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Thomas scores 25; Celtics stay hot at home with 109-100 win

Ken Powtak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:02pm

The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.

Mirotic scores season-high 28, Bulls beat Pistons 117-95

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:41pm

Out of the rotation at times and with his contract set to expire, Nikola Mirotic understands what's at stake for him as the season winds down.

Chandler leads Nuggets past Cavs 126-113

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:24pm

Wilson Chandler scored 18 points in his return from a pulled groin and provided stellar defense on LeBron James in the Denver Nuggets' 126-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Hornets rally in the fourth quarter for 109-102 win

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:51pm

The Charlotte Hornets aren't sure they have enough time to climb into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but the feeling is whatever chance they have is giving them purpose down the stretch.

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:37pm

Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Syracuse's Tyler Lydon to enter NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:42pm

Syracuse's Tyler Lydon has decided to enter the NBA draft.

Bulls honor late Jerry Krause with moment of silence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:34pm

The Chicago Bulls honored late general manager Jerry Krause with a moment of silence before their game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

76ers' Embiid to undergo surgery for torn meniscus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:23pm

The Philadelphia 76ers say center Joel Embiid will undergo surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Florida State's Dwayne Bacon leaving early for NBA draft

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:07pm

Dwayne Bacon said he felt like he wasn't ready to turn pro last year, which is why he took his name out of consideration for the NBA draft.

Gonzaga, Arizona try to end West Coast Final Four drought

Josh Dubow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:57pm

Getting to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament is nothing new for Gonzaga and Arizona.

Louisville's Mitchell to enter NBA draft, but not hire agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:49pm

Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell says he will "test the waters" and enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Cardinals for his junior season.

Wake's Collins declares for NBA draft without hiring agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:29pm

Wake Forest's John Collins is entering the NBA draft but will not hire an agent and is keeping open the option of returning to school for his junior season.

Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka get 1-game suspensions for fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:29pm

Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting.

Heat list Whiteside as probable for Thursday with hand cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:18pm

NBA rebounding leader Hassan Whiteside is listed as probable for Miami's game against Toronto on Thursday, despite a laceration on his right hand that needed 13 stitches to repair.

Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:59pm

Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.

California's Ivan Rabb says he'll declare for NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:09pm

California star Ivan Rabb will declare for the NBA draft, a move that has been expected since the season began.

Nigel Hayes' loudest statement: Getting Badgers to Sweet 16

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:30am

Nigel Hayes didn't have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament.

Paul leads Clippers in blowout, watches end with young son

Steve Dilbeck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:33am

Chris Paul and the Clippers have taken firm hold of supremacy in their Los Angeles rivalry with the Lakers.

Middleton has 26 and Bucks beat the Blazers 93-90

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:51pm

The Milwaukee Bucks were primed for Portland's late-game surge.