5:56 AM EDT, Sun April 23, 2017
Sun Herald 8 hours ago
Golden State's Durant out for Game 3 against the Blazers

Golden State's Durant out for Game 3 against the Blazers

Golden State's Kevin Durant won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf. It was the second game of the Warriors' first-round …
NBA 8 hours ago

Golden State Warriors will not have Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr for Game 3 at Portland Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Warriors are without Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr tonight against the Trail Blazers, with the team announcing about 3 ½ hours before tipoff Kerr will miss Game 3 because of illness and a strained left calf will cost Durant a second consecutive outing.
San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

Warriors’ Kevin Durant ruled out for Game 3 vs. Blazers

Head coach Steve Kerr has said that he would only play Durant, who missed Game 2 with a left calf strain, if the eight-time All-Star is 100 percent healthy. Durant fully participated in a light practice Friday before going through a 25-minute post-workout shooting session with Stephen Curry. In addition...
San Francisco Chronicle 14 hours ago

Warriors’ Kevin Durant still questionable for Game 3

Warriors forward Kevin Durant remains questionable for Game 3 of the first round Saturday night against the Trail Blazers. Head coach Steve Kerr has said that he will only play Durant, who missed Game 2 with a left calf strain, if the eight-time All-Star is 100 percent healthy. Durant fully participated...
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 9 hours ago

Kevin Durant out for Game 3, Jusuf Nurkic's playing status is 'his decision'

Jusuf Nurkic's playing status for the Trail Blazers is unclear, but things are looking positive for the big man.
National Post 10 hours ago
Toronto Raptors dig in on defence, grind out Game 4 victory to even series with Milwaukee Bucks

Toronto Raptors dig in on defence, grind out Game 4 victory to even series with Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE — DeMar DeRozan made good on his promise. Two days after he went without a field goal in Game 3, DeRozan scored 33 points to lift the Raptors to an 87-76 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. The victory sends the best-of-seven opening-round series back to Toronto for Game 5 all tied up […]
Boston Herald 12 hours ago

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

MILWAUKEE — DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 in a defensive slugfest on Saturday to tie their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two games apiece.Kyle Lowry had 14 of his 18 points in the second half for the Raptors, who turned up...
Brew Hoop 12 hours ago

NBA Playoffs Final Score: Bucks Unable to Complete Game 4 Comeback, 87-76

With the loss, homecourt advantage now shifts back to Toronto Welp. Even with all of the energy and jubilation that was at the Bradley Center and around the city of Milwaukee leading up to today’s game, the Raptors were able to prevail. They persevered and defeated the Bucks by a score of 87-76. The...
Raptors HQ 11 hours ago

NBA Playoffs, Raptors vs. Bucks Game 4: Toronto changes it up and wins, 87-76

Led by DeMar DeRozan’s 33 point explosion, the Raptors were able to even the series with the Bucks, 2-2. If you told someone who didn’t watch basketball that the Raptors owned a top ranked offense in the NBA, they’d think you were insane. For much of today’s Game 4 showdown with the Bucks,...
CBS Sports Fantasy Football 10 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Raptors win crucial Game 4, still don't instill confidence they'll win series

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan helped will its team to victory Saturday to even series 2-2
Peachtree Hoops 8 hours ago
Paul Millsap blasts back at Markieff Morris after ‘crybaby’ comment

Paul Millsap blasts back at Markieff Morris after ‘crybaby’ comment

Things are getting personal between the starting power forwards in this series. Paul Millsap was masterful in Game 3 of the first round series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards. In short, Markieff Morris was not. While that does not account for the full margin in what became an 18-point victory for the Hawks, the difference certainly played a part in the proceedings. In the aftermath of the game, though, Morris did not take his personal loss quietly, firing at Millsap and calling him a “crybaby” to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post. Morris was asked abt...
CSN Washington 8 hours ago

