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Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
It's already known that Oklahoma City won't win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn't make the playoffs.
Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence.
Abdul-Jabbar, the former N.B.A. and U.C.L.A. star, was recovering after quadruple coronary bypass surgery.
With a new TV deal that could drastically alter player contracts and the salary cap, the league seems to be waiting to make changes.
NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, is recovering from quadruple coronary bypass surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said on Friday.
They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference — including you, LeBron James.
Having trouble envisioning an upset in the Eastern Conference playoffs?
By Zoran Milosavljevic
With the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol, the Chicago Bulls came into the season with soaring expectations.
For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one.
Some interesting facts about the National Basketball Association's postseason:
Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs:
Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs:
Schedule of games for the best-of-seven opening round of the National Basketball Association playoffs (-if needed):
LeBron James could not bring Cleveland a NBA title during his initial stint with the Cavaliers but in the first season of his second go-round with the team, he has them looking like true contenders for a championship.
Tony Parker thought he'd seen it all in the Western Conference.
A championship for the Warriors or Hawks would bring a jolt to the dynasty-prone N.B.A., whose playoffs start Saturday.
A larger banner hangs on the far end of the Golden State Warriors' practice gym reminding every player, coach and executive of the franchise's past glory.
Kevin Durant used the word "amazing" several times as he described watching teammate Russell Westbrook elevate his game to an MVP-caliber level.