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Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

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DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games. More>>

Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury

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Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from broken thumb as Bulls try to stay alive against Celtics. More>>

Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

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Twitter's frequent presence in the news _ as the preferred megaphone for President Donald Trump _ has not translated into profit or meaningful user growth for the company. More>>

NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

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Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. More>>

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

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The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 to open a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. More>>

Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

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Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall added 20 points and 14 assists, leading the Washington Wizards to a 103-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks for a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. More>>

Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health

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Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a successful solution to his debilitating health issues and be back on the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. More>>

Work load: LeBron not slowing as playoff minutes increase

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LeBron James isn't showing any signs of slowing down. More>>

In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer

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The NBA is holding its Basketball Without Borders program in Israel for the first time this summer. More>>

Rockets determined to play better in conference semis

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James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. More>>

Cleveland OKs last chunk of financing to upgrade Cavs' arena

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Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home, Quicken Loans Arena. More>>

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car

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Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it _ in an Indy car. More>>

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. More>>

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. More>>

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. More>>

Little Big Man: Celtics' Thomas finding stride after tragedy

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It's been only a week since the death of Isaiah Thomas' younger sister, Chyna Thomas, in a car accident triggered what he has called the "hardest week of my life.". More>>

The old guys are coming up big so far in these playoffs

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Joe Johnson, Nene and others are showing how much veteran experience matters at playoff time. More>>

Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

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The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama. More>>

Drake to host first-ever 'NBA Awards' on June 26

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Drake has been tapped to host the NBA's first-ever awards show this June. More>>

Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all

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Paul Millsap bounced back from a sluggish start to score 19 points, Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away from the Washington Wizards 111-101 to even the opening-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

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Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers to sweep their first-round playoff series. More>>

Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

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Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first round playoff series. More>>

Marbury in talks with other clubs after Beijing Ducks era

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Stephon Marbury's agent says they are in talks with several clubs in China after the former NBA All Star parted ways with the Beijing Ducks at the weekend. More>>

Houston's D'Antoni: Nene 1 of those players you have to have

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Nene has spent 15 years in the NBA and many still struggle in pronouncing his name. More>>

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis

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The Cleveland Cavaliers can finally take a break after a first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers. More>>

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

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With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. More>>

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

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

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

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Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 to even their first-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

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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. More>>

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

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Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets

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

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

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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. More>>

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan

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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. More>>

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

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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. More>>

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

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A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings will name John Stevens their next head coach. More>>

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

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LeBron James is going for another playoff sweep, and the Clippers are dealing with the loss of Blake Griffin. More>>

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

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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. More>>

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

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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. More>>

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

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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. More>>

Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a toe injury suffered in Friday night's win against the Utah Jazz. More>>

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

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DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 in a defensive slugfest to tie their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two games apiece. More>>

Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers

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

Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors

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

Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

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Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series because of an illness. More>>

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113

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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. More>>

Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead

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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. More>>

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

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Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 Friday after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home. More>>

Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

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Clippers forward Blake Griffin has left Game 3 against the Jazz with a bruised right big toe and will not return. More>>

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

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Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. More>>

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday

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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. More>>

Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

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The Portland Trail Blazers upgraded center Jusuf Nurkic to doubtful for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. More>>

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

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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. More>>

James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

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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 119-111 and take a 3-0 lead. More>>

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe

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

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

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

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

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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. More>>

Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

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An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned Thursday for two inmates. More>>

Education secy, teachers union chief meet on school tour

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to visit a public school in Ohio with the president of a national teachers union, who has been among her most vocal critics and has suggested that DeVos doesn't understand what students need to succeed. More>>

Ex-commissioner David Stern tells AP he's bullish on NBA

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David Stern hasn't left the NBA far behind. More>>

Harvard honors a famous grad _ JFK _ with special symposium

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Harvard University is honoring one of its most famous graduates _ John F. Kennedy _ with a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the slain president's birth. More>>

Former VCU basketball player agrees to NFL deal with Colts

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The agent for former VCU basketball forward Mo Alie-Cox says his client has agreed to terms with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. More>>

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld

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The last killer whale has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park, a calf whose birth in Texas follows the company's 2016 decision to stop breeding killer whales. More>>

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

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James Harden scored 35 points and the Houston Rockets overcame 51 points from Russell Westbrook in a triple-double, clawing back from a double-digit deficit for a 115-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. More>>

Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant

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Stephen Curry scored 19 points on an off night,. More>>

Correction: House Election-Georgia story

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A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. More>>

Celebs, athletes compete in video game event for charity

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Some popular celebs and athletes will compete in a televised video game event to raise money for charity. More>>

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation

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A planned appearance by provocative author Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley next week has been called off because of safety and security concerns. More>>

Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species

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Marijuana is becoming more accepted, but pot smokers have few places to legally smoke outside their homes. More>>

Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

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Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first executions in nearly 12 years has been thwarted by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary. More>>

