Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0…

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee's big third quarter and the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 120-99 to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

James Harden put on an MVP performance with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a second straight rout of the Utah Jazz, 118-98 Wednesday night

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2…

Kyrie Irving scores 37, Celtics take advantage of Pacers mistakes to earn 99-91 Game 2 win

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Warriors, Spurs try to forget blown chances for 2…

The Golden State Warriors are trying to regain the lead in a series they probably still can't believe is tied

'We're excited': Knicks have hopes for lottery…

The New York Knicks are excited and optimistic

Lillard, Westbrook, Beverley playing with intensified edge

Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley always play with an edge, which has been intensified in the NBA playoffs

Injured DeMarcus Cousins unlikely to return this…

Center DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to return this postseason for the Golden State Warriors yet won't require surgery on his torn left quadriceps muscle

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart tears Achilles tendon in…

Breanna Stewart expected to miss upcoming WNBA season after rupturing Achilles tendon in right ankle

Blazers go up 2-0 against the Thunder with 114-94…

CJ McCollum had 33 points and Damian Lillard added 29, and the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night

Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout…

Kawhi Leonard scores 37 points, Lowry rebounds from scoreless outing with 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82 to win Game 2, even first-round series

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round…

Celtics looking for improvement after ugly Game 1 win; Rockets, Jazz expecting more competitive games in their Game 2 matchups

Simmons triple-double leads 76ers to Game 2 win…

Ben Simmons had a triple-double to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 145-123 Game 2 win over the Brooklyn Nets

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Sacramento Kings hire Luke Walton as coach

The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons

Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads

Blazers, Magic, Spurs all looking for 2-0 series leads, with Orlando and San Antonio seeking them on the road

John MacLeod, longtime Phoenix Suns coach, dies…

John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died at 81.

Harden scores 29 as Rockets rout Jazz 122-90 in…

James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists to help the Houston Rockets rout the Utah Jazz 122-90 on Sunday night in Game 1 of a best-of-seven first-round playoff series

Portland wins Game 1 against the Thunder 104-99

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers opened their playoff series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 victory on Sunday

Home-court advantage? Warriors had it, now 76ers…

Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home

Irving, Morris lead Celtics' rally past Pacers in…

Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each had 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 84-74 to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round playoff series

Curry's 38 points lead Warriors to Game 1 win…

Stephen Curry scored 38 points made eight 3-pointers to give him the most in postseason history, and top-seeded Golden State Warriors began their quest for a three-peat by running away from the frustrated Los Angeles Clippers for a 121-104 playoff win

Augustin has 25, hits winning 3, Magic beat…

D.J. Augustin scores 25 points, including game-winning 3, Orlando Magic beat Toronto Raptors 104-101 in playoff opener

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Russell, LeVert leads Nets to Game 1 stunner over…

D'Angelo Russell scored 26 points, and Caris LeVert added 23 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to an impressive 111-102 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series

AP source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be…

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons

Top-seeded Bucks start postseason journey against…

The Milwaukee Bucks are an unusual top seed _ one that hasn't made it past the first round of the playoffs since 2001