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Protests delay start of Kings-Hawks game

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:39pm

The game between the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks has started after a 19-minute delay due to 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 - 7:30pm

Kemba Walker scored 46 points and made 10 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets rolled to the most lopsided victory in franchise history by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-79 on Thursday night.

Bulls' Blakeney to miss rest of season with of broken wrist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:58pm

The Chicago Bulls say guard Antonio Blakeney will miss the remainder of the season because of a broken bone in his left wrist.

March memo: LeBron, Cavs send message with win over Raptors

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:38pm

The drama has included turmoil and trades, head-scratching losses, infighting, injuries and illness.

Hornets' Howard suspended after technical foul in 30-30 game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:28pm

Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard has been suspended for Thursday's game against Memphis after picking up his 16th technical foul this season.

FAU hires Dusty May as its new men's basketball coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:27pm

Florida Atlantic has hired Dusty May as its new basketball coach, signing him to a five-year contract.

Bucks say Giannis doubtful with ankle injury for Bulls game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:08pm

The Milwaukee Bucks say Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained right ankle.

Evansville hires Celtics assistant Walter McCarty as coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:59am

Boston Celtics assistant Walter McCarty is returning to college basketball as Evansville's head coach.

Hurricanes' Bruce Brown Jr. declares for NBA draft _ for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:27am

Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. has decided to declare for the NBA draft but won't retain an agent, leaving him the option of continuing his college career.

Correction: Big3-Lieberman story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:57am

In a story March 21 about Nancy Lieberman being named to coach a team in the BIG3, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lieberman was a two-time Olympian. She competed only in the 1976 Montreal Games. According to USA Basketball, Lieberman was initially selected for the 1980 Olympic team but withdrew from it shortly after the trials to support the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Games.

March Badness: NBA finding it's not so easy to stop tanking

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:54am

After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can't be fooled.

Davis, Moore, propel Pelicans past Pacers, 96-92

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:08am

Anthony Davis stood in front of Indiana's bench, holding up his right arm triumphantly as his tough, 15-foot baseline fade went through to give New Orleans a four-point lead with 53 seconds left.

Jordan, Clippers beat Bucks after Giannis leaves with injury

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:18pm

Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Los Angeles Clippers were desperate for a win.

Howard has 32 points, 30 rebounds in Hornets' win over Nets

Adry Torres, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:18pm

One of Dwight Howard's close friends wasn't too enthused with the center's effort at halftime. So, he sent him a text message to let him know.

Aldridge helps Spurs extend streak, down Wizards 98-90

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:08pm

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth straight, 98-90 over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Royal decree: LeBron scores 35, carries Cavs past Raptors

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:48pm

The standings show the Eastern Conference's top team plays in Canada.

Jokic stars on "Serbian Heritage Night," Nuggets pound Bulls

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:26pm

It started when Nikola Jokic was introduced with Denver's starting lineup, and the cheering continued throughout the night. There were chants of "Serbia! Serbia!"

Olynyk's big night helps Heat past Knicks, 119-98

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:44pm

A big lead was slipping away, so the Miami Heat called upon their best offensive option: The 3-point shot.

76ers rest starters in 4th quarter after thumping Grizzlies

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:38pm

The 76ers are closing in on their first playoff berth since 2012, but they're not satisfied with merely making the postseason. So there was no chance they would take lowly Memphis lightly.