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NC State adding Lehigh's Andree as graduate transfer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:03am

Lehigh's Pat Andree is headed North Carolina State as a graduate transfer for next season.

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:11pm

James Harden and the Houston Rockets didn't talk about their defeat at home by the Utah Jazz in the second game of their second-round playoff series last season before Game 2 of their first-round matchup on Wednesday night.

Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 series lead

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 8:51pm

Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half.

Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins beat Maple Leafs to tie series

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 8:04pm

With the Maple Leafs buzzing and Scotiabank Arena rocking after Toronto tied it early in second period, the Boston Bruins needed a push from their dormant stars.

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 7:57pm

A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics.

Pistons Griffin misses Game 2 against Bucks due to sore knee

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 6:31pm

The Detroit Pistons say Blake Griffin will be out of the lineup for the second game of the team's first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Grizzlies add Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald to front office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:37pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise's basketball operations department.

Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:01pm

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.

Lillard, Westbrook, Beverley playing with intensified edge

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:19pm

Damian Lillard stared intently well after his deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer fell to close out Portland's third quarter against the Thunder. The look on his face was one of determination, focus and yes, even a little bravado.

'We're excited': Knicks have hopes for lottery, free agency

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:07pm

The first big stop for James Dolan's plane will be to pick up Patrick Ewing, if the Hall of Famer wants a lift to Chicago to represent the Knicks at the draft lottery.

Injured DeMarcus Cousins unlikely to return this postseason

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:44pm

Center DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to return this postseason for the Golden State Warriors yet won't require surgery on his torn left quadriceps muscle.

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke to enter NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 1:40pm

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, who led the nation in blocked shots this season, plans to skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft.

Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo has elbow surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:31am

Thunder rookie guard Hamidou Diallo, the NBA's slam dunk contest winner this season, underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow on Wednesday.

South Carolina freshman AJ Lawson declares for NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:57am

South Carolina guard A.J. Lawson is declaring for the NBA draft. He is not signing with an agent and leaving open the option to return to school.

Blazers go up 2-0 against the Thunder with 114-94 win

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 11:28pm

CJ McCollum likes when games get gritty.

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit in 114-105 win over Spurs

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:56pm

Jamal Murray just couldn't get the bad taste out of his mouth, and even a bite of pretzel he poached from a kid after tumbling into the stands in the third quarter wasn't exactly satisfying.

Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:44pm

Kept off the scoreboard in a Game 1 defeat, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was "at his finest" in Game 2, at least in the eyes of coach Nick Nurse.

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 6:09pm

The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome.

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro will remain in NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:24pm

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school.