VIDEO: Paul Millsap reacts to Morris' crybaby comment, says it's now personal

Markieff Morris called Paul Millsap a "crybaby" following the Wizards' Game 3 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night and that comment came just
CSN Washington 9 hours ago

VIDEO: Wizards' Markieff Morris on Hawks' Paul Millsap: 'He's a crybaby'

The war of words between Markieff Morris and Paul Millsap is back on. After the Wizards' Game 3 loss to the Hawks, Morris called the
CelticsBlog 7 hours ago
Gerald Green Locked In For Starting Role In Game 4 of Celtics vs. Bulls

Gerald Green Locked In For Starting Role In Game 4 of Celtics vs. Bulls

The big risk to put Gerald Green in the starting lineup worked to perfection for Brad Stevens. Now Hot Chocolate is becoming a fixture in the starting lineup for Game 4, where he will continue to get crunk. Follow @jaredweissnba CHICAGO — The big risk paid off and Gerald Green is ready to get crunk again in the starting lineup in Game 4. Brad Stevens said at practice Saturday that he will roll with the same lineup that got his Celtics back into the series, starting Gerald Green as a swing next to Al Horford and Jae Crowder. Hot Chocolate served as a balancing force from a strategic...
The Republican 11 hours ago

Boston Celtics film study: Two coaching decisions that helped Al Horford, Celtics top Chicago Bulls in Game 3

CHICAGO -- The Boston Celtics' most obvious adjustment in Game 3 was to start Gerald Green. That was such a drastic change it wore neon colors, announced its presence with sirens and shone a bright light into everybody's eyes. But head...
Boston Herald 5 hours ago

Bulpett: Al Horford steps up offense to help Celtics back into series

CHICAGO — We can find no evidence of any instance in which Al Horford has balled his fist and pounded his chest. He’s never screamed out for the world to look at him.He has no brash nickname, nothing with Swaggy attached to it. Alfred Joel Horford’s nickname is, well, Al.But as he broke out his...
Pau Gasol talks after Spurs lose Game 4

Pau Gasol talks after Spurs lose Game 4

Spurs F Pau Gasol talks about watching his brother, Marc, hit the game winning shot for the Grizzlies in Game 4.        
Memphis Commercial-Appeal 6 hours ago

Video: Watch Gasol's shot that sent the Grizzlies past the Spurs

Here's video of Marc Gasol's game winning basket in overtime that gave the Grizzlies an OT win over the Spurs in Game 4.        
News-Herald 12 hours ago
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers looking for sweep against Indiana Pacers

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers looking for sweep against Indiana Pacers

LeBron James is one win from the second round, and the defending NBA champion Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days.That is among the headlines for the NBA playoffs on April 23, with Game 4s in four first-round series.Cleveland can oust Indiana, Houston leads 2-1 over Oklahoma City, Chicago will aim to keep home-court advantage on Boston and the Clippers - 10-1 in their last 11 games at Utah - can take command of their series against the Jazz.
Akron Beacon Journal 10 hours ago

Cavaliers’ LeBron James vows to make teams pay from free throw line, but admits ‘I’m not perfect’

INDIANAPOLIS: LeBron James’ 3-point shooting percentage is up, his free-throw shooting percentage dramatically down.His turnovers in Game 2 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Indiana Pacers were alarmingly high, in the second half of the Cavs’ historic comeback in Game...
Fear The Sword 3 hours ago

Cavaliers vs Pacers Game 4: Game preview, start time, and TV info

The Cavaliers look to complete the sweep and win their 12th consecutive game in Round 1. Well, you’re welcome everybody. I attended Game 3, and as predicted, LeBron James had one of the best games of his entire professional career. That’s all me (Not Dave Zavac, who was also there, and actually...
Sun Herald 14 hours ago

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the …
WKYC 13 hours ago

LeBron James Saturday: "I'm not perfect"

The Cleveland Cavaliers had the day off Saturday after they completed a comeback for the ages in a Game 3 win Thursday night over the Indiana Pacers.        
Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago
Is this the end of Lob City? Griffin's injury and free agency could be the final chapter

