Thursday, May 8, 2014
Defending champion Miami and perennial power San Antonio asserted their claims to the NBA title with authoritative wins on Tuesday in the opening games of their NBA second-round playoff series.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, the NBA's top scorer for the fourth time in five seasons, was named the league's Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 campaign Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Bradley Beal scored a game-high 25 points and Trevor Ariza added 22 as the well-rested Washington Wizards beat top-seeded Indiana 102-96 on Monday to open their NBA playoff series.
Chris Paul scored 17 of his 32 points in the first quarter on Monday as the Los Angeles Clippers routed Oklahoma City 122-105 in their NBA playoff series opener.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Paul Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry's shot from the lane on the final play of the game as the Brooklyn Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 104-103 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City all capitalized on home-court advantage to win their respective Game 7s on Saturday, progressing to the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Damian Lillard hit the series clinching three-point shot as time expired and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Houston 99-98 to reach the second round of the Playoffs.
Dustin Pedroia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run, Clay Buchholz earned his first win at home and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Friday night.
Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run single in the first that ended Adam Wainwright's scoreless streak at 25 innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Friday for their third win in four games.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Indiana, Oklahoma City and Golden State were all victorious in their must-win games on Thursday, staying alive in the NBA playoffs and forcing their respective series to a decisive Game 7.