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Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:53pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:57pm

In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds.

Nets minority owner fined $35,000 for tweet about NBA refs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:38pm

Brooklyn minority owner Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday for public statements detrimental to the league, becoming the latest member of the Nets organization to be penalized for actions during their playoff series against Philadelphia.

LA Sparks acquire G Alexis Jones from Lynx for Odyssey Sims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:52pm

The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired guard Alexis Jones from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims.

Georgia Tech center James Banks declares for NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:42pm

Georgia Tech center James Banks is entering the NBA draft.

On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:27am

If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it's this: They won't have to watch any more first-round games.

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:02am

The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports.

Celtics face tough road after sweeping Pacers

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:43am

The Boston Celtics proved they could be every bit as physical as the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs.

Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:23pm

Russell Westbrook went cold just when Dame Time hit in the third quarter again.

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie declares for NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:12pm

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters.

Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:09pm

Road, sweet road.

Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 7:33pm

Kawhi Leonard missed the NBA playoffs last season, in multiple ways.

Warriors beat LA 113-105, take 3-1 series lead to Bay Area

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 4:21pm

A little scoreboard watching inspired Klay Thompson and Golden State. Seeing Houston up 3-0 on Utah combined with having dropped a game at home, the Warriors got back to business.

Spurs' DeRozan fined $25K for throwing ball toward ref

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 2:49pm

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for heaving a ball past an official and into the stands of a playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.

Celtics complete rare sweep by beating Pacers 110-106

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:59pm

Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris took care of some housecleaning Sunday.

Nets GM fined $25K, suspended for entering refs' locker room

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:19am

Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.

Rockets beat Jazz 104-101 for 3-0 series lead

Matthew Coles, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:51pm

James Harden never worried. In fact, he didn't know he had missed his first 15 shots.

Gonzaga's Zach Norvell Jr. to test NBA waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:55pm

Gonzaga sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. will test the NBA waters.

Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

Dave Hogg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:51pm

The Milwaukee Bucks know they are often considered a one-man team.