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  • Hawks finally find way to eliminate Celtics
    Hawks finally find way to eliminate Celtics Reuters - 22 hours ago

    (The Sports Xchange) - It took nearly 60 years, but the Atlanta Hawks finally found a way to beat the Boston Celtics in the playoffs. Atlanta had not won a postseason series against Boston since 1958, the year they won their lone NBA title. The Hawks had also lost 10 straight playoff games in Boston dating back to 1988 entering Thursday, including Games 3 and 4 last weekend at TD Garden. More »

  • NBA says Wade wasn't fouled in final seconds of Game 5 loss
    NBA says Wade wasn't fouled in final seconds of Game 5 loss Associated Press - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 8:48 AM SGT

    MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade does not read the NBA's reviews of officiating in the last 2 minutes of close games, which might be a wise move in this particular case. More »

  • Cavs coach Lue believes David Blatt deserves another chance
    Cavs coach Lue believes David Blatt deserves another chance Associated Press - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 3:46 AM SGT

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue would like to see his former boss, David Blatt, get another NBA job. More »

  • No Curry, no worry as Warriors eliminate Rockets
    No Curry, no worry as Warriors eliminate Rockets Reuters - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 3:24 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors did not skip a beat without key point guard Stephen Curry, routing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 series triumph in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The defending NBA champs will move on to face either the Portland Trail Blazers or Los Angeles Clippers. If the Trail Blazers, up 3-2 in the series, can finish off the injury-ravaged Clippers at home on Friday, the Western semi-final best-of-seven would start on Sunday in Oakland. More »

  • No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Rockets in NBA playoffs
    No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Rockets in NBA playoffs AFP News - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 2:49 PM SGT

    The Golden State Warriors brushed off the unsettling absence of injured star Stephen Curry to demolish the Houston Rockets and advance to the next round of the NBA playoffs. The Warriors' hopes of successfully defending their NBA crown received a blow on Sunday after Curry was sidelined for at least two weeks with a sprained knee ligament. The 4-1 series victory means the Warriors will now face either the Portland Trail Blazers or the injury-ravaged Los Angeles Clippers in the next round of the Western Conference playoffs. More »

  • Hawks, Celtics alone on playoff stage in close out game
    Hawks, Celtics alone on playoff stage in close out game Associated Press - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 2:10 PM SGT

    After a frenzied start to the week that saw some of the NBA's top players sidelined by injuries, Thursday will mark the quietest night in the NBA playoffs so far, with only one game scheduled. More »

  • Nadal to carry Spanish flag at Rio
    Nadal to carry Spanish flag at Rio AFP News - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 9:07 PM SGT

    Tennis star Rafael Nadal will carry the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) announced on Wednesday. The nine-time French Open champion, who will turn 30 at the start of June, won singles gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and he was chosen to carry the national flag at London four years later. A knee injury prevented him from fulfilling that role and in the end it was NBA basketball star Pau Gasol who led the Spanish delegation into the Olympic stadium. More »

  • Predators, Ducks will close 1st round after 2nd round begins
    Predators, Ducks will close 1st round after 2nd round begins Associated Press - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 2:26 PM SGT

    The NHL and NBA have their playoffs at roughly the same time. When it comes to nail-biters, it's no contest in terms of volume. More »

  • LA Clippers' Paul out indefinitely, Griffin season over
    LA Clippers' Paul out indefinitely, Griffin season over AFP News - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 10:35 AM SGT

    Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul faces an indefinite injury layoff with a broken hand while Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season, the NBA team announced. A statement on the Clippers website said Paul, who broke his hand against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, had undergone surgery to repair the fracture. "Paul will be out indefinitely," the Clippers said in an injury update. More »

  • Clippers lose Paul, Griffin for rest of playoffs
    Clippers lose Paul, Griffin for rest of playoffs Reuters - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 6:02 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Clippers were hit with a double whammy on Tuesday. Point guard Chris Paul underwent surgery on his broken hand in Los Angeles and will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs. The team also announced that forward Blake Griffin will be out for the remainder of the postseason with a quad injury. More »

  • Nowitzki keen to stay with Mavs, but no interest in rebuild
    Nowitzki keen to stay with Mavs, but no interest in rebuild Reuters - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 2:23 AM SGT

