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By going west, LeBron James has reset the entire NBA

When the NBA season begins Tuesday, it will be the first time in more than a decade that LeBron James, the biggest star in the sport, won’t be playing on opening night. For the first time in 15 years he also won’t be part of the league’s Eastern Conference. Those firsts show just how much James’ offseason decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers shook up the entire league.

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NBA 2019 preview: A look at each team in the Eastern Conference

A breakdown of the NBA’s Eastern Conference teams entering the 2018-19 regular season.

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Brewer: The Kawhi Leonard-San Antonio Spurs standoff finally ends, but without a winner

You know what’s crazy? I don’t remember what Kawhi Leonard’s voice sounds like. I’m not sure anymore if I ever knew what it sounded like. He is the quietest superstar in a loud NBA, and for years, that was refreshing. Then he embarked on the longest, most bizarre and riskiest power play of the year, one that sent shock waves through a league accustomed to soap operas. And he played his starring role in silence and out of sight. Disruption has never been so undetectable. No other enigma would want to face him one-on-one.

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Kawhi Leonard going to Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan going to San Antonio Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan.

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The Morning After: Denver Nuggets fade late vs. Toronto Raptors in first loss at NBA Summer League

Toronto outscored Denver 28-18 in the fourth quarter.

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Assistant Nick Nurse to become Toronto Raptors head coach

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Nick Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors.

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Detroit Pistons land ex-Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.

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76ers investigate secret Twitter accounts linked to team president Bryan Colangelo

The Philadelphia 76ers have started an investigation into tweets linked in a report to team president Bryan Colangelo that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures.

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Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey voted by peers as NBA coach of the year

The Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey was the NBA’s best coach this season, according to his fellow NBA coaches.

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Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey on hot seat after third NBA playoff loss to Cavaliers

To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.

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Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey on hot seat after third NBA playoff loss to Cavaliers

To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers oust Toronto Raptors, wait for Eastern finals foe

Only one team has advanced to the conference finals in these NBA playoffs, and it’s the same squad that looked vulnerable during a chaotic regular season, beatable in the postseason and was one loss from a possible franchise collapse.

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers sweep Toronto Raptors, advance to conference finals

LeBron James sent Toronto into summer vacation for the third straight season as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a series sweep of the Raptors with a 128-93 win in Game 4 on Monday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

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Toronto Raptors almost out of time against Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA playoffs

After three games, the Toronto Raptors have yet to find the answer.

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LeBron James shines brightest when closing games

LeBron James breaks hearts, shatters dreams and delivers joy all in one breath. He carries one city, crushes the other.

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LeBron James has triple-double as Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto Raptors in OT in Game 1

James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

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Toronto Raptors rested, ready for third shot at LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Toronto Raptors seem to have everything lined up in their favor heading into their postseason matchup against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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A brief history of No. 8 seeds upsetting No. 1 seeds in the NBA playoffs

Each series had mitigating circumstances — injuries, bad matchups or short series — that helped the underdog win. Here’s a look at each of them.

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It turns out this year might not be so different for the Toronto Raptors after all

This year was when things were supposed to be different for the Toronto Raptors. After last year’s flameout in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Coach Dwane Casey pledged to do things differently, to finally change the Raptors’ fortunes once they made the postseason.

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The Morning After: Rebounding huge in decisive fourth quarter of Denver Nuggets’ loss at Toronto Raptors

“It’s just effort,” guard Jamal Murray said. “Rebounding is physical. It’s timing and anticipation. The first to the ball, the first to hit.”

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