NBA News Wire

The following stories are the most recent transmissions from ESPN.com wire sources.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Drake to host first-ever 'NBA Awards' on June 26 (AP, 10:18 AM ET)
Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series (AP, 3:02 AM ET)
The old guys are coming up big so far in these playoffs (AP, 2:36 AM ET)
Little Big Man: Celtics' Thomas finding stride after tragedy (AP, 2:35 AM ET)
Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers (AP, 2:18 AM ET)
NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 1:32 AM ET)
Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all (AP, 12:48 AM ET)

Monday, April 24, 2017

NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 11:28 PM ET)
Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 (AP, 11:18 PM ET)
The old guys are coming up big so far in these playoffs (AP, 9:41 PM ET)
Warriors F Durant available for Game 4 against the Blazers (AP, 9:28 PM ET)
Regrouping Bulls hope Canaan can provide answer at point (AP, 7:52 PM ET)
Houston's D'Antoni: Nene 1 of those players you have to have (AP, 7:01 PM ET)
George's future could dictate Pacers' offseason moves (AP, 6:13 PM ET)
Backup G Austin Rivers to return for Clippers in Game 5 (AP, 6:02 PM ET)
Kawhi Leonard locked in a playoff duel with Mike Conley (AP, 5:33 PM ET)
Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car (AP, 5:07 PM ET)
NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 11:28 PM ET)
The old guys are coming up big so far in these playoffs (AP, 9:41 PM ET)
Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis (AP, 2:41 AM ET)
Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series (AP, 1:14 AM ET)
Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead (AP, 12:36 AM ET)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series (AP, 11:44 PM ET)
James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round (AP, 11:32 PM ET)
From crybaby to MMA, bad blood boils over for Wizards-Hawks (AP, 9:51 PM ET)
NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 9:49 PM ET)
Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates (AP, 8:50 PM ET)
Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors (AP, 8:49 PM ET)
Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4 (AP, 7:01 PM ET)
Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder (AP, 5:59 PM ET)
Nurkic won't play for Portland in Game 4 vs. the Warriors (AP, 5:57 PM ET)
Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets (AP, 4:58 PM ET)
Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan (AP, 2:36 PM ET)
Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98 (AP, 11:01 AM ET)
Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98 (AP, 9:03 AM ET)
Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win (AP, 3:10 AM ET)
NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 9:49 PM ET)
Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98 (AP, 11:01 AM ET)
Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win (AP, 3:10 AM ET)
Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT (AP, 12:57 AM ET)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 11:36 PM ET)
Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors (AP, 9:44 PM ET)
Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers (AP, 9:28 PM ET)
Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness (AP, 8:29 PM ET)
Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2 (AP, 7:12 PM ET)
Thunder F Gibson providing scoring help for Westbrook (AP, 6:23 PM ET)
Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury (AP, 6:04 PM ET)
AP source: NBA investigating Beverley incident with fan (AP, 6:00 PM ET)
Spurs center Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Grizzlies (AP, 5:50 PM ET)
Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing (AP, 3:39 PM ET)
Raptors start Powell over Valanciunas in Game 4 vs. Bucks (AP, 3:27 PM ET)
Column: Savor some unpredictability as NBA playoffs begin (AP, 11:21 AM ET)
Kevin Garnett takes unfiltered approach on TV in Area 21 (AP, 10:49 AM ET)
Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113 (AP, 7:58 AM ET)
Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead (AP, 2:16 AM ET)
Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113 (AP, 1:37 AM ET)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe (AP, 11:57 PM ET)
Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb (AP, 11:40 PM ET)
Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3 (AP, 11:03 PM ET)
Gary Payton: Draymond, not Kawhi, should get defensive award (AP, 10:07 PM ET)
Column: Savor some unpredictability to begin NBA playoffs (AP, 8:30 PM ET)
Celtics shuffle lineup with Green starting over Johnson (AP, 7:08 PM ET)
Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday (AP, 6:50 PM ET)
Allen Crabbe knows it's time to step up against Warriors (AP, 6:41 PM ET)
Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3 (AP, 6:21 PM ET)
Frustrated Pacers still looking to fight back against Cavs (AP, 6:05 PM ET)
Grizzlies will need more from ol' Zach Randolph vs. Spurs (AP, 5:58 PM ET)
Kings hire Scott Perry as executive VP (AP, 4:21 PM ET)
Bucks' Giannis picking up the point from NBA great Kidd (AP, 3:27 PM ET)
Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 at Hawks (AP, 2:00 PM ET)
Wizards' Oubre Jr. fined $25K for kicking ball into stands (AP, 1:53 PM ET)
NBA fines Westbrook $15,000 for postgame comments (AP, 1:26 PM ET)
James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead (AP, 8:41 AM ET)
Brooklyn Nets owner Prokhorov says he's selling 49pc stake (AP, 6:30 AM ET)
James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead (AP, 8:41 AM ET)
Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win (AP, 2:08 AM ET)
Fans rally behind Grizzlies and coach after ref rant (AP, 2:01 AM ET)
NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 12:38 AM ET)
Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe (AP, 12:32 AM ET)
The Latest: Withey lawyer denies domestic abuse charges (AP, 12:19 AM ET)
Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead (AP, 12:15 AM ET)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors' Game 3 at Portland (AP, 11:39 PM ET)
NBA Playoff Capsules (AP, 11:29 PM ET)
Fans rally behind Grizzlies and coach after ref rant (AP, 11:14 PM ET)
Reliable Golden State reserves maintain Warriors' high level (AP, 7:51 PM ET)
Jazz need a big Favors vs. Clippers' duo of Jordan and Blake (AP, 7:50 PM ET)
Ex-Boston Celtic found guilty in Chicago train-guns case (AP, 7:46 PM ET)
Smith to start for Cavs; Pacers make lineup change in Game 3 (AP, 6:55 PM ET)
Thunder needs Victor Oladipo to break out of slump (AP, 6:25 PM ET)
Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe (AP, 6:08 PM ET)
Celtics down 2-0, and Boston needs another comeback story (AP, 6:00 PM ET)
Jazz's Gobert to miss Game 3 vs Clippers with knee injury (AP, 4:12 PM ET)
Ex-commissioner David Stern tells AP he's bullish on NBA (AP, 1:03 PM ET)
Cavs' Smith draws inspiration from baby daughter's fight (AP, 12:41 PM ET)
Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant (AP, 7:43 AM ET)