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Pelicans beat Warriors to move back into final playoff spot

Apr 8, 2015

Pelicans beat Warriors to move back into final playoff spot

Anthony Davis doesn’t want to carry the Pelicans into the playoffs just so they can get unceremoniously bounced in the first round by NBA-leading Golden State. Now Davis has some proof to back him up when he claims that young, unpredictable New Orleans could ...

George returns to court as Pacers thump Heat

Apr 6, 2015

George returns to court as Pacers thump Heat

Paul George savored every moment of his postgame stroll to the locker room. He pumped his fist, traded high-fives with teammates, gave the No. 1 signal to the fans and heard coach Frank Vogel explain how much he had been missed. Yes, a little ...

Hawks equal franchise wins record

Apr 5, 2015

Hawks equal franchise wins record

The Hawks looked playoff-ready while building a big first-half lead over a Brooklyn team which had won six straight. Then Paul Millsap, Atlanta’s leading scorer and rebounder, left the court with a pained expression on his face as he held his right shoulder, tarnishing ...

Spurs claim 6th straight

Apr 4, 2015

Spurs claim 6th straight

Denver Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt compared San Antonio’s dominant start to a first-round knockout. However, the Spurs may have also taken a big blow early. Danny Green scored 21 points, including 6-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers, and the Spurs cruised to a 123-93 victory over ...

Warriors win 11th straight on last-second shot by Barnes

Apr 3, 2015

Warriors win 11th straight on last-second shot by Barnes

Harrison Barnes made two huge defensive mistakes in the final minute. He redeemed himself and the Golden State Warriors with one big shot. That’s just how things have gone for Golden State this season. Barnes hit a running shot in the lane with less ...

Harden drops 51 on Kings

Apr 2, 2015

Harden drops 51 on Kings

James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process. He had a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but ...

Warriors rally past Clippers

Apr 1, 2015

Warriors rally past Clippers

Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd. That was just the first of several moves the Golden ...

DeRozan's career-high 42 points leads Raptors past Rockets

Mar 31, 2015

DeRozan's career-high 42 points leads Raptors past Rockets

DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It’s hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one. DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with ...

Nets keep up playoff push

Mar 31, 2015

Nets keep up playoff push

Alan Anderson patrolled the locker room area in a Michigan State hat, screaming “Spartan!” so loudly that his teammates wondered how they could live with him for the next week. The swingman’s college team is thriving again in March, and suddenly so is his ...

Warriors win 60th, clinch top seed

Mar 29, 2015

Warriors win 60th, clinch top seed

The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road. Now it’s a matter of staying healthy and feeling good going into the postseason for the team with the best record in the NBA. Stephen Curry scored 25 points, ...

Mar 28, 2015

Longtime Jazz announcer Hot Rod Hundley dies at 80

Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area. Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He ...