J.J. Barea last started a playoff game when he helped boost Dallas' run to a championship four years ago. Al-Farouq Aminu had never been on the floor for the opening tip in a postseason game. They helped give the Mavericks at least one more game…SCHUYLER DIXON (AP Sports Writer)
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- The Santa Cruz Warriors won their first NBA Development League championship Sunday, beating the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 109-96 to complete a two-game sweep.
John Wall twirled a red towel overhead, Paul Pierce motioned to the fans to make more noise, and the sellout crowd of 20,356 chanted ''Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!'' The mood was so festive Sunday night that even sometimes-humorless Washington Wizards coach…HOWARD FENDRICH (AP Sports Writer)
The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs…RAUL DOMINGUEZ (Associated Press)
Memphis point guard Mike Conley will not play Monday night in Game 4 of the Grizzlies' playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers because of a facial injury. The team said Sunday that Conley was returning to Memphis for additional evaluation.…ANNE M. PETERSON (AP Sports Writer)