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76ers aim for 2nd round, Embiid says Philly will be 'lit'

Joel Embiid expects his first playoff game in Philadelphia to be quite a scene. ''It's going to be lit,'' Embiid said. The 76ers can become the first team into the Eastern Conference semifinals when they host the Miami Heat on Tuesday in Game 5 of the only East series that isn'

NBA Fixtures

Apr 23 (OPTA) - NBA schedules for this week Monday, April 23 schedules (EST/GMT) Houston at Minnesota (2000/0000) Oklahoma City at Utah (2230/0230) Tuesday, April 24 schedules (EST/GMT) Milwaukee at Boston (1900/2300) Miami at Philadelphia (2000/0000) San Antonio at Golden State (2230/0230) Wednesday

LeBron James on Lance Stephenson-drawn technical foul:
LeBron James on Lance Stephenson-drawn technical foul: 'I gave him a little nudge, and he falls to half court. Come on'

Cavaliers beat Pacers in Game 4 regardless

Reggie Bullock Wants Rainbow NBA Jerseys To Bring
Reggie Bullock Wants Rainbow NBA Jerseys To Bring 'LGBTQ Into Sports'

Detroit Pistons' Reggie Bullock proposed a colorful idea on Twitter on Sunday:

Melting Pot: 76ers' global approach to a roster is working

Philadelphia's six leading average scorers so far in the playoffs, in order are: Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova. Philadelphia - a melting pot of humanity for more than 300 years - has a basketball team probably as diverse as the city itself.

Report: Knicks are Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer
Report: Knicks are Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer's top choice for job

Budenholzer wants a team more interested in winning now

Why the Bulls should draft Deandre Ayton if they win the Lottery
Why the Bulls should draft Deandre Ayton if they win the Lottery

In the first of a series, we'll be arguing why the Bulls should select a certain player in the 2018 NBA Draft. We begin with the top of the class and Arizona center Deandre Ayton, a likely top-2 pick.

The Most Influential Testing The Water Decisions
The Most Influential Testing The Water Decisions

There are 11 teams and 19 players here that will change how college basketball is viewed next season.

NBA, Fox Sports Strike Deal to Show Jr. NBA World Championship
NBA, Fox Sports Strike Deal to Show Jr. NBA World Championship

Fox Broadcasting and Fox Sports 1 will televise the Jr. NBA World Championship under a new multi-year deal struck between the National Basketball Association and Fox Sports. The tournament is billed as a "global youth basketball tournament for elite 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around

Daily Dose: Fit To Be Tied
Daily Dose: Fit To Be Tied

Daniel E. Dobish takes a look at the tight results from the Eastern Conference playoff games, including Giannis Antetokounmpo's big day.

Kerr: Ginobili should keep playing another two years
Kerr: Ginobili should keep playing another two years

Manu Ginobili denied Steve Kerr's Warriors a sweep, and his former team-mate wants the Spurs veteran to play for two more years.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Milwaukee to Win Over Celtics, Still Can
Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Milwaukee to Win Over Celtics, Still Can't Get Table at Belair Cantina

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored the winning tip-in on Sunday as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102, but he found it a lot harder to find a table at a restaurant after the game. The "Greek Freak" had 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Bucks won their second consecutive

Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Milwaukee to Win Over Celtics, Still Can
Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Milwaukee to Win Over Celtics, Still Can't Get Table at Belair Cantina

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored the winning tip-in on Sunday as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102, but he found it a lot harder to find a table at a restaurant after the game. The "Greek Freak" had 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Bucks won their second consecutive

NBA Morning Run | April 23, 2018
NBA Morning Run | April 23, 2018

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

Draft Diary: A'ja Wilson talks going to Las Vegas

It was a long flight from South Carolina, but the weather couldn't have been better and I really enjoyed every minute of it. It got even better when the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, my sorority, surprised me with their own warm welcome.

Kings wait for Bogut signing approval
Kings wait for Bogut signing approval

Andrew Bogut appears set to join the Sydney Kings, but the team need NBL approval.

