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  • Ellis, Barea keep Mavs alive with 121-109 win over Rockets

    DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea last started a playoff game when he helped boost Dallas’ run to a championship four years ago. Al-Farouq Aminu had never been on the floor for the opening tip in…

  • Rockets-Mavericks, Box

    HOUSTON (109) Ariza 2-10 3-3 7, Jones 5-12 3-3 13, Howard 5-7 3-13 13, Terry 1-5 0-0 3, Harden 7-15 9-9 24, J.Smith 8-10 3-6 23, Capela 1-1 2-2 4, Brewer 9-15 3-4 22, Prigioni…

  • Rockets-Mavericks, Box

    HOUSTON (109) Ariza 2-10 3-3 7, Jones 5-12 3-3 13, Howard 5-7 3-13 13, Terry 1-5 0-0 3, Harden 7-15 9-9 24, J.Smith 8-10 3-6 23, Capela 1-1 2-2 4, Brewer 9-15 3-4 22, Prigioni…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    As rescuers dig, aftershocks terrify survivors of Nepal earthquake that killed more than 2,500 KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while…

  • Wall, Beal lead Wiz past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for sweep

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall twirled a red towel overhead, Paul Pierce motioned to the fans to make more noise, and the sellout crowd of 20,356 chanted “Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!” The mood was so festive…

  • Grizzlies, Bulls wary even with big leads in playoffs

    The Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games on Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round. What’s the worst that could happen?…

  • Raptors-Wizards, Box

    TORONTO (94) Ross 1-3 0-0 3, A.Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, Valanciunas 7-10 2-2 16, Lowry 8-15 3-3 21, DeRozan 6-13 2-2 14, Williams 4-11 4-6 14, Vasquez 4-11 1-1 11, Patterson 2-8 2-2 6, Hansbrough…

  • Raptors-Wizards, Box

    TORONTO (94) Ross 1-3 0-0 3, A.Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, Valanciunas 7-10 2-2 16, Lowry 8-15 3-3 21, DeRozan 6-13 2-2 14, Williams 4-11 4-6 14, Vasquez 4-11 1-1 11, Patterson 2-8 2-2 6, Hansbrough…

  • Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points…

  • Memphis G Conley to miss Game 4 in Portland

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Memphis point guard Mike Conley will not play Monday night in Game 4 of the Grizzlies’ playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers because of a facial injury. The team said…

  • Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even…

  • Clippers-Spurs, Box

    L.A. CLIPPERS (114) Barnes 2-8 0-0 4, Griffin 9-17 2-5 20, Jordan 3-5 0-4 6, Paul 11-19 10-10 34, Redick 6-12 2-2 17, Crawford 6-13 3-3 15, Davis 1-2 0-0 2, Rivers 7-8 2-2 16,…

  • Clippers-Spurs, Box

    L.A. CLIPPERS (114) Barnes 2-8 0-0 4, Griffin 9-17 2-5 20, Jordan 3-5 0-4 6, Paul 11-19 10-10 34, Redick 6-12 2-2 17, Crawford 6-13 3-3 15, Davis 1-2 0-0 2, Rivers 7-8 2-2 16,…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Cavs advance UNDATED (AP) — In a very physical game the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Boston 101-93 to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Cavs took the best of seven…

  • Cavs’ Kevin Love out after hurting shoulder in first quarter

    BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder Sunday on what he said was a “bush-league” play. Cleveland’s power forward was injured in the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ 101-93 victory that completed a…