Derrick Rose hits shot at buzzer as Bulls edge Cavaliers
Derrick Rose hits shot at buzzer as Bulls edge Cavaliers

Derrick Rose banked in a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded, giving the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 series lead in their Eastern Conference semi-final.

NBA: Bucks, Blazers stay alive in playoffs
NBA: Bucks, Blazers stay alive in playoffs

Milwaukee`s Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter on Monday as the Bucks again fended off elimination with a 94-88 NBA playoff win over the Chicago Bulls.

NBA: Bucks fend off Bulls, Nets claw back in East
NBA: Bucks fend off Bulls, Nets claw back in East

Jerryd Bayless made a buzzer-beating layup to lift Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over Chicago on Saturday that kept the Bucks alive in their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

With the win, the Bucks pulled within 3-1 of the Bulls in the best-of-seven set.

Washington Wizards down Toronto Raptors to open playoffs
Washington Wizards down Toronto Raptors to open playoffs

The Washington Wizards, led by a strong performance from Paul Pierce, held on for a 93-86 overtime win over Toronto on the Raptors` home floor on Saturday to open the NBA playoffs.

Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat
Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat

DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the NBA`s Eastern Conference with a 99-86 win over Miami on Friday.

NBA: Indiana Paul George has first full workout since injury
NBA: Indiana Paul George has first full workout since injury

Indiana Pacers star Paul George underwent Thursday his first full practice session since breaking his right leg last August and said he hopes to return for NBA games in March.

NBA: East-leading Hawks hold off Pistons
NBA: East-leading Hawks hold off Pistons

Eastern Conference leaders the Atlanta Hawks held off a furious Detroit rally to beat the Pistons 106-103 on Friday in a clash of streaking NBA teams.

Chicago Bulls beat Indiana Pacers for seventh consecutive victory
Chicago Bulls beat Indiana Pacers for seventh consecutive victory

Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls held off a late rally to beat Indiana 92-90 Monday for their seventh consecutive NBA victory.

All-Star Game ballot to feature all player names
All-Star Game ballot to feature all player names

The NBA All-Star Game ballot will feature the names of every league player for the first time in league history, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn announced Thursday.

Miami Heat a win away from NBA finals

The Miami Heat are one win away from advancing to the NBA finals for a fourth straight year after a comprehensive win against the Indiana Pacers.

Heat re-group to snuff out Pacers

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 45 points as the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 on Tuesday and even their NBA playoff series at 1-1.

Pacers rally to put Wizards on brink of elimination

Paul George and Roy Hibbert combined for 43 second half points as the Indiana Pacers put the Washington Wizards on the brink of elimination with a 95-92 win Sunday.

Hibbert helps Pacers past Wizards to level series

Roy Hibbert emerged from a deep playoff slump to help rescue the Indiana Pacers as they edged Washington 86-82 on Wednesday to avoid falling behind by two games in the Eastern Conference semi-final.

Heat turn tables on Nets, take series opener

LeBron James led the way with 22 points on Tuesday as two-time defending NBA champions Miami opened their second-round playoff series against Brooklyn with an emphatic 107-86 triumph.

Wizards draw first blood against Pacers in playoffs

The youthful Washington Wizards showed no signs of wilting in the heat of the playoffs as they beat the top-seeded Indiana Pacers 102-96 in their Eastern Conference second round series opener on Monday.

Pacers, Raptors win to level playoff matchup

The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers captured key NBA playoff triumphs Tuesday to equalize their Eastern Conference playoff matchups after each team lost best-of-seven series openers on their home court.

Wizards edge Bulls while Pacers, Raptors equalize

Bradley Beal scored a game-high 26 points to spark Washington over Chicago 101-99 in overtime Tuesday, giving the Wizards their best NBA playoff start in 32 years.

Raptors exec Ujiri fined for obscenity

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $25,000 by the NBA for using obscene language in public before a playoff game against Brooklyn, league commissioner Adam Silver said Monday.

Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on Sunday to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener.

Warriors acquire Crawford in three-team deal

The Golden State Warriors have acquired on Wednesday guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team deal that also included the Miami Heat.