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NBA postpones Nets at Timberwolves in wake of police shooting in Minnesota
NBA postpones Nets at Timberwolves in wake of police shooting in Minnesota

No date to reschedule the game has been set.

Woodson bolsters Indiana's roster with Pitt transfer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) New Indiana coach Mike Woodson spent most of last week trying to persuade his players to stick around. On Monday, he added a new name - 6-foot-3 guard Xavier Johnson, a transfer from Pitt who could provide the consistent perimeter scoring threat the Hoosiers have lacked for years. ''Xavier will be an important addition to our team and should have an immediate impact,'' Woodson said in a statement.

Surging Celtics ride wave of momentum into Portland

The Boston Celtics are showing glimpses of life and hope to ride the momentum of a stirring comeback when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Boston has won three straight and five of its past six games after recovering from a 14-point deficit with 14-plus minutes to play to notch a 105-87 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Celtics finished the game with a dominating 40-8 run.

Nets
Nets' game against Timberwolves on Monday postponed in wake of police shooting in Minnesota

The Nets' game on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed in the wake of a police shooting in Minnesota.

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony's trick to make sure he has good wine while on the road

The league's unofficial wine ambassador has a simple way to make sure he has his favorites available at all times.

MVP Race: Kawhi Leonard makes leap into Top 3
MVP Race: Kawhi Leonard makes leap into Top 3

HoopsHype ranks the Top 15 players in the 2020-21 NBA MVP race, headlined by Kawhi Leonard's ascension into the Top 3.

Hawks look to continue winning ways against Raptors

The soaring Atlanta Hawks will try to defeat the host Toronto Raptors for a third consecutive time Tuesday night in Tampa, Fla. The Hawks defeated the Raptors 132-121 in Atlanta on Feb. 6, then needed Tony Snell's 3-pointer at the buzzer to win 121-120 after overcoming a 15-point deficit in the final six minutes at Tampa on March 11. The Hawks have won six of their past seven games, including a 105-101 victory over the host Charlotte Hornets on Sunday after overcoming a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit.

Celtics
Celtics' Jayson Tatum earns NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum earned some deserved recognition Monday for his recent red-hot play.

Sixers guard Seth Curry discusses return to Dallas since trade from Mavs
Sixers guard Seth Curry discusses return to Dallas since trade from Mavs

Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry discusses his return to Dallas after the trade.

Kings
Kings' De'Aaron Fox fined $20,000 for criticism of referees

"It was calls they were getting on the other end. If you're going to call something on one end, call it on the other end."

Can Alex Rodriguez transform Timberwolves from miserable losers to lovable winners?
Can Alex Rodriguez transform Timberwolves from miserable losers to lovable winners?

The Timberwolves need an injection of money, excitement and a new ownership group could help provide that.

Curry needs 19 points to pass Chamberlain as Warriors
Curry needs 19 points to pass Chamberlain as Warriors' all-time leading scorer

Anytime someone passes Wilt Chamberlain in the record books, it's a triumph.

Lakers at Knicks: Lineups, injury report and broadcast info for Monday
Lakers at Knicks: Lineups, injury report and broadcast info for Monday

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their weekend in New York City with a trip to Madison Square Garden.

Bulls
Bulls' Troy Brown Jr. making impact with rotation opportunity

With Garrett Temple sidelined, Troy Brown Jr. has seen -- and seized -- increased opportunity in Billy Donovan's rotation.

'Wine All-Star' Carmelo Anthony appears on the cover of Wine Spectator

One of the Trail Blazers' biggest wine lovers is on the cover of Wine Spectator.

Ollie named coach of new league designed for prep standouts
Ollie named coach of new league designed for prep standouts

Kevin Ollie will serve as coach and director of player development for Overtime Elite, a league providing elite high school players another pathway to the NBA.

Knicks
Knicks' Reggie Bullock making strides, setting up tough free agency decision

Reggie Bullock has helped the Knicks space the floor as they make a playoff push, and his play could be setting up a tough decision for the team in free agency.

