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Heat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:00pm

Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all that his Miami Heat endured this season.

Warriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:20pm

From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense.

Beachem says he'll be back at Notre Dame for senior season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:40pm

Forward V.J. Beachem has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to Notre Dame for his senior season.

Blazers' Henderson, Warriors' Varejao ejected for 2 techs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 3:50pm

Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson and Golden State Warriors reserve center Anderson Varejao were ejected late in the third quarter of Sunday's Game 1 in the Western Conference semifinals after getting into it for a second time and receiving two technical fouls.

Stephen Curry resumes light shooting on injured right knee

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 3:20pm

Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinals at Portland.

Aldridge has 38 points, Spurs rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:50pm

The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder — in a hurry.

Hawks get another playoff shot at King James and Cavaliers

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:30pm

The Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch.

Blazers advance 4-2 with 106-103 victory over the Clippers

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:10am

Even as they huddled after the victory that sent them through to the next round, the Portland Trail Blazers were drawing inspiration from the doubters.

Curry rehabbing right knee several times a day to get back

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:30pm

Stephen Curry is rehabbing his injured right knee about three times a day, spending four to five hours at the Warriors' practice facility to try to get back on the court for the defending champions as soon as possible.

Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:20pm

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers.

Austin Rivers' face is bloodied in game against Blazers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:20pm

Los Angeles guard Austin Rivers left the Clippers' first-round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night with a bloody cut above his left eye that required 11 stitches.

Pacers force Game 7 against Raptors with 101-83 win

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:00pm

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back.

Wade, Heat force Game 7 with 97-90 win over Hornets

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:50pm

Dwyane Wade hadn't made a 3-point shot since December, enduring a streak of 22 consecutive misses.

Drug dealers use 'Steph Curry' likeness to market heroin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30pm

Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.

Hawks overwhelm Celtics, move to 2nd round with 104-92 win

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:10pm

The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals.

ABA team owner and envied dealmaker Ozzie Silna dies

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:41pm

Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.

NBA says Wade wasn't fouled in final seconds of Game 5 loss

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:50pm

Dwyane Wade does not read the NBA's reviews of officiating in the last 2 minutes of close games, which might be a wise move in this particular case.

Kings hire Catanella as assistant general manager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:20pm

The Sacramento Kings have hired Ken Catanella as assistant general manager.

Hornets C Spencer Hawes out for remainder of series vs Heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:00pm

The Charlotte Hornets say backup center Spencer Hawes will miss the remainder of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.