NBA Playoffs

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Chandler, Knicks Expect Celtics To ‘Play With Pride’ In Emotional Return To Boston

The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.


Chris Paul (C) of the Los Angeles Clippers is covered by Jamal Crawford (L) anf Marc Gasol (R) of the Memphis Grizzlies during game two of their NBA Basketball playoff series at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on April 22, 2013. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Hits Buzzer Beater To Give Clippers 2-0 First Round Lead

Chris Paul’s running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.


LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Antawn Jamison #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Omer Asik #3 of the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on April 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers, Clippers Advance To Playoffs, STAPLES To Host 7 Games

LA fans will see both of their hometown teams in the NBA Playoffs when the first round kicks off this weekend.

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Nuggets Secure 3rd Seed With 118-98 Win Over Suns

The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.


Jerryd Bayless #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies steals the ball from DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Clippers Take On Grizzlies In First Round After Clinching Fourth Seed

The Los Angeles Clippers will face the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs.


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Lakers-Spurs 1st Round Playoffs Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers will open up the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday April 21st at 12:30PM against the Spurs in San Antonio.


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Hawks Lose to Raptors 113-96, Tied With Chicago For #5 Seed

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.


at Staples Center on April 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(credit: getty images)

Clippers Rout Blazers 93-77

Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.


Mo Williams #5 of the Utah Jazz advances the ball against Ricky Rubio #9 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 15, 2013 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (credit: David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jazz Keep Playoff Hopes Alive After 96-80 Win Over Wolves

Al Jefferson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Utah keep its playoff hopes alive with a 96-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.


Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers, wearing an NBA Green Week T-shirt, sits on the bench before playing against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 10, 2013 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. (credit: Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Pull Closer To Playoff Berth With 113-106 Win In Portland

Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.


Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Greivis Vasquez #21 the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center on April 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 104-96.  (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Lakers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With 104-96 Win Over Hornets

Kobe fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the last 12 minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-96 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.


LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 2: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after making a shot against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on April 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Tie Utah For 8th Spot After Rout Over Mavericks

Kobe Bryant had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 19th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 101-81 Tuesday night in a key game for the two teams struggling to get into the Western Conference playoff picture.


MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 28: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 28, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bucks Rally To Beat Lakers, 113-103

Larry Sanders scored 13 of his career-high 21 points in the third quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-103 on Thursday night.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 27: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits for the rebound against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on March 27, 2013 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Escape Loss Against Minnesota, Stay Full Game Ahead Of Utah

Kobe Bryant looks just fine at playing small forward. Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game there filling in for the injured Metta World Peace to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-117 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, their 22nd straight win over the Timberwolves.


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Clippers Fall To Mavs In Overtime 109-102

The Dallas Mavericks beat one of the top four teams in the Western Conference for the first time this season with a 109-102 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.