Jimmy Butler clowns Derrick Jones Jr. over defense after Heat beat Blazers
Jimmy Butler clowns Derrick Jones Jr. over defense after Heat beat Blazers

Butler had a message for his former teammate after the Heat beat the Blazers.

2021 NBA mock draft: Experts differ on who Warriors should pick
2021 NBA mock draft: Experts differ on who Warriors should pick

The Warriors could go a number of ways in the NBA draft.

Wizards to begin hosting fans on April 21, will honor front-line workers
Wizards to begin hosting fans on April 21, will honor front-line workers

Capital One Arena will open its doors for fans beginning next week when the Wizards host the Warriors.

Former UConn men
Former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie to coach Overtime Elite, a league designed for top prep players

Former Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will be head coach for Overtime Elite, a new basketball league for top high school players.

Celtics starting to show some fourth-quarter resolve and urgency
Celtics starting to show some fourth-quarter resolve and urgency

The Celtics have been anything but resilient down the stretch for the majority of this season, but as our Chris Forsberg writes in the wake of the team's most impressive win of the year, maybe things are finally clicking.

How Byron Scott helped Kobe Bryant get to 60-point finale
How Byron Scott helped Kobe Bryant get to 60-point finale

Byron Scott coached Kobe Bryant in his final season and was a mentor when the Lakers great entered the NBA. What he and others remember.

Pelicans
Pelicans' Zion Williamson, who is 6-foot-7, says playing point guard 'feels natural'

With Lonzo Ball out, Zion Williamson has initiated the Pelicans' offense with great success, scoring 37 and 38 points in his past two games.

Three things to know: Don
Three things to know: Don't let one ice-cold quarter fool you, Denver is legit

In their past eight games (including Sunday's loss) the Nuggets have a +11 net rating.

Knicks Takeaways from Sunday
Knicks Takeaways from Sunday's 102-96 win over Raptors, including clutch RJ Barrett

The Knicks survived the Raptors' comeback to hold on and get back to .500 with a 102-96 win on Sunday night.

Victory never in doubt for Julius Randle, RJ Barrett in battle against Raptors
Victory never in doubt for Julius Randle, RJ Barrett in battle against Raptors

The Knicks were cruising through the first two and a half quarters of Sunday night's game against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden, going up double-digits and staying there.

Spurs visit Magic in match of struggling teams

The doldrums of the NBA season have taken their toll on the San Antonio Spurs and the Orlando Magic, and both teams will be looking to begin a late-season push when they square off on Monday in Orlando in the second game of a back-to-back. Both San Antonio and Orlando have been dismal since the All-Star break, with the Spurs winning seven of their 19 games in the season's second half and the Magic only capturing four games in 17 outings since March 11. San Antonio heads to central Florida on the heels of a 119-117 win at Dallas on Sunday that snapped a five-game losing streak.

Grizzlies, Bulls meet with playoff positions on the line

Eastern and Western Conference counterparts aim to avoid extending losing skids on Monday when the Memphis Grizzlies host the Chicago Bulls. Memphis trailed the entire night on Sunday in a 132-125 loss to Indiana, marking the Grizzlies' second defeat to the Pacers this season in which they never led. A 14-point first-quarter deficit extended to as many as 18 points before Jonas Valanciunas (career high-tying 34 points, 22 rebounds) led a comeback bid by Memphis.

James Wiseman-less Warriors take on Nuggets

The Golden State Warriors will continue their playoff pursuit without standout rookie James Wiseman when they host the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Wiseman suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in a hard fall in Saturday's 125-109 home win over the Houston Rockets. The Warriors enter the final 19 games of the regular season dueling Memphis, San Antonio, New Orleans and Sacramento for the final twp playoff spots in the Western Conference.

Rebound: Soaring in the NBA, battling Parkinson
Rebound: Soaring in the NBA, battling Parkinson's, and finding what really matters

This excerpt from Rebound: Soaring in the NBA, Battling Parkinson's, and Finding What Really Matters by Brian Grant and Ric Bucher is printed with the permission of Triumph Books. For more information and to order a copy, please visit Amazon , ...

