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On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:27am

If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it's this: They won't have to watch any more first-round games.

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:02am

The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports.

Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:23pm

Russell Westbrook went cold just when Dame Time hit in the third quarter again.

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie declares for NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:12pm

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters.

Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:09pm

Road, sweet road.

Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 7:33pm

Kawhi Leonard missed the NBA playoffs last season, in multiple ways.

Warriors beat LA 113-105, take 3-1 series lead to Bay Area

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 4:21pm

A little scoreboard watching inspired Klay Thompson and Golden State. Seeing Houston up 3-0 on Utah combined with having dropped a game at home, the Warriors got back to business.

Spurs' DeRozan fined $25K for throwing ball toward ref

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 2:49pm

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for heaving a ball past an official and into the stands of a playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.

Celtics complete rare sweep by beating Pacers 110-106

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:59pm

Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris took care of some housecleaning Sunday.

Nets GM fined $25K, suspended for entering refs' locker room

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:19am

Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.

Rockets beat Jazz 104-101 for 3-0 series lead

Matthew Coles, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:51pm

James Harden never worried. In fact, he didn't know he had missed his first 15 shots.

Gonzaga's Zach Norvell Jr. to test NBA waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:55pm

Gonzaga sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. will test the NBA waters.

Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

Dave Hogg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:51pm

The Milwaukee Bucks know they are often considered a one-man team.

Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to win series

Steve Overbey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:21pm

Jaden Schwartz knew there would be a silver lining during his struggles in the regular season.

Mississippi Valley hires former NBA player Lindsey Hunter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 7:32pm

Mississippi Valley State has hired former NBA player and coach Lindsey Hunter as basketball coach.

Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 6:19pm

Denver coach Mike Malone wanted more passion, fire and emotion. The young Nuggets responded.

Blake Griffin returns for Pistons in Game 3 against Bucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 6:08pm

Blake Griffin started for the Detroit Pistons in Game 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night after missing four of the final six regular-season games and the first two of the playoff series because of a right knee injury.

Auburn forward Chuma Okeke declares for NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:12pm

Auburn sophomore forward Chuma Okeke is entering the NBA draft.

Embiid returns, leads 76ers past Nets 112-108 for 3-1 lead

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:53pm

Joel Embiid scored and rebounded. He blocked shots and even threw the most important pass of the game.