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PHOENIX (AP) NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris go on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a beating outside a Phoenix recreation center more than two years ago. The twin brothers could face a maximum of nearly four years in prison if they are found guilty. A conviction...
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls say guard Cameron Payne had surgery on his broken right foot and is expected to be out three to four months. Payne had surgery to repair the fifth metatarsal on Wednesday. The team says he will remain in a splint the next seven to 10...
Capsule and prediction for the Western Conference semifinal series between Golden State and Utah that begins Tuesday: --- No. 1 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (67-15, 4-0) vs. No. 5 UTAH JAZZ (51-31, 4-3) Season series: Warriors, 2-1. Story line: The rested Warriors, after a first-round sweep, face a Utah team that won the only...
LOS ANGELES (AP) The only thing stopping Gordon Hayward in the playoffs was a case of food poisoning. Utah's All-Star forward averaged 23.7 points - breaking out for a career-high 40 in Game 3 - over seven games to propel the Jazz into the second round of the playoffs with...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Larry Bird made it official Monday, resigning as the Indiana Pacers' president of basketball operations and saying simply that it was time to do something else. ''I felt it was time to step away in a full-time capacity,'' Bird said in a statement released ahead of a news...
LOS ANGELES (AP) Together for six years now, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have yet to make it past the second round of the playoffs. Heck, the Los Angeles Clippers haven't even gotten out of the first round two years running. And that's not the worst of it. The Clippers are...
Capsules and prediction for the Eastern Conference semifinal series between Boston and Washington that begins Sunday: --- EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 BOSTON CELTICS (53-29, 4-2) vs. No. 4 WASHINGTON WIZARDS (49-33, 4-2) Season series: Split, 2-2. Story line: The Celtics and Wizards both had some testy moments in their first-round series and should expect...
LOS ANGELES (AP) The opening round of the NBA playoffs is down to the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, the only series to be extended to seven games. The Clippers can finish off the Jazz on Sunday and advance to the Western Conference semifinals against Golden State, which has...
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) The already short break between rounds of the NBA playoffs won't provide much of a rest for Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas. Thomas left from the Celtics' first-round series-clinching victory over Chicago on Friday night to fly to Tacoma, Washington, and attend his sister's funeral. He...
Even as Dennis Schroder took off the other way, ahead of everyone for what looked like an uncontested layup, Wall managed to chase him down. On a night when Wall set a career playoff-high with 42 points, his remarkable defensive play was a big reason the Washington Wizards moved on...
DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Pistons have put in bids to host a future NBA All-Star Game at Little Caesars Arena. The team says in a release Friday that bids were submitted to the league for 2020 and 2021. Little Caesars Arena is being built just north of downtown Detroit and is...
MILWAUKEE (AP) The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs. They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again. At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding onto big leads after blowing a 25-point...

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