Basketball

76ers take control, top Heat 106-102 for 3-1…

Philly on the brink: Simmons, Redick carry 76ers past Heat 106-102 for 3-1 lead in first-round series

Green confident Warriors can reach 'another level…

Draymond Green thinks the Golden State Warriors are yet to fully peak on offense, despite going 3-0 up in their NBA playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs.

Popovich won't coach Spurs in Game 4 against…

Gregg Popovich won't coach the Spurs in their possible series finale Sunday against the Golden State Warriors as he grieves the death of wife Erin

Curry cleared for modified practice after knee…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared for modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury

Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead…

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points Friday night and led the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Cleveland 92-90 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series

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Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron needs win at Pacers

Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron James and Cavaliers need win at Pacers

'Other stuff is bigger than basketball' - Parker…

Tony Parker admits it was extremely tough for the San Antonio Spurs to be fully focused on their NBA playoff match with the Golden State Warriors.

Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA…

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner

Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning…

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night in taking a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the passing of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin

State basketball head banned over conduct at daughter's game

The head of a state basketball association in Australia has been banned from attending games for eight weeks after confronting a referee supervisor at his daughter's under-12 game

Heat's Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on…

Miami's Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid's facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series

It was strange not seeing Pop on Spurs sideline…

With Gregg Popovich absent from the San Antonio Spurs sideline due to his wife's death, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says it's a difficult time for all involved.

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Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1…

Embiid scores 23 points in his postseason debut, leading Philadelphia past Miami 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

Wizards show some fight, top Raps 122-103, get…

Bradley Beal heeded his coach's plea to "do his job" by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-103

Kerr praises Warriors defence in win over Spurs

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes his side's defence was the difference in their 110-97 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Towns, T-wolves return home in big hole against Rockets

Towns, T-wolves back home in big hole vs. Rockets for franchise's first home playoff game in since '04

Messina proud of Spurs' reaction to Popovich's…

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina is proud of the support his players and staff showed each other in the wake of head coach Gregg Popovich's wife's death.

With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win

The Milwaukee Bucks have reached another key juncture as their new downtown arena nears completion _ they're trying to win a playoff series for the first time since 2001

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'I just played my game' - LeBron on game-winning…

LeBron James dismissed the idea that he was deliberately more assertive than usual in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 100-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead…

Nikola Mirotic scored a career-playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory

Sun Sentinel Ira Winderman column