LOS ANGELES - After 16 seasons, Tim Duncan knows the NBA postseason is no time for mercy. Particularly when an opponent is down and seemingly ready to go out.
San Antonio's Tony Parker, driving past the Lakers' Steve Nash, led San Antonio with 28 points and seven assists in Wednesday's game.
Los Angeles' Pau Gasol blocks a shot by San Antonio's Tim Duncan in the first half. Duncan had 16 points in the 102-91 Spurs victory.
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs kept insisting the playoffs were a new season and that their woeful finish to the regular season was not as grave as it appeared.
L.A.'s Dwight Howard grabs the Spurs' Tim Duncan going for a rebound. "It was a very physical game," Duncan says.
SAN ANTONIO - Manu Ginobili cautioned against expecting too much in his second game back from a hamstring injury.
SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili cautioned against expecting too much in his second game back from a hamstring injury.
Kevin Durant and the Thunder have reason to shout after holding the Lakers scoreless in the final 6:14. Durant had 26 points.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Russell Westbrook had 37 points and 10 rebounds, Kevin Durant scored 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off a second-half charge to beat the improving Los Angeles Lakers 122-105 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers’ playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the ‘80s Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday, his assistant said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to lead Phoenix past Memphis 96-90.
Steve Nash chose the Los Angeles Lakers because they're close to his children and to NBA title contention.
The Suns at first were unwilling to agree to a sign-and-trade deal for Nash to the Lakers, but it was the only way to get something in return for the two-time NBA MVP.
PHOENIX - The ending of a city's eight-year basketball love affair with Steve Nash came with the shocking sight of Nash dribbling off into the Los Angeles Lakers' arms.
Andre Iguodala, a former UA standout, watches his three-pointer during the second half of the 76ers win over Boston that tied the series at 2.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant made 18 free throws without a miss and scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night, cutting the Thunder's second-round series lead to 2-1.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 22 points and rattled in the go-ahead basket on a baseline runner with 18 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final nine points to rally for a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wedne…
LOS ANGELES - Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Lakers outlasted the Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.
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.