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  1. NBA admits officials missed foul call in Clippers' loss to Warriors
    Marc J. Spears

    NBA admits officials missed foul call in Clippers' loss to Warriors

  2. Jeremy Lin air ball goes over backboard

    Jeremy Lin air ball goes over backboard

  3. Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman to retire
    Marc J. Spears

    Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman to retire

  4. Clippers' Blake Griffin spends more time watching than playing during loss to Warriors
    Marc J. Spears

    Clippers' Blake Griffin spends more time watching than playing during loss to Warriors

  5. Players union head: Calathes suspension 'a true injustice'
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Players union head: Calathes suspension 'a true injustice'

  6. Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson
    Marc J. Spears

    Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

  7. For Rockets to rise from rubble of Game 1 collapse, Dwight Howard will have to lead
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    For Rockets to rise from rubble of Game 1 collapse, Dwight Howard will have to lead

  8. Lakers don't have much to say about Mike D'Antoni's future as coach
    Marc J. Spears

    Lakers don't have much to say about Mike D'Antoni's future as coach

  9. Biggest obstacle to Miami Heat 3-peat

    Biggest obstacle to Miami Heat 3-peat

  10. Blake Griffin tosses water on Warriors fan after fouling out of Clippers' Game 1 loss
    Marc J. Spears

    Blake Griffin tosses water on Warriors fan after fouling out of Clippers' Game 1 loss

  • Former high school sensation Carr declares for draft

    Aquille Carr made a name for himself on YouTube and was headed to play for Seton Hall. Now he has his sights set on the NBA after declaring himself eligible for the upcoming draft.

    The SportsXchange
  • Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

    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 for Sunday's broadcast of San Antonio's playoff opener…

    The Associated Press
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  • Column: Even Thibodeau can't defend this clunker

    Sunday turned out to be another one of those nights, and in a 102-93 playoff-opening loss to the Washington Wizards no less. Worse, the tough-minded defense that has let the Bulls stand up to high-powered opponents lacked its usual effort and intensity. So coach Tom Thibodeau zeroed in where he…

    The Associated Press
  • Young Clippers try to mature against Warriors

    The Clippers insist they just weren't themselves in losing their series opener. Whoever those impostors might have been, the Golden State Warriors beat them 109-105 to take away home-court advantage. The Clippers don't have a history of playoff success, while the Warriors have had little since…

    The Associated Press
    Mon, Apr 21
    7:30 PM PDT
    Golden State at LA Clippers
    Preview Game
  • Spurs hold off Mavs in series opener

    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs already were struggling with the Dallas Mavericks when Hall of Fame-bound forward Tim Duncan limped off the court in the third quarter with a bad knee. But Duncan, after resting for several minutes, returned to the game, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter…

    The SportsXchange
  • Trail Blazers 122, Rockets 120 (OT)

    HOUSTON -- Guard Damian Lillard scored 31 points and carried the load down the stretch in overtime as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 122-120 on Sunday night in Game 1 of a Western Conference quarterfinal series at the Toyota Center. After Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (46…

    The SportsXchange
  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on Sunday to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener. James made four of the Heat's 11 three-pointers and finished with 27 points and nine rebounds as the Heat seized the advantage…

    AFP
  • Raptors' DeRozan shakes off struggles in debut

    DeMar DeRozan didn't even want to think about basketball, let alone watch any, after a disappointing playoff debut. Toronto's All-Star guard had a game to forget in Saturday's 94-87 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, making only 3 of 13 field goal attempts. DeRozan finished with 14 points, thanks mostly to…

    The Associated Press
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  • Thunder 100, Grizzlies 86

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Forward Kevin Durant posted 33 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena. With 8:44 left, Oklahoma City's 25-point lead had been erased. Memphis was down by just two and had momentum…

    The SportsXchange
    Mon, Apr 21
    5:00 PM PDT
    Memphis at Oklahoma City
    Preview Game
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    Jeremy Lin air ball goes over backboard

    The Houston Rockets guard tossed up one of the worst shots you'll ever see during a playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers. That and more on today's Yahoo Sports Minute with Angela Sun - the show that brings you the must-see moments in sports every day.

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  • Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

    NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements. One of them could be the reason the Memphis Grizzlies will begin the playoffs without Nick Calathes. The reserve guard was suspended 20 games Friday for violating the league's anti-drug policy by…

    The Associated Press
  • Slim Thug and Bun B drop Rockets remix

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Daryl Morey is not only the general manager of the Houston Rockets and a graduate of MIT, he's also a fan of Houston's rap scene.

    The Associated Press
  • Report: NBA salary cap expected to jump $5M

    The NBA salary cap is projected to rise by about $5 million for next season, sources told ESPN.com. The luxury-tax threshold would jump from $71.7 million to $77 million, according to ESPN's sources. This is the third time this season that the league has bumped its projections for 2014-15,…

    The SportsXchange
  • Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

    Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn't have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead…

    The Associated Press
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  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener

    The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan's 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA playoff series. The Spurs, trying to get back to the NBA finals after falling to the Miami Heat in last year's championship series, trailed 81-71 with 7:45 left to…

    AFP
  • Washington steals home-court advantage from the Chicago Bulls, takes a 1-0 series lead

    Washington followed Nene's lead in their series-opening win.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Shot clock problem forces PA countdowns and air horn at Raptors-Nets Game 1

    The opening game of the NBA playoffs was meant to display the best the league has to offer. Instead, it ended up with a goofy technical malfunction that turned the end of Saturday's Game 1 between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets into a goofy scene.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

    The Associated Press
  • Sixers owner calls season "huge success"

    Despite winning just 19 games, Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris called this season "a huge success." The Sixers had the second-worst record in the NBA at 19-63 and hope to get the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. Many believe the Sixers failed on purpose in hopes of landing the No. 1 pick to…

    The SportsXchange
  • Raptors drop expletive and game to Nets in playoff opener

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Sparked by a stinging expletive the NBA playoffs got off to an explosive start as the Brooklyn Nets landed the first blow in a suddenly bitter Eastern Conference first round match-up with a 94-87 win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Out of the playoffs…

    Reuters
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