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.
The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder -- in a hurry. LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points as the Spurs beat the Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series. The Spurs scored the most postseason points against the Thunder and came within eight points of matching their largest postseason victory ever.
Portland advanced to the NBA Western Conference semifinals by holding off the resilient Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 on Friday, claiming the first-round playoff series 4-2.
The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement Friday with their former player and current Golden State assistant Luke Walton to become their head coach, choosing a leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant.