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Jerry Stackhouse adds Adam Mazarei to staff at Vanderbilt

Apr. 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has hired Adam Mazarei to his coaching staff, adding an assistant who spent the past six seasons with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. Stackhouse announced the move Friday. Mazarei spent three seasons as a Grizzlies' assistant coach and three as a...

Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Apr. 19, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...

Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors' 132-105 win

Apr. 19, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series....

White has career-high 36 points, Spurs beat Nuggets 118-108

Apr. 19, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver. It was completely out of character for White, but the mild-mannered point guard has never been in this situation before. White had a career-high 36 points...

Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Apr. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and...

Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee

Apr. 18, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee. Embiid warmed up before the game but the 76ers announced shortly before the start that the All-Star center wouldn't be available. Greg Monroe was listed...

Grizzlies' Anderson undergoes surgery on right shoulder

Apr. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson has undergone surgery on his right shoulder. The Grizzlies said Thursday that the 6-foot-9 forward should be ready to return to full basketball activities in advance of training camp. The 25-year-old Anderson played just 43 games this season in...

Pacers' resiliency faces tough test with 2-0 deficit

Apr. 18, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic ignored those who doubted the Indiana Pacers last season. They're even more determined to prove them wrong in the playoffs. The veterans who helped the Pacers exceed expectations after losing Paul George in a trade and kept them together following...

Mavericks guard Hardaway has surgery for stress fracture

Apr. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September. The procedure announced Thursday came after Hardaway missed the last 11 games of the...

Texas Tech's Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

Apr. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver declared for the NBA draft Thursday after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders on the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. Culver's on-campus announcement came 10 days after the Red Raiders finished their season with...