Why are executions stopped? Death penalty questions answered

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Why are executions stopped? Answers to death penalty queries. More>>

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination

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Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves to record his second career playoff shutout, and the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan

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Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn't kill a woman in 1993. More>>

The Latest: Arkansas governor disappointed by court ruling

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The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted one of two executions set for Thursday, saying the condemned inmate should have a chance to prove his innocence with more DNA testing. More>>

Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs

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Kevin Durant is out for the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their playoff series with Portland on Wednesday night. More>>

The Latest: Senator vexed by bad communication at dam crisis

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House Democrats want Congress' auditing arm to review dam safety standards following the crisis at America's tallest dam. More>>

Arkansas judge: Order guided by law, not execution views

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An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions is defending the move, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. More>>

Crack open a lukewarm one: Indiana's quirky rules about beer

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A gas station owner discovered a loophole in an Indiana law that regulates the sale of cold beer, igniting a fierce legislative battle involving the state's powerful liquor store lobby. More>>

Paul George insists comments intended to motivate Pacers

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Indiana Pacers star Paul George believes critics of his recent postgame comments are off base. More>>

NBA fines Grizzlies' Fizdale $30,000 for officiating rant

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The NBA has fined Grizzlies coach David Fizdale $30,000 for his rant against the officiating in Memphis' 96-82 loss to San Antonio in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Marc has the stats, Pau has wins in Gasols' playoff battle

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Marc is winning the individual battle while older brother Pau is walking away with the victories in the Gasols' playoff battle. More>>

The Latest: Coach Sean Payton says Will Smith 'was special'

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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has taken a front row seat alongside the family and friends of his former player Will Smith to observe the sentencing of Smith's killer. More>>

Correction: Massachusetts-Slain Runner story

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A man accused of killing a Google employee near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer is due in court. More>>

Ohio high court wants to see full autopsies from 8 slayings

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The Ohio Supreme Court wants to see unredacted autopsy reports from eight slayings in one family as justices consider media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports from the year-old, unsolved case. More>>

Lob City smash: Clippers beat Jazz 99-91, even series at 1-1

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Blake Griffin led a smash-mouth revival of Lob City with 24 points, DeAndre Jordan had a double-double and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz 99-91 to even their playoff series at 1-1. More>>

Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics 111-97 to take 2-0 series lead

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Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 111-97 to take a 2-0 lead in their series against the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. More>>

NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law

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The NCAA has awarded men's basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. More>>

Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

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Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1. More>>

Portland's Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors' Durant questionable

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Golden State's Kevin Durant missed practice because of a strained left calf and is questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 against Portland, who again will be without center Jusuf Nurkic. More>>

Jordan Bell latest Oregon player to declare for draft

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Oregon junior forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Ducks player to declare for the NBA Draft. More>>

Memphis coach Fizdale blasts 'unprofessional' officiating

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Memphis coach David Fizdale blasted the officiating in Game 2 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Spurs, deeming it "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" before slamming his fist on a table and storming off. More>>

Close call: Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers

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Kyrie Irving scored 37, Kevin Love 27 and LeBron James 25 as the Cleveland Cavaliers held on down the stretch for a 117-111 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 2. More>>

Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82

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Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-82 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. More>>

Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111

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Kyrie Irving scored 37, Kevin Love 27 and LeBron James 25 as the Cleveland Cavaliers held on down the stretch for a 117-111 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 2. More>>

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson declares for NBA draft

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Kansas freshman Josh Jackson has announced he will enter the NBA draft. More>>

Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz with 'MMA' style

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The matchup of Paul Millsap versus Markieff Morris could spark some fireworks in the first-round series between the Hawks and Wizards. More>>

J.J. Watt huge fan of Rockets guard Patrick Beverley

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When J.J. Watt attended a Houston Rockets playoff game on Sunday night, he got a front-row view of the intensity of Patrick Beverley. More>>

Grieving Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to funeral

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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2 against Bulls, then be with family for sister's funeral. More>>

'Greek Freak,' Bucks _ and Jazz, Bulls _ look for 2-0 leads

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Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo marked his arrival as a big stage, playoff performer in his second trip to the NBA postseason _ now he's looking for more. More>>

After 60-loss season, Nets not looking to rush the rebuild

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Even after finishing with the worst record in the NBA last season, the Brooklyn Nets won't rush their rebuild. More>>

Harden has 37 points; Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

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James Harden scored 37 points to outshine Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter and coasted to a 118-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Day after sister's death, Isaiah Thomas plays for Celtics

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens says it is point guard Isaiah Thomas' "intention to play" in Game 1 of Boston's first-round playoff matchup with the Bulls a day after his sister was killed in a car accident. More>>

Bulls top Celtics 106-102; Thomas plays after sister's death

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Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls outlasted Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on an emotional night for grieving Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. More>>

