San Antonio's Tony Parker dribbles to the hoop as teammate Tim Duncan sets a pick on Golden State's Stephen Curry.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half, Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
LeBron James struggled for most of the night - and was sent sprawling to the court on a shove by Chicago's Nazr Mohammed - but came through down the stretch to lift visiting Miami to a 10-point win.
CHICAGO - So much for South Beach style. The Miami Heat showed again it can get down and dirty.
LeBron James slams down two of his 19 points as Miami evened the series at 1. The Heat must win in Chicago to regain home-court advantage.
MIAMI - For the first time in these playoffs, the Miami Heat was facing some real adversity.
Chicago's Joakim Noah and Nate Robinson celebrate their Game 7 win. Their reward: a series against Miami.
Bulls center Joakim Noah blocks a shot by Nets center Brook Lopez during the second half.
NEW YORK - Joakim Noah climbed over the baseline seats, his foot that hurt so much two weeks ago looking pain-free as he embraced his mother.
Bulls guard Nate Robinson, on floor, has the ball during this second-half scramble, but big Nets forward Reggie Evans wants it, too, and is doing all he can to claim possession.
CHICAGO - Down and just about out, the Brooklyn Nets are suddenly on quite a roll.
Golden State's Andrew Bogut had 21 points and 14 rebounds as the Warriors beat Denver 92-88.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry had 22 points and eight assists, Andrew Bogut broke out with the best performance of his injury-saddled season, and the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Denver Nuggets with a 92-88 victory in Game 6 on Thursday.
Denver's Timofey Mozgov soars above Lakers Devin Ebanks (3) and Andrew Bynum for a first-quarter dunk. The Nuggets have won three of the last four games in this series by being more athletic than the Lakers.
DENVER - Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug Corey Brewer added 18, and the Nuggets forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series with a dominating 113-96 win over the Lakers on Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Andre Iguodala hopped on the scorer's table and played to the crowd as the catchy 76ers' anthem blared in the arena.
Indiana guard George Hill, shooting over Orlando's Jameer Nelson, had 15 points as the Pacers ousted the Magic 4-1.
LOS ANGELES - Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant's late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 win over the Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
BOSTON - Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the Celtics to a 90-84 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and give Boston a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver's late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.