Grizzlies eclipse Suns to clinch playoff spot

PHOENIX -- This wasn't exactly how they mapped out the journey.

But the Memphis Grizzlies can finally say those three feel-good words that largely define a successful regular season: We are in.

Better late than never.

Memphis clinched its ...

Lakers defeat Jazz but lottery chances suffer

SALT LAKE CITY -- Poor Los Angeles Lakers. They lose even when they win.

They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft.

If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (...

Warriors lock up 6th seed but lose Bogut

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors locked up the NBA Western Conference's sixth playoff seed Monday night with an impressive comeback, but they now must contemplate what it all means if center Andrew Bogut can't come back.

Before their ...

By resting stars, Heat starting playoff prep

WASHINGTON -- LeBron James and Chris Bosh watched the entire game from the bench and it didn't take long for Dwyane Wade to join them.

Preparation for the playoffs began in earnest Monday for the defending back-to-back champion Miami Heat, which ...