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Rose's happy return

In his first playoff game in three years, Derrick Rose looked like the Rose of old, scoring 23 points with seven assists in the Bulls' 103-91 Game 1 win over the Bucks.
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Dazzling debuts

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were dominate in their first playoff game.

Special bond

The Thunder have helped the healing in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Harden gets help

With the Mavs' focus on James Harden, his teammates stepped up.

It's all good

Coach Jason Kidd may be the biggest reason for the Bucks' turnaround this year.

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Raptors GM Ujiri and organization fined

Apr 19, 2015 9:23 PM

Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri has been fined $35,000 for using obscene language in a public setting on Saturday, April 18 prior to the Raptors' playoff game against the Washington Wizards, it was announced Sunday by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Read Full Article

Pelicans' Evans questionable for Game 2

Apr 19, 2015 9:11 PM

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans says an MRI on his left knee showed a deep bone bruise and he is questionable for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. Read Full Article

Pelicans can't recover from slow start in opener

Apr 19, 2015 2:35 AM

It took a hot streak to get to 41 percent shooting from the field. Anthony Davis had one rebound in 21 minutes, point guard Tyreke Evans was in the locker room getting his left knee checked and his backup, Jrue Holiday was still being nursed along. Read Full Article

Second chances help Wizards take Game 1

Apr 19, 2015 2:35 AM

The Raptors and Wizards combined to shoot 26-for-103 (25 percent) from outside the paint on Saturday in a campaign to both ban early start times and change the playoff format to keep two floundering Eastern Conference teams from playing each other in the first round. Read Full Article

Raptors GM uses expletive before playoff opener

Apr 18, 2015 8:06 PM

Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri used an expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors playoff opener. Read Full Article

Fixes to playoffs, Draft lottery and schedule aired at BOG

Apr 17, 2015 9:10 PM

The NBA's S.S. Postseason embarks on its eight-week, 2015 journey Saturday with two sub-.500 stowaway teams aboard, even as a winning franchise with properly packed bags gets left behind on the dock. Read Full Article

NBA may cut down on back-to-back games next season

Apr 17, 2015 6:40 PM

The NBA could extend the season by a week in 2015-16 to build in more rest for players, but there will be no changes to the playoff or Draft lottery format. Read Full Article

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bypass surgery

Apr 17, 2015 8:26 PM

Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. Read Full Article

DeRozan and Westbrook named Kia Players of the Month

Apr 17, 2015 10:59 PM

The Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in April. Read Full Article

Former NBA player Hoibert has open-heart surgery

Apr 18, 2015 2:36 PM

Iowa State says coach Fred Hoiberg has undergone open-heart surgery to replace aortic valve. Read Full Article

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