Apr 23rd, 2014

Washington Wizards win in OT for 2-0 series lead over Chicago

Tweet{lang: 'it'}CHICAGO – Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Washington rallied from 10 points down in the fourth […]

Apr 22nd, 2014

Woodson, Corbin are fired; Adelman decides to retire

Tweet{lang: 'it'}Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his. Woodson and Corbin were fired Monday and Adelman retired, creating coaching openings for three teams. Woodson was expected to be replaced after Phil Jackson was hired last month as New York Knicks president during […]

Apr 22nd, 2014

Memphis Grizzles win at Oklahoma City in overtime, even series

Tweet{lang: 'it'}OKLAHOMA CITY – Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime Monday night and even their first-round, best-of-seven Western Conference series at one game apiece. Mike Conley added 19 points and 12 assists for the Grizzlies. Kevin Durant had 36 points and 11 rebounds […]

Apr 22nd, 2014

Woodson, Corbin fired: Adelman decides to retire

Tweet{lang: 'it'}Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his. Woodson and Corbin were fired Monday and Adelman retired, creating coaching openings for three teams. Woodson was expected to be replaced after Phil Jackson was hired last month as New York Knicks president during […]

Apr 21st, 2014

Washington Wizards win playoff opener in Chicago

Tweet{lang: 'it'}CHICAGO – Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it better. Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18 and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 points down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 on Sunday in Game 1 […]

Apr 20th, 2014

Top-seeded Indiana loses playoff opener at home

Tweet{lang: 'it'}INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to May 2011. Game 2 […]

Apr 20th, 2014

Top-seeded Indiana loses playoff opener at home

Tweet{lang: 'it'}INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to May 2011. Game 2 […]

Apr 20th, 2014

Jerry Brewer: 3 NBA playoff coaches carry banner of 1996 Sonics

Tweet{lang: 'it'}The NBA playoffs, a two-month marathon party, have begun. Once again, Seattle isn’t invited, and even if it were, we’d probably bring Brussels sprouts and prune juice to the shindig. Yep, still bitter. It’s going to take a new team and a fantastic mediator to fix that complicated relationship. But it doesn’t mean there’s […]

Apr 19th, 2014

Analysis: NBA playoffs seem wide open

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MIAMI – Before the season started, a poll suggested the Miami Heat was an overwhelming favorite to win its third consecutive NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. The voters weren’t know-nothings, either. No, this was a polling of league general managers. Things seem quite a bit different entering the playoffs, which […]

Apr 18th, 2014

Trail Blazers surging into playoffs

Tweet{lang: 'it'}PORTLAND — After starting off as one of the hottest teams in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers wilted a bit after the All-Star break. The low point came on March 25 when the Blazers fell 95-85 at Orlando. The loss capped a 4-9 stretch for Portland. But since then, the Blazers have won […]

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