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Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:03pm

Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play.

Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:13pm

Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee.

Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:14pm

The arena for Seattle's new NHL franchise won't be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn't have any impact on the expansion team's first season.

Mavericks guard Hardaway has surgery for stress fracture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:12pm

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September.

Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:49pm

When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City.

Grizzlies' Anderson undergoes surgery on right shoulder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:51pm

Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson has undergone surgery on his right shoulder.

Texas Tech's Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:39pm

Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver declared for the NBA draft Thursday after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders on the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history.

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart undergoes surgery for torn Achilles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:34am

Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart has undergone surgery to repair her ruptured right Achilles tendon.

NC State adding Lehigh's Andree as graduate transfer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:03am

Lehigh's Pat Andree is headed North Carolina State as a graduate transfer for next season.

Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8 game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:43am

The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise.

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:11pm

James Harden and the Houston Rockets didn't talk about their defeat at home by the Utah Jazz in the second game of their second-round playoff series last season before Game 2 of their first-round matchup on Wednesday night.

Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 series lead

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 8:51pm

Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half.

Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins beat Maple Leafs to tie series

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 8:04pm

With the Maple Leafs buzzing and Scotiabank Arena rocking after Toronto tied it early in second period, the Boston Bruins needed a push from their dormant stars.

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 7:57pm

A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics.

Pistons Griffin misses Game 2 against Bucks due to sore knee

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 6:31pm

The Detroit Pistons say Blake Griffin will be out of the lineup for the second game of the team's first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Grizzlies add Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald to front office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:37pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise's basketball operations department.

Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:01pm

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.

Lillard, Westbrook, Beverley playing with intensified edge

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:19pm

Damian Lillard stared intently well after his deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer fell to close out Portland's third quarter against the Thunder. The look on his face was one of determination, focus and yes, even a little bravado.

'We're excited': Knicks have hopes for lottery, free agency

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:07pm

The first big stop for James Dolan's plane will be to pick up Patrick Ewing, if the Hall of Famer wants a lift to Chicago to represent the Knicks at the draft lottery.