NBA playoff Game 2's tonight (ET)
- Celtics at Cavs, 7 p.m. (Cavs lead 1-0)
- Wizards at Raptors, 8 p.m. (Wizards lead 1-0)
- Mavs at Rockets, 9:30 (Rockets lead 1-0)
If LeBron James scores 19 points tonight against the Celtics, he will pass Jerry West for the 8th all-time in the postseason scoring list. With another deep run in the playoffs, James would have his sights on passing Dr. J and Karl Malone.
On April 21, 1996, Michael Jordan and the Bulls beat the Washington Bullets 103-93, finishing the regular season 72-10, the best record in NBA history. The team was no fluke, either -- it went on to beat Seattle in the Finals for its fourth of six titles in eight seasons.
Bradford Doolittle ranked all 80 of the NBA playoff starters, and the top 5 is probably no surprise, as it includes the likes of Steph Curry and LeBron James. But just who does he name at No. 80? All starters (Insider)
Chicago's Jimmy Butler took over in the final quarter Monday night, finishing with 31 points for the game, the 2nd straight game he's set a playoff career high.
The Mavs' players could be game-time decisions for tonight's Game 2 against the Rockets, said coach Rick Carlisle. Parsons has a sore right knee while Harris is dealing with toe injuries. Houston leads the series 1-0.
Nikola Mirotic left late in Monday's fourth quarter vs. the Bucks with a left quad strain and swollen left knee. After taking an elbow to the head from ZaZa Pachulia, there was fear in the locker room that Mirotic could also be concussed, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.
Asked Draymond about the past. When I dissed his Summer League shooting: "I was HOT. Steaming. Didn't take it well. Wanted to fight you."
Klay Thompson led all Golden State scorers, but he made it clear that the reserves were the real difference: "They're the reason we came back. Their energy, their passion and their unselfishness -- it was awesome to watch."
Kerr laments how the Warriors went for hero shots
Common bonds- Klay Thompson & Jimmy Butler - 25 yr old guards - 4th season in NBA - 1st time All-Stars - Scored 14 pts in 4th q tonight