Is this the end of Lob City? Griffin's injury and free agency could be the final chapter

This season will finish similar to the last, with a sidelined Blake Griffin on the bench in street clothes. Only this isn’t the same old story for the Clippers. The most critical offseason in the franchise’s history has come early, courtesy of news that Griffin will miss the remainder of the playoffs...
Sports Illustrated 14 hours ago

Blake Griffin Can't Put Off Free Agency Plans Any Longer And He Should Think Big

Despite his recurring health issues, Blake Griffin remains arguably the top target in this summer’s free agency class and he should start thinking big.
Inquisitr 15 hours ago

Blake Griffin Out: Los Angeles Clippers Lose Star For Remainder Of Playoffs After Injury Versus The Utah Jazz

How long is Blake Griffin out? The Los Angeles Clippers lost their star forward for the entire NBA Playoffs after Griffin left Game 3 versus the Utah Jazz with a big-toe injury. Los Angeles went on a rally to defeat the Jazz on the road. The victory gave them a 2-1 series lead over Utah, but Los Angeles...
Boston Herald 14 hours ago

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems.James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the rest...
Watch: Golden State Warriors 'gut out a great win' over Trail Blazers in playoff game

Watch: Golden State Warriors 'gut out a great win' over Trail Blazers in playoff game

Forward David West said it was their defense that led them to a 119-113 win Saturday night in Game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 2 hours ago

Golden State Warriors use defense to squeeze the life out of the Trail Blazers in Game 3 win

The Warriors, playing without ill coach Steve Kerr, overcome a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to win Game 3 Saturday night and push the Blazers to the brink of elimination in their Western Conference first-round playoff series.
Rip City Project 4 hours ago

Golden State Takes 3-0 Series Lead Over Blazers Despite Inspiring Game

Everything said that the Portland Trail Blazers were supposed to win tonight. The return of Nurkic and the absence of many key Golden State players… However, it wasn’t meant to be, as a strong second half from the Warriors proved too much to handle. Damian Lillard...
Trail Blazers Insider | CSN Northwest 4 hours ago

Warriors overhaul Trail Blazers in fourth quarter, take 3-0 series lead

Jusuf Nurkic finally played Saturday night... and it seemed to give the Portland Trail Blazers a little spark. For a while, that spark turned into
Chicago Sun-Times 15 hours ago
Jimmy Butler is all for more confrontations in series with Boston

Jimmy Butler is all for more confrontations in series with Boston

Whether Rajon Rondo tried to trip Jae Crowder or not in Game 3, Butler is all for taking a page from the Rondo book of mental warfare moving forward.
CelticsBlog 14 hours ago

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/22/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Collective effort keys Game 3 win over BullsCeltics rebound in Chicago, score first victory of series Bulpett: Isaiah Thomas’ teammates finally pull their weight Injured Injured Rajon Rondo can only help Bulls from the bench, for now...
CelticsBlog 8 hours ago

League “looking into” Rajon Rondo’s “stretch” in Bulls-Celtics Game 3

Rajon Rondo was as close-and-personal as he could be to the court during Game 3 with his massive cast restricting any movement in his right hand. His legs were free to fly, though, as he sat on the Chicago bench in a dark-red blazer. His kick as Jae Crowder ran by him has people’s heads turning,...
The Republican 10 hours ago

Gerald Green on whether Rajon Rondo tried to trip Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder: 'I ain't no snitch so I don't know'

CHICAGO -- Rajon Rondo is under NBA investigation for sticking out his leg while Boston Celtics wing Jae Crowder ran by the Chicago Bulls bench during Game 3, according to the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy, but don't expect Gerald Green to provide...
Pounding The Rock 3 hours ago
Despite a monster game from Kawhi Leonard, Spurs lose game four to Grizzlies, 110-108

Despite a monster game from Kawhi Leonard, Spurs lose game four to Grizzlies, 110-108

