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Cavs beat Hawks to clinch Eastern Conference top seed

Apr 12, 2016

Cavs beat Hawks to clinch Eastern Conference top seed

LeBron James did all he could to downplay getting the No. 1 seed. And then did everything he could to get it. James scored 34 points with six rebounds and six assists in just three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Warriors beat Spurs in San Antonio to tie Bulls' record

Apr 11, 2016

Warriors beat Spurs in San Antonio to tie Bulls' record

The Golden State Warriors got a momentous victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades. Now, they’re one win away from pushing Michael Jordan and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls off a major record. Stephen Curry had 37 points and the ...

Pistons win to clinch playoff berth

Apr 9, 2016

Pistons win to clinch playoff berth

Reggie Jackson and Aron Baynes pushed the Detroit Pistons into the playoffs. Jackson had 39 points and nine assists, Baynes hit eight fourth-quarter free throws and the Pistons clinched their first postseason spot in seven years with a 112-99 victory over the Washington Wizards ...

Warriors record 70th win of season to keep record in reach

Apr 8, 2016

Warriors record 70th win of season to keep record in reach

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors reached a milestone that only Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls have achieved in the history of the NBA. All that’s left for Golden State to do now is win three more games and become the winningest team of ...

Apr 7, 2016

Hawks' Sefolosha sues NYC over arrest

Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha filed a federal lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday, alleging he was unjustly arrested outside of a trendy nightclub last year during a fracas that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season. The guard-forward ...

Pacers beat Cavs in LeBron's absence, edge closer to playoffs

Apr 7, 2016

Pacers beat Cavs in LeBron's absence, edge closer to playoffs

When LeBron James took a seat Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers took a step forward. With the four-time MVP resting, the Pacers got their offense on track, their defense in sync and proved they could finally close out a game. Paul George scored 29 ...

Timberwolves surge past record-chasing Warriors in OT

Apr 6, 2016

Timberwolves surge past record-chasing Warriors in OT

Coach Steve Kerr knows just what his players are going through down the stretch of a potentially record-setting season. Having stumbled to the finish of a 72-win season as a player with the Chicago Bulls two decades ago, Kerr is watching his Golden State ...

Mutombo encourages more Asians to follow Yao's lead

Apr 5, 2016

Mutombo encourages more Asians to follow Yao's lead

Dikembe Mutombo on Tuesday hailed the induction of “best friend” Yao Ming into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and urged more Asians to follow the Chinese star’s lead. Mutombo said more Asian players should leave their comfort zone and take risks just ...

Iverson, Shaq, Yao elected to Hall

Apr 5, 2016

Iverson, Shaq, Yao elected to Hall

Despite being elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, Allen Iverson knows he still won’t be able to shake his infamous rant about practice. “I’m in the Hall of Fame and I can go outside today and go to a restaurant or ...

Spurs get franchise-record 64th win

Apr 3, 2016

Spurs get franchise-record 64th win

The San Antonio Spurs got exactly what they were hoping for against the Toronto Raptors — a scare. Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 15 rebounds and the Spurs held off the Raptors 102-95 Saturday night for ...