The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who’ve been there so many times before.
The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance.Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the Spurs struck first by beating Memphis 105-83 on Sunday. Read More
LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat nearly matched a franchise record for points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Chicago Bulls 88-65 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The 65 points allowed were only two more than the all-time postseason low for a Miami opponent, and it was easily the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team. Read More
Oh, how things can change so quickly in the NBA. A week ago, the Warriors were riding high after routing the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.
Just days later, the Clippers returned the favor in a 115-89 throttling, sending Golden State to its worst loss of the campaign.
The Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back games all season and attempt to avoid a second straight loss when they host the Memphis Grizzlies today. Read More
The end of an era, an underdog for all, and the ultimate irony. These NBA playoffs almost have it all.We’ll start with what turned out to be a most humbling end to the Phil Jackson Era in Los Angeles. The two-time defending champion Lakers were swept by the most improbable of enemies in the ugliest of fashions — a 36-point, series-ending rout at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. Read More