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NBA: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans’ prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend. St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside Philadelphia, posted photos on Facebook […]

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NBA: Cavs survive Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of Cleveland’s final 13 points as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday to even the first-round series at two games apiece. James added 13 rebounds and seven assists in his 100th career […]

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NBA: Pelicans sweep Blazers, 131-123

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday combined to post one of the greatest duo performances in NBA history as the New Orleans Pelicans beat Portland 131-123 to sweep the Trail Blazers from the playoffs.

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Spurs Coach Popovich loses wife

Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died Wednesday after a long illness, the NBA team announced. She was 67. “We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said in a statement. “She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to […]

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NBA Playoffs: LeBron torches Pacers

CLEVELAND — The situation was dire, requiring playoff dominance. LeBron James delivered. No surprise there. Taking matters into his own hands, James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the series opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even […]

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DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points as the Toronto Raptors overwhelmed the Washington Wizards 130-119 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference NBA playoff series Tuesday.

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