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  • Chris Paul faces critical situation with Clippers in NBA playoffs

    Chris Paul faces critical situation with Clippers in NBA playoffs
    Disappointment found Chris Paul long before those early NBA playoff exits. He was so worked up in his first game as a varsity high school point guard after two years on the junior varsity that he cried after his team lost its opener. "I've had guys...
  • Clippers vs. Spurs: How they match up in NBA playoffs

    Clippers vs. Spurs: How they match up in NBA playoffs
    They are seven words Doc Rivers said he would utter at some point, though he wasn't sure when. Maybe the Clippers coach will break them out before the series opener, or if his team falls into a lengthy in-game rut, or if he needs something to tell his...
  • Boys' Basketball Dream Team: Ctvrtlik elevated CdM

    Boys' Basketball Dream Team: Ctvrtlik elevated CdM
    Matt Ctvrtlik was the top player on the Corona del Mar High boys' basketball team this past season, and not once did he start. Not once did the junior complain to anyone about his role on one of the premier programs in Orange County. He was patient...
  • Gary native A.J Hammons announces he will return as a senior for Purdue

    Gary native A.J Hammons announces he will return as a senior for Purdue
    WEST LAFAYETTE — A buzz was building that the revelation of a significant piece of news was imminent at the Purdue football spring game. And it involved basketball. During halftime, A.J. Hammons announced that he would be returning to the...
  • Boys basketball: Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern

    Boys basketball: Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern
    Barrington junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas weighed his options and elected to stick with his closest suitor. During an unofficial visit to Northwestern on Saturday, the 6-foot-8 Ivanauskas orally committed to coach Chris Collins. "I just looked at...
  • Curry-led Warriors hold off Pelicans for 106-99 victory

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Warriors opened their playoff run with a win against the New Orleans Pelicans that despite getting too close for comfort, gave them a series lead. The 106-99 Game 1 victory at Oracle Arena didn't come as easily as the Warriors might...
  • UConn Recruits, Capital Prep's Gillespie, Show Talent In N.Y.

    UConn Recruits, Capital Prep's Gillespie, Show Talent In N.Y.
    NEW YORK — Time does move on, even for the college basketball program that essentially has made time stand still for the past 21 seasons. Here's just another example: A day after seniors Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kiah Stokes entered the WNBA,...
  • Sterling Smith transferring from Coppin State, mulling major program options

    Coming out of high school in Chico, Calif., Sterling Smith didn't have any Division I basketball offers. After spending a year at a prep school in upstate New York, Smith had just two and chose Coppin State after former longtime coach Fang Mitchell saw...
  • Sixers' Brown criticized after season-ending loss to Miami

    Sixers' Brown criticized after season-ending loss to Miami
    PHILADELPHIA — Brett Brown hadn't heard about the matter until informed by the media Thursday afternoon. Brown was criticized in some circles for allowing his injured players, including Jason Richardson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and rookie...
  • NBA Eastern Conference Capsules

    NBA Eastern Conference Capsules
    For the last four years, the Eastern Conference basketball universe orbited around LeBron James and his Miami Heat team that reached the NBA Finals all four seasons. This season, the East still revolves around James, because he has a chance to direct the...
  • NBA Western Conference Capsules

    NBA Western Conference Capsules
    The popular narrative throughout the season was that any one of six teams could represent the deep Western Conference in the NBA Finals. But with the playoffs set to begin Saturday, oddsmakers are focusing on two teams in the West: Golden State, with...