Silver Says NBA Playoff Changes LikelyNBA commissioner Adam Silver said that -- as expected -- the league is leaning toward eliminating any protection for division winners in playoff seeding going forward.
Cavs Sweep Hawks To Reach NBA FinalsLeBron 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.
Rockets Beat Warriors 128-115 To Stay AliveJames 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.
Rockets Respond To McHale's Old ApproachKevin McHale is the ultimate player's coach, and his style has worked well for Houston all season.
Harden Loses Ball In Final Seconds As Rockets Fall 99-98James 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.
Rockets Lose Game 1 To Warriors 110-106Stephen 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.
Rockets Depth Proves Important In PlayoffsWithout 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.
Rockets Top Clippers 113-100 To AdvanceDown 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.
Rockets Stun Clippers To Force Game 7With 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.
Rockets Beat Clippers To Avoid EliminationJames 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.
Clippers Rout Rockets To Take 3-1 Series LeadDeAndre Jordan scored 26 points, and the Clippers won 128-95 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 series lead over Houston.
NBA Playoffs Have Fresh LookThere'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.