Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without…

Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series

Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee

Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee

Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8…

Lynx to make Whalen's No. 13 the franchise's first retired jersey during ceremony on June 8

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Pelicans' Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps…

The Pelicans' newly hired top basketball executive says coach Alvin Gentry will be retained

Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0…

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee's big third quarter and the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 120-99 to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series

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

Kyrie Irving scores 37, Celtics take advantage of Pacers mistakes to earn 99-91 Game 2 win

Warriors, Spurs try to forget blown chances for 2…

The Golden State Warriors are trying to regain the lead in a series they probably still can't believe is tied

'We're excited': Knicks have hopes for lottery…

The New York Knicks are excited and optimistic

Injured DeMarcus Cousins unlikely to return this…

Center DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to return this postseason for the Golden State Warriors yet won't require surgery on his torn left quadriceps muscle

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart tears Achilles tendon in…

Breanna Stewart expected to miss upcoming WNBA season after rupturing Achilles tendon in right ankle

Blazers go up 2-0 against the Thunder with 114-94…

CJ McCollum had 33 points and Damian Lillard added 29, and the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night

Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout…

Kawhi Leonard scores 37 points, Lowry rebounds from scoreless outing with 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82 to win Game 2, even first-round series

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Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round…

Celtics looking for improvement after ugly Game 1 win; Rockets, Jazz expecting more competitive games in their Game 2 matchups

Sacramento Kings hire Luke Walton as coach

The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons

John MacLeod, longtime Phoenix Suns coach, dies…

John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died at 81.

Harden scores 29 as Rockets rout Jazz 122-90 in…

James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists to help the Houston Rockets rout the Utah Jazz 122-90 on Sunday night in Game 1 of a best-of-seven first-round playoff series

Portland wins Game 1 against the Thunder 104-99

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers opened their playoff series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 victory on Sunday

Home-court advantage? Warriors had it, now 76ers…

Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home

Irving, Morris lead Celtics' rally past Pacers in…

Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each had 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 84-74 to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round playoff series

Curry's 38 points lead Warriors to Game 1 win…

Stephen Curry scored 38 points made eight 3-pointers to give him the most in postseason history, and top-seeded Golden State Warriors began their quest for a three-peat by running away from the frustrated Los Angeles Clippers for a 121-104 playoff win

Augustin has 25, hits winning 3, Magic beat…

D.J. Augustin scores 25 points, including game-winning 3, Orlando Magic beat Toronto Raptors 104-101 in playoff opener

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