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Pelicans host the Kings for play-in game

Sacramento Kings (46-36, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (49-33, eighth in the Western Conference) New Orleans; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EDT BETMGM SPORTSBOOK : LINE Kings -1.5; over/under is 213.
Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler injures knee in play-in loss, will get it examined Thursday

Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler injures knee in play-in loss, will get it examined Thursday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Miami guard Jimmy Butler says he will need an MRI on his right knee after he was injured in the first half of the Heat's play-in tournament loss to the 76ers.
Coby White scores career-high 42 points as Bulls roll past Hawks 131-116 in play-in game

Coby White scores career-high 42 points as Bulls roll past Hawks 131-116 in play-in game

CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White drew roars from the crowd early on with vicious crossovers and spins toward the basket. He was so effective he had fans chanting his name as the final minutes ticked away. It was that kind of night.
76ers beat Heat 105-104 in play-in to earn No. 7 seed

76ers beat Heat 105-104 in play-in to earn No. 7 seed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid showed why Philadelphia always has a shot at a long postseason run as long as he’s in the lineup. Embiid had 23 points, 15 rebounds and one huge assist to Kelly Oubre Jr.
Joel Embiid scores 23 points, has the big assist as 76ers beat Heat in play-in to earn No. 7 seed

Joel Embiid scores 23 points, has the big assist as 76ers beat Heat in play-in to earn No. 7 seed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers needed all the improbable tricks they could summon to even have a chance at winning their first play-in game in team history. Nicolas Batum hit game-shifting 3-pointers. Buddy Hield was in the mix.
Hey, Buddy! The postseason finally beckons for 76ers' Buddy Hield after 632 NBA games

Hey, Buddy! The postseason finally beckons for 76ers' Buddy Hield after 632 NBA games

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyrese Maxey sat on his locker room chair and yelled loud enough after Philadelphia beat Miami in a play-in tournament game to welcome one of the newest 76ers to the postseason club.
Klay Thompson wants do decompress from season before delving into what's next as a free agent

Klay Thompson wants do decompress from season before delving into what's next as a free agent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fighting his emotions from the most frustrating of nights, Klay Thompson peered high into the upper deck of Sacramento's Golden 1 Center and caught a glimpse of one remaining fan wearing his No. 11 jersey.
Donovan Mitchell healthy, ready to make second playoff run with Cavs a year after painful early exit

Donovan Mitchell healthy, ready to make second playoff run with Cavs a year after painful early exit

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Donovan Mitchell understands what's at stake — all of it. In the weeks ahead, his reputation, his stature among the NBA's stars, maybe even his future with Cleveland, is on the line.
NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information, bet on games

NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information, bet on games

Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter was banned for life from the NBA on Wednesday after a league probe found he disclosed confidential information to sports bettors and wagered on games, even betting on the Raptors to lose.
Raptors backup centre Jontay Porter gets lifetime ban from NBA

Raptors backup centre Jontay Porter gets lifetime ban from NBA

TORONTO — Jontay Porter has been banned from the NBA for life. The former Toronto Raptors backup centre's punishment was announced on Wednesday after the NBA completed its investigation into gambling allegations against Porter.
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