Golden State Warriors hold off New Orleans Pelicans to launch playoff race
Golden State Warriors hold off New Orleans Pelicans to launch playoff race

The Golden State Warriors powered to a big lead Saturday, but had to battle late to hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in the first game of the NBA Western Conference playoffs.

Washington Wizards down Toronto Raptors to open playoffs
Washington Wizards down Toronto Raptors to open playoffs

The Washington Wizards, led by a strong performance from Paul Pierce, held on for a 93-86 overtime win over Toronto on the Raptors` home floor on Saturday to open the NBA playoffs.

LA Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recovering after heart op
LA Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recovering after heart op

Legendary former Lakers center and NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery after quadruple coronary-bypass surgery, hospital officials said Friday.

Players to be tested for HGH next NBA season
Players to be tested for HGH next NBA season

National Basketball Association is stepping up its drug testing programme by having the players undergo blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) beginning next season, the league announced on Thursday.

Atlanta Hawks` Thabo Sefolosha says police caused season-ending injury
Atlanta Hawks` Thabo Sefolosha says police caused season-ending injury

Atlanta Hawks reserve forward Thabo Sefolosha on Tuesday said New York City police caused his season-ending broken leg when he was arrested in Manhattan last week.

Westbrook makes most of reprieve to spark Thunder to win
Westbrook makes most of reprieve to spark Thunder to win

Russell Westbrook carried the Oklahoma City on his back again, finishing with 36 points and 11 rebounds as the Thunder toppled the Portland Trail Blazers 101-90 on Monday.

NBA: Heat stay alive in playoff race
NBA: Heat stay alive in playoff race

Hassan Whiteside tallied 24 points and 13 rebounds and the Miami Heat kept their postseason hopes alive with a 100-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday.

Milwaukee Bucks seal bounce-back season with playoff berth
Milwaukee Bucks seal bounce-back season with playoff berth

The Milwaukee Bucks completed a remarkable turnaround on Sunday, clinching an NBA playoff berth a year season after posting the league`s worst record.

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha arrest and injury spark concerns
Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha arrest and injury spark concerns

The NBA Players Association and reportedly the league itself are looking into the arrest of Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha in New York.

Dallas Mavericks outlast Denver Nuggets in double overtime
Dallas Mavericks outlast Denver Nuggets in double overtime

Raymond Felton scored the winning basket with 1.5 seconds left in the second overtime as the Dallas Mavericks outlasted Denver 144-143, spoiling a 47-point performance by Nuggets` Danilo Gallinari.

Sim Bhullar nabs first NBA points in Kings` loss to Jazz
Sim Bhullar nabs first NBA points in Kings` loss to Jazz

Sacramento`s Sim Bhullar, the NBA`s first player of Indian descent, scored his first career points on Wednesday in the waning seconds of the Kings` loss at Utah.

NBA player Chris Copeland, wife stabbed outside New York City club
NBA player Chris Copeland, wife stabbed outside New York City club

NBA player Chris Copeland of the Indiana Pacers and his wife were stabbed during a dispute outside a New York City nightclub early on Wednesday and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police and media reports.

Sim Bhullar makes long-awaited NBA debut
Sim Bhullar makes long-awaited NBA debut

Sim Bhullar on Wednesday became the first player of Indian descent to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) often regarded as the pinnacle of competitive club basketball.

San Antonio Spurs deal Oklahoma City Thunder`s hopes a blow
San Antonio Spurs deal Oklahoma City Thunder`s hopes a blow

The San Antonio Spurs, hitting their stride as the playoffs arrive, dealt Oklahoma City a crushing 113-88 defeat on Tuesday in another blow to the Thunder`s post-season hopes

NBA: George scores 13 in return from injury
NBA: George scores 13 in return from injury

Paul George stood out in his much-anticipated return to Indiana, scoring 13 points in under 15 minutes of playing time as the Pacers routed the Miami Heat 112-89 on Sunday night.

Clippers send Lakers to club record 56th loss
Clippers send Lakers to club record 56th loss

Blake Griffin bagged 18 points and Chris Paul chipped in with 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers crushed the hapless Los Angeles Lakers 106-78 on Sunday.

NBA: James triple-double lifts Cavs over Bulls
NBA: James triple-double lifts Cavs over Bulls

LeBron James notched his first triple-double of the season on Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers all but clinched the NBA Central Division title with a 99-94 win over Chicago.

NBA: Harden out-duels Westbrook as Rockets down Thunder
NBA: Harden out-duels Westbrook as Rockets down Thunder

James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets withstood a triple-double by Russell Westbrook to edge Oklahoma City 115-112 in an NBA thriller on Sunday.

Sim Bhullar's much-hyped NBA debut delayed
Sim Bhullar's much-hyped NBA debut delayed

Sim Bhullar made history by becoming the first player of Indian descent to sign an NBA contract but he will have to wait more to make his much-awaited league debut as he did not get to play in what turned out to be Sacramento Kings' loss against Pelicans.

Portland Trail Blazers clinch division title
Portland Trail Blazers clinch division title

C.J. McCollum scored a career-high 27 points as the Portland Trail Blazers routed the hapless Los Angeles Lakers 107-77 on Friday night, clinching the division title in the process.