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Hornets' Howard suspended after technical foul in 30-30 game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:28pm

Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard has been suspended for Thursday's game against Memphis after picking up his 16th technical foul this season.

FAU hires Dusty May as its new men's basketball coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:27pm

Florida Atlantic has hired Dusty May as its new basketball coach, signing him to a five-year contract.

Bucks say Giannis doubtful with ankle injury for Bulls game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:08pm

The Milwaukee Bucks say Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained right ankle.

Evansville hires Celtics assistant Walter McCarty as coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:59am

Boston Celtics assistant Walter McCarty is returning to college basketball as Evansville's head coach.

Hurricanes' Bruce Brown Jr. declares for NBA draft _ for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:27am

Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. has decided to declare for the NBA draft but won't retain an agent, leaving him the option of continuing his college career.

Correction: Big3-Lieberman story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:57am

In a story March 21 about Nancy Lieberman being named to coach a team in the BIG3, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lieberman was a two-time Olympian. She competed only in the 1976 Montreal Games. According to USA Basketball, Lieberman was initially selected for the 1980 Olympic team but withdrew from it shortly after the trials to support the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Games.

March Badness: NBA finding it's not so easy to stop tanking

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:54am

After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can't be fooled.

Davis, Moore, propel Pelicans past Pacers, 96-92

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:08am

Anthony Davis stood in front of Indiana's bench, holding up his right arm triumphantly as his tough, 15-foot baseline fade went through to give New Orleans a four-point lead with 53 seconds left.

Jordan, Clippers beat Bucks after Giannis leaves with injury

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:18pm

Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Los Angeles Clippers were desperate for a win.

Howard has 32 points, 30 rebounds in Hornets' win over Nets

Adry Torres, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:18pm

One of Dwight Howard's close friends wasn't too enthused with the center's effort at halftime. So, he sent him a text message to let him know.

Aldridge helps Spurs extend streak, down Wizards 98-90

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:08pm

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth straight, 98-90 over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Royal decree: LeBron scores 35, carries Cavs past Raptors

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:48pm

The standings show the Eastern Conference's top team plays in Canada.

Jokic stars on "Serbian Heritage Night," Nuggets pound Bulls

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:26pm

It started when Nikola Jokic was introduced with Denver's starting lineup, and the cheering continued throughout the night. There were chants of "Serbia! Serbia!"

Olynyk's big night helps Heat past Knicks, 119-98

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:44pm

A big lead was slipping away, so the Miami Heat called upon their best offensive option: The 3-point shot.

76ers rest starters in 4th quarter after thumping Grizzlies

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:38pm

The 76ers are closing in on their first playoff berth since 2012, but they're not satisfied with merely making the postseason. So there was no chance they would take lowly Memphis lightly.

Bucks' Antetokounmpo leaves game with ankle sprain

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:38pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo has left the Milwaukee Bucks' game Wednesday night and will not return after rolling his right ankle.

Stayed in school: Texas A&M's Williams stars in 2nd season

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:52pm

Robert Williams is a living, breathing, windmill-dunking advertisement for the upside of staying in school.

Pelicans guard Holiday returns from flu vs. Pacers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:15pm

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard Jrue Holiday has recovered enough from flu symptoms to play Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers.

Hawks sign rookie Jaylen Morris to multiyear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:46pm

The Atlanta Hawks have signed rookie guard Jaylen Morris to a multiyear contract.