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Kentucky's Diallo, who sat out last season, to enter draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:21pm

Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo, a January enrollee who did not play last season for the Wildcats, has submitted his name for the NBA draft, but will not an agent while deciding whether to remain in the process or return to school.

From crybaby to MMA, bad blood boils over for Wizards-Hawks

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:31pm

They've threatened to turn basketball into mixed martial arts.

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:02pm

Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery.

Nurkic won't play for Portland in Game 4 vs. the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:02pm

Jusuf Nurkic won't play for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:01pm

The NBA fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series.

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:26pm

LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday.

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:34pm

The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach.

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:04am

The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:11am

Stephen Curry wasn't trying to be a hero. He just wanted the win.

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:01pm

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points.

Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:52pm

Jusuf Nurkic will start for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:33pm

Golden State's Kevin Durant won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf.

Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:33pm

Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series Saturday night because of an illness.

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:31pm

DeMar DeRozan reverted back to his playmaking form. The Toronto Raptors reasserted themselves on defense.

Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:06pm

Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates are more concerned with supporting Blake Griffin than worrying about Game 4 against the Utah Jazz.

AP source: NBA investigating Beverley incident with fan

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:56pm

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NBA is investigating an incident between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan.

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:02am

Russell Westbrook figured out that he didn't have to do it all.

Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:00pm

Clippers forward Blake Griffin has left Game 3 against the Jazz with a bruised right big toe and will not return.