Basketball

Doc Rivers and Chris Paul saved the Clippers' season in Game 6

Doc Rivers had a revelation in Game 6 one whichsaved the the Los Angeles Clippers' postseason.<p>First, let's backtrack to Tuesday.Rivers tried to make up for Blake Griffin's absence in Game 5 against the Jazz by starting Marreese Speights, butthe Clippers were no match for Utah's superior traditional …

Los Angeles Clippers

Lineup tweak that helped Celtics bounce Bulls could impact Wizards series, too

Boston completely shut down Chicago on Friday, setting up an exciting matchup with Washington<p>The Boston Celtics ended the Chicago Bulls ' season with a 105-83 blowout victory in Game 6 of their first-round series Friday, led by Avery Bradley 's 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting, plus five rebounds and …

NBA

Who wants a Game 7?

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter.<p>If you don't love Steve Ballmer at his Devastated By Joe Johnson's Daggers, you don't deserve him at his Apoplectic At Chris Paul's Genius.The Point God struck again Friday night, racking up 29 and eight as the best player on the …

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John Wall buried Dennis Schroder on the court, then on Instagram

Wall outplayed Schroder in Game 6. Then he played the Hawks’ point guard on social media.<p>The Washington Wizards eliminated the Atlanta Hawks from playoff contention on Friday, and John Wall made sure to let his feelings toward opposing point guard Dennis Schroder be known. He aired his opinion when …

NBA

Cavs, Warriors sweeps mean time to rest, get mental breather

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant can take some pressure off that tender left calf. LeBron James has extra time to recoup after barely leaving the floor in the first round.<p>Golden State coach Steve Kerr scheduled some medical appointments as he deals with debilitating symptoms still affecting him …

Golden State Warriors

6-Foot-10 and a 3-Point Shooter. Just What the Rockets Want.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — When Kyle Wiltjer interviewed with the Houston Rockets before last year’s N.B.A. draft, he came prepared. He knew all about Daryl Morey, the team’s general manager. He knew all about the Rockets’ belief in analytics. He knew all about their fondness for the 3-point line. …

NBA

Celtics' Brad Stevens appears to say 'shut up' as Bulls fans chant 'fire Hoiberg'

The Celtics coach appeared to be upset when the chants broke out<p>The first-round series between the Celtics and Bulls started off quite intriguing with the Bulls taking the first two games in Boston, but the matchup fizzled to an end in Game 6, as the Celtics cruised to a 105-83 victory Friday night …

NBA

For LaVar and Lonzo Ball, there's only (AND)1 shoe company that makes sense

You remember AND1. Whether for the trash-talking T-shirts, the Kevin Garnett shoes or the memorable street-ball mixtapes and tour, AND1 was one of the two most important brands in the basketball world in the early 2000s.<p>AND1’s founding slogan was “All ball, nothing more.” Here’s the rare company …

College Basketball

WATCH: John Wall Trash Talks Julio Jones, Gucci Mane and Quavo

After seeing Washington’s 22-point lead cut to just two, John Wall went off for 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Wizards to a 115-99 Game …

John Wall

Durant makes plea to NBA officials: 'S--- talking is part of the game'

OAKLAND -- Kevin Durant wishes more NBA officials had a better grasp of the language of the game.<p>They don’t seem to understand that “trash talk” …

Golden State Warriors

NBA releases second round schedule for Warriors against Jazz/Clippers

The Warriors still don’t know who they’ll play in the second round, but they know when they’ll play.<p>Golden State will open Round 2 on Tuesday night …

Portland Trail Blazers

Wizards vs. Celtics Game 1 preview: The rivalry resumes in the Eastern Conference semifinals

The Washington Wizards won their first-round series in six games against the Atlanta Hawks. They now face the Boston Celtics, a team with which bad blood runs thick, in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The teams split their four-game series, each team claiming home wins — a regular occurrence for …

Boston Celtics

John Wall’s epic fourth quarter is proof: He has arrived as a full-blown superstar

ATLANTA — After the on-court interviews, after the man-hugs with Atlanta celebrities standing courtside, after sharing a moment with Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, Washington Wizards guard John Wall stood alone for a moment. He could finally let loose. He crouched, extended his arms and roared …

Washington Wizards

C's Beat Odds in Historic 1st-Round Comeback

One week ago, the Boston Celtics were facing an uphill battle that no Eastern Conference team in NBA playoff history had ever successfully …

Boston Celtics

John Wall Just Made the Leap

Leave yourself a Post-it: John Wall made the leap Friday night. From good-player-bad-team, from fast-player-no-jump-shot, from …

