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  1. Top-seeded Celtics headline trio of elimination games

    04.28 / 01:18 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The top-seeded Boston Celtics are back from the brink of disaster. They have dug themselves out of an 0-2 hole against the Chicago Bulls to regain control of the series. A victory Friday would be the first time the franchise with 14 NBA titles has…
  2. Gobert doing what he has all year: shutting down the paint

    04.28 / 00:02 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz feared the worst when Rudy Gobert was carried off the court by teammates 17 seconds into the playoffs. Two weeks later, the 7-foot-1 defensive player of the year candidate is a huge reason the Jazz have taken control of their first-round series…
  3. Underwood sets foundation at Illinois with Smith commitment

    04.28 / 00:02 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - It didn't take long for Brad Underwood to set the foundation at Illinois. Thirty-nine days to be exact. The new Illini coach made his first splash when Illinois Mr. Basketball Mark Smith announced his commitment Wednesday night. Underwood's staff fought off recruitments from Kentucky, Duke and…
  4. Column: Refs won't bite as Hoiberg tries 'palming' off blame

    04.28 / 00:02 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    We pause in a postseason packed with great press-conference performances to award a gold star to Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg for his "get-off-my-lawn" rant against Celtics' guard Isaiah Thomas. For starters, it's so-o-o-o last century. Granted, there's still a rule on the books barring players from "palming" or "carrying" the…
  5. Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury

    04.27 / 22:45 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    CHICAGO (AP) - If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo. Rondo has a fractured right thumb, and coach Fred Hoiberg says the backcourt catalyst is a "long shot" to play Game 6 against the Boston Celtics on…
  6. 'NBA Awards' show to include awards for best dunk, best pass

    04.27 / 21:31 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    NEW YORK (AP) - The inaugural "NBA Awards" show on June 26 will include several categories voted on exclusively by the fans, including dunk of the year and performance of the year. The NBA and TNT, which will broadcast the show, announced the categories on Thursday. They also include best…
  7. New Mexico asks WisePies to give up naming rights to arena

    04.27 / 21:31 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico has asked WisePies Pizza & Salad to give up the naming right to the arena of the school's men's and women's basketball teams. The school said Thursday it recently asked the pizza chain to abandon its naming rights of The Pit…
  8. Knicks' Noah has shoulder surgery to repair rotator cuff

    04.27 / 20:21 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    NEW YORK (AP) - Knicks center Joakim Noah has had right shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, a procedure that could sideline him until training camp. The Knicks say Noah had the surgery Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, performed by Dr. David Altchek. The…
  9. Scott Brooks, John Wall made small changes that had big impact

    04.27 / 19:07 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    Paul Millsap maneuvered around and into Markieff Morris with precision, sending the Wizards' power forward to the bench with foul trouble game after game. Something had to be done. It wasn't just the fouls. Millsap was scoring from the field with efficiency. He picked up assists. Washington knew that the…
  10. Different Deron: Williams turns it on for Cavs in playoffs

    04.27 / 16:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    CLEVELAND (AP) - For nearly two months, Deron Williams appeared lost with his new teammates - an outsider among the Cavaliers. Well, he found the perfect time to fit in. The former All-Star guard came up big for Cleveland during its first-round sweep of Indiana, providing scoring and another option…
  11. SNYDER: Struggle to put Hawks away not good omen

    04.27 / 15:42 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    ANALYSIS/OPINION Maybe it's just me, but I thought this Washington Wizards squad was better than the playoff version two and three seasons ago. I thought the current edition was superior with a wiser John Wall and sturdier Bradley Beal. The starting lineup was more balanced with a versatile Markieff Morris…
  12. High school basketball player collapses at practice, dies

    04.27 / 13:24 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A basketball player at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School has died after collapsing during open gym. News outlets report that 15-year-old Star Ifeacho was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Hospital on Wednesday at 5:47 p.m. Fayette County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall says players were practicing…
  13. Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    04.27 / 08:03 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SPORTS MEDIA NEW YORK (AP) - ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN's stable of on-air talent and writers by about…
  14. UNLV's Menzies signs strong recruiting class for 2017-18

    04.27 / 04:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    Marvin Menzies' UNLV rebuilding project has its foundation. A year after scrambling to pull together his first recruiting class, Menzies put together a strong one for his second season in the desert with a six-player class that includes heralded big man Brandon McCoy and the nation's top-rated junior college player.…
  15. Wizards top Hawks in Game 5 103-99, grab 3-2 series lead

    04.27 / 02:48 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    Brandon Jennings wagged his left index finger and mouthed, “One more, one more” as he walked to the locker room. Jennings was using his right hand to slap hands with joyous fans while delivering his decree. One more. That’s all that remains for Washington…
  16. Cambage returns to Australia's WNBL with Melbourne Boomers

    04.27 / 01:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Australia center Liz Cambage has signed for the Melbourne Boomers and is set to play in the domestic WNBL season starting in October. Cambage, the star of the national team and the first woman to dunk in the Olympic women's basketball competition, has played for mainly…
  17. Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

    04.27 / 01:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Back at home, and back in charge, Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall added 20 points and 14 assists, leading the Washington Wizards to a 103-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.…
  18. Westbrook does it all to no avail for Thunder

    04.27 / 01:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook made it perfectly clear in his record-setting season that he can do pretty much anything on a basketball court. But he can't do everything. Westbrook's jaw-dropping effort this year included the NBA record for triple-doubles in a season with 42, breaking the mark Oscar…
  19. Seton Hall's Delgado wins Haggerty Award

    04.27 / 01:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    NEW YORK (AP) - Seton Hall center Angel Delgado, who led the nation in rebounding and was second in double-doubles, on Wednesday night won the Haggerty Award, given to the top Division I player in the New York metropolitan area. The award is presented annually by the Met Basketball Writers…
  20. New USC women's coach Mark Trakh hires assistant coaches

    04.26 / 23:18 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - New Southern California women's basketball coach Mark Trakh is bringing some of his former staff with him to Los Angeles. Jason Glover, Aarika Hughes and Blanche Alverson will join Trakh as he begins his second stint coaching the Trojans. Trakh said Wednesday that the group is…