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AP Sports WriterBox out: LeBron has knack for first-round playoff knockoutsBy TOM WITHERSINDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James has mastered the first-round knockout.Better protect those chins, Pacers.One of the most dominant postseason players in NBA history, James is undefeated in Game 1 of any opening series, a perfect 12-0...
Michigan's Moe Wagner enters NBA draft, skips senior seasonANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Moe Wagner is entering the NBA draft, and this year it sounds like that decision is final.The Michigan big man announced his plans Saturday with an essay written for The Players' Tribune, saying he's decided to...
AP Sports WriterThunder look to live up to high expectations vs. JazzBy CLIFF BRUNTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The last time Carmelo Anthony was in the playoffs, he was with the New York Knicks facing rising star Paul George and the Indiana Pacers back in 2013.Now, Anthony and George are...
AP Sports WriterHobbled Celtics expect challenge from Giannis, BucksBy KYLE HIGHTOWERBOSTON (AP) By now, the Boston Celtics have come to expect adversity.They were barely five minutes into the season when Gordon Hayward's gruesome ankle injury offered the first collective gasp in what would be an 82-game schedule replete...
Mavericks, Bulls win tiebreakers for draft lottery positionNEW YORK (AP) The Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls have won tiebreakers to put them in better position ahead of the NBA draft lottery.The Mavericks won a tiebreaker with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday after they shared the NBA's third-worst record...
AP Basketball WriterIn a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can't solveBy BRIAN MAHONEYNEW YORK (AP) Adam Silver sees successes all around the NBA, yet can't stop thinking about the teams who aren't successful.And he can't make them try to be.Tanking is the problem the NBA commissioner...
AP Sports WriterProcess no more: 76ers' awaited playoff push starts vs. HeatBy DAN GELSTONPHILADELPHIA (AP) Opera Philadelphia took a break from its rehearsal for ''Carmen'' to record an a capella version of the Philadelphia 76ers' catchy retro anthem , ''Here Come the Sixers.''Philly can belt out the words...
AP Sports WriterWarriors ready for fresh start as they prepare to face SpursBy JANIE McCAULEYOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kevin Durant is confident Golden State's struggles down the stretch might be just what makes the defending champions dominant on the postseason stage again.Maybe not quite 16-1 this time around, sure,...
Wizards' Meeks suspended 25 games for positive drug testNEW YORK (AP) The NBA has suspended Washington Wizards guard Jodie Meeks 25 games without pay for using a banned substance.The league announced the suspension Friday, a day before Game 1 of the Wizards' first-round playoff series against the East's...
Associated PressRetooled Raptors ready for playoff rematch with WizardsBy IAN HARRISONTORONTO (AP) A ''culture reset'' carried the Toronto Raptors to the top of the Eastern Conference for the first time this season.Next, the Raptors will try to hit reset on their playoff history with the Washington Wizards.After Cleveland...
AP Sports WriterThunder guard Brewer questionable for opener against UtahBy CLIFF BRUNTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Thunder might be without starting shooting guard Corey Brewer for their first-round playoff series opener Sunday against Utah.Brewer sprained his right knee during Oklahoma City's regular-season finale against Memphis. He did light work...
AP Sports WriterLillard likes matchup but knows Pelicans are dangerousBy ANNE M. PETERSONPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland's Damian Lillard says he likes the first-round matchup against the Pelicans, but in almost the same breath he lists the reasons why New Orleans is dangerous.After splitting their four regular-season meetings, the...

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