    Picturing Dirk Nowitzki playing for anyone other than the Dallas Mavericks would take some getting used to and the German forward hopes he never has reason to slip out of the silver and blue. Following Monday's season-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder many wondered if Nowitzki, who has not been beyond the first round of the playoffs since leading Dallas to an NBA title in 2011, will opt out of his contract and become a free agent. More »

  • Warriors Kerr named coach of the year
    Warriors Kerr named coach of the year Reuters - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 1:19 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Steve Kerr joined the Warriors' record run on a full-time basis in January, and after Golden State set the NBA single-season record with 73 wins, he was voted the 2015-16 Coach of the Year. Kerr is expected to be given the award Wednesday before Game 5 of the first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets. Terry Stotts of the Portland Trail Blazers finished second. More »

  • NBA's Thunder roll over Mavericks, Clippers' Paul breaks hand
    NBA's Thunder roll over Mavericks, Clippers' Paul breaks hand AFP News - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 2:57 PM SGT

    The Oklahoma City Thunder punched their ticket to the second playoff round, but the Los Angeles Clippers' chances of following suit were dealt a big blow when Chris Paul broke his hand. Paul broke his right hand in the Portland Trail Blazers' 98-84 game four win as the Clippers guard became the second NBA star to suffer a serious injury in as many days. Earlier Monday, the Golden State Warriors announced that reigning league MVP Stephen Curry would miss at least two weeks of the playoffs with a knee injury. More »

  • Celtics-Hawks, Pacers-Raptors all even going to Game 5
    Celtics-Hawks, Pacers-Raptors all even going to Game 5 Associated Press - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 12:04 PM SGT

    ATLANTA (AP) — At this stage of an NBA playoff series, there's not much need for extra film work, no point in making any big adjustments. More »

  • Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee
    Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee Associated Press - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 8:17 AM SGT

    OAKLAND, California (AP) — If the Golden State Warriors want to cap a record-setting season with a second straight NBA title, they will need to survive the next two weeks without their best player. More »

  • Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee
    Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee Associated Press - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 7:30 AM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — If the Golden State Warriors want to cap a record-setting season with a second straight NBA title, they will need to survive the next two weeks without their best player. More »

  • Curry suffers knee sprain, faces two-week layoff
    Curry suffers knee sprain, faces two-week layoff AFP News - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 4:03 AM SGT

    Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry faces at least two weeks on the sidelines after suffering a sprained right knee, the NBA champions confirmed Monday. Curry limped off the court during Sunday's victory against the Houston Rockets, plunging Golden State's hopes of defending their NBA crown this season into uncertainty. The Warriors later confirmed Curry had suffered a grade one medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee. More »

  • Los Angeles Lakers send coach Byron Scott packing
    Los Angeles Lakers send coach Byron Scott packing AFP News - Mon, Apr 25, 2016 2:22 PM SGT

    The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to part ways with head coach Byron Scott, who led the NBA club to a franchise worst 17-65 record in Kobe Bryant's farewell season. The Lakers announced Sunday night they would not pick up the option on Scott's contract for the 2016-17 season. "We would like to thank Byron for his hard work, dedication and loyalty over the last two years, but have decided it is in the best interest of the organization to make a change at this time," said general manager Mitch Kupchak. More »

  • Thunder look to advance; Hornets, Blazers try to even series
    Thunder look to advance; Hornets, Blazers try to even series Associated Press - Mon, Apr 25, 2016 1:54 PM SGT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the ebb and flow to the NBA playoffs, momentum can quickly shift. More »

  • Cavs edge Pistons to complete sweep
    Cavs edge Pistons to complete sweep Reuters - Mon, Apr 25, 2016 1:03 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Kyrie Irving is off to a great start in his effort to make up for lost time in the playoffs. A year after missing five games in the NBA Finals and two in the Eastern Conference finals with a knee injury and leaving people wondering what might have been, the Cavaliers guard capped off a brilliant beginning to this year's playoffs Sunday, scoring 31 points to help Cleveland earn a 100-98 win over the Detroit Pistons in Game 4 of a first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. The Cavaliers completed a sweep of the best-of-seven series and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they await the winner of the series between the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics that is tied at two games apiece. More »