A night after resting starters Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Celtics coach Doc Rivers says that both will be in the starting lineup against the Orlando Magic.
With Boston having already clinched a playoff berth, Garnett and Pierce both sat out the Celtics' loss Friday night at Miami.
Boston can secure the seventh seed in the playoffs with a victory against the Magic on Saturday night or with a loss by Milwaukee, which is playing at Charlotte. Read More
The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Josh Akognon for the rest of the season after he joined them on a 10-day contract this month.
Akognon made his NBA debut Wednesday night against Phoenix and hit his only shot and had an assist in 4 minutes. He signed his original deal April 3.
The 27-year-old Akognon went undrafted out of Cal State Fullerton in 2009. Read More
The Cal men’s basketball team is losing one of the top scorers in school history.
Cal junior guard Allen Crabbe announced Wednesday that he will forego his senior season and enter the NBA draft. Read More
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Wherever Allen Crabbe went, Syracuse's zone defense followed.
With the Pac-12 Player of the Year bottled up by the Orange, California had little chance to advance in the NCAA tournament despite having the home-crowd advantage. Read More
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two media reports.
CBS Sports.com, citing an unidentified source, reported Wednesday that the school has received a letter of preliminary inquiry from the NCAA. Read More
BERKELEY — An upset loss to Utah cost the Cal men’s basketball team a higher seed in March Madness, but the Bears caught a break by snagging a game in their own backyard.
After back-to-back losses, Cal (20-11) landed a No. 12 seed in the East region of the NCAA Tournament. Despite the setback, the team received the good fortune of playing in front of its home crowd in a rematch against fifth-seeded UNLV (25-9) at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Thursday. Read More
While it’s not the NCAA Tournament, the Stanford men’s basketball team will be playing in the postseason, and in a familiar setting.
A year after winning the NIT, the Cardinal (18-14) will look to defend their title this time around and earn another trip back to Madison Square Garden.
Coach Johnny Dawkins’ squad earned a No. 4 seed in the tournament and will host Stephen F. Austin (27-4) at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Read More
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah has taken down two higher seeds in the Pac-12 tournament.
Two more, and the Utes' postseason will continue.
Jarred DuBois scored 21 points and hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation, Jordan Loveridge scored eight of his 20 points in overtime, and Utah upset second-seeded California 79-69 in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals Friday night. Read More
“It’s perfect,” Justin Labagh said.
And he’s mostly right.
In reaching the California Community College Athletic Association final four, not one playoff competitor has come remotely close to slaying City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team.
“They’re all peaking,” Rams coach Labagh said of his players after their 88-54 trouncing of Santa Rosa on Saturday. “Our last game was the best game we’ve played all year long. We’ve got two more.” Read More
LAS VEGAS — Jahii Carson scored five of his 34 points in overtime, Carrick Felix had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Arizona State held off Stanford 89-88 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.
Meeting for the second time this season, the Cardinal and Sun Devils traded 3-pointers, dunks and small runs in an entertaining opener to the four-day tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Read More