Rockets Advance In NBA Playoffs With Eyes On Bigger GoalsThe Rockets spent almost no time celebrating their first-round playoff series win over the Timberwolves on Wednesday. The victory simply moved them a little closer toward their goal.
Redick A Team Leader And Mentor For Young 76ersJ.J. Redick's surprise decision to come to Philadelphia is paying dividends now, as 76ers roll through Eastern Conference playoffs.
Durant, Green Lead Warriors Past Spurs Into Second RoundDurant scored 25 points, Green led a smothering Golden State defense, and the Warriors held off the late-charging San Antonio Spurs 99-91 on Tuesday night.
Anthony Davis Leading Pelicans On Path To NBA Small-Market SuccessWith every Anthony Davis dunk, alley-oop, 3-pointer or block in the playoffs, the Pelicans take a step closer to becoming the NBA's next small-market success story.
Butler, Towns Lead T-Wolves Past Rockets 121-105 In Game 3Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to the series with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
SportsLine's Top Weekend Picks: NBA & NHL Playoffs Roll OnWith the NBA Playoffs and NHL Playoffs chugging along, SportsLine offers its top sports picks for the weekend. The action starts on Friday night with games in both leagues.
Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Loses Wife As Team Trails In NBA PlayoffsThe wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67 years old. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death on Wednesday. The team did not provide any further details.
Jrue Holiday Is Why The Pelicans Lead The Trail BlazersThe Pelicans beat the Trail Blazers twice in Portland to start their NBA Playoff series, thanks to Jrue Holiday's unexpected performance.
Harden Scores 44 Points, Rockets Beat T-Wolves 104-101James Harden scored 44 points and powered a big fourth-quarter run that allowed the Houston Rockets to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Durant, Warriors Get Defensive, Beat Spurs 113-92Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson took charge in Game 1 of the first-round series.
SportsLine's Top Weekend Picks: NBA Playoff TimeWith the NBA Playoffs set to tip off, SportsLine offers its top picks for the weekend.
The NBA's First-Round Playoff Pairings Are Filled With IntrigueThe best time of the NBA year is finally here. The playoffs are back, with Golden State and Cleveland not looking like the overwhelming favorites that the league has come to expect.
NBA Looks For Playoffs Not Marred By Conflict Between Players & RefsThe NBA wants to avoid headline-grabbing confrontation with the playoffs starting on Saturday, as stakes and emotions becoming even higher.
Keidel: Is Something Wrong With The Warriors?The Warriors are the West's 2nd seed going into the NBA Playoffs. But as they slip further behind the Rockets, something doesn't feel right.
D'Antoni, Harden, Paul Could Capture Their First NBA Titles With HoustonSeparately, they've never gotten it done. Together, their fortunes might change. James Harden, Chris Paul and coach Mike D'Antoni have led the Rockets to the NBA's best record.