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Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:20pm

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers.

Austin Rivers' face is bloodied in game against Blazers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:20pm

Los Angeles guard Austin Rivers left the Clippers' first-round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night with a bloody cut above his left eye that required 11 stitches.

Pacers force Game 7 against Raptors with 101-83 win

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:00pm

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back.

Wade, Heat force Game 7 with 97-90 win over Hornets

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:50pm

Dwyane Wade hadn't made a 3-point shot since December, enduring a streak of 22 consecutive misses.

Drug dealers use 'Steph Curry' likeness to market heroin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30pm

Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.

Hawks overwhelm Celtics, move to 2nd round with 104-92 win

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:10pm

The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals.

ABA team owner and envied dealmaker Ozzie Silna dies

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:41pm

Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.

NBA says Wade wasn't fouled in final seconds of Game 5 loss

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:50pm

Dwyane Wade does not read the NBA's reviews of officiating in the last 2 minutes of close games, which might be a wise move in this particular case.

Kings hire Catanella as assistant general manager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:20pm

The Sacramento Kings have hired Ken Catanella as assistant general manager.

Hornets C Spencer Hawes out for remainder of series vs Heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:00pm

The Charlotte Hornets say backup center Spencer Hawes will miss the remainder of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Cavs coach Lue believes David Blatt deserves another chance

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:50pm

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue would like to see his former boss, David Blatt, get another NBA job.

Warriors roll into second round of playoffs without Curry

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:30am

Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry sidelined.

Trail Blazers beat emotional Clippers 108-98, take 3-2 lead

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:10am

Damian Lillard finally made his first field goal early in third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers knew the game was about to change.

Hornets stun Heat with 90-88 win, take 3-2 series lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 9:30pm

Courtney Lee was steaming after missing a layup that would have given Charlotte the lead heading into the final minute.

AP Source: Knicks interview Blatt for coaching job

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:10pm

The New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday.

Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Luke Walton

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:00pm

The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy.

Doc Rivers brought to tears in pregame interview session

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 7:41pm

Clippers coach Doc Rivers' eyes welled with tears and he became choked up before his team played Portland in Game 5 of their first-round series.

New coach Brooks: Focus is on Wizards players, not Durant

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 3:00pm

New Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was surprised it took so long to get the question. Almost 15 minutes into his introductory news conference he was asked, "Let's get this out of the way: Are you going to bring Kevin Durant here?"

Cavaliers making most of long break between playoff rounds

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 2:40pm

Kyrie Irving's freakish knee injury in the NBA Finals last year taught him a valuable lesson about what it takes to get through a postseason.