The Toronto Raptors squeaked by Paul George and the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and head coach Dwane Casey said PG kept him up at The post Dwane Casey Compares Paul George to a ‘Young Kobe Bryant’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in Sunday's Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers, joining Tom Gola (three) as the only players in franchise...Show More Summary
This year's NBA playoffs are still in search of consistently competitive games. However, more should be on the way despite early returns from the second round that might suggest the opposite. In Game 1 of the conference semifinals, the...Show More Summary
The Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 106-73 in Sunday's Game 7 of their opening-round playoff series, marking the fifth-largest point differential (33) in a Game 7 in NBA playoff history, per ESPN Stats & Info. It...Show More Summary
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The good, the bad and the Drake from the first round's most entertaining series. At best, the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs were a competitive letdown. At worst, Stephen Curry's sprained MCL and simultaneous injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin could cause repercussions around the league that register through this postseason and beyond. Show More Summary
The Toronto Raptors advanced past round one of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2001. Clearly, this is all because of Drake.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson stayed hot in Sunday's 118-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, becoming the first player in NBA history to make seven three-pointers in three consecutive playoff games, per the Warriors'...Show More Summary
The Detroit Pistons put up a respectable fight in the first round, but the Cleveland Cavaliers' postseason effectively begins now. The Cavs and Atlanta Hawks are set to meet in Round 2 of the playoffs, a rematch of last year's Eastern...Show More Summary
The Golden State Warriors have done a great job in the NBA playoffs, despite losing their star player, Stephen Curry, for most of their start. The Warriors finished off the Houston Rockets in the first round and won Game 1 of the second round against the Portland Trailblazers. Show More Summary
The Heat saw Goran Dragic lead the way in their big Game 7 win against Charlotte, and with him, they see what should be coming in Miami very soon. The Heat have changed a lot over the past few years but in Game 6, they still relied on Dwyane Wade to deliver crucial buckets in crunch time to avoid elimination, like they have so many times in the past. Show More Summary
The Raptors are moving on to the second round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2001—DeMar DeRozan poured in a game-high 30 points Sunday in Toronto’s 89-84 The post WATCH: DeMar DeRozan Leads Raptors Over Pacers in Game 7 appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Miami Heat rode Goran Dragic’s hot shooting in Game 7 Sunday, eliminating the Charlotte Hornets from the NBA Playoffs, and advancing to the second round. Dragic poured in a The post WATCH: Goran Dragic Leads Miami Past Charlotte in Game 7 appeared first on SLAMonline.
Monday's NBA playoffs schedule is light on action but will go a long way in establishing the tone of two second-round series. In the Eastern Conference, the No. 1-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers will look to continue their momentum against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1. Show More Summary
That sound you heard Sunday night was a collective sigh of relief from the entire city of Toronto—rather, the entire country of Canada. The Toronto Raptors clinched their first playoff series win since 2001 with an 89-84 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of their first-round clash. Show More Summary
1. Cleveland Cavaliers First round: Defeated Detroit, 4-0. 4. Atlanta Hawks First round: Defeated Boston, 4-2. Season series: Cavaliers 3-0. Key stats: Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is cooking in the playoffs, averaging 27.5 points per game, second-best in the postseason. He's making 47% of his...
Beating the Houston Rockets without Stephen Curry was one thing. While James Harden and Dwight Howard refused to coalesce and the entire team displayed a stunning lack of chemistry, the Golden State Warriors had no trouble slaughtering...Show More Summary
The Golden State Warriors continued to thrive without reigning MVP Stephen Curry in Sunday's opening game of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers, rolling to a 118-106 victory at Oracle Arena. While Curry sat with a sprained MCL, his Splash Brothers backcourt partner, Klay Thompson, set the tone with a scorching start. Show More Summary
The San Antonio Spurs routed the OKC Thunder in Game 1 of their Western Conference semi-final match-up, but Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will certainly bounce back for this series to be at least interesting.
Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade needed only 12 points during Miami's 106-73 Game 7 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, but they were historic. On a free throw with six minutes, nine seconds remaining in the second quarter, Wade surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for 17th place all-time in playoff points, per ESPN on Twitter. Show More Summary