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CHICAGO (AP) Thaddeus Young scored 20 points, Coby White added 19 and the Chicago Bulls beat Milwaukee 118-112 with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Bucks' starters missing the regular-season finale Sunday night. The Bucks ruled Khris Middleton out because of lingering soreness in his left ankle, then scratched Antetokounmpo and the rest of the starters once it became clear the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference was out of reach.
Marvel comics spinoff "WandaVision" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday, while Scarlett Johansson and Sacha Baron Cohen got special awards for their contributions to the film industry. Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous award, for best performance in a movie, for his final film, the jazz period drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." The "Black Panther" actor, 43, died in August 2020 of colon cancer.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Jordan Clarkson scored 33 points, Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz took the No. 1 spot in the NBA playoffs, beating the Sacramento Kings 121-99 on Sunday night. It's the first time in franchise history that the Jazz have finished with sole possession of the best record in the NBA. Mike Conley had 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds in his second game back after missing two weeks because of a right hamstring injury.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 30 points in his final audition for NBA Rookie of the Year, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 136-121 victory over the postseason-bound Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Luka Doncic had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in 21 minutes for the Mavericks, who were unharmed by the meaningless defeat. They get the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, pitted against the No. 4 seed Los Angeles Clippers in a first-round series beginning next weekend. The Mavericks (42-30) broke their three-way tie with the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers by virtue of their Southwest Division title. The Mavericks were able to play without worry, having secured a top-six spot and avoiding the new play-in round that owner Mark Cuban said recently was an " enormous mistake." This was only their fourth loss in their last 16 games, with Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis and the rest of coach Rick Carlisle's crew bringing plenty of confidence they can do some damage in what ought to be a wide-open bracket on the Western Conference side. The Timberwolves brought a last-day-of-school vibe to the game, laughing their way through warmups and enjoying a sharp night of 3-point shooting at 42.5% (17 for 40). Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points apiece. They set a franchise record for their highest score (113 points) through three quarters on their way to a seventh win in their final 12 games, finishing with the sixth-worst record (23-49) in the league after spending much of the season at the bottom. Their first-round draft pick, owed to the Golden State Warriors for the Russell trade last year, is only top-three protected. Jaden McDaniels had 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including a soaring dunk set up by a no-look pass from Russell early in the second quarter. McDaniels and Edwards formed quite the rookie tandem for Minnesota this season, giving the long-woebegone franchise a true lift and a couple of keepers to build around Towns and Russell. TIP-INS Mavericks: Maxi Kleber (right Achilles soreness) sat out for the sixth time in the last eight games. JJ Redick (right heel soreness) was also inactive for the fifth time in the last seven games. Timberwolves: This was the 36th game of 20-plus points for Edwards, extending his franchise rookie record. ... Edwards was 5 for 9 from 3-point range. He made the fourth-most 3-pointers (171) by a rookie in NBA history, trailing Donovan Mitchell (187), Damian Lillard (185) and Saddiq Bey (175). ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Campbell, The Associated Press
The weekend survey by the Asahi Shimbun daily found 43 percent of respondents want the Games cancelled, and 40 percent want a further postponement.
A deal could see Harry Potter-maker Warner Bros. and Discovery's lifestyle channels under the same owner.
WBC champion Fury confirmed the date and host nation in a video on social media on Sunday evening.
