LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Keion Brooks Jr. will enter the NBA draft but does not plan on hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to school. The NBA draft combine is May 16-22, with a June 1 deadline to return to school. The 6-foot-7 Fort Wayne, Indiana, native said in a statement that he looks forward to the next chapter by entering his name in the draft and chasing his pro dream while maintaining his eligibility.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Morris Sr. scored 22 points, Ivica Zubac got his 22nd double-double of the season with 16 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers prevented the New Orleans Pelicans from clinching a spot in the play-in tournament with a 119-100 victory Sunday night. While the Pelicans are still fighting for their play-in spot, the Clippers (39-40) wrapped up the eighth seed with the win. Morris made four 3-pointers for the Clippers, who were 21 of 44 from beyond the arc.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Keldon Johnson scored 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 113-92 on Sunday night to strengthen their bid for a play-in berth. Coupled with the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to Denver, San Antonio's magic number for clinching 10th place in the Western Conference is two games. The Spurs (33-45) also hold the tiebreaker over the Lakers (31-47) with a better conference record.