Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, talks with San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan, right, following Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 12. Oklahoma City won 113-99 and moves on to the Western Conference Finals.
Golden State booked its passage to the NBA Western Conference finals for a second straight year by beating Portland 125-121 on Wednesday, with newly crowned league MVP Stephen Curry hitting the sealing 3-pointer to complete a 4-1 series victory.
From the jaw-dropping half-court heaves that somehow sink through the net to the dazzling drives and zippy passes from every which way, Stephen Curry's desire to keep getting better while always trying to entertain at every stop has the Golden State superstar being mentioned right ..............
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook finished just one assist short of a triple double as he led the Thunder to a come-from-behind 95-91 win at San Antonio on Tuesday, taking a 3-2 lead in their NBA Western Conference semifinal series.
Stephen Curry returned from injury to deliver an overtime performance for the ages Monday, scoring 17 points in the extra session to lift Golden State to a 132-125 win over Portland in game four of their playoff series.
LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-99 on Sunday to finish off a 4-0 sweep and advance to the Eastern Conference finals while Kevin Durant matched his career playoff high with 41 points as Oklahoma defeated San Antonio 111-97 to tie their Western Conference semifinal series 2-2.
The Trail Blazers learned their lesson. After Portland let the previous game slip away, Damian Lillard had a playoff-best 40 points as the Trail Blazers beat Golden State 120-108 on Saturday night to cut the Warriors' advantage in the Western Conference NBA semifinal to 2-1.
Channing Frye scored 27 points and the Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage Friday, dominating down the stretch for a 121-108 victory that gave Cleveland a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Toronto beat Miami 96-92 in overtime on Thursday to even their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
Dropping jump shots from every corner and angle, the Cleveland Cavaliers hit an NBA record 25 3-pointers during a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA second-round playoff series.