Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.
Al Jefferson is in Charlotte's starting lineup for Game 2 of the Bobcats' Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat.
The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes.
The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.
The Pacers got tired of talking trash.
This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed.
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After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one...
Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win.
DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors.
Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a postseason star.
When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again.
Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October,...
Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.
After getting knocked down in their playoff opener, Blake Griffin and the Clippers answered with a dominant performance in shutting down the Warriors as soon as the game began.
Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies.
By The Associated Press Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his.
There were some emotional moments and some funny stories as Joakim Noah accepted the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, like this one.
Indiana's next game is the most important of the season.
Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York.
As his 23rd season as an NBA coach entered the home stretch, Rick Adelman looked tired.
Dwyane Wade is not planning on missing any more games this season, and that means life on the Miami Heat equipment room staff is going to get considerably more demanding.
LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.
The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning.
The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.
LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message.
Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this.
Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."
The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.
The NBA said referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score.
Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.
Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan.
The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.
Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors.
If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the...
Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little.
TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.
Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.
The San Jose Sharks spent seven games struggling to get the puck past Jonathan Quick in a playoff loss a year ago.
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and...
Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.
By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro.
LeBron James' jersey remains the most popular in the NBA.
Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason.
The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City.
Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the franchise. He had one big caveat for any potential investors: Keep the team in his hometown of Milwaukee.
Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.
Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.
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Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.
Epke Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball.
Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded.
Carmelo Anthony's will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career.
President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments.
Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids.
Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said.
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and all 16 teams that will head to the postseason this weekend...
The Memphis Grizzlies are back in the playoffs and the upstart Phoenix Suns are staying home.
LeBron James' only visible significant role was that of postgame heckler, interrupting Michael Beasley's interview amid a loose, upbeat locker room that normally wouldn't jibe with a 21-point loss - or throwing...
The playoffs have not even begun and the Golden State Warriors are already dealing with a big blow to their postseason chances.
It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.
Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year.
Choosing rest for the playoffs over the pursuit of a top seed, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gave LeBron James and Chris Bosh the night off Monday against the Washington Wizards.
People familiar with the situation say the Connecticut Sun have agreed to trade Tina Charles to New York for players to be named later and the Liberty's first round pick in 2015.
As this disheartening season dwindles to its final moments, Kyrie Irving stood up and took responsibility for how he and his teammates played in their past two games.
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Kyrie Irving doesn't want the Cavaliers' final game of this disheartening season to look anything like the team's previous two.
Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons' president of basketball operations.
Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest.
Joe Dumars tried to push the Detroit Pistons back toward the playoffs with a couple of big moves last offseason.
The Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday.
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season:
Jeff Teague says he never doubted the Atlanta Hawks would be in the playoffs.
The Clippers tuned up for the playoffs with a clinic on scoring in transition, whether it was going coast-to-coast for layups or ferocious dunks.
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season:
Stephen Curry realizes a playoff berth is still a precious commodity for the Golden State Warriors, who have spent the majority of their existence watching the postseason from their collective couches in the Bay Area.
For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers.
Truth be told, no one believed Corey Brewer could do it. Not his teammate Ricky Rubio. Not his coach Rick Adelman. And certainly not his opponent, the Houston Rockets.
Dominique Wilkins hopes young fans take the time to learn about Lou Hudson.
By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released...
An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.
Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his average annual salary to $2.6 million in an effort to keep "The Mayor" in Ames for life.
Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward's career with the Tigers before it began.
For the last six weeks, Indiana and Miami haven't exactly looked like NBA title contenders.
When Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel benched his starters for the entire game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, it meant extended playing time for the team's reserves.
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season:
Oklahoma City has its starting five back together just in time for the playoffs. Their weeks apart didn't hurt their defense at all.
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By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long.
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.
Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut.
When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there.
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With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles.
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan on Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles.
Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone.
A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions.