Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders perform in the first half of their NBA basketball game with the Houston Rockets on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
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.
DENVER - Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug Corey Brewer added 18, and the Nuggets forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series with a dominating 113-96 win over the Lakers on Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Andre Iguodala hopped on the scorer's table and played to the crowd as the catchy 76ers' anthem blared in the arena.
Indiana guard George Hill, shooting over Orlando's Jameer Nelson, had 15 points as the Pacers ousted the Magic 4-1.
LOS ANGELES - Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant's late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 win over the Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
BOSTON - Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the Celtics to a 90-84 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and give Boston a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver's late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.