The San Antonio Spurs bench cheers along with forward Kawhi Leonard after he nailed a late three-point shot to help his team stave off Golden State.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents.
San Antonio's Tony Parker dribbles to the hoop as teammate Tim Duncan sets a pick on Golden State's Stephen Curry.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half, Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
LeBron James struggled for most of the night - and was sent sprawling to the court on a shove by Chicago's Nazr Mohammed - but came through down the stretch to lift visiting Miami to a 10-point win.
CHICAGO - So much for South Beach style. The Miami Heat showed again it can get down and dirty.
Golden State's Klay Thompson made 8 of 9 three-point attempts and finished with a career-high 34 points. He added 14 rebounds. "Klay was unbelievable," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.
SAN ANTONIO - Golden State coach Mark Jackson insisted the Warriors' historic collapse in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals would only help his team's growth.
Denver's Andre Iguodala, a former Wildcat, slams one in against Golden State. Iguodala led the Nuggets with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.
DENVER - Kenneth Faried put his foot down 48 hours after putting his size-16 sneaker through the wall in the visiting locker room in Oakland, sparking a debate about dirty play.
LOS ANGELES - Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
On the last day of the NBA season Wednesday, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony won his first scoring title, and Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for three-pointers in a season.
The Lakers' Pau Gasol shoots over Houston's Terrence Jones. Gasol recorded his seventh career triple-double.
LOS ANGELES - Steve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career triple-double, and the Lakers secured the West's No. 7 playoff seed with a 99-95 overtime win over Houston on Wednesday night.