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Atlanta Bump Boston From Playoffs With Game 6 Win

The Atlanta Hawks eliminated the Boston Celtics with a 104-92 victory in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals on Thursday at TD Garden.

Hawks Overwhelm Celtics, Move to 2nd Round With 104-92 Win

Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

On Pro Basketball: Jason Terry’s Last Lesson in Chemistry for Distracted Rockets

With the Rockets’ dysfunctional season teetering on a cliff, Terry rallied the Rockets to prolong their series against the Warriors, if only a couple of days.

On Pro Basketball: Good for Porzingis? Then Carmelo Anthony Is Good for the Knicks

Jeff Van Gundy, the commentator and former Knicks coach, has a good argument for not totally rebuilding around Kristaps Porzingis.

NBA Says Wade Wasn't Fouled in Final Seconds of Game 5 Loss

The NBA says Dwyane Wade was not fouled on Miami's final offensive play of the Heat loss to Charlotte in Game 5 of the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series.

Cavs Coach Lue Believes David Blatt Deserves Another Chance

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue would like to see his former boss, David Blatt, get another NBA job.

Warriors Reach Second Round With MVP Stephen Curry Sidelined

Perhaps a corny catchphrase to some, those three words really resonate with the Golden State Warriors: "Strength in Numbers." They are bought into this mantra, all right.

Hawks, Celtics Alone on Playoff Stage in Close Out Game

After a frenzied start to the week that saw some of the NBA's top players sidelined by injuries, Thursday will mark the quietest night in the NBA playoffs so far, with only one game scheduled.

Warriors Roll Into Second Round of Playoffs Without Curry

Klay Thompson scored 27 points with seven 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors rolled into the second round of the playoffs without injured superstar Stephen Curry, thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday night in Game 5.

No Curry, No Worry as Warriors Eliminate Rockets

The Golden State Warriors did not skip a beat without key point guard Stephen Curry, routing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 series triumph in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Trail Blazers Overcome Short-Handed Clippers

Damian Lillard scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers earned a 108-98 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference quarter-final on Wednesday at Staples Center.

Trail Blazers Beat Outmanned Clippers 108-98, Take 3-2 Lead

CJ McCollum scored 27 points, Damian Lillard added 16 of his 22 in the fourth quarter when Portland pulled away, and the Trail Blazers capitalized on the absence of injured Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5 their first-round series.

Hornets Push Heat to the Brink With Game Five Win

Courtney Lee did it again. From virtually the same spot on the floor and for the second game in a row, Lee grabbed a crucial long rebound off the offensive boards.

Lakers Get Permission to Approach Walton Over Coaching Role

The Los Angeles Lakers have been given permission to speak to Golden State assistant coach Luke Walton over their vacant coaching job, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said on Wednesday.

N.B.A. Roundup: David Blatt Is Said to Have Discussed Knicks Job With Phil Jackson

Jackson, the president of the Knicks, met with Blatt on Monday to discuss the team’s coaching vacancy, according to a person briefed on their discussion.

Ozzie Silna, Savvy Owner of Spirits of St. Louis, Is Dead at 83

A businessman who made millions off N.B.A. television contracts long after the team he co-owned with his brother, Daniel, was dissolved.

Hornets Push Heat to the Brink With Game Five Win

Courtney Lee hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds remaining, and the Charlotte Hornets earned a 90-88 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

Hornets Stun Heat With 90-88 Win, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Courtney Lee was steaming after missing a layup that would have given Charlotte the lead heading into the final minute.

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