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  • TIPOFF: Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road

    The Washington Wizards are right at home on the road. Over the last two years, the Wizards have been the ultimate road warriors in the playoffs, winning eight of nine games away from D.C. and…

  • Can the Wizards stay healthy enough to win the war with Atlanta?

    WASHINGTON — No team sport can swing as dramatically as basketball on a single injury to one key player. Remove the best player from any of the remaining eight NBA playoff teams and they become…

  • Griffin’s triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers knew no one player could make up for Chris Paul’s absence. So they all chipped in to fill the void. Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and…

  • Griffin’s triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101

    HOUSTON (AP) — Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lift the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston on Monday night…

  • Clippers-Rockets, Box

    L.A. CLIPPERS (117) Barnes 8-11 1-1 20, Griffin 9-19 8-10 26, Jordan 2-4 6-11 10, Rivers 5-12 3-4 17, Redick 6-13 2-2 17, Crawford 8-18 2-2 21, Hudson 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 2-2 0-0 4,…

  • Clippers-Rockets, Box

    L.A. CLIPPERS (117) Barnes 8-11 1-1 20, Griffin 9-19 8-10 26, Jordan 2-4 6-11 10, Rivers 5-12 3-4 17, Redick 6-13 2-2 17, Crawford 8-18 2-2 21, Hudson 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 2-2 0-0 4,…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -165 Miami +155 at Pittsburgh -150 Cincinnati +140 at Atlanta -165 Philadelphia +155 Los Angeles -155 at Milwaukee +145 at St. Louis -135 Chicago +125 at Colorado -125 Arizona…

  • Rose, Gasol pace Bulls to 99-92 win over Cavs in Game 1

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling. Derrick Rose made sure they did. Looking like the league MVP…

  • Bulls-Cavaliers, Box

    CHICAGO (99) Dunleavy 5-6 1-2 14, Gasol 10-16 1-1 21, Noah 0-4 0-2 0, Rose 11-26 0-0 25, Butler 7-16 4-6 20, Gibson 3-5 2-4 8, Hinrich 2-3 1-1 6, Brooks 2-4 0-0 5, Mirotic…

  • Bulls-Cavaliers, Box

    CHICAGO (99) Dunleavy 5-6 1-2 14, Gasol 10-16 1-1 21, Noah 0-4 0-2 0, Rose 11-26 0-0 25, Butler 7-16 4-6 20, Gibson 3-5 2-4 8, Hinrich 2-3 1-1 6, Brooks 2-4 0-0 5, Mirotic…

  • Clippers’ Paul’s hamstring keeps him out against Houston

    HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul will not play for the Los Angeles Clippers against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal Monday night because of a strained left hamstring Paul was…

  • Mike Miller makes surprise start for Cavs in Game 1

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers veteran swingman Mike Miller was a surprise starter for Game 1 against Chicago. With Cleveland missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, Cavs coach David Blatt decided to go with Miller,…

  • Warriors’ Stephen Curry voted NBA’s MVP over Harden, James

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried. He had felt this way in the past — when he barely received any scholarship offers out of…

  • Spurs facing most uncertain future ever under Popovich

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs are facing their most uncertain future ever under Gregg Popovich. San Antonio has only five players under contract for next season. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili have not decided…

  • LeBron lifts media blackout to call Chris Paul

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James lifted his personal media boycott during the playoffs to phone a friend. Cleveland’s superstar does everything he can to block out distractions during the postseason: turning off his cellphone,…