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Surging Nets eliminate Lakers from playoff picture, 111-106

Mar. 23, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — D'Angelo Russell took no public pleasure in playing a pretty big role in officially eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers from playoff contention for yet another season. Russell is much more excited about the increasing likelihood that he's about to make his postseason debut with the...

Chris Bosh ready to see his jersey retired by Miami Heat

Mar. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is making a lot of music these days. He drinks beer and thinks about making more beer. He sketches. He paints. He plays with his kids. He has even learned how to use a wrench. He is also happy and healthy. And finally, he's made peace with the devastating way that blood clots ended...

Giannis out again as banged-up Bucks try to clinch division

Mar. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Bucks are staggering to the finish line of a special regular season. Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his second straight game with a sprained right ankle on Wednesday night, one of several key injuries to hit the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks in recent days. A...

Nets erase 28-point deficit in 2nd-half, top Kings 123-121

Mar. 20, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 on Tuesday night...

Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Mar. 20, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Billed as a battle of All-Star captains, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers instead took the court Tuesday night without their respective franchise players. Missing Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is nursing an injured ankle, the Bucks repeatedly thwarted rallies by the Lakers, who...

Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors

Mar. 19, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers. The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers is that...

Pitino, Minnesota seek more progress in 6th year at program

Mar. 19, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has had no bigger fan over the last six seasons than coach Richard Pitino's father, with Rick Pitino taking plenty of opportunities along the way to support his son, advise the players and just plain root for the Gophers . That was before they were paired against Louisville in...

Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchup

Mar. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Antetokounmpo, an MVP front-runner, turned his right ankle during the Bucks' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday....

Nowitzki passes Wilt but Pelicans top Mavs 129-125 in OT

Mar. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — For the 7-footer who has built a Hall of Fame career shooting from the outside, it was the perfect way to reach his latest milestone. Dirk Nowitzki swished a 20-foot jumper with 8:35 left in the first quarter Monday night, passing Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA's career scoring...

Lin leads Raptors to rout of Knicks; Lowry injured

Mar. 18, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will likely have to wait a little longer to get their entire lineup healthy at the same time. Jeremy Lin scored 20 points, Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 12 assists for his first career double-double, and the Raptors beat the New York Knicks 128-92 on Monday night. The...