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Nene scored the first six points in overtime after being held in check by Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in regulation, and the Wizards hung on after Kirk Hinrich failed to convert at the foul line in the closing seconds.
Amir Johnson scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 as the Raptors rebounded from a 94-87 loss in Game 1. Patrick Patterson had 12 points and Greivis Vasquez finished with 11. Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Deron Williams had 15 and Mirza Teletovic 14 for the Nets, who will host Game 3 on Friday night.
Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall to make the same solid transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers' last two basketball coaches.
After a foul-plagued outing and a surprising setback in Game 1, Blake Griffin returned with a vengeance on Monday night.
After an unlikely sequence sent the game to overtime, the Grizzlies rebounded to grab a 111-105 win against the Thunder in Game Two from Oklahoma City.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, argues a call during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio.
Paul George, a 6-foot-9 forward, will likely be tasked with guarding Hawks point guard Jeff Teague tonight.
Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin reacts during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena on Oct 30, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was selected as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the league announced Monday.
Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley is expected to play Game 2 of the first-round playoffs series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday after an MRI revealed no new damage to his injured right knee.
Adelman is one of just eight coaches to be part of the 1,000-win club, finishing with a 1,042-749 mark and a .582 winning percentage.
Mike Woodson was fired as coach the New York Knicks on Monday after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season.
Daryl Morey is not only the general manager of the Houston Rockets and a graduate of MIT, he's also a fan of Houston's rap scene.
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, right, reacts to a call during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
The Clippers insist they just weren't themselves in losing their series opener. They chalk it up to being too amped, which led to mistakes on both ends.
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.