Latest National Basketball Association News

Pelicans' Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps Davis, too

Apr. 18, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. "We have a very long and successful history...

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

Apr. 18, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets didn't talk about their defeat at home by the Utah Jazz in the second game of their second-round playoff series last season before Game 2 of their first-round matchup on Wednesday night. The Beard and his teammates were certainly thinking about it though....

Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 series lead

Apr. 18, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half. Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee's big third quarter and the Bucks beat...

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

Apr. 17, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics. In Game 2, Boston seized on a fourth-quarter collapse by Indiana. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 99-91 Wednesday night...

Pistons Griffin misses Game 2 against Bucks due to sore knee

Apr. 17, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say Blake Griffin will be out of the lineup for the second game of the team's first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Griffin sat out Game 1 of the series with left knee soreness. The Pistons lost the opener by 35 points. He took part in light drills at...

Duruji lands at Florida; Glover, Jitoboh join signing class

Apr. 17, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Louisiana Tech forward Anthony Duruji has officially transferred to Florida the same day coach Mike White added two more recruits to his best signing class. Duruji filed necessary paperwork Wednesday and is expected to enroll at Florida this summer. The 6-foot-7 sophomore...

Grizzlies add Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald to front office

Apr. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise's basketball operations department. Cho is a former Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers general manager. Grunwald was general manager of...

Lillard, Westbrook, Beverley playing with intensified edge

Apr. 17, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard stared intently well after his deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer fell to close out Portland's third quarter against the Thunder. The look on his face was one of determination, focus and yes, even a little bravado. It was as if Lillard was making a statement. It's not new...

Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Apr. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page. He's the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De'Andre...

Warriors, Spurs try to forget blown chances for 2-0 leads

Apr. 17, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

The Golden State Warriors are trying to regain the lead in a series they probably still can't believe is tied. Same with the San Antonio Spurs, who like the Warriors know they are facing an opponent who won't stay down no matter how far they fall down. The Clippers' historic comeback against the Warriors,...