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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:23pm

Boston Celtics great John Havlicek has died at the age of 79.

Vanderbilt announces it has signed guard Scotty Pippen Jr.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 3:02pm

Former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse's first signee as Vanderbilt's head coach is the son of a Hall of Famer.

LeBron's new LA jersey supplants Curry's as NBA's top seller

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:51pm

Though LeBron James didn't make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales.

Mercury star Taurasi likely out 12 weeks after back surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:03pm

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi has undergone back surgery to alleviate symptoms from a disk protrusion and will miss the start of the season.

Likely NBA top pick Zion Williamson referenced at NCAA trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:38pm

The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent.

UNC guard Woods announces plans to transfer from program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:03pm

North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods plans to transfer.

Rockets advance, wait to see if they'll get shot at Warriors

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:11am

Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State Warriors.

Lou Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against champ Warriors

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:26pm

Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority.

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:49pm

In a series where their shots weren't falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense.

Blake Griffin has arthroscopic surgery on left knee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 6:54pm

Blake Griffin had surgery arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, an injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the playoffs.

76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:43am

The 76ers have gone south in Toronto.

With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:41am

The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.

Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:27pm

After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench.

Jokic, Murray lead Nuggets' 108-90 romp of Spurs

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:03pm

After a sputtering start to their postseason, the Denver Nuggets are starting to look like the team that ended a six-year playoff drought in such dramatic fashion.

Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:49pm

Joel Embiid showed no mercy. He buried a 3-pointer that gave the 76ers a 24-point lead and waved his arms like a boss, exhorting an already jacked crowd to get louder.

Leonard has 27 as Raptors rout Magic 115-96, clinch series

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:37pm

The Toronto Raptors turned in another dominant defensive effort, extending their playoff winning streak to a team-record four and clinching a berth in the second round.

The Latest: Accuser details claim against Luke Walton

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 6:47pm

The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local):

Warriors will try to eliminate Los Angeles at home

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:27pm

Steve Kerr drove home from a stunning 35-point defeat at Oracle Arena one night last month and thought of something on the bright side: He can't recall very many ugly losses during Golden State's sensational five-year run.

Michigan says Jordan Poole staying in draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:08pm

Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft.