Posts Tagged NBA Playoffs

Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau

In this May 10, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau yells to his team during the first half of Game 4 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Chicago.  The Bulls fired Thibodeau on Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — In five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Bulls soared to heights they had not reached since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were collecting championships.

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Harden loses handle on ball in Rockets’ season-ending loss

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After carrying Houston to the Western Conference finals, James Harden couldn’t even hold onto the ball when the Rockets needed him most.

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Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates with forward Terrence Jones (6) after a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Monday, May 25, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.

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LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, lies exhausted on the floor after the Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

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Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) fouls Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry’s performance Saturday night simply.

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