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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cavaliers' Irving goes though light workout

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving had a "light, but good" practice a day before Cleveland opens the Eastern Conference Finals in Atlanta.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hawks' 2-headed point guard key to playoff success

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague leads the Atlanta offense. So does Dennis Schroder. Sometimes, they do it together.
By Paul Newberry

City rallying around top-seeded Hawks

ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars. So the stage is set - the NBA's biggest star playing in the biggest series in Atlanta Hawks history.
By Charles Odum

Lottery gives plenty of teams hope entering the off-season

NEW YORK - Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBuscherre pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rockets back in conference finals first 1st time since '97

HOUSTON - James Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 113-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, sending them to the Western Conference finals for the ...
By Kristie Rieken

Five-time champ keeping his cool as Warriors' first-year coach

OAKLAND, Calif. - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.
By Antonio Gonzalez

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ailing Irving resting knee for East finals

All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has stayed off the practice court to rest his injured knee as the Cavaliers began preparing for the Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta.

Deep Hawks ready for Cavaliers' James

WASHINGTON - As far as Jeff Teague and the rest of the Atlanta Hawks are concerned, bring on LeBron.
By Howard Fendrich

Warriors advance to Western Conference finals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Stephen Curry scored 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their first Western Conference finals since 1976 by ...
By Teresa M. Walker

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hawks advance to Eastern Conference finals

WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 on Friday night.
By Howard Fendrich

Rockets kept believing despite large deficit

LOS ANGELES - With a 19-point lead in the second half, the Los Angeles Clippers were cruising toward clinching the franchise's first Western Conference Finals berth. But the Houston Rockets would ...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cavaliers wrap up series with Bulls

CHICAGO - LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and the Cleveland Cavaliers still beat the Chicago Bulls 94-73 on Thursday night to clinch their Eastern ...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Horford bails out Hawks in thriller

ATLANTA - Al Horford dropped in the winning basket with 1.9 seconds left, giving the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks an 82-81 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
By Paul Newberry

Gasol expects to play in Game 6

Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol plans to play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cavaliers fend off Bulls, take 3-2 series lead

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 106-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Teague leads Hawks past Wizards to tie series

WASHINGTON - Finally looking a bit more like a No. 1 seed than the team that's been so-so in the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 106-101.
By Howard Fendrich

Cavaliers' Blatt owns up to his mistakes in Game 4

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - David Blatt stepped over some cables and weaved through a throng of reporters eager to hear his explanation of two head-scratching decisions Sunday in Chicago.
By Tom Withers

Sunday, May 10, 2015

James' buzzer-beater helps corral Bulls

CHICAGO - LeBron James hit a jumper from the corner at the buzzer to give the Cleveland Cavaliers an 86-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series ...

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pierce banks in buzzer-beater to sink Hawks

WASHINGTON - Paul Pierce's banked-in 21-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Washington Wizards a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
By Howard Fendrich

Grizzlies take 2-1 lead in series

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 points and 15 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 99-89 on Saturday night.
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