OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference’s final playoff spot.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz, giving them slightly better odds at winning the draft lottery.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter participated in practice Friday, but the team was unsure if he will play in Sunday night’s playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
TORONTO (AP) — They won a second straight Atlantic Division title and set a franchise record with 49 victories. Both reasons to be proud, for sure. But it’s what the Raptors do next, now the playoffs have arrived, that will determine whether this season is a success.
CHICAGO (AP) — With the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol, the Chicago Bulls came into the season with soaring expectations.