Basketball

CORRECTS TO SECOND HALF NOT FIRST HALF - Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley, left, and Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) get into a shoving match during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 20, 2019 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls. Jimmy Butler didn't like the way Dudley tried to show it. They both ended up getting ejected Saturday after their reactions led to a scuffle. Butler and Dudley were thrown out in the third quarter of the...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 20, 2019 - 10:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. The Bucks can finish off the Eastern Conference series Monday night in Detroit after winning the first three games...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) is defended by San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) as he tries to score during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Saturday, April 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 20, 2019 - 10:26 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Denver coach Mike Malone wanted more passion, fire and emotion. The young Nuggets responded. Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and Denver beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-103 on Saturday night, rebounding from a flat performance tie the first-...
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St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri, left, and goaltender Jordan Binnington celebrate after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 20, 2019 - 10:19 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round. The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) goes to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1)and forward Jared Dudley during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 20, 2019 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid scored and rebounded. He blocked shots and even threw the most important pass of the game. The only thing he didn't do is lose his cool after his hard foul triggered a scuffle. After having to sit out the last game, there was no way Embiid was going to risk an ejection...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 120-99. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 20, 2019 - 3:22 am
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game — in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. "Let's make it hard on them," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. "Let's make it a home atmosphere, because we need...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, shoots in front of Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter (00) I the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 19, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 20, 2019 - 2:19 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable." It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1. Thunder forward Paul...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving gestures during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 20, 2019 - 2:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan. Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them...
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Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam, left, grabs the ball in front of Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 19, 2019 - 10:23 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA's Most Improved Player. He was their MVP on Friday night. And the East's No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back again. Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a floater with 1:33 left to help snuff out a...
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Mike Anderson holds up a jersey after being introduced as the new St. John's men's basketball coach during a news conference, Friday, April 19, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Anderson was hired as Red Storm coach on Friday after he was fired by Arkansas in March 2019. (Craig Ruttle/Newsday via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a meandering search, St. John's finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach. Anderson was hired Friday by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints with Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five...
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