Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win (Apr 22, 2017)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory on Saturday night.

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.

Wizards’ Oubre Jr. fined $25K for kicking ball into stands

NEW YORK (AP) Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was fined $25,000 by the NBA for kicking the basketball into the stands at the end of a playoff game.

Kevin Durant won’t play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kevin Durant is out for the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their playoff series with Portland on Wednesday night.

Big3 league of ex-players to hold lottery, draft next week

NEW YORK (AP) The Big3, the 3-on-3 league involving former NBA players such as Allen Iverson that will debut this summer, will hold its draft next week.

Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1 (Apr 18, 2017)

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.