Durant shines in Golden State playoff debut in Game 1 win

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Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Stephen Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-109 in Game 1 of the first-round series. More>>

Wall scores playoff-best 32 as Wizards beat Hawks in Game 1

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John Wall scored a playoff career-high 32 points and Markieff Morris added 21 in his NBA playoff debut as the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-107 in Game 1 of their first-round series on Easter Sunday. More>>

Utah's Rudy Gobert has hyperextended left knee, bone bruise

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Utah center Rudy Gobert has been diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension and bone contusion after his collision 17 seconds into the Jazz's playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. More>>

Escape act: LeBron, Cavs edge Pacers 109-108 in Game 1

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LeBron James scored 32 points and the champion Cleveland Cavaliers escaped with a 109-108 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 1. More>>

Johnson's drive at buzzer helps Jazz beat LA 97-95 in Game 1

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Joe Johnson hit the winning shot at the buzzer for 21 points and Utah Jazz overcame the loss of Rudy Gobert 17 seconds into the game to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-95 in their playoff opener. More>>

Leonard has 32 points, Spurs rout Grizzlies 111-82 in Game 1

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Kawhi Leonard matched his postseason high with 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 111-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. More>>

Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, rookie Malcolm Brogdon had 16 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Warriors ready to start another special postseason run

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While the chase for a record 73 wins was scrutinized when Golden State missed out on another championship last season, the top-seeded Warriors know that Stephen Curry's fluke knee injury was significant. More>>

NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident

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NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister has died in a one-car accident. More>>

NBA players union complains about Jackson's Carmelo comments

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The National Basketball Players Association says it has spoken to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about Phil Jackson's comments regarding Carmelo Anthony. More>>

MVP favorites Harden, Westbrook get first-round showdown

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While everyone must wait more than two months for the NBA's MVP to be announced, the league will showcase the two front-runners for the award in James Harden and Russell Westbrook when the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder open a playoff series. More>>

Jackson says that a trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

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Phil Jackson says Carmelo Anthony might "be better off somewhere else," noting the New York Knicks haven't been able to win with him. More>>

Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season

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Shortly after the Thunder wrapped up their regular-season finale, Russell Westbrook made it clear he was finished talking about individual accolades. More>>

LeBron unfazed by struggles, believes Cavaliers can repeat

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Despite the Cavs' struggles this season, LeBron James believes they can repeat as NBA champions. More>>

Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

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MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden face each other in the highlight of the NBA first round. More>>

Michigan State's Miles Bridges chooses to stay in school

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Michigan State freshman standout Miles Bridges has announced he is staying in school. More>>

Kelsey Plum goes No. 1 in WNBA draft

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Kelsey Plum was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the San Antonio Stars on Thursday night. More>>

Orlando fires GM Hennigan after missing playoffs for 5 years

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The Orlando Magic have fired general manager Rob Hennigan after missing the playoffs for five straight seasons. More>>

North Carolina junior Justin Jackson entering NBA draft

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North Carolina junior Justin Jackson is entering the NBA draft and hiring an agent after the Tar Heels' title run. More>>

Clippers looking to avoid injuries, bad luck in playoffs

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The Los Angeles Clippers' history is short and not at all sweet when it comes to the playoffs. More>>

Bulls, Pacers grab last 2 spots in NBA playoffs

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Chicago and Indiana grab the last two spots in the NBA playoffs, meaning Dwyane Wade is in _ and the Miami Heat are out. More>>

Robertson endorses Westbrook for MVP

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Oscar Robertson plans to attend Wednesday night's regular-season finale between the Thunder and the Denver Nuggets. More>>

Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94

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Gerald Green scored 18 points, 10 of them in a 25-2 fourth-quarter run, and the Boston Celtics beat the resting Milwaukee Bucks 112-94 in the regular-season finale to claim the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump's promises falling by wayside; Israel, Palestinians remain divided over Jerusalem's future; Bulls, Pacers claim final two NBA playoff spots. More>>

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118

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James Harden had his 22nd triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Houston Rockets wrap up the regular season with a 123-118 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. More>>

Longtime Stanford top assistant coach Amy Tucker retiring

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Longtime Stanford associate head coach Amy Tucker is retiring from coaching but will remain with the program in an administrative role. More>>

Oregon's Dillon Brooks says he's headed to the NBA draft

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Oregon junior forward Dillon Brooks says he is entering the NBA draft. More>>

Nation's No. 1 recruit Michael Porter Jr signs with Missouri

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The nation's No. 1 recruit made his college choice official Wednesday when swingman Michael Porter Jr. signed a letter of intent to play for new coach Cuonzo Martin at Missouri. More>>

Companies vie to remake Seattle arena to attract NHL, NBA

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Two arena companies have pitched multi-million plans to remake Seattle's KeyArena into a premier entertainment venue that's ready for an NBA or NHL team. More>>

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