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Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:12pm

Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.

Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:26pm

The Indiana Pacers kept insisting this team was different.

Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:44pm

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner.

Heat's Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid's mask

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:26pm

Miami's Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid's facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series.

Bucks starting center John Henson out for Game 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:47pm

Milwaukee Bucks starting center John Henson will miss the playoff game Friday night against the Boston Celtics with a sore back.

Cavaliers players show up to Pacers game wearing same suits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:28pm

LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates arrived in style Friday.

Towns, T-wolves return home in big hole against Rockets

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:33pm

The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the 3-point-happy Houston Rockets.

Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:39pm

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury.

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle to enter name in NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:46pm

Tyus Battle will enter his name in the NBA draft, but he's not hiring an agent.

Michigan's Matthews enters NBA draft without hiring agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:53pm

Michigan standout Charles Matthews is taking a step toward playing professional basketball without giving up on the option of staying in school.

Vanderbilt becomes Kentucky's 6th player to enter NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:19pm

Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter the NBA draft but not hire an agent.

Jayhawks' Azubuike enters NBA draft, could return to Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:35am

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (you-DOE'-kuh az-uh-BOO'-kee) is declaring for the NBA draft but is not hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Jayhawks for his junior season.

Cavaliers expect Love to play in Game 3 of Pacers series

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:07am

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tryonn Lue expects injured forward Kevin Love to play Friday in Game 3 at Indiana.

With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:26am

A billboard down the street from the Milwaukee Bucks' nearly completed new arena makes a proclamation in big, bold letters: "The Future is Here."

Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:32pm

Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court.

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:42pm

LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager's daughter tweeted that she was "just sick" over the news.

Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:46pm

Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask.

The Latest: Spurs fans roar when team scores 1st 6 points

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:38pm

The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local):

Trail Blazers rule out Turner for Game 3 vs Pelicans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:03pm

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts says forward Evan Turner is unable to play in Game 3 of Portland's first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans.