NBA Playoffs

Cavs Hold Off Pistons 101-91, Take 3-0 Lead in Series

By: AP

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — In their second postseason together, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love might finally be hitting their stride as a group. At the very least, Cleveland’s trio of stars looks awfully comfortable, and the Cavaliers are closing in on a first-round sweep. James had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Irving made a pair of…

Leonard Leads Spurs to 32-Point Victory Over Grizzlies

By: AP

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Memphis 106-74 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series, handing the Grizzlies their worst postseason loss. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points, and Tony Parker had 15 points and six assists for San Antonio. The Spurs sat their starters in the…

Westbrook, Durant Lead Thunder Past Mavericks in Game 1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 11 assists, Kevin Durant added 23 points, and the Thunder overwhelmed the Dallas Mavericks 108-70 on Saturday night, opening the Western Conference series with their most dominant postseason performance since moving to Oklahoma City. Serge Ibaka had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Enes Kanter added 16 points and 13…

Hawks Hold Off Celtics Rally, Take Game 1, 102-101

ATLANTA (AP) — When the Atlanta Hawks were staggered by another impressive Boston comeback, they put the ball in Jeff Teague’s hands. Good move. Teague scored 23 points and doled out 12 assists, making sure Atlanta maintained the home-court edge with a 102-101 victory in Game 1 Saturday night after the gritty Celtics rallied from a 19-point deficit. “Jeff was…

George Scores 33 as Pacers Beat Raptors 100-90 in Game 1

TORONTO (AP) — Paul George scored 33 points, Monta Ellis had 15 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 100-90 in Game 1 of their first round playoff series on Saturday. Jonas Valanciunas fouled out after scoring 12 points and setting a Raptors’ playoff record with 19 rebounds. All-Star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan both struggled for the…