Latest NBA Playoffs News

CJ McCollum scores 28 points as Pelicans hold off Warriors 114-109 to help playoff position

Apr. 13, 2024 02:08 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors realize they will have a hard road to reach the playoffs. CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans know they control their own path if they can win the regular-season finale at home against the Lakers. ...

LeBron James scores 37, Anthony Davis finishes with 36 as the Lakers beat Grizzlies 123-120

Apr. 13, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — LeBron James had 37 points — including six in the final minute — and 10 rebounds, and Anthony Davis had 36 points and 14 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies 123-120 on Friday night. Davis, returning from a left eye...

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 23 points as the Thunder beat the injury-depleted Bucks 125-107

Apr. 12, 2024 23:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the injury-depleted Milwaukee Bucks 125-107 on Friday night to boost their hopes of taking the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. The Thunder entered the night trailing the...

Heat never trail on the way to a 125-103 win over Raptors, keeping playoff hope going

Apr. 12, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When the final whistle blows in Miami on Sunday, the Heat might be in the playoffs. They might also be back in the play-in tournament. As long as they're clicking, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will like their chances. Nikola Jovic scored 22 points, Jaime...

Donovan Mitchell scores 33 points, Cavaliers clinch playoff spot with 129-120 win over Pacers

Apr. 12, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points, Jarrett Allen had 29 points and 13 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched a playoff berth with a 129-120 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Indiana pulled within 120-118 with 2:04 remaining on Pascal...

Knicks top Nets 111-107, earn home-court advantage in 1st round of playoffs and stay alive for No. 2

Apr. 12, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks will be at Madison Square Garden to begin the first round of the playoffs. They could even be on their home court again to start the second round. Jalen Brunson had 30 points and 11 assists after a slow start, OG Anunoby scored...

Joel Embiid returns from injury scare, scores 32 as 76ers beat Magic 125-113

Apr. 12, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 32 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists after an apparent injury scare in the first half and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 125-113 on Friday night in a critical game for Eastern Conference playoff seedings. Tyrese Maxey scored 28...

McCollum, Williamson score 31 apiece, Pelicans complete five-game sweep of Kings with 135-123 win

Apr. 12, 2024 01:44 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — CJ McCollum and Zion Williamson each scored 31 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Sacramento 135-123 on Thursday night to complete a five-game season sweep of the Kings. Williamson went to the locker room late in the second quarter with an apparent...

Chicago beats Detroit 127-105, sending Pistons to franchise-record 67th loss

Apr. 11, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 39 points and the Chicago Bulls sent the Detroit Pistons to their franchise-record 67th loss of the season, 127-105 on Thursday night. Detroit (13-67) broke the franchise mark set by the 1979-80 team. “You can learn a lot about...

Hawks' Jalen Johnson and Onyeka Oknogwu to miss play-in tournament with injuries

Apr. 11, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks will be without forward Jalen Johnson and center Onyeka Okongwu in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament because of injuries. The Hawks announced Thursday that Johnson, one of the team's most productive starters with his averages of 16.0 points...