LOS ANGELES (AFP) - C.J. McCollum scored 20 points as the Portland Trail Blazers held off a late rally from the Denver Nuggets to score a series-leveling victory in their NBA Western Conference playoff duel on Wednesday.
Both teams had injury scares in the first quarter, when Houston’s 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden departed with a left eye injury after he was inadvertently swiped in the face by Draymond Green as they battled for the ball.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Jimmy Butler scored 30 points as the Philadelphia 76ers turned the tables on the Raptors in Toronto on Monday with a 94-89 victory that knotted their NBA playoff series at one game each.
THIRDY Ravena shot 24 points as Cignal-Ateneo fashioned out a 102-88 win over Che’Lu Bar and Grill in a testy encounter to clinch one of the twice-to-beat slots in the PBA D-League playoffs yesterday at the JCSGO Gym.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Kevin Durant scored 35 points to lead the defending champion Golden State Warriors over Houston, 104-100, Sunday while Boston ripped Milwaukee in the openers of their NBA second-round playoff matchups.
LOS ANGELES, (AFP) - Nikola Jokic had a triple-double and Jamal Murray tallied 23 points as the Denver Nuggets punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 90-86 game seven win over San Antonio.
"You know once you understand the meaning of that going into that game, understand that every single second on that court matters, you don't want to walk off that court preparing for summer, it brings out a different side of you and the guys that have been in a Game 7 understand what it's like, so we all gotta treat it like we did tonight."
“We had to come out aggressive,” said Spurs DeMar DeRozan. “At halftime we discussed how we were getting outrebounded and we tried to buckle down and did a better job in the second half. Everybody fell in line.”
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr accused his team of taking victory for granted on Wednesday as the NBA champions slumped to an upset 129-121 playoff defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers.