• Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

    Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

    Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades. The alley-oops in Lob City, the deep 3-pointers by the Splash Brothers and the overall bitterness between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors should make for one of … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 hours ago
  • Wizards' fast-moving John Wall makes playoff debut

    John Wall talks as fast as he plays. ''It was a little different Brandon Knight without being there tonight,'' he rattled off after a recent game. ''You've got to slow down, you've got to smell the flowers a little,'' coach Randy Wittman said, … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 hours ago
  • Military Father-Son At Suns Game

    Military Father-Son At Suns Game

    During halftime of the Grizzlies-Suns game,Phoenix catches a heartfelt moment reuniting a military father returning home from service with his son. … More »

    NBA.com - 12 hours ago
  • Who will be the breakout stars in the NBA playoffs?

    Who will be the breakout stars in the NBA playoffs?

    Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears breaks down the players who are poised to do big things in the 2014 postseason … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 12 hours ago
  • Steve Nash: Lakers 'can't rely on me'

    Steve Nash: Lakers 'can't rely on me'

    Steve Nash has a year left on his contract, but his health could determine whether he plays again. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 12 hours ago
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    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 Russell Westbrook. ''There's definitely that burning desire in the back of your mind … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 hours ago
  • Pau Gasol says farewell to Lakers, maybe for good

    Pau Gasol says farewell to Lakers, maybe for good

    With Pau Gasol set to become a free agent and the Lakers looking to rebuild, the forward will likely be playing elsewhere next season. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 13 hours ago
  • Breakout seasons abound for surprising Suns

    The plan seemed simple to outsiders when the Phoenix Suns' season began. Behind a dynamic backcourt of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, and under the steady guidance of first-year coach Jeff Hornacek, the Suns were transformed from an ugly 25-win … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 hours ago
  • Lakers' future uncertain after 55 losses

    Lakers' future uncertain after 55 losses

    Although one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history mercifully ended Wednesday night in San Antonio, the drama around the 16-time NBA champions is never finished. Everybody except Kobe Bryant and general manager Mitch Kupchak is facing … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 hours ago
  • No love lost when Warriors and Clippers clash

    No love lost when Warriors and Clippers clash

    Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears breaks down the first round playoff matchup between Los Angeles and Golden State. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 14 hours ago
  • Utah's rebuilding season proves difficult

    Utah's rebuilding season proves difficult

    The long, difficult season showed on the faces of Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin and leading scorer Gordon Hayward. Both knew the Jazz had made a firm commitment to rebuild by jettisoning their top veterans. … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 hours ago
  • Celtics' boss Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason

    Celtics' boss Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason

    The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. ''I have no worries about Brad,'' Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. ''Brad is … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 hours ago
  • 76ers look toward future after dismal season

    76ers look toward future after dismal season

    The Philadelphia 76ers opened the season with a win against Miami, and they beat the Heat again in the finale. It was the rest of the NBA that gave the Sixers fits. The Sixers entered this season in clear rebuild mode - labeled around the league … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 hours ago
  • 'Melo plans to opt out, wants to return

    'Melo plans to opt out, wants to return

    Carmelo Anthony said he wants to stay in New York, and said he wants to win. It will be up to Phil Jackson to convince him that he can do both. With the Knicks' season over and Anthony missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, he can … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 hours ago
  • Long shot Hawks brace for Pacers

    Long shot Hawks brace for Pacers

    There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks. Only the 15th team in the last two decades to make the postseason with a losing record, the Hawks (38-44) get started Saturday against the top seed in the East, the Indiana … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 hours ago
  • Pacers rule out C Bynum for 1st round

    Pacers rule out C Bynum for 1st round

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Top-seeded Indiana won't have Andrew Bynum for its first-round series against Atlanta. … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 hours ago
  • Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

    Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to an end. … More »

    Reuters - 16 hours ago
  • Suns join list of best to miss playoffs

    Suns join list of best to miss playoffs

    The Phoenix Suns are the ''best team not to make the playoffs.'' That's the title first-year coach Jeff Hornacek bestowed on his overachieving squad after it finished a remarkable turnaround season. But despite 48 wins, the Suns are staying home … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 hours ago
  • NBA-Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, April 17 (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to … More »

    Reuters - 16 hours ago
  • Mavs G Ellis set to be key for playoffs

    Mavs G Ellis set to be key for playoffs

    Monta Ellis had just missed a jumper that could have lifted Dallas out of a matchup with top-seeded San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs. His reaction to playing a team the Mavericks haven't beaten in more than two years was typical of … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 hours ago
  • Toronto Raptors coach Casey to Nets: Be careful what you wish for

    TORONTO - Whether or not the Brooklyn Nets purposefully set themselves up to face the Raptors, Toronto coach Dwane Casey warns: Be careful what you wish for. The Raptors make their first playoff appearance in six years when they host the Nets in … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 hours ago
  • Heat ready to begin three-peat bid

