Posts Tagged Basketball

Splitter practices for Spurs, unclear if he can play vs LA

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter participated in practice Friday, but the team was unsure if he will play in Sunday night’s playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Raptors seeking to win 7-game series for first time

Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey attends a media availability in Toronto, Thursday, April 16, 2015. The Raptors open the NBA playoffs against the Washington Wizards on Saturday.  (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — They won a second straight Atlantic Division title and set a franchise record with 49 victories. Both reasons to be proud, for sure. But it’s what the Raptors do next, now the playoffs have arrived, that will determine whether this season is a success.

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For Bulls, time to deliver on expectations as Bucks loom

Fans spill their drinks as Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Carter-Williams dives to save a ball from going out of bounds during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Milwaukee. The Celtics won 105-100. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

CHICAGO (AP) — With the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol, the Chicago Bulls came into the season with soaring expectations.

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Alabama signs state’s Mr. Basketball Dazon Ingram

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New Alabama coach Avery Johnson landed his first recruit when the state’s Mr. Basketball Dazon Ingram signed with the Crimson Tide.

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NBA could alter schedule, but no change to playoffs, lottery

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners held their first serious discussions about the playoff format, though Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday it was too soon to tell if there was interest in changing it.

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