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Paul Pierce's Dagger 3-Pointer Seals Game 3 Win vs. Raptors

With his team trying to put the Toronto Raptors away in Game 3 on Friday, Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce came through in a big way. Pierce scored eight points in the final two minutes of the game to put away the Raptors. His three-pointer with 16.3 seconds remaining gave Washington a six-point lead and sealed the victory. Show More Summary

Wall, Pierce Get Wiz Past Raptors 106-99 for 3-0 Series Lead

John Wall drew choruses of "M-V-P!" from the crowd by producing 19 points and 15 assists, 37-year-old Paul Pierce hit two key late 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards closed in on a first-round playoff sweep by beating the Toronto Raptors 106-99 on Friday night.

Kawhi Leonard Skies to Throw Down 1-Handed Alley-Oop Dunk vs. Clippers

Late in the second quarter of Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers, the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard got the AT&T Center crowd members on their feet by elevating to catch a lob from Danny Green and throwing down a huge one-handed dunk. [NBA] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Monta Ellis Misses Potential Game-Tying Jumper vs. Rockets in Game 3

Monta Ellis helped the Dallas Mavericks hang with the Houston Rockets in Game 3 on Friday night, but when Dallas needed a clutch shot, the guard didn't come through for his team. With the Rockets holding a two-point lead in the final seconds, the Mavericks put the ball in Ellis' hands. Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Mavericks: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Playing on your home court is one thing, but it is more of an advantage to have an MVP candidate on your team. The Dallas Mavericks found that out the hard way Friday when James Harden and the Houston Rockets seized a commanding 3-0 series lead with a 130-128 victory in Dallas. Show More Summary

Harden, Howard Lead Rockets to 130-128 Win, 3-0 Lead on Mavs

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

John Wall Splits Raptors Defenders with Nasty Spin Move, Makes And-1 Layup

Early in the fourth quarter of a Game 3 battle against the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall didn't let the fact that he was surrounded by Raptors defenders stop him from going to the basket. Wall used a nasty spin move to beat Greivis Vasquez and then absorbed contact from Tyler Hansbrough while making a tough layup. Show More Summary

Wizards Fans Boo Drake as He Walks to His Seat During Game 3 in Washington

Even after Drake dapped up Wizards forward Paul Pierce after Washington defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 2, Wizards fans still don't like the rapper. After the first two games of the opening-round series were played in Toronto, the series shifted to Washington on Friday night. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs: Live Score and Analysis for Game 3

The best first-round series on paper has turned out that way in reality, too. The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs were the only teams to split the first two games of their series. The Clippers drew first blood with a commanding 107-92 win in the opener behind 58 points and 12 assists combined from All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Show More Summary

Adam Silver Says NBA to Discuss 'Hack-a-Shaq' Rules This Summer

The "hack-a-player" strategy has never been popular among NBA fans, and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has drawn some ire during the playoffs this year for his persistent fouling of Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan. NBA...Show More Summary

Power Ranking All NBA Benches This Season

The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and any team with an eye on the trophy will be hoping it has enough depth to go all the way. As last year’s champions—the San Antonio Spurs—know all too well, a competent bench is crucial for successfully...Show More Summary

The Debate for NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Only Gets Tougher from Here

Still surprised at how the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year race turned out? Confused as to how Kawhi Leonard took down Draymond Green? Angry over Anthony Davis' lack of first-place votes? Furious that Rudy Gobert didn't receive more recognition? Well, I wish could tell you it's going to get easier from here. Actually, no I don't. Show More Summary

Fan Makes Epic Stephen Curry 'Commercial' After His Game 3 Stunner

Less than 24 hours after it went in, one of the greatest clutch shots in NBA history has already made its way into a "commercial." Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry broke the New Orleans Pelicans' hearts Thursday night by forcing overtime in Game 3 at the end of regulation with one of the most ridiculous clutch shots ever. Show More Summary

Why Alvin Gentry Belongs at the Top of Oklahoma City Thunder's Coaching List

Alvin Gentry's next NBA head-coaching call is coming. Soon. And Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti has to be on the other end of it. The OKC exec didn't dismiss former coach Scott Brooks for any crimes committed in this injury-riddled campaign. Show More Summary

James Harden Is the NBA's Most Valuable Player

This year’s NBA Most Valuable Player race is the most exciting one in years. And in a moment, I’ll explain why the Rockets’ James Harden should win. But first, let’s get a few things straight. One, there’s about six guys who would make compelling MVP candidates in virtually any other NBA season. Show More Summary

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

After jumping out to a 2-0 series lead, the Washington Wizards will have the chance to push the Toronto Raptors to the brink of elimination Friday night, when they host Toronto for Game 3 of the first-round series. Washington has fared...Show More Summary

Bulls unsure about Mirotic for Game 4

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic's bruised left knee is feeling better, though coach Tom Thibodeau is unsure whether the rookie will be available for Game 4 of the team's first-round playoff series at Milwaukee on Saturday.

NBA: Curry Was Fouled on Tying 3-Pointer in Game 3

Stephen Curry's tying 3-pointer could have been a four-point play.

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Score and Analysis for Game 3

The Dallas Mavericks return to American Airlines Center with an 0-2 series deficit against the Houston Rockets and lacking 40 percent of their starting lineup. Dallas, which has lost both games by double digits, has lost Chandler Parsons for the rest of the year (knee). Show More Summary

5 Things Boston Celtics Must Do to Bounce Back Against Cleveland Cavaliers

As most expected to be the case before the playoffs officially started, the Boston Celtics aren 't having much success in their first-round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The talent disparity is glaring. One side's best three players are LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Show More Summary

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