Sports

On eve of sister's funeral, Isaiah Thomas' emotions spill out as Celtics advance - Boston Celtics Blog

CHICAGO -- It's not unusual for Isaiah Thomas to exult on the court, but this was different. It seemed as though many of the emotions trapped inside …

Boston Celtics

Lonzo Ball will reportedly skip NBA Draft Combine

Top prospect Lonzo Ball has told the NBA that he intends to skip the Draft Combine and other top prospects are expected to join ship, according to …

College Basketball

Watch the weirdest birdie of the PGA Tour season thus far

Sometimes a lucky bounce can change an entire round of golf. But this? We don't even know what to call this.<p>In the first round of the Zurich Classic, Brian Stuard missed the green on the par-4 eighth hole at TPC Louisiana. Or so it appeared.<p>When his partner, Chris Stroud, got to the golf ball up …

Golf

Bulls center Robin Lopez brought his good dog, Muppet, to his final interview of the season

More NBA players should do this.<p>This is Robin Lopez. He plays basketball for the Chicago Bulls and seems like a cool dude:<p>This is his dog, Muppet. Look at Muppet!<p>The Bulls season ended on Friday night, and Robin brought Muppet to his exit interview on Saturday!<p>Hello, Muppet! Nice Bulls shirt!<p>Muppet …

Warriors star Klay Thompson explains how he gets himself right for game day

Warriors star talks to CBS Sports about how he gets his mind right<p>Klay Thompson gets away from the game to be great at it.<p>The Warriors' Splash Brother talked to CBS Sports in cooperation with Chocolate Milk about how he gets himself right for game day.<p>"If I don't have my gameday nap, just chalk it …

Golden State Warriors

The Bulls were worth watching for a grand total of TWO games this season

Chicago followed up a lackluster season with one that was even harder to watch, despite star power.<p>For two games, I actually enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls. Those two games happened last week, when they beat the top-seeded Boston Celtics twice at home to open up the first round.<p>Four games …

NBA

NBA Playoff Highlights: Clippers Extend Season With Huge Road Win

Three teams had chances to close out their first round series on Friday night. While the two road teams were able to get the job done, the Utah Jazz …

Los Angeles Clippers

Paul scores 29, Clippers beat Jazz 98-93 to force Game 7

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Clippers coach Doc Rivers put it simply when he said Chris Paul willed his team to victory with the season on the line.<p>Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers forced a Game 7 in their first-round series with a 98-93 victory over the Utah Jazz …

Utah Jazz

Memphis Grizzlies face major roster decisions this offseason

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — David Fizdale helped coax even better play out of Mike Conley and turned Marc Gasol into a 3-point shooter. The first-year coach also helped the Grizzlies extend their franchise record streak of postseason appearances to seven.<p>As with many of the Grizzlies postseason hopes, …

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Dwyane Wade seeks clarity from Bulls before decision on his future

On an overcast day, Dwyane Wade wore sunglasses indoors. His future is equally cloudy and obscured, although the 14-year veteran had a sunny disposition addressing it.<p>Reflective and transparent throughout a 19-minute session with reporters directly after meeting with management, Wade said he will …

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Chicago Bulls 2017 Offseason Guide: The Case For Blowing It Up And Rebuilding

The Chicago Bulls teased fans with a first-round upset bid of the top-seeded Boston Celtics, but an injury to Rajon Rondo and a few other issues led to an exit.<p>Because of the way the Bulls finished the season, there will be a contingent of folks who believe the team should add pieces to the Jimmy …

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The Yankees' Ridiculous Comeback Included The Hardest-Hit Home Run On Record

Down by as many as eight runs at their lowest point last night, the Yankees managed to pull off quite the comeback against the Orioles—going from …

New York Yankees

Marshawn Lynch takes out full page ad in Seattle paper to thank Seahawks fans

It was a nice gesture in thanking those who supported him.<p>Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders. In the process, the Seahawks had to agree to terms with the Raiders to actually fulfill that process.<p>Lynch had so many great years in Seattle, filled with …

Marshawn Lynch

Wandy: UFC Canceled June 24 Event Out Of Respect For Bellator

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is finally recognizing just how big and powerful Bellator MMA has become.<p>In fact, the promotion was forced to …

UFC

Draymond Green’s shot-blocking smarts a major factor for Warriors

OAKLAND — Andre Iguodala, officially credited with zero blocks in the Blazers series, should have had one. With two minutes left in Game 3, Evan …

Golden State Warriors