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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.

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

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:26pm

Nikola Jokic had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists on "Serbian Heritage Night," and the Denver Nuggets routed the Chicago Bulls 135-102 on Wednesday night.

LeBron scores 35, carries Cavaliers past Raptors 132-129

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:02pm

LeBron James scored 35 points and added 17 assists, his last setting up a late a 3-pointer by Kevin Love, and the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers ended Toronto's nine-game road winning streak with a 132-129 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors on Wednesday night.

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.

Big East recommends replacing 1-and-done with 2-or-none

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 3:43pm

The Big East has recommended replacing one-and-done with a two-or-none policy in college basketball, along with NCAA regulation of agents and the creation of an elite player unit to focus on "players with realistic aspirations of playing in the NBA."

Post players may be key to reaching women's Final Four

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:50pm

Reaching the women's Final Four and winning a national championship may come down to play in the post.

Magic Johnson firm agrees to buy Detroit fairgrounds land

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:29pm

A company with ties to former NBA star Magic Johnson plans to redevelop property at the old Michigan Fairgrounds in Detroit.

Arizona big man Deandre Ayton leaving early for NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:34pm

Arizona freshman big man Deandre Ayton is leaving early for the NBA after one dominating season.

Nancy Lieberman to coach team in BIG3 league

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:58am

Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman will coach a team in the BIG3 this season.

Visitation for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:52am

Dozens lined up outside a New Orleans seminary to pay their final respects to Saints owner Tom Benson.

Cavs' Korver leaves team following brother's death

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:42am

Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver has been excused from the team to be with family following the death of a younger brother.

Ex-Hawks employee sues, claims discrimination against whites

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:48am

A former Atlanta Hawks employee is accusing the professional basketball club of discriminating against white people and firing her after she complained.

Rockets win 115-111 to snap Blazers' 13-game winning streak

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:26am

James Harden says he's constantly working on his step-back 3-pointer. It paid off against Portland.

McCutchen hopes meetings with players show refs' commitment

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:20am

As Monty McCutchen visits NBA teams on behalf of referees, he's hearing plenty of what he calls constructive criticism, delivered in a professional way.

Griffin narrowly misses triple-double, Pistons rout Suns

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:40pm

Blake Griffin always seemed to hurt the Suns when he was with the Los Angeles Clippers.