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Knicks’ Joakim Noah Has Surgery to Repair Rotator Cuff

No timetable was given, but Coach Jeff Hornacek said late in the season that if Noah had the operation, the recovery time could be five months.

On Pro Basketball: From the Start, Porzingis Made It Clear He Wouldn’t Be Timid

After two seasons of Knicks dysfunction, can anyone be surprised that Kristaps Porzingis has publicly grown tired of team leadership?

Warriors’ Owner Has Hope, but No Timetable, for Steve Kerr’s Return

Bob Myers said he expected the coach to find a solution for his back problems, but did not know if that would happen soon.

Rockets 105, Thunder 99 | Houston wins Series, 4-1: James Harden Scores 34 as Rockets Oust the Thunder

Houston won the first-round Western Conference playoff series, 4-1. Oklahoma City had plenty of chances late in Game 5, but it missed shot after shot.

On Pro Basketball: Bucks, a Youthful Bunch, Are Facing a Bright Future

Even if it is eliminated by the Toronto Raptors, a team with more playoff experience, Milwaukee has budding stars like Malcolm Brogdon, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker.

Greg Marius, Who Sought Profit in Street Ball in Harlem, Dies at 59

Mr. Marius’s Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in Harlem featured playground legends, professional basketball players, corporate sponsors and exuberant crowds.

In Absence of Steve Kerr, Warriors Are Helmed by Veteran Presence

Mike Brown, Golden State’s assistant coach, is no stranger to leading an N.B.A. team in the postseason. He coached the Cavaliers and the Lakers.

On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Issues a Timely Reminder of His Greatness

Cavaliers sweep the Pacers, again, thanks to the return of the game’s most dangerous player: Playoff LeBron.

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr to Miss Game 4

Kerr still has lingering symptoms from two back operations he had after the team won the 2015 championship.

Steve Kerr Will Not Coach Warriors’ Game 3 Against Portland Because of Illness

The team announced that Kerr would be replaced by Mike Brown on Saturday night and did not specify what sort of illness Kerr had.

On Pro Basketball: Celtics Regain Confidence, With an Assist From Kevin Garnett

A colorful message from Garnett before Game 3 on Friday night resonated with a team that had a difficult week.

The Celtics Bounce Back Against the Bulls

The top-seeded Celtics pulled away in he second half and have a chance to tie their first-round playoff series on Sunday.

Keeping Score: Golden State Gets a Boost From an Unlikely Source: JaVale McGee

The Warriors have raced to a 2-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers, and McGee appears to be a key cog on the star-laden team.

On Pro Basketball: James Harden Can Pass the Ball (Just Make Sure You Catch It)

Harden again showed off an undervalued part of his game as the Rockets took a 2-0 series lead against the Thunder.

Rockets Survive Russell Westbrook’s Onslaught to Beat Thunder Again

Westbrook had 51 points in the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history, but the Rockets took at 2-0 lead in the series.

N.B.A. Roundup: Raptors Even Series With Bucks at a Game Apiece

Kyle Lowry, who was shut down in Toronto’s Game 1 loss, scored 22 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23, and the Raptors improved to 5-1 when a playoff Game 2 is played on their home floor.

On Pro Basketball: For Russell Westbrook, and His Orange Pal, It’s Time to Get Serious

Oklahoma City’s Westbrook, a mercurial superstar, said his relationship with the basketball on the court is no joke as he and the Thunder prepare for Game 2 against the Houston Rockets.

‘Take That for Data’ Punctuates Fizdale’s Officiating Rant

The Memphis Grizzlies coach let his displeasure with the refs be known in a news conference after the team lost to the Spurs, 96-82, on Monday night.

Cavaliers and Spurs Hold On, Extending Their Playoff Leads

Kyrie Irving had 37 points and Cleveland avoided a fourth-quarter collapse to the Pacers. Kawhi Leonard scored 37 in the Spurs’ win over the Grizzlies.

On Pro Basketball: Camp Lockdown? Rockets’ Patrick Beverley Puts On a Clinic

Beverley, who is staging a summer basketball camp for children that emphasizes defense, thwarted the Thunder’s star, Russell Westbrook, in Game 1 on Sunday.

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