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Cavaliers expect Love to play in Game 3 of Pacers series
Cavaliers expect Love to play in Game 3 of Pacers series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tryonn Lue expects injured forward Kevin Love to play Friday in Game 3 at Indiana.

Kansas big man Azubuike to declare without an agent
Kansas big man Azubuike to declare without an agent

Azubuike was dominant at times as a sophomore.

Rob
Rob's Rants - Heat are now most hated NBA team

There have been enough antics in these first three playoff games against the Heat alone for Miami to become Rob Ellis' most hated NBA team.

NBA Fixtures

Apr 20 (OPTA) - NBA schedules for this weekend Friday, April 20 schedules (EST/GMT) Cleveland at Indiana (1900/2300) Toronto at Washington (2000/0000) Boston at Milwaukee (2130/0130) Saturday, April 21 schedules (EST/GMT) Philadelphia at Miami (1430/1830) Portland at New Orleans (1700/2100) Houston at

Report: Stan Van Gundy to meet with Pistons
Report: Stan Van Gundy to meet with Pistons' owner next week

If he loses his GM title, would Van Gundy stay on as coach?

Turning Point: Warriors Ride Defense To Victory in Game 3
Turning Point: Warriors Ride Defense To Victory in Game 3

Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, and Steve Kerr discuss the Warriors defense during their Western Conference first-round series.

Ted Cruz Mocked For His Fawning Time Magazine Tribute To Donald Trump
Ted Cruz Mocked For His Fawning Time Magazine Tribute To Donald Trump

There used to be no love lost between President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz

Green confident Warriors can reach
Green confident Warriors can reach 'another level' on offense

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.

Kevin Durant Injury Latest: GS Forward Left Game With Ankle Injury but Will Be
Kevin Durant Injury Latest: GS Forward Left Game With Ankle Injury but Will Be 'Fine' for Game 4

Kevin Durant is adamant he will not miss Game Four of Golden State's first-round playoffs against San Antonio, despite twisting his left ankle on Thursday night. The 29-year-old was forced off the court late in Game Three, remaining on the bench for several minutes as the Warriors' medical staffed assessed

Durant Post-Game Interview
Durant Post-Game Interview

David Aldridge stops by with Kevin Durant to talk about the Warriors win over the Spurs in game 3 in round 1 of the NBA playoffs.

NBA Morning Run | April 20, 2018
NBA Morning Run | April 20, 2018

Ro Parrish gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.

Embiid scores 23 in playoff debut as 76ers trounce Heat

Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his first career playoff game to lift the Philadelphia 76ers past the host Miami Heat 128-108 Thursday at American Airlines Arena. Dario Saric and Marco Belinelli added 21 points each for the Sixers, who took a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 looming Saturday. Ben Simmons

Joel Embiid, his mask, Sixers three point shooting too much for Heat in Game 3
Joel Embiid, his mask, Sixers three point shooting too much for Heat in Game 3

Embiid led the Sixers with 23 points.

Celtics try to take commanding lead on Bucks

As the playoffs approached, the Milwaukee Bucks thought they might catch a break by finishing seventh in the Eastern Conference, setting up a first-round series with the Boston Celtics, who'd go into the postseason without point guard Kyrie Irving. Through the first two games of the best-of-seven

Wizards try to get back in series with Raptors

The name of the arena has changed since the last time the Toronto Raptors visited the Washington Wizards in the playoffs. Three years after getting swept by the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs -- with the final two games coming at then Verizon Center -- the Raptors roll into Capital One Arena

Michael Cohen Withdraws Steele Dossier Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS
Michael Cohen Withdraws Steele Dossier Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen withdrew lawsuits

Trail Blazers
Trail Blazers' Turner ruled out of game three

Evan Turner will miss Thursday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans after sustaining a toe injury on Tuesday.

Pacers eager to face Cavaliers in Indianapolis

Pacers point guard Darren Collison expects it to be loud Friday for Game 3 of the first-round playoff series that is tied at a game apiece. "We can't wait," Collison said. After winning Game 1 by 18 points, the Pacers fell behind 16-1 in Game 2 as LeBron James scored all 16 of those points

Mask-wearing Joel Embiid cleared to face Heat
Mask-wearing Joel Embiid cleared to face Heat

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid will wear a mask made of carbon and poly carbonate in game three on Thursday.

Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cavs

Sure, his sensational 46-point, 12-rebound effort in Game 2 exposed flaws in Indiana's defense and allowed Cleveland to even the series, but it sure didn't shake the faith of the fearless Pacers. ''It's a good sign when you lose by three and the best player in the world has a game

Kansas State guard Brian Patrick intends to transfer
Kansas State guard Brian Patrick intends to transfer

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas State guard Brian Patrick has announced his decision to transfer.

PBT Podcast: NBA first round playoff series breakdowns
PBT Podcast: NBA first round playoff series breakdowns

Could LeBron James and the Cavaliers get knocked out in the first round?

Golden State Warriors to play against San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs
Golden State Warriors to play against San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors are facing off against the San Antonio Spurs tonight for Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs.

In night full of raw emotions, Warriors need road defense to step up vs Spurs
In night full of raw emotions, Warriors need road defense to step up vs Spurs

Game 3 of Warriors vs Spurs will be bigger than basketball. After the opening tip, expect more of a battle from San Antonio than Golden State has seen so far.

Wizards hope meeting with stars John Wall and Bradley Beal can get Beal going
Wizards hope meeting with stars John Wall and Bradley Beal can get Beal going

Scott Brooks met with Bradley Beal and John Wall following Game 2 in hopes of getting Beal going on offense.

