• Ja Morant has Grizzlies on brink of advancing vs. Wolves

    Every superhero needs a foil, with the Memphis Grizzlies’ high-flying Ja Morant ready to end the current drama of a first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns. Morant’s already lofty star has continued to rise in the Western Conference series, with the second-seeded Grizzlies leading 3-2 and poised to advance Friday in […]

  • Heat, F Jimmy Butler fined for obscene gesture

    The NBA fined Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler $15,000 for making an obscene gesture and fined the team the same amount for sharing it as a GIF on social media. The incident occurred near the Heat bench with 1:43 left in the second quarter in Tuesday night’s Game 5 victory against the Atlanta Hawks. Butler, […]

  • Report: Bucks’ Khris Middleton to sit out series vs. Celtics

    Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of his left MCL and is expected to sit out the entire Eastern Conference second-round series against the Boston Celtics, The Athletic reported on Thursday. Per the report, the recovery time for a Grade 2 sprain also puts Middleton’s availability for a […]

  • Stephen Curry pours in 30 as Warriors knock out Nuggets

    Stephen Curry scored 30 points in his first start of the series and the Golden State Warriors clinched their first-round matchup with a 102-98 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 on Wednesday night in San Francisco. Klay Thompson contributed 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals and Gary Payton II also scored 15 […]

  • Jazz assistant Keyon Dooling arrested on fraud charges

    Utah Jazz assistant coach Keyon Dooling was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after being arrested among a group of 19 people charged with conspiring to commit health care and wire fraud. The original indictment filed in October included 16 individuals, including mostly former NBA players. Dooling and two other nonleague alumni were added Wednesday in […]

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo carries Bucks to Game 5 clincher over Bulls

    Giannis Antetokounmpo eclipsed the 30-point mark for the third time in the last four games as the Milwaukee Bucks earned a 116-100 win over the visiting Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night to advance to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The two-time MVP finished with 33 points and nine rebounds on 11-for-15 shooting […]

  • Report: Steph Curry to start for Warriors in Game 5

    Golden State Warriors standout Steph Curry will return to the starting lineup for the team’s Game 5 matchup with the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, according to an NBC Sports Bay Area report. The network’s Monte Pool tweeted: “Multiple sources: All signs point to Warriors opening Game 5 vs DEN with the small lineup. Stephen […]

  • Five-star GG Jackson commits to North Carolina

    Five-star power forward GG Jackson, a consensus top 5 player in the class of 2023, committed to North Carolina on Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 Jackson chose the Tar Heels over Duke, Auburn, DePaul and home state schools Clemson and South Carolina, among many others. He was also considering the G League. Jackson plays for Ridge High […]

  • Report: Akron extends coach John Groce’s deal through 2030

    Akron is extending the contract of men’s basketball coach John Groce through the 2029-30 season, ESPN reported on Wednesday. He guided the Zips (24-10) to a Mid-American Conference tournament championship and a berth in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, where they lost to UCLA in the first round. Groce, 50, has compiled a 94-59 record through […]

  • Kentucky lands Illinois State transfer Antonio Reeves

    Illinois State shooting guard Antonio Reeves committed to Kentucky on Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 junior averaged 20.1 points and shot 39.0 percent from 3-point range in 33 starts in 2021-22. Reeves entered the transfer portal after being named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Most Improved Player. He chose coach John Calipari’s Wildcats over Nebraska, Xavier, Oregon and […]

  • Bucks out to bounce Bulls, advance to second round

    The Milwaukee Bucks look to punch their ticket to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs on Wednesday when they play host to the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of their series. After dropping Game 2 of their first-round set, the Bucks bounced back with a vengeance by winning consecutive contests on the road […]

  • Report: Devin Booker (hamstring) could be back for G6

    Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is progressing from his hamstring injury and it’s possible he could return for Thursday night’s Game 6 against the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN reported Wednesday. The Suns lead the Western Conference first-round series 3-2 and could close it out in New Orleans. Booker is expected to be listed as out […]