    Heat ready to begin three-peat bid

    LeBron James was standing at his locker and chatting a few days ago when the conversation turned to which teams out there the Miami Heat might fear entering these playoffs. ''We respect all,'' James said, ''but fear none.'' With those words it … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 hours ago
  • Bobcats' daunting task: stopping James

    Bobcats' daunting task: stopping James

    - The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history. Miami is 15-0 against the Bobcats since James signed with the Heat as a free agent in 2010. Charlotte, the No. … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 hours ago
  • Love's plans key to Wolves' offseason

    Love's plans key to Wolves' offseason

    Kevin Love sat in front of his locker after the Minnesota Timberwolves' season came to a close, his sixth year in the NBA and his sixth without a trip to the playoffs. His body language is more a personality quirk than a referendum on Love's … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 hours ago
  • Bucks await future with new ownership

    Bucks await future with new ownership

    ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) -- One by one, the Milwaukee Bucks met with their coach one last time before packing up their belongings. More change could be coming to Milwaukee. ''There (are) definitely pieces here that we can build around, young … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 hours ago
  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta and Indiana begin their first round series on Saturday … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 17 hours ago
  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    Oklahoma City tips off against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 18 hours ago
  • Blazers survive adversity, surge to 5th

    Blazers survive adversity, surge to 5th

    After starting off as one of the hottest teams in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers wilted a bit after the All-Star break. The low point came on March 25 when the Blazers fell 95-85 at Orlando. The loss capped a 4-9 stretch for Portland. But … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 hours ago
  • Cavs enter offseason in state of flux

    Cavs enter offseason in state of flux

    Kyrie Irving was already wearing his jacket and a Louis Vuitton backpack as he conducted his final postgame interview. Once Irving finished answering questions, Cleveland's All-Star point guard quickly left the locker room. The postseason remained … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 hours ago
  • NBA - Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami

    NBA - Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami

    The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three. No club has won three straight titles … More »

    Reuters - 18 hours ago
  • Reconfigured Bulls ready for postseason

    It's not the way the Chicago Bulls mapped it out at the start of the season. But here they are, holding the fourth seed and hosting John Wall and the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of their first-round series Sunday after going 48-34. They lead the … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 hours ago
  • Pistons facing major offseason overhaul

    Pistons facing major offseason overhaul

    Rodney Stuckey stood near his locker after what might have been his final home game for the Detroit Pistons. Stuckey is a free agent and can head elsewhere this offseason, but he still offered a few comments on what's been ailing the Detroit … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 hours ago
  • Magic confident they're on right track

    Magic confident they're on right track

    It's been two seasons since the Orlando Magic went through near-wholesale changes that included a franchise player's exit and bringing in a new general manager and coaching staff. Strides in the right direction,'' Magic general manager Rob Hennigan … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 hours ago
  • 3-point threat Miller also Grizzlies' iron man

    3-point threat Miller also Grizzlies' iron man

    The Memphis Grizzlies hoped Mike Miller would be healthy once they got to the postseason. Memphis' oldest player also turned out to be the Grizzlies' lone iron man. After the veteran signed as a free agent last summer when the Miami Heat let him … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 hours ago
  • Inside the NBA: Neato Stat of the Night

    Inside the NBA: Neato Stat of the Night

    Shaq sings the classics after smashing Brent's guitar. … More »

    NBA.com - 18 hours ago
  • NBA Power Rankings: Spurs top final rankings of 2013-14 season

    NBA Power Rankings: Spurs top final rankings of 2013-14 season

    As the NBA playoffs begin, plenty of teams, including the Knicks, Lakers and Celtics, are beginning their offseason plans. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 18 hours ago
  • Davis provided hope for Pelicans, but needs help

    Davis provided hope for Pelicans, but needs help

    The way Anthony Davis blossomed into an All-Star before he'd even turned 21 provided the Pelicans with hope for the future during an otherwise bleak season. It also bolstered coach Monty Williams' reputation for developing young big men. But to … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 hours ago
  • The 10-man rotation, starring the 38-win Atlanta Hawks

    The 10-man rotation, starring the 38-win Atlanta Hawks

    Are the Atlanta Hawks the worst NBA playoff team we've ever seen? … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 19 hours ago
  • Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams

    (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: SAN ANTONIO SPURS Regular season record: 62-20 How they qualified: Won Southwest Division Head coach: Gregg … More »

    Reuters - 19 hours ago
  • Profiles of NBA Eastern Conference playoff teams

    (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: INDIANA PACERS Regular season record: 56-26 How they qualified: Won Central Division Head coach: Frank Vogel … More »

    Reuters - 19 hours ago