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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:33pm

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.

Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:54pm

Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

UNC's Berry withdrawing from draft to return for senior year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:56pm

North Carolina point guard and Final Four most outstanding player Joel Berry II is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.

Kentucky's Adebayo will hire agent, stay in NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:07am

Kentucky freshman Bam Adebayo will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. He is the fifth Wildcat to leave school for the June draft.

Drake to host first-ever 'NBA Awards' on June 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:24am

Drake will host the NBA's first-ever awards show this June.

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:19am

Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted "War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!"

Marbury in talks with other clubs after Beijing Ducks era

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:19am

Stephon Marbury's agent said Tuesday that they are in talks with several clubs in China after the former NBA All-Star parted ways with the Chinese Basketball Association's Beijing Ducks at the weekend.

Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:02pm

In a year when the geezers are coming up big in the NBA playoffs, add another one to the list.

Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:23pm

Putting Norm Powell in the starting lineup has changed the playoff fortunes of the Toronto Raptors.

Warriors F Durant available for Game 4 against the Blazers

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:32pm

Golden State's Kevin Durant is available to play in Monday night's Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers after missing the past two games because of a strained left calf, the Warriors announced.

Regrouping Bulls hope Canaan can provide answer at point

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:53pm

Rolling along with a humming offense not too long ago, the Chicago Bulls will now try to regroup.

Houston's D'Antoni: Nene 1 of those players you have to have

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:03pm

Nene has spent 15 years in the NBA and many still struggle in pronouncing his name.

Backup G Austin Rivers to return for Clippers in Game 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:00pm

The Clippers will be getting reserve guard Austin Rivers back for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz.

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:13pm

Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car.

Louisville's Jaylen Johnson will stay in draft, hire agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:10pm

Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft.

Big day: College coaches wait to see if players stay, or go

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:59pm

The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday — the last date players could declare for the draft.

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:41am

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break.

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:32am

With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown.

Former Chelsea star Drogba introduced in Phoenix

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:03pm

Although the Phoenix area isn't yet a major pro soccer market, Sunday night felt like a big step toward that dream for Phoenix Rising FC and its fans.