Thursday, April 27, 2017

Basketball

In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey looks to pass in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating an allegation of domestic violence against Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey. Manhattan Beach police spokesman Sgt. Tim Zins said Thursday that a ...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

BY KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook put up gaudy numbers on Wednesday night. The Houston Rockets got a more modest performance from James Harden, but a collective scoring ...
Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, center, drives past Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee (1) during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

BY JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — JaVale McGee has made a name for himself catching lob passes and reliably slamming them home to the pure delight of his teammates, ...
In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, then NBA Commissioner David Stern smiles during a news conference after an NBA board of governors meeting in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

BY BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern hasn’t left the NBA far behind. Just a few blocks, actually. His office these days is located in a building near ...
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) walks past the Chicago Bulls as they huddle during the second quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Pho

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER BOSTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output ...
Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, center, dunks against the Utah Jazz during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

BY BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buoyed by a newfound sense of urgency, the Clippers took it to the Utah Jazz from the opening tip. The patch of real ...
fgcu basketball players with head coach joe dooley

A tall pair of seniors and fan favorites have said their goodbyes to the FGCU basketball program. Demetris Morant and Marc-Eddy Norelia were honored along with the rest of the FGCU men’s ...
Indiana Pacers' C.J. Miles (0) fouls Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Blown big leads. Defensive breakdowns. Bad shots. None of it means anything to LeBron James. The only score that matters is 2-0. Kyrie Irving ...
Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale, left, and assistant J.B. Bickerstaff, right, argue a call during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Monday, April 17, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 96-82.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY RAUL DOMINGUEZ SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Memphis coach David Fizdale blasted the officiating in Game 2 of the Grizzlies’ first-round series against the Spurs, deeming it “unprofessional” and “unacceptable” ...
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 17, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY RAUL DOMINGUEZ SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs responded to another late-game meltdown as they have all season: relying on a little 3-point shooting and a whole lot of ...
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