NBA Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Hawks during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cavs Sweep Hawks To Reach NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 23 points and Cleveland reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

05/27/2015

James Harden of the Houston Rockets reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rockets Beat Warriors 128-115 To Stay Alive

James Harden scored 45 points as the Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 win over the Warriors on Monday night.

05/26/2015

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Rockets Respond To McHale’s Old Approach

Kevin McHale is the ultimate player’s coach, and his style has worked well for Houston all season.

05/25/2015

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Harden Loses Ball In Final Seconds As Rockets Fall 99-98

James Harden’s chance at a potential game-winning shot was squandered when Golden State knocked the ball away in the closing seconds of a 99-98 victory in Game 2 on Thursday night.

05/22/2015

James Harden of the Houston Rockets goes in for a layup over Draymond Green and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors during the second half in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 19, 2015 in Oakland, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Rockets Lose Game 1 To Warriors 110-106

Stephen Curry scored 34 points and outdueled James Harden down the stretch, and the Warriors beat the Rockets in Game 1 by a score of 110-106 on Tuesday night.

05/20/2015

Corey Brewer of the Houston Rockets celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Rockets Depth Proves Important In Playoffs

Without players like Josh Smith, Corey Brewer and Pablo Prigioni, the Rockets probably wouldn’t be in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997.

05/19/2015

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Rockets Top Clippers 113-100 To Advance

Down 3-1 in the series and on the brink of elimination, the Rockets reeled off three straight wins to complete an improbable comeback over the Clippers on Sunday.

05/18/2015

Corey Brewer of the Houston Rockets celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Rockets Stun Clippers To Force Game 7

With a 19-point lead in the second half, the Clippers were cruising toward clinching the franchise’s first Western Conference finals berth. But the Rockets would not be denied.

05/15/2015

James Harden of the Houston Rockets takes the ball by J.J. Redick of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rockets Beat Clippers To Avoid Elimination

James Harden had 26 points, Dwight Howard added 20 points, and the Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses with a 124-103 win over the Clippers on Tuesday night.

05/13/2015

DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts during Game 4 against the Houston Rockets on May 10, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Clippers Rout Rockets To Take 3-1 Series Lead

DeAndre Jordan scored 26 points, and the Clippers won 128-95 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 series lead over Houston.

05/11/2015

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NBA Playoffs Have Fresh Look

There’s a new look to this NBA postseason, which will crown a champion that hasn’t won the title in at least 17 years — or, quite possibly, a franchise that has never been on top.

05/08/2015

James Harden of the Houston Rockets celebrates a three-point shot late in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 2 in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rockets Beat Clippers 115-109 To Even Series

James Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Rockets to a 115-109 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night that evened their series 1-1.

05/07/2015

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