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LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
After New York Knicks president Phil Jackson figures out the teams coaching situation, he next must turn his attention to superstar Carmelo Anthony .
The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets were scheduled to be the last of the eight playoff series to get underway on Sunday night.
Goran Dragic has been honored as the NBA's Most Improved Player after his career year helped lead the Suns to 23 more wins this season.
INDIANAPOLIS On the eve of this Eastern Conference series, the wobbling No. 1 seed punctuated its final playoff preparations in a most self-destructive way: Two Indiana Pacers dragged a cursing, cut Evan Turner out of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court, untangling him from a practice-floor fistfight with teammate Lance Stephenson .
Certainly. But somebody still is going to have to stop Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, among other San Antonio Spurs, and therein lies the never-ending problem for the Dallas Mavericks.
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.
He'll have to do his best impression for his Rockets to survive this series. If that sounds at all alarmist, it should.
Their first-round series with Atlanta could be over by Saturday. A Hawks win in Game 2 Tuesday night would be serious cause for panic.
APRIL 20: Players of the Houston Rockets huddle before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2014 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Given the team's up-and-down history - mostly down - Bhatia is relishing this postseason.
In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah blocks the shot of Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago.
The NBA says that should have been the scenario at the end of Sunday's Game 1 of the series between Howard's Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers.
The slow pace of Toronto's first-round playoff series against Brooklyn, with two days off between each of the first three games, isn't really to DeRozan's liking.
Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman announced his retirement today after 23 seasons as a head coach in the league.
Adelman was expected to announce his decision Monday morning, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.