Joel Embiid, with 'MVP stuff,' leads 76ers vs. Mavericks

Joel Embiid recently missed 10 games with a bone bruise on his left knee. Despite the absence, the Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star still believes there's one candidate for the Most Valuable Player this season. "When it comes to the MVP stuff, I feel like I'm still right there," Embiid said.

No cheering in the press box? Kobe turning Mamba changed that
No cheering in the press box? Kobe turning Mamba changed that

Kobe Bryant's 60-point farewell game started with a clumsy effort and five missed shots. Then it happened. He turned Mamba and it was lights out.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's 60-point final game, through the eyes of those who were there

Five years ago Tuesday, Kobe Bryant closed out his Hall of Fame career with a 60-point performance. A look back at the magical moments of that game.

Complete coverage: Kobe Bryant
Complete coverage: Kobe Bryant's 60-point farewell anniversary

Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his farewell game on April 13, 2016. Here's a look at the game and his legacy.

Minus stars, Lakers hope to build on big win when they visit Knicks

The results for the Los Angeles Lakers without LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been uneven, but they discovered over the weekend that they can still dominate with their superstar duo cheering from the bench. The Lakers will attempt to follow up one of their most impressive performances without James and Davis on Monday night when they visit the New York Knicks. Los Angeles sits in fifth place in the Western Conference, one game behind the Denver Nuggets.

Warriors lose James Wiseman to knee injury
Warriors lose James Wiseman to knee injury

It was reported on Sunday that the Warriors rookie suffered a meniscus injury in his knee during Saturday's win over the Rockets. (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

Sunday
Sunday's Top 10 Plays

Check out the top plays from Sunday in the NBA!

The Fast Break | Best of Apr. 11th
The Fast Break | Best of Apr. 11th

Don't miss out on all the action from Sunday.

Blazers wilt under Miami Heat, commit 17 turnovers that turned into 28 points
Blazers wilt under Miami Heat, commit 17 turnovers that turned into 28 points

Miami Heat bring pressure on Portland guards and post 107-98 win in Moda Center.

Saben Lee with an assist vs the LA Clippers
Saben Lee with an assist vs the LA Clippers

Saben Lee (Detroit Pistons) with an assist vs the LA Clippers, 04/11/2021

Paul George with a dunk vs the Detroit Pistons
Paul George with a dunk vs the Detroit Pistons

Paul George (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Detroit Pistons, 04/11/2021

Rajon Rondo with a 2-pointer vs the Detroit Pistons
Rajon Rondo with a 2-pointer vs the Detroit Pistons

Rajon Rondo (LA Clippers) with a 2-pointer vs the Detroit Pistons, 04/11/2021

Nicolas Batum with a dunk vs the Detroit Pistons
Nicolas Batum with a dunk vs the Detroit Pistons

Nicolas Batum (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Detroit Pistons, 04/11/2021

Josh Jackson with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers
Josh Jackson with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers

Josh Jackson (Detroit Pistons) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 04/11/2021

Ivica Zubac with an alley oop vs the Detroit Pistons
Ivica Zubac with an alley oop vs the Detroit Pistons

Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers) with an alley oop vs the Detroit Pistons, 04/11/2021

Wayne Ellington with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers
Wayne Ellington with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers

Wayne Ellington (Detroit Pistons) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 04/11/2021

Marcus Morris Sr. with a buzzer beater vs the Detroit Pistons
Marcus Morris Sr. with a buzzer beater vs the Detroit Pistons

Marcus Morris Sr. (LA Clippers) with a buzzer beater vs the Detroit Pistons, 04/11/2021

Detroit Pistons run early with Los Angeles Clippers but falter in fourth for 131-124 loss
Detroit Pistons run early with Los Angeles Clippers but falter in fourth for 131-124 loss

The Detroit Pistons led by 12 in the third quarter, but the L.A. Clippers used a 21-14 run at the end of the game to pull away with the 131-124 win.

Texas Tech
Texas Tech's post-Beard exodus continues with guard McClung

Texas Tech junior guard Mac McClung intends to go through the NBA draft process while the team's leading scorer from last season also has his name in the NCAA transfer portal.


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