Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have more than held their own against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton so far in these Eastern Conference finals.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 on Sunday and even the Eastern...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kawhi Leonard got some help from his teammates to stay close and then finished it off himself.
Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, and...
Toronto-Philadelphia preview capsule
Capsule for Eastern Conference semifinal series between Toronto and Philadelphia:
No. 2 TORONTO RAPTORS (58-24, 4-1) vs. No. 3 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (51-31, 4-1)
The last time Toronto and Philadelphia played was on February 5, a night where the Raptors went into the 76ers' home building and had absolutely no trouble on the way to an easy win.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.
Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how...
Orlando Magic (42-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
Leonard and the Raptors host the Magic
Orlando Magic (38-39, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (54-23, second in the Eastern Conference)
Ibaka, VanVleet lead Raptors to 124-101 rout of Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without their top two players proved to be no problem for the Toronto Raptors.
Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Fred VanVleet also scored 23 and the Raptors...
Conley, Valanciunas lead Grizzlies past Jazz 114-104
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley is continuing to lead the Memphis Grizzlies down the stretch, and a new big center has stepped up to help with the scoring load.
TOKYO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets will play two pre-season games in October at the Saitama Super Arena, the basketball venue for next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Leonard hits winning basket, Raptors beat Nets 127-125
TORONTO (AP) — Marc Gasol was a winner in his first home game with the Toronto Raptors — thanks to a sweet shot by Kawhi Leonard.
Leonard banked home the tiebreaking basket with 4.2 seconds remaining and the Raptors edged the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Monday night.
"I asked if he called 'bank,'" Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. "He said he called 'game.'"
Gasol pitches in, Raptors send Knicks to 16th loss in row
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Gasol felt like the new kid at school before his first game with the Toronto Raptors.
To get ready, he spent time studying with Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo — who happens to be Gasol's coach on Spain's national team.
"Obviously I asked him a lot of questions about what should have been happening in each situation," Gasol said after a 104-99 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Owner: Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s jersey in future
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A day after trading Marc Gasol to Toronto, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies says the franchise will retire the center's No. 33 jersey some day in the future.
Owner Robert Pera issued a statement Friday morning after the franchise confirmed the trade netting Memphis a trio of players and a second-round draft pick in the 2024 draft.
Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder got a familiar performance from Russell Westbrook while the Memphis Grizzlies struggled to get used to playing without Marc Gasol.
Westbrook had his eighth straight triple-double, and Oklahoma City rolled past the trade-depleted Grizzlies 117-95 on Thursday night.
Westbrook finished with 15 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. He now has the longest triple-double streak of his career and is one short of Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record of nine straight set in 1968.
Grizzlies take next step in rebuilding, trading Marc Gasol
The Memphis Grizzlies have taken another big step toward rebuilding their roster, trading center Marc Gasol and leaving Mike Conley as the lone remaining piece from the core four of the franchise's best success.
And Conley's tenure might only last the rest of this season.
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Siakam, VanVleet set career highs to lead Raptors past Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have a new big man coming to help their push for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
In the meantime, the Raptors won by playing small.
Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 33 points, Fred VanVleet added a career-best 30 and the Raptors rallied after trailing by 17 points in the first half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-101 on Thursday night.
East contenders make their moves, Davis has to wait for his
Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his.
The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams Thursday before the NBA trade deadline.
Leonard, Lowry help Raptors beat Embiid, 76ers 119-107
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference's top teams.
Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points and Serge Ibaka had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Toronto overcome another big game for Joel Embiid.
Conley, Holiday help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves 108-106
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley put together quite a performance in possibly his final game with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Conley had 25 points and nine assists, and the Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-106 on Tuesday night on Justin Holiday's two free throws with .1 seconds remaining.
Conley and longtime teammate Marc Gasol are being shopped around ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. Gasol was a late scratch amid reports about the Grizzlies being in trade talks.
Lowry has big half amid trade rumors, Raptors hold off 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry doesn't want to play for any team but Toronto.
A detour through his hometown is always welcome, though.
Lowry had a big first half amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, Kawhi Leonard finished with 24 points, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference's top teams.
