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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, basketball players LiAngelo Ball, right, and brother, LaMelo, show their shirts after signing for Lithuanian team BC Prienai - Birstonas Vytautas, during a news conference in Prienai, Lithuania. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday, April 26, 2018, announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. Lithuanian basketball writer Donatas Urbonas says on Twitter that father LaVar Ball told him he was upset over LaMelo's diminished playing time.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:11 pm
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are leaving their Lithuania team by mutual agreement. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. The team says LiAngelo injured an ankle and LaMelo has been bothered by back pain. Lithuanian...
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Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Jeff Green in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 26, 2018 - 12:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indiana Pacers felt cheated — by LeBron James and the officials. Moments before James beat them with a game-winning, step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Pacers were poised to take the lead in Game 5 on Victor Oladipo's driving layup. However, James came from behind and...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) is calmed down by James Harden (13) after being separated from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:43 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets spent almost no time celebrating their first-round playoff series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. For the top-seeded Rockets, it simply moved them a little closer toward their goal of bringing the franchise its first title in more than two...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 26, 2018 - 1:51 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook unleashed the same fury he had in Game 4, just a little more efficiently this time. Westbrook was controlled, and he was too much for Utah. Silent and serious, the reigning league MVP scored 33 of his 45 points in the second half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates after a drawing a foul against the Minnesota Timberwolves on a dunk during Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 1:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had another huge third quarter to propel the Houston Rockets to their latest win, and coach Mike D'Antoni wants to know what's behind those scoring bursts. "When you do talk to him about it, would you let me know, because I'm dying in the first half. My health is an...
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Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl, right, competes for the ball against Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 11:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors rode to a seldom-used lineup to move within a game of advancing in the NBA playoffs. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5. Toronto rebounded after...
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April 25, 2018 - 10:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks and coach Mike Budenholzer have mutually agreed to part ways. The team announced the move Wednesday night. Budenholzer was 213-192 in the regular season and 17-22 in the playoffs in five seasons with Atlanta. The Hawks were an Eastern Conference-worst 24-28 this...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 25, 2018 - 10:11 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Moments...
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Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl, right, competes for the ball against Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 9:38 pm
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the first-round series. Toronto rebounded after losing Games 3 and 4 in Washington to take a 3-2 series lead back to...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Philadelphia. Cleveland’s recent success in hosting major events has the Browns hopeful they will be awarded an upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 25, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NBA great Ray Allen tells the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Finals against San Antonio that is...
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