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Washington Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 vs. Atlanta Hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Injured Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of Washington's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. fined $25K for kicking ball into stands

NEW YORK (AP) -- Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was fined $25,000 by the NBA for kicking the basketball into the stands at the end of a playoff game.

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. fined $25K by NBA

NEW YORK -- Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been fined $25,000 for kicking the ball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

NBA fines Russell Westbrook $15,000 for comments after Game 2

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been fined $15,000 for using inappropriate language during a postgame media interview, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken right thumb

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb.

Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo (thumb fracture) out indefinitely

The Chicago Bulls have staked managed to build a 2-0 lead over the top-seeded Boston Celtics thanks largely to the play of point guard Rajon Rondo. If the Bulls are to finish the job and eliminate the Celtics from the playoffs, they'll have to do so without him.

Brooklyn Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov selling 49 percent stake in team

MOSCOW (AP) -- Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has told Russian media he's selling a 49 percent stake in the NBA club.

Shootaround (April 21) -- Isaiah Thomas should suit up for Game 3 tonight

No. 1: Thomas expected to join Celtics for Game 3 -- By his own admission, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has dealt with the hardest week in his life. He flew home to the Seattle area after Game 2 to mourn with family over his younger sister's death in a car accident. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant optimistic of playing in Golden State Warriors Game 3 at Portland Trail Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant says he felt ready to play in Golden State's Game 2 playoff win yet the Warriors opted to be cautious with their superstar as he nurses a strained left calf.

Fans rally behind Memphis Grizzlies and coach after ref rant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Grizzlies coach David Fizdale provided Memphis fans a couple of new catchphrases from his ref rant after Game 2.

OKC Thunder needs Victor Oladipo to break out of slump

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Victor Oladipo knows the Oklahoma City Thunder need more offense from him, and Russell Westbrook's wingman is feeling the heat.

Utah Jazz need a big Derrick Favors vs. LA Clippers' duo of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin

SALT LAKE CITY -- With no Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz are hoping it's Derrick Favors time.

Milwaukee Bucks introduce Toronto Raptors to "Barney" theme song

With a split in Toronto, the Bucks have given themselves a chance to win their first playoff series since 2001.

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James reaches latest postseason milestones

The Cavaliers might be getting thrashed by the Pacers in Thursday's Game 3, but that didn't stop LeBron James from climbing up the career postseason points and rebounds lists.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert out for Game 3 with left knee injury

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will not play in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers after hyperextending his left knee and suffering a bone contusion in the series opener.

Myles Turner out to improve performance in first-round series

As Myles Turner stood around or watched from the perimeter or had rebounds snatched away before he could lay a finger on them, you instinctively sought context for his passive play in the Indiana Pacers' series opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Well, he's barely 21 and this whole playoff urgency is --

Shootaround (April 20) -- Memphis Grizzlies, fans fired up for looming Game 3

No. 1: Fizdale's helping Memphis get fired up for Game 3 -- Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was issued a $30,000 fine by the NBA for his postgame rant about officials after Game 2. Memphis' players stepped up to pay that fine, but the words he used have set the stage for a wild Game 3 tonight, writes Geoff Calkins of The Commercial Appeal:

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant will sit out Game 2 against Portland Trail Blazers

OAKLAND – The Golden State Warriors will not risk Kevin Durant getting a worse injury than the strained calf muscle that sidelined him for Game 2 of their playoff series against Portland.

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: Days since sister died hardest of my life

BOSTON (AP) -- Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says the days since his younger sister was killed in a car crash have been the hardest of his life. He's also expressing thanks for the support he has received around the NBA.

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