Grizzlies’ Gasol out against Timberwolves amid trade talk
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was a late scratch for Tuesday night's home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as trade chatter for the veteran accelerated.
Gasol was not listed on Memphis' injured list earlier in the day, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff announced he would not play. Asked to elaborate on the reason for Gasol's absence, Bickerstaff declined.
Gasol, Conley eager for answers during trade deadline week
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Gasol forgot his cellphone overnight on the Grizzlies' team bus over the weekend, giving himself some stress-free time in New York.
"I'm like, if I get traded then so be it," Gasol said.
He and Mike Conley won't be able to hide quite so easily the next few days.
Conley, Gasol help Grizzlies top Knicks to end road skid
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Gasol was conducting his postgame interviews when his cellphone began buzzing with a call from his agent.
Gasol declined to answer. If it was trade news, it could wait until after he was done talking basketball.
"I'm not in the mood right now," Gasol said, smiling. "I still want to enjoy this."
Especially because his team had just looked like the Memphis Grizzlies of old.
Hield, Fox lead Sacramento to 99-96 victory over Grizzlies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings made the right plays down the stretch to end their losing streak and extend the Memphis Grizzlies' miseries.
Buddy Hield scored 26 points and De'Aaron Fox added 22, including a key 19-footer in the final minute, to help the Kings to a 99-96 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night.
The loss was Memphis' eighth straight and 14th in the last 15 games as the team tries to hold itself together amid trade rumors involving star Mike Conley and Marc Gasol.
Conley says Grizzlies owner willing to trade him, Gasol
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies may be ready to start rebuilding, listening to trade offers for the NBA's longest-tenured teammates.
Guard Mike Conley said Grizzlies owner Robert Pera had told both he and center Marc Gasol on Tuesday that they will be mentioned in potential trade talks.
Gasol leads Grizzlies past Spurs 96-86 ending Memphis skid
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies center Marc Gasol snapped out of a recent slump with a more energized performance to help Memphis end a six-game slide.
Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds, and Memphis led from the second quarter on in a 96-86 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
Griffin has 26 points, leads Pistons past Grizzlies 101-94
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In the closing minutes of a four-game trip, the Detroit Pistons had enough energy to end the journey on a good note.
With a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter, the Pistons built a double-digit lead and snapped their three-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Gasol scores 20 points, Grizzlies beat Cavaliers 95-87
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage when Cleveland missed its first 12 shots.
Then the Cavaliers came storming back, and Marc Gasol and his teammates had just enough to hold on for a wire-to-wire win.
Gasol had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Grizzlies beat the Cavaliers 95-87 on Wednesday night despite nearly blowing a 17-point fourth-quarter lead.
Grizzlies end 5-game skid by beating Lakers 107-99
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies were fed up with losing, and it showed in a desperate and determined fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Mike Conley scored 11 points in the final period, Jaren Jackson Jr. had 27 and the Grizzlies ended a five-game losing streak with a 107-99 victory Sunday night.
Hield scores 28 points to push Kings past Grizzlies 102-99
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield watched Mike Conley put on an impressive shooting display for three quarters. Then he spoiled Conley's big night with his own hot streak.
Hield made four of his six 3-pointers over the final 8 1/2 minutes and scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to help the Sacramento Kings rally for a 102-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
Conley carries Grizzlies past Nets 131-125 in 2OTs
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Conley felt comfortable enough to let the Memphis Grizzlies' new kid take over near the end of regulation.
Conley, a veteran point guard, then showed Jaren Jackson Jr. how he could single-handedly beat a team over two overtime periods.
Conley scored 13 of Memphis 14 points in the second overtime session, Jackson scored a career-high 36 points and the Grizzlies beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-125 Friday.
Grizzlies fend off Spurs 104-103 behind Conley, Gasol
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies dumped all the frustration from seven straight losses at San Antonio during a wild two-second sequence.
Mike Conley had 30 points, Gasol hit two free throws with 0.7 seconds left and Memphis beat the Spurs 104-103 on Wednesday night.
"It's very special to win here," Conley said. "We haven't won here in so long it feels like. It's hard to beat any Spurs team, no matter who's dressed up in their uniform."