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Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) during the first half of an NBA playoff basketball game Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards

- Associated Press

Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory Saturday that sliced the Wizards’ lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) controls the ball over Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekah Brunson in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals in Minneapolis. It doesn't seem that long ago that the Los Angeles Sparks were celebrating their first WNBA championship in 14 years with a thrilling deciding Game 5 victory over the Minnesota Lynx. Now the WNBA is set to begin its 21st season next month with training camps opening up around the league on Sunday, April 23, 2017, and Monday. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)

WNBA training camps set to open

- Associated Press

It doesn't seem that long ago that the Los Angeles Sparks were celebrating their first WNBA championship in 14 years after a thrilling Game 5 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum reacts after making a three-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

- Associated Press

Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory on Saturday night.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) shoots ahead of San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker during the first half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

- Associated Press

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points.

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) questions official Tom Washington, right, during the fourth quarter of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 21, 2017. Oklahoma City won 115-113. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

AP source: NBA investigating Beverley incident with fan

- Associated Press

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NBA is investigating an incident between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan.

Raptors start Powell over Valanciunas in Game 4 vs. Bucks

Associated Press

The Toronto Raptors are starting guard Norman Powell in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks and bringing center Jonas Valanciunas off the bench as they try to even their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Saturday.

In this photo provided by Turner Sports, Kevin Garnett, right, talks with Rasheed Wallace on the set of  "Area 21," his show-within-a-show on TNT's wildly popular basketball production. In a first for Turner Sports, the segments are geared toward social media first, and Garnett is plunging head-first into the project. (Ted Pio-Roda/Turner Sports via AP)

Kevin Garnett takes unfiltered approach on TV in Area 21

- Associated Press

Sitting on a mahogany throne, wearing a casual red sweater, tight grey jeans and sneakers, Kevin Garnett turned to the rapper and actor Ludacris in a lounge chair beside him and asked the obvious question.