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Ready, up-set, go

Updated: May 3, 2011, 12:29 PM ET
By Whitney Holtzman

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks, who rallied from 16-point, second-half deficit, went into the Staples Center ON Monday and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-94 to take Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. The Lakers, who let Kobe Bryant's 36 points go to waste, had a chance at the end, but Bryant missed a game-winning 3-pointer right before the buzzer.

The Atlanta Hawks shocked the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. ...

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