LOS ANGELES - For four straight games, the San Antonio Spurs showed off all the teamwork and tenacity that the Los Angeles Lakers lacked all season long.
Tony Parker scored 23 points as San Antonio handed the Lakers their first opening-round exit since 2007.
On the last day of the NBA season Wednesday, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony won his first scoring title, and Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for three-pointers in a season.
The Lakers' Pau Gasol shoots over Houston's Terrence Jones. Gasol recorded his seventh career triple-double.
LOS ANGELES - Steve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career triple-double, and the Lakers secured the West's No. 7 playoff seed with a 99-95 overtime win over Houston on Wednesday night.
MIAMI - Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 102-90 on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX - Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 18 points and delivered a key hustle play in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 107-105 on Saturday night.
CHICAGO - Joakim Noah had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks Thursday night for his third career triple-double, and Chicago beat Philadelphia 93-82.
Denver guard Ty Lawson, driving on Portland forward Luke Babbitt, finished with a double-double (24 points, 12 assists).
DENVER - Wilson Chandler admitted feeling a bit winded and tired in his second game back from hip problems that had sidelined him for two months. Not enough to bother his shooting touch, though.
MIAMI - LeBron James and Kevin Durant exchanged words. Dwyane Wade and Serge Ibaka did a little shoving. Five technical fouls were called, and Russell Westbrook punched a table in frustration.
Steve Nash drives between Knicks guard Jason Kidd, left, and Raymond Felton in Nash's second game back from a broken leg.
LOS ANGELES - The pieces of the puzzle that have been the Lakers' confounding season so far are starting to fall into place.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant scored six of his 25 points in the final two minutes Tuesday night, and the Lakers hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in coach Mike D'Antoni's sideline debut.
LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 on Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Pau Gasol got home from the game and read about it on Twitter, while Dwight Howard got a midnight message on his BlackBerry. They shared most Los Angeles Lakers fans' mix of surprise, trepidation and anticipation.
SALT LAKE CITY - Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five three-pointers to lift the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-86 on Wednesday night.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that the Heisman Trophy is a popularity contest, with the winner now usually the best player on which team voters feel is the best.
Russell Westbrook had 28 points, including a pair of three-point plays to ignite a decisive third-quarter surge by Oklahoma City on Monday night.