Basketball

With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win

The Milwaukee Bucks have reached another key juncture as their new downtown arena nears completion _ they're trying to win a playoff series for the first time since 2001

Green confident Warriors can reach 'another level…

Draymond Green thinks the Golden State Warriors are yet to fully peak on offense, despite going 3-0 up in their NBA playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs.

Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning…

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night in taking a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the passing of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin

Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead…

Nikola Mirotic scored a career-playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a…

Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies at 67, and tributes echo across NBA

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State basketball head banned over conduct at daughter's game

The head of a state basketball association in Australia has been banned from attending games for eight weeks after confronting a referee supervisor at his daughter's under-12 game

'Other stuff is bigger than basketball' - Parker…

Tony Parker admits it was extremely tough for the San Antonio Spurs to be fully focused on their NBA playoff match with the Golden State Warriors.

The Latest: Warriors beat Spurs 110-97

The latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Greg Popovich, whose wife died at 67

76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3…

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid goes from doubtful to starting in a span of a few hours before Game 3 against Miami

Celtics' Terry Rozier making name for himself against Bucks

Point guard Terry Rozier is making a name for himself in the Boston Celtics' first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks

It was strange not seeing Pop on Spurs sideline…

With Gregg Popovich absent from the San Antonio Spurs sideline due to his wife's death, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says it's a difficult time for all involved.

Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

Jrue Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs after two road wins

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Kerr praises Warriors defence in win over Spurs

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes his side's defence was the difference in their 110-97 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Oklahoma City's George rolling heading into Game 2 vs. Utah

Oklahoma City's Paul George rolling heading into Game 2 vs. Utah

Messina proud of Spurs' reaction to Popovich's…

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina is proud of the support his players and staff showed each other in the wake of head coach Gregg Popovich's wife's death.

Blazers seek tie vs Pelicans, Raptors aim for rare 2-0 lead

Portland fought all season for home-court advantage and then lost it in one game

Chris Vognar: Is basketball America's game?

Dwyane Wade says Heat couldn't keep it going…

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade discusses the Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, saying the team struggled to keep things going on the offensive end late in the game.

Spurs, Heat looking for bounce-back efforts in Game 2

Golden State and Philadelphia will look for 2-0 series leads when their playoff matchups resume Monday

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Justise Winslow: We lost our focus, intensity for…

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow says the team lost its focus and intensity for a couple of minutes at a critical time in the Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Davis scores 35, Pelicans hold off Blazers 97-95 in Game 1

Anthony Davis had 35 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 97-95 in Game 1 of their playoff series