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Raptors honor victims of van attack before Game 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:13pm

The Toronto Raptors honored the victims the deadly van attack Monday with a moment of silence Wednesday night before Game 5 of their playoff series against the Washington Wizards/

The Latest: Mill says many jailed people now counting on him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

The Latest on rapper Meek Mill's release from prison while he appeals drug and gun convictions (all times local):

Cavs guard Hill to miss Game 5 vs. Pacers with back spasms

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:27pm

Cavaliers starting point guard George Hill will miss Game 5 against Indiana with lingering back spasms.

Bledsoe, Bucks say point guard's left hand is fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:21pm

Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe says an injury to his left hand didn't affect his play in the Bucks' Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics.

College commission's plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:13am

The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today.

On Basketball: And now, Wade decides if this was the end

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:14am

Dwyane Wade's first NBA game was in Philadelphia.

Warriors advance looking to build off strong first round

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:48am

Kevin Durant drove coast-to-coast just before halftime for a monster two-handed slam.

Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:26am

Klay Thompson has rediscovered his shooting touch at the perfect time for the playoffs, Draymond Green is crashing the boards and doing it all on both ends as usual, while Kevin Durant is piling up the points even when not shooting at his most efficient.

Embiid, Simmons led 76ers from Process to postseason success

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:14am

Kevin Hart laughed as he tried to floss dance with a kid as they were both egged on by rapper Meek Mill. Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie awkwardly waved his arms around the way any 60-something-year-old man would attempting to look hip next to star entertainers.

Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:58pm

Joel Embiid hoisted diminutive comedian Kevin Hart not unlike the way a parent would toss up a toddler. Embiid then pulled him in for a hug as confetti rained on the court, team flags waved around them and the promise of a rowdy late-night celebration was on deck.

Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:30pm

Al Horford has been the Celtics' quiet leader this postseason, and Marcus Smart might be the kindling Boston was missing in back-to-back losses in Milwaukee.

Ricky Rubio's play points to winning ways in NBA postseason

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:44pm

A poised and productive Ricky Rubio has been smiling and laughing, masterfully running Utah's offense in his matchup with Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook.

Thunder G Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Gobert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:34pm

Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday.

The Latest: Rapper Meek Mill rings bell at basketball game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:12pm

The Latest on rapper Meek Mill's release from jail on bail (all times local):

Rapper Meek Mill, just freed from prison, rings bell before start of Game 5 of Sixers-Heat series in Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:08pm

Rapper Meek Mill, just freed from prison, rings bell before start of Game 5 of Sixers-Heat series in Philadelphia .

Celtics' Smart active for Game 5 against Bucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:10pm

Celtics guard Marcus Smart is active for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against Milwaukee.

Pelicans void about 2,500 improperly bought playoff tickets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:46pm

The New Orleans Pelicans say they've voided around 2,500 playoff tickets that were purchased improperly during a pre-sale event for the second round of the NBA playoffs.

High 5: LeBron, Cavaliers set for critical game with Pacers

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:02pm

By now, LeBron James is usually getting some rest in the NBA playoffs.

Cavs guard George Hill (back spasms) questionable for Game 5

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:42pm

Cavaliers point guard George Hill is questionable for Wednesday's crucial Game 5 against Indiana because of back spasms.