Stefano Pioli's side could have sealed a return to elite European football for the first time since the 2013-2014 season with a win over the Sardinians.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 22 points and 10 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 132-116 in the regular-season finale Sunday night to secure their eighth straight playoff berth, the longest active streak in the NBA. The Blazers secured the sixth seed, which means they'll face the Nuggets in the opening round. Denver wound up with the third seed in a crazy night that saw the West's teams in a scramble for playoff position. Denver was assured of the No. 3 seed when the Clippers fell to the Thunder. CJ McCollum added 24 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Blazers avoided the play-in round. Lillard also had five 3s. The Nuggets, already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, held their starters to limited minutes. Nikola Jokic had 21 points in the opening half then sat for the rest of the game. Last season, the Nuggets went to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 but fell to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers. Coach Michael Malone had said he wouldn't rest his starters, and indeed he did. But only Austin Rivers started the second. The Blazers jumped out to a 43-22 lead in the opening quarter, making nine of 15 3-point attempts. They went up 72-55 at the half. Lillard's 3-pointer in the third quarter put Portland up 95-74. The Blazers pushed the lead to as many as 27 points. The Blazers were coming off a 118-117 loss at Phoenix which snapped a five-game winning streak. Portland rebounded from a five-game losing streak last month to win nine of 11 heading into the regular-season finale. The Nuggets had won three straight, capped by a 104-91 victory at Detroit. Jusuf Nukic finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers. TIP INS Nuggets: Denver won the first two games against the Blazers this season. ... Denver was without Will Barton (hamstring) and P.J. Dozier (adductor). ... Malone insisted before the game he wasn't looking ahead to the playoffs: “I haven’t spent five minutes since we got into town here worrying about who we’re playing after tonight.” Trail Blazers: With a 3-pointer in the opening quarter, Lillard snapped his own franchise record for made 3-pointers in a season (270). ... Lillard had scored 30 or more points in his last seven games, the longest stretch of his career. UP NEXT The Blazers face the Nuggets in the opening round of the playoffs. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rookie Aleksej Pokusevski scored a career-high 29 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 117-112 on Sunday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Josh Hall, a two-way player who had never scored more than 10 points in an NBA game, had career highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City. Moses Brown had a career-best 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Thunder, who snapped a nine-game losing streak. Terance Mann scored 19 points, two-way player Jay Scrubb scored 14 and rookie Daniel Oturu added career highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who clinched the No 4 seed in the Western Conference. The Clippers sat stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George for the second straight game. Pokusevski's 3-pointer with 48.8 seconds left gave the Thunder a 115-112 lead. The Thunder held defensively, then Brown's putback dunk off a miss by Pokusevski with 5.4 seconds to play put the game away. TIP-INS Clippers: C Ivica Zubac played six seconds, then intentionally committed a foul and left the game for good. He is the only Clipper to play every game this season. ... Forwards Marcus Morris and Nicolas Batum and guard Rajon Rondo did not play and were not on the injury report. ... Center DeMarcus Cousins sat out with a sore left foot. Thunder: Guard Charlie Brown Jr. was signed to a multiyear deal Saturday. He had previously signed two 10-day contracts. ... Pokusevski scored 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting in the first quarter. ... Guard Lu Dort sat out with right patellar tendinitis. ... Starting forward Darius Bazley did not play. He was not on the injury report. UP NEXT Clippers: Will host a playoff series. Thunder: Season over. ___ Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CliffBruntAP. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press
A Union Pacific train hauling hazardous materials derailed and then caught fire in the city of Sibley, Iowa, authorities said on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of dozens of people although there were no reports of injuries or fatalities. The derailment, involving 47 rail cars, took place in the afternoon in Sibley, Union Pacific said, adding the cause of the incident was under investigation. Within an hour, local officials texted an evacuation order to people nearby.
Colin Jost surprise slimed his wife Scarlett Johansson, as she concluded her virtual Generation Award acceptance speech at the MTV Awards Sunday.
Jeff Teague (Milwaukee Bucks) with a deep 3 vs the Chicago Bulls, 05/16/2021
Jusuf Nurkic (Portland Trail Blazers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 05/16/2021
Jordan Nwora (Milwaukee Bucks) with a deep 3 vs the Chicago Bulls, 05/16/2021
Javonte Green (Chicago Bulls) with a dunk vs the Milwaukee Bucks, 05/16/2021
Justin Jackson (Milwaukee Bucks) with a 3-pointer vs the Chicago Bulls, 05/16/2021
Mamadi Diakite (Milwaukee Bucks) with an alley oop vs the Chicago Bulls, 05/16/2021
Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks) with a deep 3 vs the Chicago Bulls, 05/16/2021