Despite loss, Hawks return home with advantage

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The ball is in the Hawks' court - literally.

Mavericks pummel Spurs to even series

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Unlike in Game 1 of this playoff series against San Antonio, this time the Dallas Mavericks handled their business and finished the good vibes they had throughout Wednesday's game.

Greg Cote: Heat says it is built for playoff series like this one

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Charlotte likes to call itself the Queen City. So let's keep this simple:

Jose Calderon regains his rhythm to boost Mavericks

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The Dallas Mavericks didn't panic and stayed the course.

A test of survival as Heat holds off the Bobcats

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

For the record, it was one dribble for one half of the length of the entire court.

Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks.

Recap: Houston vs. Portland

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

LaMarcus Aldridge followed up a gargantuan performance in the series opener with another monster effort in Game 2, as the Portland Trail Blazers escaped Houston with a 112-105 victory and a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Ira Winderman: Heat meanders, eventually close out Bobcats for 2-0 series lead

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

For just about all of the 48 minutes, the Miami Heat searched for motivation, purpose, the very type of perseverance Al Jefferson was providing for the Charlotte Bobcats.

National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

LeBron James scored 32 points and the Miami Heat pulled away again to beat the feisty Charlotte Bobcats, 101-97, in Game 2 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday. The Heat took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Saturday's Game 3 in Charlotte, but not without a little more resistance than they might have expected from the only current NBA franchise without a postseason win. Chris Bosh's 3-pointer put the stops on a 10-0 Bobcats run in the fourth quarter and Dwyane Wade came up with a steal near the sideline in the final seconds with the Heat clinging to a three-point lead, hitting a foul shot at the other end to seal the win. Bosh added 20 points and Wade scored 15. The three stars combined to score 19 of Miami's 22 points in the fourth quarter. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led Charlotte with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Al Jefferson scored 18 with 13 boards despite suffering a plantar fascia strain in his left foot in Game 1.



Wednesday, April 23Full Scoreboard
Charlotte97Final | Box
Miami «101
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Miami leads series, 2-0.
Dallas «113Final | Box
San Antonio92
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Series tied, 1-1.
Portland «112Final | Box
Houston105
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Portland leads series, 2-0.
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Pittsburgh3Final(OT) | Box
Columbus «4
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four. Series tied, 2-2.
Anaheim2Final | Box
Dallas «4
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four. Series tied, 2-2.
St. Louis3Final(OT) | Box
Chicago «4
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four. Series tied, 2-2.
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