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  • Pelicans’ Pondexter has offseason surgery

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans forward Quincy Pondexter has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The Pelicans say the procedure, performed Wednesday, was successful, adding that they’ll soon be able to project…

  • King wants to keep Lopez, try to build Nets around him

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The big blockbusters haven’t done much for the Brooklyn Nets. So now general manager Billy King is looking to improve from within. Just don’t rule out another trade. Keeping Brook…

  • Pass first? Point guards look to show you can score, win

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas set the standard for championship point guards, winning mostly by setting up their teammates even though they were capable scorers. Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose…

  • Cavs expected to start Tristan Thompson in Game 2

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson is expected to start Game 2 against Chicago, a move that puts LeBron James back at his customary small forward position. Thompson started 15 games during the…

  • NBA Calendar

    May 12-17 — NBA draft combine. May 19 — Draft lottery. June 4 — NBA Finals begin. June 15 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EDT). June 25 — NBA draft.

  • Conley comes back, leads Grizzlies past Warriors 97-90

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Grizzlies used a smothering…

  • Warriors lose shooting touch in Game 2 loss to Grizzlies

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A celebratory night quickly turned into a puzzling one for the Golden State Warriors. With the long-range shots not falling as usual and sloppy play from the start, a night that…

  • TIPOFF: Paul ’50-50′ for Clippers; Bulls’ Rose ready to play

    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks the odds are 50-50 point guard Chris Paul will return tonight to try to help the Clippers build a 2-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western…

  • Grizzlies-Warriors, Box

    MEMPHIS (97) Allen 4-7 1-1 9, Randolph 7-16 6-6 20, Gasol 5-10 5-6 15, Conley 8-12 3-4 22, C.Lee 5-13 3-3 15, Udrih 2-8 0-0 4, Koufos 1-3 0-0 2, Je.Green 4-10 0-0 8, Carter…

  • Grizzlies-Warriors, Box

    MEMPHIS (97) Allen 4-7 1-1 9, Randolph 7-16 6-6 20, Gasol 5-10 5-6 15, Conley 8-12 3-4 22, C.Lee 5-13 3-3 15, Udrih 2-8 0-0 4, Koufos 1-3 0-0 2, Je.Green 4-10 0-0 8, Carter…

  • Conley comes back, leads Grizzlies past Warriors 97-90

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and Memphis used a smothering defensive effort to beat Golden State 97-90 on Tuesday night, evening the…

  • With Wall out, Hawks beat Wizards 106-90 to even series 1-1

    ATLANTA (AP) — Shortly before tipoff, the Atlanta Hawks learned that John Wall wouldn’t be playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. That should have made things a lot…

  • Curry presented with MVP award before Game 2

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was presented with his NBA Most Valuable Player trophy before Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Memphis. Commissioner Adam Silver handed Curry the…

  • Grizzlies’ Mike Conley starts in Game 2 vs Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Memphis point guard Mike Conley started for the Grizzlies in Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors after missing the previous three playoff games. “I’m going to give it…

  • Wizards-Hawks, Box

    WASHINGTON (90) Pierce 5-10 0-0 15, Nene 0-5 2-2 2, Gortat 5-10 0-0 10, Sessions 8-14 2-5 21, Beal 8-22 2-3 20, Gooden 2-4 1-2 5, Porter 6-12 1-2 15, Temple 1-4 0-0 2, Seraphin…