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LeBron, Cavs cruise to 120-95 blowout over sinking Suns

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:03pm

As his teammates circled around LeBron James before the opening tip, things looked different.

Pacers use late surge to beat Clippers, close in on playoffs

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:57pm

Eight months after the Indiana Pacers embarked on a major rebuilding project, the first phase is almost complete.

Westbrook's 17-point 4th quarter leads Thunder past Heat

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:39pm

Russell Westbrook scored 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 105-99 on Friday night.

Bucks overcame sluggish start to beat Bulls 118-105

Paul Ladewski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:35pm

Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-105 on Friday night.

Nuggets beat Wizards to keep pace in playoff chase

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:29pm

Will Barton tuned out the friends and family shouting his name because he had a much bigger concern.

Lowry has triple-double as Raptors beat Nets 116-112

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:29pm

Kyle Lowry had 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his 10th triple-double with Toronto, Jonas Valanciunas scored 23 and the Raptors beat Brooklyn 116-112 on Friday night for their 12th straight victory over the Nets.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving set for surgery on sore left knee

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:05pm

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

Column: Through all its ills, college hoops wins in the end

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:21pm

Let's not gloss over college basketball's myriad problems.

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.

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.

Bucks' Antetokounmpo out for Bulls game with ankle sprain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:45am

All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks' home game Friday night against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained right ankle.

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.