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.
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.
Kevin McHale is the ultimate player’s coach, and his style has worked well for Houston all season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeAndre Jordan scored 26 points, and the Clippers won 128-95 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 series lead over Houston.
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.
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.