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Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle looks for a foul to be charged against the Houston Rockets in the second half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 24, 2015, in Dallas. The Rockets won 130-128. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

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Leonard leads Spurs to 100-73 win over Clippers and 2-1 lead

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) calls to teammates during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, April 24, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player.

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UConn team honored with special ice cream at dairy bar

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s national champion women’s basketball team is receiving a sweet honor — a new ice cream flavor named for it.

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Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 24, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.

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Florida’s Chris Walker leaves school early for NBA draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward/center Chris Walker has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the second player to leave coach Billy Donovan’s program in the last month.

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