Atlanta Hawks announce sale, then hold off Brooklyn Nets for NBA playoff win
Atlanta Hawks announce sale, then hold off Brooklyn Nets for NBA playoff win

The Atlanta Hawks defeated Brooklyn 96-91 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series Wednesday, just hours after announcing the club`s sale to a group headed by US business tycoon Tony Ressler.

LeBron James carries Cavaliers past Celtics
LeBron James carries Cavaliers past Celtics

LeBron James tallied 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 Tuesday to seize a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series.

Dallas Mavericks sign Amare Stoudemire to boost playoff bid
Dallas Mavericks sign Amare Stoudemire to boost playoff bid

Amare Stoudemire signed with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, giving the NBA club a front-line boost with a six-time All-Star as it fights for a playoff berth.

`We are One!``, Clippers ride wave of emotion to victory

Preaching the mantra of unity, the Los Angeles Clippers got back to winning ways against the Golden State Warriors just hours after disgraced team owner Donald Sterling had been banned from the game for life on Tuesday.

Sterling life ban welcomed as watershed

The NBA`s lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday was hailed as a watershed moment that would reverberate far beyond just basketball.

Ariza scores 30 to lead Wizards over Bulls

Trevor Ariza scored an NBA playoff career-best 30 points to spark Washington over Chicago 98-89 Sunday, putting the Wizards on the brink of advancing to the second round.

Clippers make silent protest amid race storm

Los Angeles Clippers players staged a silent protest and wore black apparel during an NBA playoff loss Sunday after racist remarks attributed to team owner Donald Sterling.

Grizzlies beat Thunder in overtime

Mike Conley tallied 20 points, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen had 16 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in their playoff series.