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.
The defending champion Warriors mounted a remarkable comeback without Stephen Curry.
Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 in a frantic and contentious finish to Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference semifinal series on Monday, inflicting only a second home loss of the season on the Spurs and squaring the series 1-1.
The Golden State Warriors dominated once more, even without their MVP Stephen Curry, to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals while the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors both won Game 7s to advance to the second round in the Eastern Conference.