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April 16, 2014 - 10:27pm
3 min 6 sec ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle and forceful dribble-drives, despite nearly being held out of the low-stakes contests with a bruised right knee. He scored twice in the final minutes as New Orleans...

April 16, 2014 - 10:27pm
3 min 6 sec ago
WASHINGTON (118)

Ariza 6-12 1-1 13, Booker 9-13 2-3 20, Gortat 6-11 3-5 15, Wall 7-15 0-0 15, Beal 10-14 4-4 27, Webster 2-6 0-0 5, Nene 5-6 2-4 12, Harrington 2-5 0-0 5, Miller 2-2 0-0 4, Porter Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 0-1 0-0 0, Seraphin 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 50-88 12-17 118.

BOSTON (102)

Green 6-15 6-7 20, Bass 7-9 2-3...

April 16, 2014 - 10:27pm
3 min 6 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.

Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, erasing Pittsburgh's two-goal deficit. Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Penguins and Marc-Andre Fleury overcame some...

April 16, 2014 - 10:25pm
3 min 6 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Scott scored 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks ended the regular season with a 111-103 win Wednesday over the Bucks, hours after Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl announced he was selling his team.

Dennis Schroder added 15 for the Hawks, who rallied from a 12-point deficit in the first half.

Atlanta is locked into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and a first-round date with the Indiana Pacers. Scott started for forward...

April 16, 2014 - 10:24pm
3 min 6 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Although the Nets could have clinched the Eastern Conference's No. 5 spot with a win, Kidd elected to rest Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston, who spent the night on the bench as the world's highest-paid cheerleading squad. Kidd also limited the...

April 16, 2014 - 10:24pm
3 min 6 sec ago

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Hill had 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Lakers closed their worst season since they moved to Los Angeles with a 113-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Nick Young scored 16 points and Kendall Marshall added 15 points to help Los Angeles close the season with a two-game winning streak.

The Lakers (27-55) are expected to look dramatically different next season after finishing with their worst record...

April 16, 2014 - 10:24pm
3 min 6 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008.

Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 rebounds, and John Wall 15 points for Washington, which finished the regular season 44-38. It's the most wins for the franchise since 45 in...

April 16, 2014 - 10:23pm
3 min 6 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008.

Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 rebounds, and John Wall 15 points for Washington, which finished the regular season 44-38. It's the most wins for the franchise since 45 in...

April 16, 2014 - 10:23pm
3 min 6 sec ago
HOUSTON (100)

Casspi 4-10 0-0 9, Jones 7-11 3-6 17, Howard 1-5 5-7 7, Beverley 4-6 4-5 14, Daniels 8-16 0-0 22, Hamilton 5-10 0-0 14, Canaan 1-6 0-2 2, Powell 2-6 0-0 4, Motiejunas 3-9 4-4 11, Covington 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 35-81 16-24 100.

NEW ORLEANS (105)

Miller 4-7 0-0 9, Withey 3-5 0-0 6, Ajinca 5-7 1-2 11, Rivers 6-11...

April 16, 2014 - 10:21pm
3 min 6 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Although the Nets could have clinched the Eastern Conference's No. 5 spot with a win, Kidd elected to rest Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston, who spent the night on the bench as the world's highest-paid cheerleading squad. Kidd also limited the...

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