Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

May 16, 2015

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

Atlanta advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference finals for the first time when an apparent tying basket at the buzzer was ruled out, giving the Hawks a 94-91 win at Washington on Friday and a 4-2 series victory. Washington’s Paul Pierce, who sank the ...

Cavs finish Bulls in rout

May 15, 2015

Cavs finish Bulls in rout

LeBron James struggled to score 15 points and Kyrie Irving limped off the court, but the Cleveland Cavaliers still beat the Chicago Bulls 94-73 to clinch their semifinal series in six games. Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points and Tristan Thompson added 13 points and ...

Horford puts Hawks on top

May 14, 2015

Horford puts Hawks on top

With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big. Al Horford wasn’t supposed to be the guy. He would not be denied. The Hawks center swooped in to snatch an offensive rebound and dropped in a shot ...

LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

May 13, 2015

LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

With the “Big 3″ reduced to the “Banged-Up 2,” LeBron James again showed why he’s Cleveland’s one and only. James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago’s charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the ...

Pelicans fire Williams

May 13, 2015

Pelicans fire Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday, parting ways with a coach who has a strong relationship with the franchise’s marquee player, Anthony Davis. General manager Dell Demps, who’ll lead the search for a new coach, said he informed Davis ...

Curry, Warriors even series

May 12, 2015

Curry, Warriors even series

Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season. Curry scored 21 of his 33 points by halftime, and ...

LeBron lifts Cavs over Bulls

May 11, 2015

LeBron lifts Cavs over Bulls

LeBron James watched his coach draw up the final play — and then drew one up of his own. “Give me the ball and get out of the way,” he said. James overruled Cleveland coach David Blatt’s idea for a last-second inbounds play and ...

Randolph, Gasol guide Grizzlies past Warriors in Game 3

May 10, 2015

Randolph, Gasol guide Grizzlies past Warriors in Game 3

Steve Kerr says his Golden State Warriors are going through a learning process as a very young team. The Memphis Grizzlies are using their hefty postseason experience to make the lesson as painful as possible. Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added ...

Rose wins it at buzzer

May 9, 2015

Rose wins it at buzzer

Derrick Rose wanted to make one thing clear about his winning 3-pointer. He did not call glass. Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and ...

Harden, Rockets even series

May 7, 2015

Harden, Rockets even series

Stuck on the bench with four fouls for most of the third quarter, James Harden knew he would have to make up for lost time when he got back on the floor. Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to ...

Conley returns to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

May 6, 2015

Conley returns to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Grizzlies used a smothering defensive effort to beat the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday night, evening ...