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Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:13pm

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend.

John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:29pm

Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks knew John Wall would be back to his explosive, elite self for the playoffs when the All-Star point guard was able to play 38 minutes in a regular-season loss at Cleveland.

Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:59pm

NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way.

Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:25pm

LeBron James has been the first-round king for 12 years.

Melting Pot: 76ers' global approach to a roster is working

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:17pm

Philadelphia's six leading average scorers so far in the playoffs, in order are: Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova.

UNC's Luke Maye declaring for NBA draft without hiring agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:53pm

North Carolina junior Luke Maye has declared for the NBA draft but isn't hiring an agent.

Davis, Pelicans on path to NBA's next small-market success

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:47am

With every Anthony Davis put-back dunk, reverse alley-oop jam, step-back 3-pointer or game-sealing block in the playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans take a step closer to becoming the NBA's next small-market success story.

Draft Diary: A'ja Wilson talks going to Las Vegas

A'By Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:31am

What a great introduction to Las Vegas!

Andrew Bogut set to join Sydney Kings in Australian league

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:49pm

NBA veteran Andrew Bogut is set to join the Sydney Kings in Australia's National Basketball League.

Wall takes over, Wiz beat Raps 106-98 to tie series at 2-2

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:44pm

When Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal fouled out with about five minutes left in a tied Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he couldn't believe the call.

Cavaliers will start Calderon in place of injured Hill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:19pm

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill will miss Game 4 at Indiana because of back spasms. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by veteran Jose Calderon.

Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:16pm

After losing a 20-point lead to the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks were determined not to lose another playoff game.

Calderon to start for Cavs if injured George Hill can't play

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:19am

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill is still listed as questionable for Sunday night's Game 4 against Indiana because of an injured back.

NBA Calendar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:40am

Early entry eligibility deadline for NBA draft (11:59 p.m. EDT).

Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:39am

Now that five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has his first taste of a playoff triumph, he sounds eager to see what's next.

Wolves top Rockets 121-105 in Game 3, cut series lead to 2-1

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:19pm

Minnesota's slow-to-develop, up-and-down defense has finally started to shine, against this high-octane Houston team no less.

Davis' 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:50pm

Anthony Davis sat on the court, a scowl on his face and his biceps flexed on each side of his head.

NBA fines Wizards' Markieff Morris, Celtics' Marcus Morris

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:59pm

The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.

76ers take control, top Heat 106-102 for 3-1 series lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:26pm

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid certainly aren't acting like playoff first-timers, and JJ Redick provided the veteran leadership that Philadelphia so desperately needed.