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  • Plan LeB: LeBron may be more aggressive vs. Bulls in Game 2

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James leaned against a padded basket stanchion and spun a ball on his index finger. As it rotated, his brain seemed to be turning just as quickly. He’s plotting his…

  • Bulls’ Derrick Rose says shoulder “feels good” for Game 2

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose says he has no pain in his right shoulder and doesn’t expect to have any problems going into Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose sustained…

  • Grizzlies’ Mike Conley upgraded to questionable for Game 2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable to play in Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said after the team’s…

  • Isiah Thomas back in Garden fold, this time to run Liberty

    Isiah Thomas is working for Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan again — this time to run the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Thomas will serve as the Liberty’s president, with responsibility for basketball and business…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -175 Miami +165 at Pittsburgh -145 Cincinnati +135 at Atlanta -155 Philadelphia +145 Los Angeles -165 at Milwaukee +155 at St. Louis -130 Chicago +120 at Colorado -120 Arizona…

  • 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…