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Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:30pm

Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.

Nurkic won't play for Portland in Game 4 vs. the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:02pm

Jusuf Nurkic won't play for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:01pm

The NBA fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series.

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:26pm

LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday.

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:34pm

The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach.

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:04am

The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:11am

Stephen Curry wasn't trying to be a hero. He just wanted the win.

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:01pm

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points.

Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:52pm

Jusuf Nurkic will start for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:33pm

Golden State's Kevin Durant won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf.

Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:33pm

Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series Saturday night because of an illness.

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:31pm

DeMar DeRozan reverted back to his playmaking form. The Toronto Raptors reasserted themselves on defense.

Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:06pm

Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates are more concerned with supporting Blake Griffin than worrying about Game 4 against the Utah Jazz.

AP source: NBA investigating Beverley incident with fan

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:56pm

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NBA is investigating an incident between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan.

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:02am

Russell Westbrook figured out that he didn't have to do it all.

Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:00pm

Clippers forward Blake Griffin has left Game 3 against the Jazz with a bruised right big toe and will not return.

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:41pm

Just when it seemed everything was going right for the Chicago Bulls, Rajon Rondo broke his right thumb.

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:03pm

The Boston Celtics got pep talks from a past champion as well as their current superstar. Then, they put a charge in a series that was slipping from their reach.