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  • Butler scores 31, Bulls beat Bucks 91-82 to go up 2-0

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in…

  • Evans in, Holiday out for Pelicans in Game 2 vs. Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Point guard Tyreke Evans will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, while backup Jrue Holiday is out with…

  • Pelicans coach says Warriors arena noise might be too loud

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams stirred up fans in the Bay Area before Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, saying the…

  • Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

    TORONTO (AP) — What started as a song has become reality for Raptors guard Lou Williams. Williams won the NBA Sixth Man Award on Monday, honored as the league’s best reserve after averaging a career-best…

  • Little guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs

    While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy on the court for the Celtics was putting up…

  • Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team’s “Big 3″

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers’ “Big 3″ can’t win an NBA title by themselves. Not without help from Cleveland’s reserves — those other guys. Although they may not…

  • Saunders: ‘I’m the coach until I say I’m not’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As president, coach and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip Saunders holds as much influence with the franchise as any coach in the NBA. So it will largely be up to…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Miami -130 at Philadelphia +120 at Washington -120 St. Louis +110 at Pittsburgh -165 Chicago +155 at New York -160 Atlanta +150 at Milwaukee -130 Cincinnati +120 at Colorado -120 San…

  • Hawks hurting as they prepare for Game 2 against Nets

    ATLANTA (AP) — Al Horford was able to return to the court after dislocating his right pinky finger in the first game of the playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks center is not sure about his status…

  • Riley: No excuses will come from Heat for this season

    MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley finds himself leaning his head to the left quite a bit these days. There’s an irritated nerve in his neck, and it’s far from comfortable. “It’s killing me,” Riley said.…

  • NBA Sixth Man Award Winners

    2015 — Lou Williams, Toronto 2014 — Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers 2013 — J.R. Smith, New York 2012 — James Harden, Oklahoma City 2011 — Lamar Odom, L.A. Lakers 2010 — Jamal Crawford, Atlanta 2009…

  • NBA Sixth Man Voting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Voting for the NBA Sixth Man award as selected by a nationwide panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters. Voting is on a 5-3-1 basis: Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total Lou…

  • Utah center Jakob Poeltl will bypass NBA draft

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah center Jakob Poeltl will bypass the NBA draft and return for his sophomore year. The 7-foot Austria native announced the decision Monday morning. Poeltl started 34 games and averaged…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -115 Chicago +105 at Milwaukee -115 Cincinnati +105 at Colorado -130 San Diego +120 American League at Boston -130 Baltimore +120 at Detroit -110 New York +100 at Kansas…

  • Monday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EDT BASEBALL Baltimore at Boston, 11:05 a.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:20 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at…