Cavaliers finish off Pacers in four

/ Apr 24, 2017

Cavaliers finish off Pacers in four

LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday. Again, he bailed out the Cleveland Cavaliers. And again, he sent the Indiana Pacers home for vacation. On yet another milestone day for basketball’s king, James’ crowning achievement was making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:08 to ...

Bulls take 2-0 lead on top-seeded Celtics

/ Apr 19, 2017

Bulls take 2-0 lead on top-seeded Celtics

The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one ...

Beverley, Harden lead Rockets over Thunder

/ Apr 17, 2017

Beverley, Harden lead Rockets over Thunder

Although James Harden is Houston’s undisputed star, he can’t top Russell Westbrook entirely on his own. As is so often the case, Patrick Beverley was there for support Sunday night. Harden scored 37 points to outshine Westbrook, and the Rockets pulled away in the ...

Cavaliers escape with win in playoff opener

/ Apr 16, 2017

Cavaliers escape with win in playoff opener

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ regular-season issues followed them into the playoffs. They didn’t win their postseason opener as much as survive it. LeBron James scored 32 points and Cleveland, looking to flip a switch after a shaky-and-streaky regular season, began the postseason by escaping with ...

Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

/ May 2, 2016

Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

DeMar DeRozan pushed the Toronto Raptors into the second round — finally. DeRozan scored 30 points and Toronto beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 to advance to face Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Raptors won a best-of-seven ...

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

/ Apr 30, 2016

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back. Reeling from a fourth-quarter collapse followed by a sluggish start, the Pacers turned things around just in time with an 18-0 run to save their season. Paul George and George Hill combined for 24 ...

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

/ Apr 29, 2016

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals. They will get another shot at the Cavs in the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs. Paul Millsap ...

Warriors triumph in Game 2 with Curry out hurt

/ Apr 19, 2016

Warriors triumph in Game 2 with Curry out hurt

As Stephen Curry emphatically waved his arms to ignite the crowd and coached from the bench when he could do little else, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors’ supporting cast proved they can win on the playoff stage without their NBA MVP. They ...

NBA commissioner Silver expects changes to playoffs

/ Jul 15, 2015

NBA commissioner Silver expects changes to playoffs

Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming. Changes to the league’s much-discussed moratorium and Hack-a-Shaq aren’t, at least not now. After meeting with the league’s Board of Governors on those and other topics Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that — as ...

Grizzlies put Trail Blazers away, advance to Western semis

/ Apr 30, 2015

Grizzlies put Trail Blazers away, advance to Western semis

The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State Warriors. They didn’t waste a second, especially on their own court. Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies ...

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

/ Apr 29, 2015

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

The ball bounced delicately around the rim, and the pivotal fifth game of a thrilling first-round series teetered along with it. DeAndre Jordan leaped up and tapped it in — an instant too early. The San Antonio Spurs got the biggest bounce in a ...