  • Donovan Mitchell: ‘Good to go’ for Game 6

    Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell proclaimed himself fit to play in Thursday night’s Game 6 against the Dallas Mavericks in their first-round playoff series. Mitchell is dealing with soreness from a bilateral quadriceps contusion but an MRI exam on his left hamstring came back negative. “I’m good to go,” Mitchell said Wednesday. “I’ll be […]

  • Warriors’ Andre Iguodala (neck) out for Game 5

    Golden State Warriors veteran swingman Andre Iguodala will miss Wednesday night’s Game 5 against the Denver Nuggets due to a neck injury and will be re-evaluated in one week. The Warriors listed Iguodala’s ailment as a left cervical disc injury on their injury report. Iguodala also missed Game 2 of the series against Denver due […]

  • Warriors heavy favorites to polish off Nuggets at home

    The Golden State Warriors will take a second swipe at clinching their first-round series when they face the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 on Wednesday night in San Francisco. The third-seeded Warriors won the first three games of the Western Conference series before Denver avoided a sweep with a 126-121 home win on Sunday. Despite […]

  • Bucks double-digit favorites to bounce depleted Bulls

    The Milwaukee Bucks look to punch their ticket to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs on Wednesday when they play host to the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of their series. After dropping Game 2 of their first-round set, the Bucks bounced back with a vengeance by winning consecutive contests on the road […]

  • Luka Doncic, Mavericks get first chance to eliminate Jazz

    The Utah Jazz are on the brink of elimination but at least they’ll have their star player in Game 6 on Thursday night at Salt Lake City. Despite having their star player performing at his peak again after missing a few games in this first-round series, the Dallas Mavericks know that having a 3-2 lead […]

  • As Raptors surge into Game 6, 76ers remain confident

    The Toronto Raptors will try to take another step toward making history Thursday night when they play the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. After losing the first three games of the best-of-seven series, the Raptors have won the next two. No team in NBA history has won […]

  • Suns out to book series victory over Pelicans

    The top-seeded Phoenix Suns have had a fight on their hands in their Western Conference first-round series. Leading scorer Devin Booker has not played since coming away with a hamstring strain in the third quarter of Game 2 and they have lost twice in the series to the eighth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans. But the Suns […]

  • Bulls rule out Zach LaVine, Alex Caruso for Game 5 vs. Bucks

    The Chicago Bulls ruled out All-Star Zach LaVine and fellow guard Alex Caruso for Wednesday’s Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Bucks in Milwaukee. LaVine is in health and safety protocol, while Caruso remains in concussion protocol. The Bulls are looking to stave off elimination against the Bucks, who hold a […]

  • Report: Saint Peter’s defensive star KC Ndefo enters transfer portal

    Saint Peter’s forward KC Ndefo entered the transfer portal, Stadium reported Tuesday night. Ndefo was one of the key cogs in the Peacocks’ historic run to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight as a No. 15 seed in March. He told NJ Advance Media last week he plans to additionally declare for the NBA Draft while […]

  • NBA roundup: Heat KO Hawks in Game 5

    Victor Oladipo scored 23 points and Bam Adebayo posted 20 points and made a key defensive play as Miami Heat held off the visiting Atlanta Hawks 97-94 for a series-clinching victory in Game 5 of a first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. The Hawks had a couple of chances to pull even in the final 30 […]

  • Mikal Bridges, Suns take 3-2 series lead on Pelicans

    Mikal Bridges scored 31 points and Chris Paul added 22 points and 11 assists as the host Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 112-97 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Deandre Ayton scored 19 points and Cameron Payne had 12 before fouling out for the […]

  • Ja Morant’s last-second layup lifts Grizzlies over Wolves

    Ja Morant scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter, including a tiebreaking layup in the final second, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-109 on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series. Morant’s driving basket under duress as time expired capped a whirlwind […]

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