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  • A good read: Bucks' Udoh draws fans for book club

    April 16, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Epke Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball.Few, if any, NBA players can say they've started a book club over Twitter. Fewer still probably cite entertainment magnate Oprah Winfrey as a role model.

  • A look at the NBA playoff picture

    April 16, 2014

    A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season:---EAST UPDATEHow is New York not in the playoffs? Even without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks beat Brooklyn on Tuesday night - their third double-digit win over the Nets this season.

  • Griffin's 16th tech triggers 1-game suspension

    April 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin has picked up his 16th technical foul of the season, triggering a league-mandated one-game suspension.Griffin was assessed the tech with 3:23 left in the second quarter on Tuesday night against the Denver Nuggets. He swung his right hand around to try to get the ball from Timofey Mozgov and came close to hitting Mozgov in the head.

  • NBA Capsules

    April 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season.Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and J.J. Redick added 18 points in the Clippers' finale at home, where they went 34-7 for another franchise mark. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 16 rebounds.

  • Warriors trying to move on without Andrew Bogut

    April 15, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Go small or go home.That might as well be the new mantra for the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs. With center Andrew Bogut out for the foreseeable future with a fractured right rib, the Warriors are searching for a way to replace their best interior defender in a rotation that already lacks big men.

  • Injured Anthony will sit out Knicks' last 2 games

    April 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony's will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career.Anthony had one of his finest individual seasons, averaging 27.4 points and a career-best 8.1 rebounds in 77 games. But it stunningly amounted to nothing, as the Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday night.

  • Cavs Deng wins NBA citizenship award

    April 15, 2014

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Luol Deng has never once forgotten home.He has spent much of his adult life trying to give back to his native South Sudan, the war-torn African nation the Cavaliers forward and his family fled when he was a young boy.And while Deng's contributions have touched many, he knows the work will never end.

  • Wizards' coach Wittman finally makes the playoffs

    April 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - No one in NBA history has coached more games with less success than Randy Wittman.He's been in charge for 519 of `em. Won only 190. That winning percentage of .366 makes him the sole owner of last place among the 90 men who have coached at least 400 games since the league started in 1946.

  • A season of frustration for Adelman, Timberwolves

    April 15, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - As the clock ticks down on the Minnesota Timberwolves' regular season finale on Wednesday night, one of the most quietly successful coaching careers the NBA has ever seen could be coming to a close right with it.Over the past quarter century, Rick Adelman has won more than 1,000 games, developed an innovative offense that influences everyone from Gregg Popovich to Erik Spoelstra and developed a reputation as a master of exploiting opponents' weaknesses while maximizing the talents on his own roster.

  • Top-seeded Pacers to rest 3 starters in finale

    April 15, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Pacers finally have a chance to relax.With nothing at stake Wednesday night in Orlando, coach Frank Vogel plans to rest three of his starters and limit the minutes for the other two. Players and coaches are smiling again, and the stress of 5 1/2 grinding months of tracking standings and scores seems to have vanished, literally overnight.