Posts Tagged NBA Playoffs

Grizzlies hold off a late Trail Blazers rally to go up 3-0

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, dribbles against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 25 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took a 3-0 lead in their playoff series over the Trail Blazers by withstanding a late Portland rally for a 115-109 victory on Saturday night.

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The 1st round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James slams a dunk against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. James had 31 points as the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95, taking a 3-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James.

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Leonard leads Spurs to 100-73 win over Clippers and 2-1 lead

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) calls to teammates during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, April 24, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player.

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Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 24, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.

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After working OT in NBA playoffs, Curry, Rose can earn rest

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates the Warriors' 123-119 overtime victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW YORK (AP) — If Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are tired after working overtime, now is the chance to earn some rest.

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