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Grizzlies put Trail Blazers away, advance to Western semis

Apr 30, 2015

Grizzlies put Trail Blazers away, advance to Western semis

The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State Warriors. They didn’t waste a second, especially on their own court. Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies ...

Apr 30, 2015

Abdul-Jabbar examined at hospital

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar briefly returned to the hospital Wednesday, two weeks after having quadruple coronary bypass surgery. Abdul-Jabbar’s business manager, Deborah Morales, said it was just a precaution and that the NBA career scoring leader was examined and released after about an hour. She said ...

Apr 30, 2015

Rockets fire social media manager

The Houston Rockets have fired their social media manager after he posted a tweet with an emoji of a gun pointed at a horse’s head as they were beating the Dallas Mavericks. The Rockets confirmed the dismissal of Chad Shanks on Wednesday. Shanks wrote ...

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

Apr 29, 2015

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

The ball bounced delicately around the rim, and the pivotal fifth game of a thrilling first-round series teetered along with it. DeAndre Jordan leaped up and tapped it in — an instant too early. The San Antonio Spurs got the biggest bounce in a ...

Apr 28, 2015

Kerr nabs Tomjanovich Award

Golden State’s Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to a coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media. Kerr led the Warriors to an NBA-best 67-15 record in his ...

Apr 28, 2015

Ex-Apache assistant Hill wins title

by Ed Odeven

In a season of great achievement for the Golden State Warriors organization, add this one to the list: Former Tokyo Apache assistant coach Casey Hill guided the Santa Cruz Warriors to the team’s first-ever NBA Development League championship on Sunday. The Warriors prevailed 109-96 ...

Nets even series with Hawks

Apr 28, 2015

Nets even series with Hawks

Deron Williams finally delivered the game that’s expected of him, and he wasn’t going to let the Nets lose it. And after he finished carrying them into a 2-2 tie with the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed, the guy who had been being beaten ...

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

Apr 27, 2015

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on ...