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Nets hire Jordi Fernandez, coach of Canada's men's national team, as head coach

Nets hire Jordi Fernandez, coach of Canada's men's national team, as head coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordi Fernandez was hired Monday as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, who are looking to bounce back after missing the playoffs for the first time in six years. The Nets finished 32-50 and fired Jacque Vaughn at the All-Star break.
A tale of two centers: Jokic is trying to stay on top and Embiid is trying to stay on the court

A tale of two centers: Jokic is trying to stay on top and Embiid is trying to stay on the court

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are the NBA's main men in the middle, the two centers combining for the last three MVP awards in the regular season with perhaps another coming soon.

George and the Clippers host Dallas with 1-0 series lead

Dallas Mavericks (50-32, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (51-31, fourth in the Western Conference) Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT BETMGM SPORTSBOOK : LINE Mavericks -2.5; over/under is 218.

Edwards and the Timberwolves host Phoenix with 1-0 series lead

Phoenix Suns (49-33, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26, third in the Western Conference) Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Antetokounmpo and the Bucks host Indiana with 1-0 series lead

Indiana Pacers (47-35, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (49-33, third in the Eastern Conference) Milwaukee; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT BETMGM SPORTSBOOK : LINE Bucks -1.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 28 points as top-seeded Thunder edge Pelicans 94-92 in Game 1

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 28 points as top-seeded Thunder edge Pelicans 94-92 in Game 1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hours after the NBA announced Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was selected as a finalist for the league’s Most Valuable Player award, Oklahoma City's All-Star guard showed why.
Six Celtics score in double figures as they cruises past Heat 114-94

Six Celtics score in double figures as they cruises past Heat 114-94

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum notched his first career playoff triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics past the Miami Heat 114-94 on Sunday to open their first-round playoff series.
Lillard's unusual night in Bucks' win includes 35 points in first half and 0 in second half

Lillard's unusual night in Bucks' win includes 35 points in first half and 0 in second half

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Damian Lillard couldn’t be stopped in the first half — and couldn’t score a point in the second. It all added up to one of the most unusual dominant performances in recent playoff history.
Damian Lillard's 35-point 1st half helps Bucks beat Pacers 109-94 without Giannis in playoff opener

Damian Lillard's 35-point 1st half helps Bucks beat Pacers 109-94 without Giannis in playoff opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Damian Lillard’s sensational start ensured the Milwaukee Bucks would fare just fine without Giannis Antetokounmpo in their playoff opener.
Harden and Zubac lead Leonard-less Clippers to 109-97 win over Doncic and Mavs in playoff opener

Harden and Zubac lead Leonard-less Clippers to 109-97 win over Doncic and Mavs in playoff opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden spent the season developing a pick-and-roll chemistry with big man Ivica Zubac. The future Hall of Famer in his first season in Los Angeles is schooling the longest-tenured Clipper.
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