|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G Stephen Curry scored 14 of 34 points in fourth quarter -- incl...||Stephen Curry||PG||Warriors||Free Agent|
G Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter -- including the Warriors' final nine points -- in Saturday's 119-113 victory at Portland. After missing nine of his 14 field-goal attempts in the first half, Curry heated up after intermission. "I just stayed aggressive, stayed confident," Curry said. "You always take shots you think you can make in the flow of the game and live with the results, and you can't get discouraged if you miss. My teammates have a lot of confidence in me to make plays. Down the stretch in the fourth quarter, there were a lot of voices in my ears, telling me to keep shooting. You can't get too low, can't get too high. That's my philosophy."
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G Klay Thompson scored 14 of 24 points in third quarter in Satur...||Klay Thompson||SG||Warriors||Free Agent|
G Klay Thompson scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter in Saturday's 119-113 victory at Portland.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||C Dewayne Dedmon missed Saturday's game because of illness||Dewayne Dedmon||C||Spurs||Free Agent|
C Dewayne Dedmon missed Saturday's game because of an illness.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G Vince Carter scored 13 points and became first 40-year-old to ...||Vince Carter||SG||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
G Vince Carter scored 13 points and became the first 40-year-old to make at least three triples in a playoff game, going 3-for-5 from long range in Saturday's 110-108 overtime victory over San Antonio.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||F Paul Millsap had 29 points and 14 rebounds for second straight...||Paul Millsap||PF||Hawks||Free Agent|
F Paul Millsap had 29 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double in Saturday's 116-98 victory over Washington. "Paul was great," Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. "He got a lot on random shots -- his activity on the pick and roll, without the pick and roll, mixing up what he does." Millsap was 12 of 20 from the field and had five assists. His only problem was at the line, where he was 5 of 9. Millsap had 19 double-doubles during the regular season and is averaging 25 points in the playoffs.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G Dennis Schroder scored 27 points in Saturday's 116-98 victory ...||Dennis Schroder||PG||Hawks||Free Agent|
G Dennis Schroder scored 27 points in Saturday's 116-98 victory over Washington. Schroder, who is averaging 25 points in the playoffs, scored 20 in the first half Saturday, and added nine assists. Schroder was assessed a technical foul for some verbal sparring with Wizards G John Wall after a foul in the third quarter.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G John Wall scored 29 points in Saturday's 116-98 loss in Atlant...||John Wall||PG||Wizards||Free Agent|
G John Wall scored 29 points in Saturday's 116-98 loss in Atlanta. Wall was 10 of 12 from the field and added seven assists and four rebounds. Wall scored 32 points in each of the first two games of the best-of-seven series. Wall was assessed a technical foul for some verbal sparring with Hawks G Dennis Schroder after a foul in the third quarter.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G Damian Lillard scored 31 points in Saturday's 119-113 loss to ...||Damian Lillard||PG||Trailblazers||Free Agent|
G Damian Lillard scored 31 points in Saturday's 119-113 loss to Golden State. Lillard reached the 30-point mark for the ninth time in his postseason career.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||C Jusuf Nurkic made first appearance of series in Saturday's 119...||Jusuf Nurkic||C||Trailblazers||Free Agent|
C Jusuf Nurkic, who had missed nine straight games with a displaced fracture of his right leg, made his first appearance of the series in Saturday's 119-113 loss to Golden State. Nurkic started, contributing two points, 11 rebounds and four assists in 17 minutes.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||C Ian Mahinmi missed second straight game Saturday with strained...||Ian Mahinmi||C||Wizards||Free Agent|
C Ian Mahinmi missed his second straight game Saturday with a strained left calf. Mahinmi warmed up before the game, but team officials said he would not play.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||C JaVale McGee, who scored 14 points on 6-8 shooting in Saturday...||JaVale McGee||C||Warriors||Free Agent|
C JaVale McGee, who scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting in Saturday's 119-113 loss to Golden State, is 16 for 19 from the field in the series.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||F Jason Smith fouled out in eight minutes in Saturday's 116-98 l...||Jason Smith||C||Wizards||Free Agent|
F Jason Smith fouled out in eight minutes in Saturday's 116-98 loss in Atlanta.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting in Saturda...||DeMar DeRozan||SG||Raptors||Free Agent|
G DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting in Saturday's 87-76 victory in Milwaukee. DeRozan, who was held to eight free throws while missing all eight of his shots from the field two nights earlier, proved that performance was merely an aberration Saturday afternoon. "I'm never too high, I'm never too low," DeRozan said. "I kept a level head. I knew lighting wasn't going to strike twice in the same place." He hit 3 of 4 shots for six points in the opening quarter but blew up in the second, scoring 15 to give him 21 for the half. It was DeRozan's third career playoff game with 30 points or more.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||F Tony Snell scored team-high 19 points in Saturday's 87-76 loss...||Tony Snell||SF||Bucks||Free Agent|
F Tony Snell scored a team-high 19 points in Saturday's 87-76 loss to Toronto. He hit five 3-pointers, but the rest of the team went 0 of 11 from distance.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||F Kawhi Leonard scored career-high 43 points, including last 16 ...||Kawhi Leonard||SF||Spurs||Free Agent|
F Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 43 points, including the last 16 San Antonio points, in Satuday's 110-108 overtime loss in Memphis. The Spurs' young star hit 7 of 10 shots from 3-point range, made one-legged, fade-away jumpers and put his team on his back while scoring eight of their 12 points in overtime. "It's scary as hell watching (Leonard). He was unbelievable," Grizzlies G Mike Conley said. Leonard added eight rebounds, six steals and three assists to his stat line and his fade-away jumper with 12 seconds left in regulation gave San Antonio a 96-94 lead. After Memphis tied the score, Leonard missed a contested 21-footer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. "Honestly, I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard," Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said. "I've tried everything and the guy is just tough. Man, is he a superstar."
