career with a triple-double game.
Dallas said farewell to Dirk, but Doncic brought hope to the city.
Considering Detroit is starting a guy at shooting guard in Wayne Ellington who couldn't even get on the court in Miami before being bought out, this one could get ugly out on the perimeter. The 2017 Most Improved Player proved that he could still better himself.
After the Bulls surrendered a 2-0 series lead to the Utah Jazz, Jordan produced a performance for the ages in Game 5, scoring 38 points despite being stricken by a stomach virus to seal a 90-88 victory in what is now known as "The Flu Game".