NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Celtics thump Bulls to get back in series. UNDATED (AP) -- Homecourt advantage has meant absolutely nothing to the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The top-seeded Celtics have bounced back from consecutive home losses to whip the Bulls, 104-87 and get within two games to one in the series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ike Anigbogu has hired an agent, ensuring the freshman won't return to UCLA's basketball team. The 6-foot-10 forward-center has posted a photo of himself with new agent Jason Glushon on Twitter. Anigbogu had declared for the NBA draft two weeks ago, but didn't immediately sign with an agent, which would have allowed him to return to Westwood.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA starting center Thomas Welsh and top reserve Aaron Holiday have entered their names in the NBA draft, putting the Bruins' lineup for next season in major flux. A team spokesman said Monday that neither will hire an agent, which would allow them to retain their right to return to school next season. They have until May 24 to withdraw from the draft, which is June 22. Welsh averaged 10.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ike Anigbogu (EE-kay ah-nee-BOH-goo) is leaving UCLA for the NBA draft, joining fellow freshmen Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf in departing after one season. Anigbogu announced Wednesday on his social media accounts that he is declaring for the draft but won't hire an agent. The 6-foot-10 forward-center from Corona, California, averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds. He averaged 13 minutes while playing in 29 games without starting.
MASTERS-WEATHER No. 1 Dustin Johnson injures back in fall as Masters officials deal with bad weather AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- Wednesday is supposed to be the final practice round at the Masters, but the biggest news coming out of Augusta had to do with the world's No. 1 golfer. Dustin Johnson was trying to stay immobile Wednesday after taking a serious fall down a staircase at the home he is renting during the Masters.