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NBA playoff roundup

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 2:26 am

Wizards 101, Bulls 99 (OT)
This one looked like it was slipping away from Washington. Then, in a flash everything changed.
Bradley Beal came on...

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NBA roundup

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 2:11 am

Grizzlies 111, Thunder 105
Nothing rattled Memphis.
Not squandering a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter and a five-point lead in the final 19...

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NBA playoffs

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 1:29 am

Heat 99, Bobcats 88
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and Miami used a late charge to beat Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference...

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Popovich to Sager: ‘I promise I’ll be nice’

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."

TNT's Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. So his son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in...

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NBA playoffs

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 2:16 am

Nets 94, Raptors 87
Brooklyn made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening road victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Deron...

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NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 1:04 am

Miami — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
The...

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TNT’s Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.

A sideline reporter famous for his brightly colored suits, Sager's sense of humor was intact in a statement released by Turner Sports on...

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NBA roundup

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 2:55 am

Wizards 118, Celtics 102
Bradley Beal stood at his locker near the middle of a noisy Washington locker room and expressed a thought that Wizards' players haven't felt for a few...

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NBA roundup

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 3:22 am

Knicks 109, Nets 98
At least New York can say it won a city championship.
Only Brooklyn has a chance to compete for a real one — though it...

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Celtics are limping to finish

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 5:42 am

Philadelphia — Chris Johnson stepped back, heaved up a desperation 3-pointer and watched it fall in to tie the game with 0.9 seconds on the clock.
Or so he thought.

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NBA roundup

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 4:43 am

Wizards 114, Heat 93
Miami opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and Washington capitalized in a breeze of a game Monday...

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NBA roundup

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 2:33 am

Knicks 100, Bulls 89
In nearly 800 NBA regular-games, Carmelo Anthony had never played in one like this.
It didn't matter.

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NBA roundup

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 3:34 am

Celtics 111, Cavaliers 99
Boston is trying to finish the season on a high note.
Cleveland is ending with another puzzling tailspin.

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NBA roundup

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 4:11 am

Heat 98, Pacers 86
For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers.
On Friday, they just blew by them.

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NBA Roundup

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

Magic 115, Nets 111
Arron Afflalo scored 25 points, E'Twaun Moore added 17 and Orlando held off a late rally to beat Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

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NBA Roundup

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

Nets 105, 76ers 101
Kevin Garnett scored 10 points in his first game in more than five weeks to help Brooklyn beat Philadelphia on Saturday night.

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NBA Roundup

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

Wizards 90, Knicks 89
Bradley Beal made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 28 points, and Washington took advantage of nine turnovers by Carmelo Anthony to edge New...

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Knicks rout Nets 110-81, move into eighth in East

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 2:12 am

New York — New York’s once faint, nearly unrealistic playoff hopes have become a real possibility. The Knicks intend to seize the opportunity and run with it.
"We...

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NBA roundup

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 1:35 am

Spurs 111, Warriors 90
Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists, Tim Duncan had 15 points and eight rebounds, and San Antonio extended its franchise-record winning streak to 19...

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Wizards top Celtics 118-92 to clinch playoff berth

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Washington — John Wall was waving his towel as time expired. He joined his teammates at center court and did a little dance in the middle of a celebratory huddle. He gave Bradley Beal a bear hug from behind and...

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NBA roundup

 April 2, 2014; Updated: 4:55 am

Nets 105, Rockets 96
Brooklyn is so good at home now that even Houston can't beat them.
The Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Rockets at...

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Dunleavy, Bulls shake off Celtics for 94-80 win

 April 1, 2014; Updated: 4:59 am

Chicago — Having been burned by D.J. Augustin the previous night, the Boston Celtics clamped down on the Bulls' guard in the second game of their home-and-home series.
Boston...

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NBA roundup

 April 1, 2014; Updated: 1:50 am

Spurs 103, Pacers 77
San Antonio is steamrolling its way into the playoffs. Indiana can't even figure out what's wrong.
And a game that might have...

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Knicks beat Jazz 92-83

 April 1, 2014; Updated: 1:11 am

Salt Lake City — Momentum on defense is a powerful thing. Force an opponent into a dry spell and a team can seize an opportunity to win big games.
That’s the message the...

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Premium Content Sun trade Gruda for first-round pick

 April 1, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

The Connecticut Sun finished March by making another deal as it traded French forward Sandrine Gruda to the Los Angeles Sparks for the latter's first-round pick (11th overall) in this month's draft and a 2015 second-round pick.

Connecticut...

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