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Cavs guard George Hill (back spasms) questionable for Game 5

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:42pm

Cavaliers point guard George Hill is questionable for Wednesday's crucial Game 5 against Indiana because of back spasms.

Nets hire Prigioni as assistant coach, Splitter as pro scout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:43pm

The Brooklyn Nets have hired former NBA player and Argentine guard Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach.

Draft deadline gone, now it's time to wait on NBA decisions

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:44am

The deadline has passed for college players to declare early for the NBA draft. Now it's time to wait for the draft entries who didn't hire an agent to decide whether they're staying in or heading back to school.

Bucks' Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:31am

Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.

Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:27pm

Though James Harden and most of the Houston Rockets were misfiring throughout the first half, their confidence never wavered.

Rockets match 1st-half total with 50-point 3rd vs. Wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:19pm

The Houston Rockets have scored 50 points in the third quarter at Minnesota to take control of Game 4 of their first-round series with the Timberwolves, the same total they produced for the entire first half.

AP Source: Pelicans pick up Gentry's option for next season

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:27pm

A person familiar with the situation says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry's contract option for next season has been exercised by the club.

Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:35pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff game but couldn't score a table at a Mexican restaurant.

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.