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Nets need more talent, but won't change their building plan

Apr. 25, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Marks started stumping for the Brooklyn Nets even before the season ended. The Nets had just fallen into a 3-1 hole in a heated series with the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday when Marks entered the referees' locker room to complain. The NBA ended up fining the general manager $25,000...

Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

Apr. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have begun a joint investigation into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman. The Kings and the league said Thursday they will be looking into the accusations contained in a lawsuit filed earlier in this week in Los Angeles by former sportscaster Kelli...

Kanter, Siakam among players starring in their support roles

Apr. 25, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere. Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals. Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put their...

Rockets advance, wait to see if they'll get shot at Warriors

Apr. 25, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State Warriors. "That's what I want," center Clint Capela said. "I...

Lou Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against champ Warriors

Apr. 25, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority. The Los Angeles Clippers took the Warriors right out of their comfort zone by beating the two-time...

Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance

Apr. 25, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season. And he usually sticks around for a while. The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second round of the playoffs during the Popovich era. But the Denver Nuggets are one win away from changing that, as they'll take a 3-2...

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

Apr. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a series where their shots weren't falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. Houston advanced to the...

Blake Griffin has arthroscopic surgery on left knee

Apr. 24, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin had surgery arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, an injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the playoffs. The Pistons say the procedure Wednesday in Los Angeles was to address the issue that caused soreness in the knee across the last two weeks of the regular...

Nets' summer includes decision on Russell after playoff run

Apr. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell was an All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets became a playoff team. Neither looked likely four months ago. So it was a surprisingly successful season, though there's plenty of work left for the Nets to do — including deciding whether Russell will have a role. Nets players...

Once again, Lillard Time moves Blazers along in the playoffs

Apr. 24, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If Damian Lillard's series-clinching walkoff 3-pointer against the Thunder looked vaguely familiar, it's because he's done it before. His buzzer-beating 3 sent Houston packing back in 2014. It may have been from a different spot and against a different team, but it was the same...