Wow! What a game! It was a great win for the home team, with Memphis overcoming 22 turnovers and a Kawhi Leonard end-of-regulation torrent to even the series at two games apiece. The Grizzlies have been very impressive over the last 10 or so quarters. On paper they’re overmatched but they’ve played the last two games with incredible energy and desire. They’ve controlled the feel of the games, slowing things down and making the games ugly and ultra-physical. And it’s worked out for them. The consensus pick before the series was San Antonio in five, with many (including me)...
Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News 4 hours ago

Postgame Wrap: Spurs fall to Grizzlies despite Leonard’s 43; series tied 2-2

Express-News Spurs reporters Jabari Young and Jeff McDonald recap the Game 4 as the Spurs fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 110-108 in overtime.
Memphis Commercial-Appeal 5 hours ago

Grizzlies-Spurs: Game 4 Quotes of Note

Quotes of note from the Grizzlies' 110-108 overtime win over the Spurs in Game 4 of their NBA playoff series on Saturday at the FedExForum:        
Memphis Commercial-Appeal 6 hours ago

Calkins: Grizzlies classic OT win over Spurs shows they can take series

Marc Gasol cut into the lane, rose up over LaMarcus Aldridge, dropped in the shot and, just like that, it was impossible to deny the giddy reality.        
CSN Washington 10 hours ago

Otto Porter leaves Wizards-Hawks Game 3 with injury

Late in a game that was already out of hand, the Wizards had an injury added to their insult. Otto Porter took a hard screen
NBA 10 hours ago

Washington Wizards' Otto Porter exits Game 3 with strained neck

Washington Wizards' Otto Porter left Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half with a strained neck. The fourth-year forward was ruled out for the game.
The Dream Shake 9 hours ago
Kevin McHale Explains His “Beefs” With James Harden

Kevin McHale Explains His “Beefs” With James Harden

The former Rockets head coach wanted Harden to play more defense and to get down the court more. Former Houston Rockets head coach and rumored fashion icon Kevin McHale detailed the “beefs” he has with James Harden in a GQ interview published yesterday. The anecdotal spat over defense is predictable. Harden put in little defensive effort in the past two seasons and the reported reason for McHale’s firing was the team’s defensive regression from the 2015 trip to the Western Conference Finals: “I had a lot of beefs with James over his defense, or lack thereof, and to a large degree,...
Inquisitr 14 hours ago

NBA MVP 2017 Odds: Russell Westbrook Vs. James Harden, Announcement Date And Time For NBA MVP Award

The NBA MVP 2017 odds have shown a close race between Russell Westbrook and James Harden for much of the season. For months now, basketball analysts, sports personalities, other NBA stars, and of course, the fans, have debated on the merits for each of these two superstars capturing the latest trophy....
Peachtree Hoops 9 hours ago
Hawks use blazing start to claim 116-98 victory over Wizards in Game 3

Hawks use blazing start to claim 116-98 victory over Wizards in Game 3

The first quarter went (very) well and that was enough. Live to fight another day. The Atlanta Hawks needed to win on Saturday evening in order to preserve any level of hope in a first round series against the Washington Wizards. In short, they did just that, racing to a significant lead in the first half and preserving a double-digit margin to the end in a 116-98 Game 3 victory. In a stark change from Games 1 and 2 in Washington, things went very well in the early going for the Hawks. Atlanta raced to a 19-4 lead in the opening minutes, making 8 of their first 10 shots while converting...
Peachtree Hoops 14 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks reportedly set to avoid rebuild, focused on sustained success

Hawks owner Tony Ressler gave a lengthy interview to the AJC and the results were... interesting. The Atlanta Hawks enter Saturday evening’s Game 3 in a 2-0 hole against the Washington Wizards and, as a result, there is some unrest within the fan base. Yes, the Hawks extended their playoff streak...
Bullets Forever 9 hours ago

