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Antetokounmpo sits out, but Bucks hopeful about quick return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:13pm

The Milwaukee Bucks played without star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo on Friday night, but were cautiously optimistic that his sprained right ankle would not complicate their playoff run.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving set for surgery on sore left knee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:05pm

The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee.

Lakers sign forward Travis Wear for rest of the season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:51am

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Travis Wear for the rest of the season.

Funeral Mass held for Saints and Pelicans owner Benson

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:37am

Mourners are filling the pews at New Orleans' historic St. Louis Cathedral for the funeral of Tom Benson, the Saints and Pelicans owner who died last week at age 90.

Home sale: Latest LeBron billboard near superstar's house

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:47am

LeBron James can almost see from his backyard the latest billboard enticing him to sign as a free agent.

Kings beat Hawks amid protests outside Golden1 Center

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:04am

On the best night of his rookie season, Sacramento's Justin Jackson had a difficult time keeping his mind off the protests going on outside of Golden1 Center.

Davis, Rondo, push Pelicans past Lakers, 128-125

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:40pm

A rescheduled game this week that forced the Pelicans to play five times in six nights provided Anthony Davis and New Orleans with what would have been a reasonable excuse for fading against a young Lakers squad that was eager to push the pace after two nights off.

Harden scores 10 in OT to lift Rockets over Pistons 100-96

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:58pm

James Harden struggled to find his shot for four quarters before the NBA's leading scorer mustered just enough offense in overtime to help the Houston Rockets to another win.

Protests delay start of Kings-Hawks game

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:26pm

The game between the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks started after a 19-minute delay Thursday because of protesters who were locked arm-in-arm surrounding entrances to Golden1 Center.

Walker scores 46, Hornets rout Grizzlies 140-79

Richard Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:18pm

Kemba Walker was surprised to learn his Charlotte Hornets had just recorded the sixth-largest win in NBA history.

76ers rout Magic 118-98 for fifth straight win

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:44pm

The Philadelphia 76ers keep raising the bar.

Bulls' Blakeney to miss rest of season with of broken wrist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:58pm

The Chicago Bulls say guard Antonio Blakeney will miss the remainder of the season because of a broken bone in his left wrist.

March memo: LeBron, Cavs send message with win over Raptors

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:38pm

The drama has included turmoil and trades, head-scratching losses, infighting, injuries and illness.

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.