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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.

Warriors roll into second round of playoffs without Curry

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:30am

Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry sidelined.

Trail Blazers beat emotional Clippers 108-98, take 3-2 lead

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:10am

Damian Lillard finally made his first field goal early in third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers knew the game was about to change.

Hornets stun Heat with 90-88 win, take 3-2 series lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 9:30pm

Courtney Lee was steaming after missing a layup that would have given Charlotte the lead heading into the final minute.

AP Source: Knicks interview Blatt for coaching job

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:10pm

The New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday.

Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Luke Walton

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:00pm

The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy.

Doc Rivers brought to tears in pregame interview session

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 7:41pm

Clippers coach Doc Rivers' eyes welled with tears and he became choked up before his team played Portland in Game 5 of their first-round series.

New coach Brooks: Focus is on Wizards players, not Durant

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 3:00pm

New Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was surprised it took so long to get the question. Almost 15 minutes into his introductory news conference he was asked, "Let's get this out of the way: Are you going to bring Kevin Durant here?"

Cavaliers making most of long break between playoff rounds

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 2:40pm

Kyrie Irving's freakish knee injury in the NBA Finals last year taught him a valuable lesson about what it takes to get through a postseason.

With big turnaround, Hawks beat Celtics 110-83 for 3-2 lead

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 10:30pm

Talk about a stunning turnaround.

DeRozan scores 34, Raptors rally for 3-2 lead over Pacers

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 8:42pm

DeMar DeRozan finally turned in the All-Star effort Toronto has been waiting for in the playoffs.

Jordan reiterates Hornets opposed to discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 8:40pm

Michael Jordan reiterated that the Charlotte Hornets are opposed to House Bill 2, which was recently passed in North Carolina and could prevent the NBA All-Star Game from coming to Charlotte.

Thibodeau's role w/Wolves: 'It's about alignment, not power'

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 7:20pm

Tom Thibodeau came to Minnesota for the impressive young core of talent assembled.

New Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew announces his staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 6:30pm

New Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew's staff will include Roger Powell Jr. as associate head coach and Jake Diebler and Casey Shaw as assistants.

Owners of Pistons, Cavs trying to bring MLS to Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 6:21pm

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert are teaming up to try to bring a Major League Soccer team to downtown Detroit.

Nowitzki not retiring, all but certain to return to Mavs

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 6:10pm

Dirk Nowitzki is not retiring and almost certainly will spend a 19th season with the Mavericks.

Golden State's Steve Kerr wins Coach of the Year

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 5:40pm

As Steve Kerr tried to cope with the headaches, nausea, pain and other concerning symptoms, there were times he wondered whether he would even come back to coach the Golden State Warriors this season, whether he even should return to the bench if not 100 percent healthy.

Griffin out for rest of playoffs, Paul has hand surgery

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 5:00pm

Blake Griffin is out for the rest of the playoffs after aggravating his left quadriceps tendon and Chris Paul had right hand surgery Tuesday, leaving the stunned Los Angeles Clippers without their top two players for the remainder of their first-round series against Portland.

Washington announces Scott Brooks as Wizards next head coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 2:50pm

The Washington Wizards have announced the hiring of Scott Brooks as their new head coach, replacing Randy Wittman.