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Zion Williamson out for playoff play-in game vs. Kings; out 2 weeks if Pelicans advance

Apr. 17, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson has been ruled out of the New Orleans Pelicans' Western Conference play-in game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night because of a left hamstring injury — and is expected to miss up to two weeks should New Orleans advance to the NBA playoffs. ...

NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information, bet on games

Apr. 17, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter was banned for life from the NBA on Wednesday after a league probe found he disclosed confidential information to sports bettors and wagered on games, even betting on the Raptors to lose. Porter is the second person to be banned by Commissioner...

NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information and bet on games

Apr. 17, 2024 12:29 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information and bet on games.

Klay Thompson misses all 10 shots in what might have been his final game with the Warriors

Apr. 17, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson has provided so many memorable moments during his decade-plus run as Stephen Curry's Splash Brother running mate for the Golden State Warriors dynasty. The Game 6 heroics. The scores of 3-pointers. The shut-down defense against some of the...

Stephen Curry tells the AP why 2024 is the right time to make his Olympic debut

Apr. 17, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

Golden State guard Stephen Curry knew he was running out of chances to play in what would be his first Olympics, so he and his wife Ayesha started planning many months ago about how to make the Paris Games work for their family. Their growing family, that is. Ayesha...

The Kings eliminate the Warriors from play-in tournament with 118-94 win

Apr. 17, 2024 01:59 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chants of “Light the Beam!” started midway through the fourth quarter as the Sacramento Kings kept piling on the Golden State Warriors. A year after having their season ended by their neighbors, the Kings dealt the Warriors a bit of payback in...

LeBron James and the Lakers beat Pelicans in play-in, earn a playoff rematch with the Nuggets

Apr. 17, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James, Anthony Davis and their supporting cast have the Los Angeles Lakers looking like a tougher out in the playoffs than they appeared to be just a few weeks earlier. The New Orleans Pelicans, meanwhile, find themselves on the brink of elimination and...

Kawhi Leonard's status for Clippers' playoff opener against Mavericks remains murky

Apr. 16, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard’s status for the Los Angeles Clippers’ first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks remains murky. Leonard missed the final eight games of the regular season with right knee inflammation. The Clippers were 4-4 in that stretch, having...

Blake Griffin retires after high-flying NBA career that included Rookie of the Year, All-Star honors

Apr. 16, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

Blake Griffin announced his retirement Tuesday after a 14-year career that included six All-Star selections, Rookie of the Year honors and a dunk contest victory. Griffin said in a social media post that he's “thankful for every single moment” of his career. He was the No. 1...

NBA average attendance was 18,324 this season. League says 71% of games were sellouts

Apr. 16, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attendance was up 1.4% in the NBA this season, with the league setting a slew of records for ticket sales and sellouts. The total attendance in the regular season that ended Sunday was 22,538,518, the league said — the second consecutive season in which the NBA...