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With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:26am

A billboard down the street from the Milwaukee Bucks' nearly completed new arena makes a proclamation in big, bold letters: "The Future is Here."

Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:32pm

Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court.

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:42pm

LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager's daughter tweeted that she was "just sick" over the news.

Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:46pm

Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask.

The Latest: Spurs fans roar when team scores 1st 6 points

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:38pm

The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local):

Trail Blazers rule out Turner for Game 3 vs Pelicans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:03pm

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts says forward Evan Turner is unable to play in Game 3 of Portland's first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans.

76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3 at Heat

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:04pm

Joel Embiid is done with Philadelphia's latest process.

Celtics' Terry Rozier making name for himself against Bucks

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:49pm

Two games into their first-round playoff series, Milwaukee point guard Eric Bledsoe and his Boston counterpart, Terry Rozier, still seem to be having trouble remembering each other's names.

Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:02am

Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:00am

Jrue Holiday's postseason production is providing Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis with a more comfortable margin for error — and has left Portland with precious little.

Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:42pm

James Harden predicted Chris Paul would "come back and drop 30" after not playing his best in Houston's playoff opener.

King's lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:43pm

The situation was dire, requiring playoff dominance. LeBron James delivered.

Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 5:38pm

South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft.

Kentucky's Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:59pm

Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats.

Cavs shuffle starting lineup for Game 2 against Pacers

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:56pm

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has tweaked his starting lineup for Game 2 against Indiana.

Texas Tech freshman guard Zhaire Smith turning pro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:53pm

Zhaire Smith is turning pro after a standout freshman season at Texas Tech that included several highlight dunks and the Red Raiders going to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time.

Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:39pm

Jrue Holiday's postseason production is providing Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis with a more comfortable margin for error — and has left Portland with precious little.

Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 12:31am

Removed from the turbulence that marked his previous seasons in New Orleans, Jrue Holiday is in a good place — and it shows.

Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 10:07pm

The Celtics knew they'd need their younger players to step up this postseason with Kyrie Irving sidelined for the postseason.