Latest National Basketball Association News

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...

Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

Apr. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he's making just 27...

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

Apr. 18, 2019 3:51 PM 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...

NC State adding Lehigh's Andree as graduate transfer

Apr. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lehigh's Pat Andree is headed North Carolina State as a graduate transfer for next season. In a social media post, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward said he will graduate in May then join Kevin Keatts' Wolfpack squad. Andree would have one year of eligibility in Raleigh. Andree averaged...

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....