Basketball

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before…

The Cleveland Cavaliers can finally take a break after a first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the…

With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown

Milwaukee Bucks Troll the Toronto Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks did a masterful job of trolling the Toronto Raptors during their playoff series.

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to…

Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 to even their first-round playoff series at 2-all

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1…

Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to…

Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all

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Blake Griffin to Miss Remainder of 2017 Playoffs

Blake Griffin injured his big toe in the Clippers victory over the Jazz on Friday night and will miss the remainder of the 2017 playoffs.

From crybaby to MMA, bad blood boils over for Wizards-Hawks

From MMA to crybaby, there's plenty of bad blood in the NBA playoff series between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his team's play when he rests after Sunday's loss to the Houston Rockets

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers

Bulls Stun Celtics 111-97 to Take 2-0 Series Lead

The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 111-97 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their series against the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics…

The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting…

The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs…

Marc Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 to even up their first-round series at 2-2

Carmelo Anthony and Wife Have Separated

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his wife, La La, have separated after seven years of marriage, according to TMZ.

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Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against…

Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will start for Portland in Game 3 of the playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night

Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against…

Golden State's Kevin Durant won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series…

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 in a defensive slugfest to tie their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two games apiece

Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with…

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is out for the remainder of the playoffs after injuring his big toe during Friday night's win against the Utah Jazz

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past…

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in…

Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 Friday after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home

Column: Savor some unpredictability as NBA playoffs begin

Column: The NBA Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy. But there's nothing wrong with a little drama at the start of the postseason, a bit of madness in April rather than March.

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game…

Kevin Durant participated in a light practice with the Golden State Warriors and was still listed as questionable to play in Game 3 of the playoffs Saturday at Portland because of a strained left calf

Allen Crabbe knows it's time to step up against…

It's clear to just about everyone who's watching that the Portland Trail Blazers bench needs to do more against the Golden State Warriors

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Gary Payton: Draymond, not Kawhi, should get defensive award

As one of best defensive players of his generation, Gary Payton knows what it takes to thrive on that end of the floor

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to…

LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 and take a 3-0 lead

Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win

Mike Conley scored 24 points and handed out eight assists as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a 10-game postseason skid against San Antonio by routing the Spurs 105-94