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Thomas heads to sister's funeral after Celtics beat Bulls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 12:03am

Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas headed to his sister's funeral Saturday after scoring 12 points to help Boston beat Chicago and advance in the playoffs.

Bradley scores 23, Celtics eliminate Bulls 105-83

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:32pm

The Boston Celtics kept reminding each other not to let up as they closed in on a lopsided victory and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:04pm

John Wall had that look in his eye at morning shootaround.

Washington backup Jason Smith cleared to play vs. Hawks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:46pm

Jason Smith is playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Cavs, Warriors sweeps mean time to rest, get mental breather

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:22pm

Kevin Durant can take some pressure off that tender left calf. LeBron James has extra time to recoup after barely leaving the floor in the first round.

Detroit Pistons submit bids for future NBA All-Star Game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:40pm

The Detroit Pistons have put in bids to host a future NBA All-Star Game at Little Caesars Arena.

AP Source: Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:36am

AP Source: Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers.

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:33am

The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs.

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:52pm

The San Antonio Spurs wanted no part of playing a seventh game against the Grizzlies, not with the Houston Rockets looming in the next round.

Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:40pm

The crowd on the road was rowdy. The 25-point lead was gone. The Toronto Raptors were frazzled, in danger of losing a Game 6 in the playoffs again.

Top-seeded Celtics headline trio of elimination games

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:58pm

The top-seeded Boston Celtics are back from the brink of disaster.

Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury

Paul Ladewski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 3:25pm

If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo.

Knicks' Noah has shoulder surgery to repair rotator cuff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:10pm

Knicks center Joakim Noah has had right shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, a procedure that could sideline him until training camp.

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:44pm

The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series:

Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:33pm

John Wall figured the credit went to the down-the-stretch defense displayed by his Washington Wizards.

Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:01pm

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries.

NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:55pm

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action.

Milwaukee Bucks settle lawsuit over cheerleader pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:53pm

A former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader who claimed in a lawsuit that she and her colleagues were underpaid has reached a settlement with the team but the organization maintains it did nothing wrong.

Cavs coach hosting TV party to watch Bucks-Raptors series

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:16pm

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is throwing a TV watch party.