Could Game 5 be good for the Warriors and Curry?
Could Game 5 be good for the Warriors and Curry?

CBS Sports NBA Writer Reid Forgrave joins Jorge Andres on CBS Sports HQ to discuss if a longer series is better for the recovery of Steph Curry.

WATCH: Smith beats first-quarter buzzer with near full-court shot
WATCH: Smith beats first-quarter buzzer with near full-court shot

J.R. Smith made a near 70-foot buzzer-beater for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Indiana Pacers.

Harden, D
Harden, D'Antoni hope Rockets regain top form

After a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Houston Rockets know they have room for improvement.

Cavs
Cavs' Hill out for game four with back spasms

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without George Hill against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

GAME RECAP: Spurs 103, Warriors 90
GAME RECAP: Spurs 103, Warriors 90

LaMarcus Aldridge scores 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs avoid a sweep and defeat the Warriors 103-90.

Marcus Smart says he's 'strong enough to get back out there'

Marcus Smart could return to the Boston Celtics' lineup as soon as Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ionescu leads Oregon to USA 3-on-3 national championship
Ionescu leads Oregon to USA 3-on-3 national championship

Sabrina Ionescu admitted she was learning the rules to 3-on-3 on the fly. ''It was fun, I had to ask the rules before the games started,'' Ionescu said. Ionescu teamed with Erin Boley, Otiona Gildon and Ruthy Hebard to win the title.

Bucks edge Celtics to level NBA playoff series
Bucks edge Celtics to level NBA playoff series

Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory Sunday over Boston. The triumph pulled the Bucks level with the Celtics at 2-2 in their best-of-seven first round series, which

Celtics vs. Bucks Game 4 Postgame Analysis
Celtics vs. Bucks Game 4 Postgame Analysis

The GameTime crew discuss how impressive Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum played despite the Game 4 loss, and how much of a difference Thon Maker has made after racking up five blocks.

Warriors trailing Spurs at half in Game 4 of NBA playoffs
Warriors trailing Spurs at half in Game 4 of NBA playoffs

The Warriors are trailing the Spurs after the first half of Game 4 of the NBA playoffs. The Dubs are trying to sweep the Spurs out of the NBA playoffs for the second consecutive year. You can watch the game now on ABC7!

Will Warriors sweep Spurs for second straight postseason?
Will Warriors sweep Spurs for second straight postseason?

The final win is always the hardest, but the Warriors have the chance of sweeping of the Spurs for the second straight year in the playoffs.

Game 4s: Jazz look for 3-1 lead, Wolves aim to tie Rockets

Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double, so he gets plenty of attention. Ricky Rubio just had a triple-double , earning him some time in the headlines. Donovan Mitchell has been great in his first three playoff games, so the fascination with the rookie star is only growing.

After Ricky Rubio
After Ricky Rubio's triple-double, Russell Westbrook promises to "shut that s*** off"

Ricky Rubio outplayed Russell Westbrook Saturday night in Utah and now the Jazz are up 2-1 in that series.

Redick, Simmons star as 76ers take 3-1 series lead

JJ Redick scored 24 points and Ben Simmons added a triple-double consisting of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to carry the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 106-102 Saturday at American Airlines Arena. Simmons is the fifth rookie in NBA history with a triple-double in the playoffs and the

NBA Morning Run | April 22, 2018
NBA Morning Run | April 22, 2018

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

Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs
Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has his first taste of a playoff triumph, he sounds eager to see what's next.

Celtics are calm, focused, and ready for Game 4
Celtics are calm, focused, and ready for Game 4

Inside Celtics locker room, there was an unmistakable calm among the players moments removed from a 116-92 thumping at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Pelicans reach second round, 76ers take 3-1 lead and T-Wolves down Rockets
Pelicans reach second round, 76ers take 3-1 lead and T-Wolves down Rockets

New Orleans claimed the first-round series 4-0 thanks to Saturday's victory, which was inspired by Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday.

