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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.

AP Source: Cavs to interview Blazers assistants to be coach

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:21pm

The Cavaliers' coaching search will venture into the Pacific Northwest.

Bucks advance for 1st time in 18 years and face Celtics

Larry Lage, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:49am

Giannis Antetokounmpo will have his unique talents on display in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his six-year career.

Suns fire former Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov after 1 losing season

John Marshall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:54pm

One season was not enough for Igor Kokoskov to convince the Phoenix Suns that he was the man to lead the franchise into the future.

The Phoenix Suns say they have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:45pm

The Phoenix Suns say they have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season. .

Jazz stave off elimination with 107-91 win over Rockets

John Coon, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:23pm

Donovan Mitchell turned a rough start into a fantastic finish.

Kings coach Luke Walton accused of sex assault in lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:03pm

New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter.

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

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

Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin.

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.