James Dolan says Knicks must build around
James Dolan says Knicks must build around 'great' Kristaps Porzingis, offers fair rebuke of meddling charges

Knicks owner says Porzingis could miss all of next season

Porzingis could miss 2018-19 season, Knicks owner says
Porzingis could miss 2018-19 season, Knicks owner says

Kristaps Porzingis' likely return from a serious knee injury remains uncertain, according to Knicks owner James Dolan.

Donte DiVincenzo latest Villanova player to declare for NBA draft
Donte DiVincenzo latest Villanova player to declare for NBA draft

Donte DiVincenzo is the latest Wildcat to declare for the NBA draft, but he may not be done at Villanova just yet.

DiVincenzo to test NBA draft waters
DiVincenzo to test NBA draft waters

Villanova announced on Thursday that Donte DiVincenzo will declare for the draft but will not hire an agent so as to preserve his collegiate eligibility. "Donte has consistently improved in his time at Villanova through dedication and a commitment to our core values," stated Wildcats head coach Jay Wright

Report: Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for head-coaching job
Report: Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for head-coaching job

TNT analyst has no coaching, front-office experience

This TV Analyst May Be the Next New York Knicks Coach-and It
This TV Analyst May Be the Next New York Knicks Coach-and It's Not Charles Barkley

In the long search for a successor to Jeff Hornacek, those executives in New York charged with tracking down candidates for the new Knicks head coach may have stumbled across their man on TV. Smith, who played in the NBA from 1987 through 1997, has been working as an analyst for 20 years.

Turning Point: LeBron
Turning Point: LeBron's 46 Point Outburst

LeBron James' drops 46 points, including the first 16 points for the Cavaliers, to lead Cleveland to the series-tying victory in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series versus the Pacers.

Did the Cavs Bench Tristan Thompson Because He Allegedly Cheated on Pregnant Girlfriend Khloé Kardashian?
Did the Cavs Bench Tristan Thompson Because He Allegedly Cheated on Pregnant Girlfriend Khloé Kardashian?

The Cleveland Cavaliers levelled the series against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, but Tristan Thompson did not see a minute of the action. The 27-year-old remained on the bench throughout the game, as LeBron James' 46 points guided the Cavs to a much-needed 100-97 win, with the series now heading

'I just played my game' - LeBron on game-winning 46 points for Cavs

LeBron James dismissed the idea that he was deliberately more assertive than usual in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 100-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

LeBron hails post-season experience in new-look Cavs lineup
LeBron hails post-season experience in new-look Cavs lineup

LeBron James believes the Cleveland Cavaliers' new lineup will be more successful because of their familiarity and experience in the NBA Playoffs.

NBA Morning Run | April 19, 2018
NBA Morning Run | April 19, 2018

Ro Parrish gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.

Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

Jrue Holiday's postseason production is providing Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis with a more comfortable margin for error �� and has left Portland with precious little. Holiday's 54 points, 16 assists and slew of defensive successes in the first two games are big reasons why the sixth-seeded

Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 on Wednesday night and tie their Western Conference playoff series at one win game apiece.

Spurs must play through emotions vs. Warriors

Something has got to change, and in a hurry, if the San Antonio Spurs are going to get back into their Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs will get that chance when they host the Warriors in Game 3 on Thursday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

NBA-Cleveland 'lucky' to beat Pacers, James says after 100-97 win

The Cleveland Cavaliers were "lucky" to get the 100-97 win to level their NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James said on Wednesday. Having faced the prospect of two opening losses in the best-of-seven series at home, Cleveland limped across the line, with James scoring

PBT Extra: Joel Embiid wants to play, he will change series when he does
PBT Extra: Joel Embiid wants to play, he will change series when he does

Embiid's status for Game 3 is not yet known, and may not be until game time Thursday.

Which tanking owner berated his coach for winning?
Which tanking owner berated his coach for winning?

Assessing the four possible teams

JaVale McGee, not David West, on Warriors injury report for Game 3 vs Spurs
JaVale McGee, not David West, on Warriors injury report for Game 3 vs Spurs

JaVale McGee, who has started the first two games of the series against the Spurs, is questionable for Game 3 on Thursday.

LeBron James With 16 Points in Less Than Six Minutes in the first quarter
LeBron James With 16 Points in Less Than Six Minutes in the first quarter

LeBron James scores first 16 points for Cavs against the Pacers in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

Jaylen Brown developing into high-impact player before our eyes
Jaylen Brown developing into high-impact player before our eyes

The Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown can still hear the murmurs from draft night two years ago shortly after his name was called.

Pitt hires Lance White as women
Pitt hires Lance White as women's basketball coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh has hired longtime Florida State assistant coach Lance White to lead its women's basketball program.

LeBron James says Cavs
LeBron James says Cavs' roster changes, search for identity hurt team's playoff preparation

What is the Cavaliers identity?

Timberwolves aim to slow down Rockets' Harden

At first blush the Minnesota Timberwolves got what they wanted in Game 1 on Sunday, limiting the Houston Rockets to a substandard shooting performance from the perimeter after being overrun by a hail of 3-pointers while being dismantled in all four regular-season meetings. Despite the sound strategy

Virginia AD: New coach Tina Thompson
Virginia AD: New coach Tina Thompson 'exactly what we need'

There was a mutual attraction between Tina Thompson and Virginia's women's basketball program that made for a short courtship. Both sides hope the positive vibes lead to long-term success. Thompson gushed about the program's successful history Wednesday when she was introduced as Virginia

Kentucky
Kentucky's Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats.

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