Cleveland superstar LeBron James scored 33 points on Wednesday to lead the Cavaliers to a 106-91 victory over Chicago that knotted their NBA playoff series at one game apiece.
The Los Angeles Clippers rose to the challenge of playing without Chris Paul as they wasted no time wrestling away home-court advantage from Houston with a 117-101 win on Monday.
Sharpshooting guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, who set a single-season record for three-pointers made, won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the 2014-15 campaign, the league said on Monday.
The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks romped past the Brooklyn Nets 111-87 to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Mike Dunleavy scored a team-high 20 points as the Chicago Bulls cruised to a 120-66 drubbing of the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs.
NBA legend Tim Duncan says he is determined to extract the maximum enjoyment from the twilight of his career as he attempts to extend the San Antonio Spurs post-season charge.
Centre Marc Gasol scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 Wednesday to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
The Houston Rockets, led by James Harden’s 28 points, punched their NBA playoffs second-round ticket on Tuesday with a 103-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Bucks again fended off elimination with a 94-88 NBA playoff win over the Chicago Bulls.
Cleveland big man Kevin Love will miss the second round of the NBA playoffs with a dislocated left shoulder, the Cavaliers said Monday. Love was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s first-round series-clinching win over Boston when he tangled with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk as the two players battled for a loose ball.
The Dallas Mavericks stayed alive in the NBA playoffs with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets.
Kawhi Leonard showed why he is worthy of being named the defensive player of the year, putting his complete game on display for the San Antonio Spurs.
LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers moved to within one win of advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday.
San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals, was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. Leonard, who became the first Spurs player since David Robinson in 1992 to win the award, took 37 first-place votes and 333 total points from a media panel to edge Golden State’s Draymond Green, who had 45 first-place nods but only 317 total points.
The Atlanta Hawks defeated Brooklyn 96-91 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series, just hours after announcing the club’s sale to a group headed by US business tycoon Tony Ressler.
Scott Brooks has stepped down as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the National Basketball Association team announced Wednesday.
LeBron James tallied 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 to seize a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series.
Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career high of 31 points as the Chicago Bulls took a 2-0 first round playoff series lead with a 91-82 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
Kyrie Irving made the most of his playoff debut Sunday, scoring 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 113-100 in the opening game of their first round series.
The Golden State Warriors powered to a big lead Saturday, but had to battle late to hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in the first game of the NBA Western Conference playoffs.