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    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at New York -185 Miami +175 at Washington -250 Philadelphia +220 at Pittsburgh -155 Milwaukee +145 at Chicago -130 San Diego +120 at San Francisco -135 Arizona +125 at Los Angeles…

  • Suns’ Brandon Knight has arthroscopic surgery on left ankle

    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The Suns said Saturday that Dr. Richard Ferkel performed the surgery Friday in Los Angeles. Acquired from Milwaukee on…

  • Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

    TORONTO (AP) — Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of…

  • Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

    TORONTO (AP) — Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of…

  • Wizards-Raptors, Box

    WASHINGTON (93) Pierce 7-10 2-2 20, Nene 6-13 0-2 12, Gortat 3-6 2-2 8, Wall 5-18 0-0 10, Beal 6-23 3-5 16, Gooden 3-10 0-0 6, Seraphin 5-10 0-0 10, Sessions 2-4 1-2 6, Porter…

  • Wizards-Raptors, Box

    WASHINGTON (93) Pierce 7-10 2-2 20, Nene 6-13 0-2 12, Gortat 3-6 2-2 8, Wall 5-18 0-0 10, Beal 6-23 3-5 16, Gooden 3-10 0-0 6, Seraphin 5-10 0-0 10, Sessions 2-4 1-2 6, Porter…

  • Grizzlies ready for postseason and Trail Blazers

    The Memphis Grizzlies, who spent much of the season as the Western Conference’s No. 2 seed, enter the postseason in the fifth spot after a post-All-Star finish that has some wondering exactly where they are…

  • LeBron returns to playoffs with Cavs; Celtics up first

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he’d quit on the Cavaliers. On Sunday,…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Four openers on tap UNDATED (AP) — The NBA’s second season gets under way today with four first-round playoff games. These are all best-of-seven series: In Toronto, the fourth-seeded Raptors have the homecourt…

  • Wizards playoff preview: Subtraction by attrition, or how the Wizards deny themselves success

    WASHINGTON — If you’re finding it difficult to get muster much excitement about the Washington Wizards’ return to the postseason, there is good reason. Sure, they have a chance to win a playoff series in…

  • As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs

    Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year’s NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn’t have won without their incredible international presence. The victory celebration was a flag-waving party for players who came to…

  • Love, Irving, Davis ready for the NBA playoff debuts

    Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are NBA veterans in every sense of the word. They are multi-time All-Stars, 3-point contest champions and both have played integral roles on Team USA, with Love winning Olympic gold…

  • Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titles

    It’s already known that Oklahoma City won’t win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn’t make the playoffs. And now it doesn’t look good for the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans…

  • Harden, Rockets prepare to meet Dallas in 1st round

    HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas. But the MVP candidate isn’t content…

  • NBA to include referee names in play-by-play reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA will include referee names in its official play-by-play feeds alongside all calls reported to the table starting with the playoffs. The league says Friday the calls will include fouls,…