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Pelicans clinch playoff spot

Apr 16, 2015

Pelicans clinch playoff spot

Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Davis, who’ll make his playoff debut against Golden State, came through in the ...

Pacers dig deep to beat Wizards, stay in playoff race

Apr 15, 2015

Pacers dig deep to beat Wizards, stay in playoff race

C.J. Miles and George Hill helped Indiana survive Part I of its playoff push Tuesday night. Now comes the harder part — making the red-eye flight to Memphis and doing it all over again less than 24 hours later. At least the Pacers still ...

Kerr employing Jackson's philosophy with Warriors

| Apr 14, 2015

Kerr employing Jackson's philosophy with Warriors

by Sam Smith

Sometimes the basketball congnoscenti will mock the Phil Jackson coaching tree as a withered oak in winter, assistants like Jim Cleamons, Kurt Rambis and most recently Brian Shaw with short head coaching tenures. This while organizations wait years to reach deep into the organizations ...

Warriors rack up 66th victory

Apr 14, 2015

Warriors rack up 66th victory

Klay Thompson turned a meaningless game for the Golden State Warriors — and a huge one for the Memphis Grizzlies — into must-see TV for a moment. Memphis almost made everybody tune in for another reason. Thompson scored 26 of his 42 points in ...

Apr 14, 2015

Kawabuchi to be named JBA chief: source

Saburo Kawabuchi, the former head of the Japan Football Association, will be appointed as new chairman of the Japan Basketball Association, an informed source said Tuesday. Kawabuchi, honorary president of the JFA, heads a reform task force instigated by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), ...

Bucks punch ticket for postseason

Apr 13, 2015

Bucks punch ticket for postseason

The rebuilding plan is way ahead of schedule for the Milwaukee Bucks. A year after a franchise-worst 67-loss season, the Bucks are headed to the playoffs. Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points and coach Jason Kidd’s team relied on defense in a 96-73 victory over ...

Redick, Griffin key Clippers' victory

Apr 12, 2015

Redick, Griffin key Clippers' victory

Don’t ask the Los Angeles Clippers about their playoff seeding or first-round opponent. They have no clue. “When you figure it out let me know,” coach Doc Rivers said after a 94-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. J.J. Redick and Blake ...

Apr 12, 2015

Sefolosha arrest raises concerns

The NBA Players Association and reportedly the league itself are looking into the arrest of Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha in New York. Sefolosha and Hawks teammate Pero Antic were charged with resisting arrest at a New York night club in the pre-dawn hours on ...

Apr 12, 2015

Sendai stretches winning streak to 11

by Ed Odeven

The Sendai 89ers rolled to their 11th straight win on Saturday, downing the Toyama Grouses 86-78. Sendai big man Jeral Davis was virtually unstoppable, scoring 28 points on 13-for-17 shooting. He added eight rebound and three blocks for the 89ers (33-14). 89ers star Kejuan ...

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

Apr 11, 2015

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

The San Antonio Spurs hacked Josh Smith for most of the second half against the Houston Rockets on Friday night to keep the ball out of James Harden’s hands. Coach Gregg Popovich’s strategy worked. The Spurs held Harden to 16 points and got their ...