Wizards at Hawks Game 3 final score: Wall’s 29 not enough as Washington loses, 116-98

A poor defensive start and cold offense throughout kept Washington from getting a decisive 3-0 series lead. The Wizards came into Game 3 of their playoff series against the Hawks with a 2-0 series lead. But Paul Millsap scored 29 points and Dennis Schroder...
Pippen Aint Easy 4 hours ago

Jimmy Butler’s ISO-Ball Hog Game Is Inexplicably Back Against Celtics

The Chicago Bulls will always, always, always lose any game if Jimmy Butler regresses to ISO-ball jumpers. The team only had 14 assists on Friday. Butler walked the ball up on five straight possessions and bricked five straight jumpers. Just when I thought that Jimmy Butler had overcome his infuriating tendency – oh boy, here […] Jimmy Butler’s ISO-Ball Hog Game Is Inexplicably Back Against Celtics - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CSN Chicago 6 hours ago

Morning Update: Bulls prep for Game 4; Cubs won; Sox lost

As the Bulls prepare for Game 4 against the Celtics, the Blackhawks cleaned out their lockers, the Cubs picked up a win and the White Sox were shut out.
CSN Chicago 6 hours ago

Five Things to Watch: Bulls battle Celtics in Game 4 today on CSN

Watch as the Bulls take on the Boston Celtics today in Game 4 on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. with Bulls
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago

How long will Mike Brown serve as Warriors’ interim head coach?

How long will Mike Brown serve as Warriors’ interim head coach? In July, after Luke Walton left to become the Lakers’ head coach, the Warriors made a curious hire: Many wondered why Steve Kerr would replace an offensive-minded assistant with Brown, a defensive guru, when Golden State already had Ron Adams — arguably the NBA’s top defensive assistant — on staff. More than a detail-oriented coach adept at crafting rotations and practice plans, Brown is a worthy insurance option should Kerr miss extended time. In 2009, after guiding the Cavaliers to 66 regular-season wins, he was...
San Francisco Chronicle 10 hours ago

Steve Kerr to miss Game 3; Mike Brown to fill in

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will miss Game 3 Saturday night against the Trail Blazers with an illness, Golden State has announced. The 2008-09 NBA Coach of the Year with Cleveland, he led Golden State after Kerr was ejected in the third quarter of the Warriors’ Feb. 4 overtime loss to the Kings. Luke...
Brew Hoop 15 hours ago
NBA Playoffs: Bucks vs. Raptors Game 4 Thread

NBA Playoffs: Bucks vs. Raptors Game 4 Thread

Game 4 tips off at 2:00pm central time in Milwaukee The Milwaukee Bucks have a 2-1 lead over the Toronto Raptors, and Game 4 will decide whether the Bucks have a commanding 3-1 series lead, or if the Raptors can even things up at 2-2 with only three games left to decide the victor. Game 3 was a veritable boatrace (in favor of Milwaukee), and Toronto’s resolve has been quietly questioned, considering their recent history of playoff struggles. Each and every Raptor is likely aware of this impression, and will do their best to rectify the situation. Likewise, the Bucks want to further sew...
Sun Herald 1 hour ago

Raptors bounce back to even series, defeat Bucks, 87-76

A slower tempo suited the Toronto Raptors just fine. It wasn't so good for the Milwaukee Bucks, who felt like they were struggling in quicksand in an 87-76 loss in …
NBA 11 hours ago
San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Memphis Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs will be without starting center Dewayne Dedmon in Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies because of an illness.
Boston Herald 14 hours ago
NBA investigating incident with fan and Rockets guard Patrick Beverley

NBA investigating incident with fan and Rockets guard Patrick Beverley

The NBA is investigating an incident between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and a fan following Game 3 between the Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.  The Norman Transcript first reported the incident. CelticsAuthor(s):  Organization USA Today Articles Celtics NBA investigating incident with fan and Rockets...

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Northwest Herald 5 hours ago
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Northwest Herald 5 hours ago

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