John Calipari lobbies for change in one-and-done rule to help athletes
John Calipari lobbies for change in one-and-done rule to help athletes

Kentucky head coach John Calipari is hoping the one-and-done rule changes so that athletes have more rights.

Gregg Popovich will not coach Game 4 following death of his wife, Erin
Gregg Popovich will not coach Game 4 following death of his wife, Erin

Ettore Messina will again coach the Spurs.

UPDATE 3-NBA Results

Apr 22 (OPTA) - Results from the NBA games on Saturday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST) Philadelphia 106 MIAMI 102 NEW ORLEANS 131 Portland 123 MINNESOTA 121 Houston 105 Oklahoma City at Utah (22:00)

Warriors one win away from playing Pelicans in Western Conference Semifinals
Warriors one win away from playing Pelicans in Western Conference Semifinals

If the Warriors get one more win in Round 1 against the Spurs, they will have to take down Anthony Davis and the red-hot Pelicans.

Davis
Davis' 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday.

Wizards would like repeat of Game 3 against Raptors

The Wizards' All-Star duo turned in star performances Friday night and now Washington has a chance to even its first-round series with the top-seeded Toronto Raptors on Sunday at Capital One Arena. John Wall and Bradley Beal scored 28 points apiece, Wall added 14 assists and Wizards turned in a

As expected, likely top-three pick Luka Doncic files to enter NBA draft
As expected, likely top-three pick Luka Doncic files to enter NBA draft

He's not going to be a bust, and he could be elite.

Cavs hope to even series with Pacers

LeBron James has been in this playoff position before, just not in the first round. With Cleveland down 2-1 to the Indiana Pacers in the first round, James was asked if Game 4 in Indianapolis Sunday was a must win. "It's the postseason," said James, who is 10-0 in his career in first-round

Spurs need reversal of fortune to beat Warriors

Nothing much has gone right for the San Antonio Spurs in the first three games -- all definitive losses -- to the Golden State Warriors in their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Now, with the prospect of a second consecutive four-game playoff sweep by Golden State, everything has to go

GAME RECAP: Sixers 106, Heat 102
GAME RECAP: Sixers 106, Heat 102

Ben Simmons manages to notch a triple-double with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Sixers defeat the Heat to lead the series 3-1.

Tempers flare in chippy Game 4 between Heat, Sixers
Tempers flare in chippy Game 4 between Heat, Sixers

Miami is a physical defensive team, and in Game 4 at home Saturday they cranked that up. The Heat also are a handsy team they clutch, grab, hold, and get away with what they can (that isn't new to this playoff series). The Sixers are getting weary of it, and in a game with plenty

Bucks
Bucks' Terry vows series will return to Milwaukee for Game 6

"This will not be the last game" at Milwaukee's Bradley Center, says ex-Celtics guard Jason Terry. For that to happen, the Bucks need to win Sunday or Tuesday in Boston.

Steph Curry looks solid in return to Warriors practice with no sign of setback
Steph Curry looks solid in return to Warriors practice with no sign of setback

Steph Curry returned to Warriors practice on Saturday and both his teammates and coaches sound happy with what they saw.

NBA Dunk Day | Top slams of the week
NBA Dunk Day | Top slams of the week

Didn't have time to watch every single game this week? Check out Dunk Day on Yahoo Sports to see some of the best acrobatic, high flying, gravity defying dunks from the past week in this high energy highlight reel featuring the unmistakable imagery from our super slow motion Phantom Camera!

Spurs coach Popovich to miss Sunday's Game 4

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will miss Sunday's Game 4 of the playoff series with the Golden State Warriors due to the recent death of his wife, the team announced Saturday. Erin Popovich died Wednesday at age 67 after a long illness. Ettore Messina will again coach the Spurs in Game

Heat have work cut out vs. surging Sixers
Heat have work cut out vs. surging Sixers

Joel Embiid's return to the Sixers changes this series.

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