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||C Marc Gasol made floating jumper over LaMarcus Aldridge with 0....||Marc Gasol||C||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
C Marc Gasol made a floating jumper over LaMarcus Aldridge with 0.7 seconds left in Saturday's 110-108 overtime victory over San Antonio that evened their Western Conference first-round best-of-seven playoff series 2-2. Gasol finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, seven turnovers and four assists.
|Sun Apr 23||03:33||G Mike Conley scored postseason franchise-record 35 points and h...||Mike Conley||PG||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
G Mike Conley scored a postseason franchise-record 35 points and had nine rebounds and eight assists in Saturday's 110-108 overtime victory over San Antonio. Conley, who had 11 points in the fourth, made a floater in the lane with 4.5 seconds left to tie the game at 96 and sent it to overtime.
|Sat Apr 22||22:53||Spurs C Dedmon sidelined for Game 4||Dewayne Dedmon||C||Spurs||Free Agent|
|Pau Gasol||C||Spurs||Free Agent|
San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon sat out Saturday's Game 4 of the Western Conference first-round series against the host Memphis Grizzlies because of an illness.The Spurs, who entered the contest with a 2-1 series advantage, made the announcement approximately two hours before tipoff.San Antonio elected to start with a smaller lineup as opposed to inserting Pau Gasol immediately into the game to square off against his brother, Memphis center Marc Gasol.Dedmon, 27, has averaged 1.3 points per game in the series after recording 5.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest during the regular season.
|Sat Apr 22||22:53||NBA roundup: Raptors get even with Bucks||DeMar DeRozan||SG||Raptors||Free Agent|
|Paul Millsap||PF||Hawks||Free Agent|
|John Wall||PG||Wizards||Free Agent|
MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan shook off his dismal Game 3 performance and scored 33 points as the Toronto Raptors posted an 87-76 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday afternoon, evening their Eastern Conference best-of-seven first-round playoff series 2-2.DeRozan missed all eight of his field goals and scored eight points in Toronto's 27-point Game 3 loss but exploded early Saturday, scoring 21 points in the first half and made 12-of-22 shots for the game.Kyle Lowry added 18 points for Toronto, which shot 41.3 percent and went 5 for 22 from beyond the arc.Tony Snell led Milwaukee with 19 points. He hit five 3-pointers but the rest of the team went 0 for 11 from distance. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greg Monroe each finished with 14 points for the Bucks, who shot 37 percent from the field.Hawks 116, Wizards 98ATLANTA -- Paul Millsap had 29 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and Atlanta led wire-to-wire in beating Washington in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.Millsap was 12 of 20 from the field and had five assists. His only problem was at the line, where he was 5 of 9. The Hawks, who trail in the series 2-1, also got 27 points from Dennis Schroder, 20 of those in the first half, with nine assists.The Wizards got 29 points from John Wall, who was 10 of 12 from the field and added seven assists and four rebounds. Wall scored 32 points in each of the first two games.
|Sat Apr 22||22:50||Nurkic returns for Trail Blazers||Kevin Durant||SF||Warriors||Free Agent|
|Shaun Livingston||PG||Warriors||Free Agent|
|Jusuf Nurkic||C||Trailblazers||Free Agent|
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who has been out for three weeks with a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg, is scheduled to start Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in Portland, Ore.Meanwhile, the Warriors will be without forward Kevin Durant for the second straight game because of a calf injury. He was listed as questionable for Saturday's contest up until nearly game time. Durant suffered the injury in the second half of Game 1.Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State.His status for Saturday's game was not known until about an hour before tipoff, but the 7-foot center, known as the Bosnian Beast, has been shooting around in warmups.In 20 games since joining Portland, Nurkic is averaging 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.25 assists in 29.2 minutes.The Warriors hold a 2-0 advantage in the series. Besides Durant, Golden State is without coach Steve Kerr because of illness as well as guards Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain and hand contusion) and Matt Barnes (sprained ankle).