Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Nets keep up playoff push, beat Lakers for 3rd straight win

Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson (11) goes to the basket against Brooklyn Nets forward Earl Clark and center Mason Plumlee (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at  New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Anderson patrolled the locker room area in a Michigan State hat, screaming “Spartan!” so loudly that his teammates wondered how they could live with him for the next week.

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Leonard has double-double to lead Spurs past Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, left, drives around Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio’s emphasis on continuous ball movement was cast aside in the fourth quarter. Even coach Gregg Popovich was content to see the ball stick in Kawhi Leonard’s over-sized hands.

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Clippers beat Celtics 119-106 for 7th straight win

Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks over Boston Celtics' Evan Turner during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders.

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Ailing Wade, aching Heat find a way to beat Pistons, 109-102

CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) leaps to score against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade was playing a day after having fluid drained from his left knee. Udonis Haslem is dealing with a slew of injuries, including problems with both ankles. An already decimated Miami Heat roster had two more players scratched at halftime.

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James Harden’s 24 points help Rockets beat Wizards 99-91

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, right, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball in front of Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin (13), from France, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Washington. The Rockets won 99-91. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a team that entered the season with aspirations of winning 50 games and earning home-court advantage in the playoffs — the former now impossible, the likelihood of the latter fading quickly — John Wall’s Washington Wizards sure are slumping down the stretch.

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