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  1. League: NBA
  2. Portland vs. Houston
    Live
    8:52 2nd
    29 5 POR
    29 4 HOU
  3. Dallas vs. San Antonio
    Final
    85 8 DAL
    90 1 SA
  4. Charlotte vs. Miami
    Final
    88 7 CHA
    99 2 MIA
  5. Washington vs. Chicago
    Final
    102 5 WAS
    93 4 CHI
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  1. Lakers don't have much to say about Mike D'Antoni's future as coach
    Marc J. Spears

    Lakers don't have much to say about Mike D'Antoni's future as coach

  2. Who will be the breakout stars in the NBA playoffs?

    Who will be the breakout stars in the NBA playoffs?

  3. Players union head: Calathes suspension 'a true injustice'
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Players union head: Calathes suspension 'a true injustice'

  4. Clippers' Blake Griffin spends more time watching than playing during loss to Warriors
    Marc J. Spears

    Clippers' Blake Griffin spends more time watching than playing during loss to Warriors

  5. NBA 2013-14 postseason predictions
    Yahoo! Sports Staff

    NBA 2013-14 postseason predictions

  6. Who will win the NBA championship?

    Who will win the NBA championship?

  7. Blake Griffin tosses water on Warriors fan after fouling out of Clippers' Game 1 loss
    Marc J. Spears

    Blake Griffin tosses water on Warriors fan after fouling out of Clippers' Game 1 loss

  8. NBA admits officials missed foul call in Clippers' loss to Warriors
    Marc J. Spears

    NBA admits officials missed foul call in Clippers' loss to Warriors

  9. Biggest obstacle to Miami Heat 3-peat

    Biggest obstacle to Miami Heat 3-peat

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on Sunday to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener. James made four of the Heat's 11 three-pointers and finished with 27 points and nine rebounds as the Heat seized the advantage…

    AFP
  • 5 things to know about Mavericks-Spurs series

    While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the franchise's almost unfathomable run of excellence. ''Yes there is,'' said Popovich, in typical deadpan fashion. What the Spurs have created is a…

    The Associated Press
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  • Raptors' DeRozan shakes off struggles in debut

    DeMar DeRozan didn't even want to think about basketball, let alone watch any, after a disappointing playoff debut. Toronto's All-Star guard had a game to forget in Saturday's 94-87 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, making only 3 of 13 field goal attempts. DeRozan finished with 14 points, thanks mostly to…

    The Associated Press
  • Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and ''I promise I'll be nice.'' TNT's Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. So his son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in for Sunday's broadcast of San Antonio's playoff opener…

    The Associated Press
  • Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

    NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements. One of them could be the reason the Memphis Grizzlies will begin the playoffs without Nick Calathes. The reserve guard was suspended 20 games Friday for violating the league's anti-drug policy by…

    The Associated Press
    Mon, Apr 21
    5:00 PM PDT
    Memphis at Oklahoma City
    Preview Game
  • Thunder 100, Grizzlies 86

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Forward Kevin Durant posted 33 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena. With 8:44 left, Oklahoma City's 25-point lead had been erased. Memphis was down by just two and had momentum…

    The SportsXchange
  • Raptors drop expletive and game to Nets in playoff opener

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Sparked by a stinging expletive the NBA playoffs got off to an explosive start as the Brooklyn Nets landed the first blow in a suddenly bitter Eastern Conference first round match-up with a 94-87 win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Out of the playoffs…

    Reuters
  • Report: NBA salary cap expected to jump $5M

    The NBA salary cap is projected to rise by about $5 million for next season, sources told ESPN.com. The luxury-tax threshold would jump from $71.7 million to $77 million, according to ESPN's sources. This is the third time this season that the league has bumped its projections for 2014-15,…

    The SportsXchange
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  • Warriors 109, Clippers 105

    LOS ANGELES -- Guard Klay Thompson scored 22 points and forward David Lee added 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors surprised the Los Angeles Clippers with a 109-105 victory in the opening round of the Western Conference quarterfinals Saturday before a sellout crowd of 19,339…

    The SportsXchange
    Mon, Apr 21
    7:30 PM PDT
    Golden State at LA Clippers
    Preview Game
  • Shot clock problem forces PA countdowns and air horn at Raptors-Nets Game 1

    The opening game of the NBA playoffs was meant to display the best the league has to offer. Instead, it ended up with a goofy technical malfunction that turned the end of Saturday's Game 1 between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets into a goofy scene.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener

    The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan's 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA playoff series. The Spurs, trying to get back to the NBA finals after falling to the Miami Heat in last year's championship series, trailed 81-71 with 7:45 left to…

    AFP
  • Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

    Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn't have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead…

    The Associated Press
  • Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

    The Associated Press
  • Sixers owner calls season "huge success"

    Despite winning just 19 games, Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris called this season "a huge success." The Sixers had the second-worst record in the NBA at 19-63 and hope to get the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. Many believe the Sixers failed on purpose in hopes of landing the No. 1 pick to…

    The SportsXchange
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  • Trail Blazers-Rockets Preview

    The Houston Rockets were happy simply to return to the playoffs last season. A year later and with the addition of Dwight Howard, the Rockets are back in the postseason and looking to make some noise. ''Just being here is not good enough,'' said Chandler Parsons, who made his playoff debut last…

    The Associated Press
  • NBA playoffs open with 3 road wins

    Indiana, Toronto and the Los Angeles Clippers all gave it away Saturday, a day when road teams enjoyed a slew of opening-day success. The Pacers lost to Atlanta 101-93, Toronto fell to Brooklyn 94-87 and the Clippers were topped by Golden State 109-105. The Pacers became the third No. 1 seed in the…

    The Associated Press
  • James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

    Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have…

    The Associated Press
  • Heat 99, Bobcats 88

    MIAMI -- The Charlotte Bobcats couldn't beat the Miami Heat over the past four years in the regular season. Heat forward LeBron James finished with 27 points and nine rebounds, and a more rested guard Dwyane Wade finished with 23 points and five assists to lead the Heat to a 99-88 victory over the…

    The SportsXchange
  • Bobcats-Heat Preview

    If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry. Miami has lost only four of its last 23 games against the Bobcats, going 15-0 in the series since LeBron James, Chris Bosh…

    The Associated Press
  • Raptors exec apologizes for crude dig at Nets

    Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri apologized Saturday for a foul-mouthed, fan-baiting speech at a rally prior to the Raptors' NBA playoff opener against the Brooklyn Nets. Ujiri, a Nigerian who was the first African-born general manager in the NBA and earned GM of the…

    AFP