Basketball

Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92…

Khris Middleton scored 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks rode a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics for a 116-92 win, narrowing the deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1

Kevin Love stresses Cavs' need for full 48-minute…

Love breaks down the Cavs' Game 3 loss and previews Game 4.

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

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

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

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Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriors

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

Tyronn Lue is confident young Cavs players can…

Lue addresses the Cavs' Game 3 loss in Indiana and assesses his team's mindset heading into Game 4.

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

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

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

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

LeBron James: 'It's the postseason. I think every…

LeBron isn't changing his mindset or singling out any struggling teammates heading into Game 4.

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NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a…

Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies at 67, and tributes echo across NBA

The Latest: Warriors beat Spurs 110-97

The latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Greg Popovich, whose wife died at 67

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

76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3…

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid goes from doubtful to starting in a span of a few hours before Game 3 against Miami

Kyle Korver: Playing with more pace is a matter…

Korver thinks the Cavs can regain their swagger in Game 4. It's just a matter of adjusting their mindset.

Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82…

Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to take the lead and cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series

Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even…

Mitchell's big fourth quarter lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

Celtics' Terry Rozier making name for himself against Bucks

Point guard Terry Rozier is making a name for himself in the Boston Celtics' first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks

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Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

Jrue Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs after two road wins

Wolves-Houston Game 3 preview

JR Smith expects Cavs to rise up against adversity

Smith looks to recent history for Game 4 inspiration.