Warriors beat Bucks, clinch top seed in West

MILWAUKEE -- The Warriors captured the top seed in the Western Conference for the playoffs after beating Milwaukee 108-95 on Saturday, and in doing so, they made some history.

The 60-13 Warriors set a single-season franchise record for wins, ...

Hawks rest starters as Hornets win, 115-100

CHARLOTTE. N.C. -- With some heavy help from an Atlanta Hawks team in rest-up-for-playoffs mode, the Charlotte Hornets won Saturday, 115-100, at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Hornets were coming off an exhausting and emotional double-overtime loss...

Balanced Bulls cruise, hand Knicks 60th defeat

CHICAGO -- The Bulls took advantage of the reeling Knicks Saturday at the United Center with a 111-80 blowout in which they led by as many as 36 points. Nikola Mirotic's 24 points led six Bulls (45-29) in double figures, including Pau Gasol, who ...

Ellis' leg injury has Mavericks worried

That thud heard in the visitor's locker room was the hearts of the Dallas Mavericks players and coaching staff hitting the concrete surface on the suspense surrounding an injury to the lower right leg of shooting guard Monta Ellis.

Ellis suffered...

Clippers trounce lowly Sixers, 119-98

PHILADELPHIA -- It was a locker room devoid of champagne, commemorative T-shirts or even congratulatory chatter, the Los Angeles Clippers acting as if they had done nothing more than log a late-season victory over one of the worst teams in the NBA...

Raptors top Lakers, 94-83

TORONTO -- It was quick and painless, pretty much the opposite of the Los Angeles Lakers' dreary season.

They were up two at halftime and down a lot more than that when the game ended with a 94-83 Toronto Raptors victory Friday.

Nine players ...