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Warriors' Varejao says tripping Henderson not intentional

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:40pm

Golden State backup big man Anderson Varejao insists he didn't deliberately trip Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series.

Bosh travels to Toronto for Game 1 of conference semifinal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:51pm

Miami forward Chris Bosh is in Toronto for the Heat's opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Raptors but remains on the inactive list.

NBA: 5 incorrect non-calls at end of Spurs-Thunder game

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:42pm

The NBA said Tuesday there were five incorrect non-calls on the wild final sequence in San Antonio, including a foul on Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters that referees earlier had already acknowledged they missed.

Curry wins pro basketball writers' Magic Johnson Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:10pm

Stephen Curry has won the Magic Johnson Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to an NBA player who combines excellence on the court with cooperation with the public and media.

Raptors ratings still struggling to compete with NHL, Jays

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:50am

Despite getting more attention from Canadian TV viewers, the Toronto Raptors are still struggling to compete with hockey and baseball.

Villanova's buzzer-beater Jenkins to stay for senior season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:50am

The Villanova player who hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the national championship is sticking around for his senior season.

Preview of all NBA and NHL playoff games this evening

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:40am

The first game of the second round NBA playoff series involving the Raptors and Heat is being played tonight in Toronto. They met four times during the season with Toronto coming out on top in three of the games. The Raptors advanced with a seven game win over the Indiana Pacers in the first round while the Heat needed seven games to dispose of Charlotte.

Thunder hold on beat Spurs 98-97, even series at 1-1

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:10am

The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly gave the game away in a wild final sequence that referees acknowledge should have been blown dead before it started.

LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:01pm

Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time.

Australia to host its first Basketball without Borders camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:00pm

Australia will host a Basketball without Borders camp for the first time next month.

Florida State guard Rathan-Mayes returning for junior season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:00pm

Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.

Warriors still hopeful to have Stephen Curry back for Game 3

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:30pm

Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope he could be ready to return for Golden State's Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday at Portland.

DeRozan has 30 points, Raptors beat Pacers 89-84 in Game 7

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:40pm

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 of the first-round playoff series to advance to face Miami in the conference semifinals.

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.