Basketball

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his team's play when he rests after Sunday's loss to the Houston Rockets

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers

Milwaukee Bucks Troll the Toronto Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks did a masterful job of trolling the Toronto Raptors during their playoff series.

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics…

The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into…

LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory at Indiana

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Blake Griffin to Miss Remainder of 2017 Playoffs

Blake Griffin injured his big toe in the Clippers victory over the Jazz on Friday night and will miss the remainder of the 2017 playoffs.

Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs…

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook notched a triple-double in the first half of a playoff game against the Houston Rockets

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting…

The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards…

Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder added 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory that sliced the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series

Bulls Stun Celtics 111-97 to Take 2-0 Series Lead

The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 111-97 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their series against the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with…

Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs…

Marc Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 to even up their first-round series at 2-2

Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against…

Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will start for Portland in Game 3 of the playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night

Carmelo Anthony and Wife Have Separated

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his wife, La La, have separated after seven years of marriage, according to TMZ.

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Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against…

Golden State's Kevin Durant won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past…

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series

Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to…

Chris Paul scored 34 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory over the Utah Jazz to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series

Column: Savor some unpredictability as NBA playoffs begin

Column: The NBA Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy. But there's nothing wrong with a little drama at the start of the postseason, a bit of madness in April rather than March.

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game…

Kevin Durant participated in a light practice with the Golden State Warriors and was still listed as questionable to play in Game 3 of the playoffs Saturday at Portland because of a strained left calf

Allen Crabbe knows it's time to step up against…

It's clear to just about everyone who's watching that the Portland Trail Blazers bench needs to do more against the Golden State Warriors

Gary Payton: Draymond, not Kawhi, should get defensive award

As one of best defensive players of his generation, Gary Payton knows what it takes to thrive on that end of the floor

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to…

LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 and take a 3-0 lead

Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win

Mike Conley scored 24 points and handed out eight assists as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a 10-game postseason skid against San Antonio by routing the Spurs 105-94

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Brooklyn Nets owner Prokhorov says he's selling 49pc stake

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has told Russian media he's selling a 49 percent stake in the club

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic…

Police in California are investigating an allegation of domestic violence against Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey

Ex-commissioner David Stern tells AP he's bullish…

Former Commissioner David Stern tells AP he's bullish on NBA and wowed by how players shoot