• Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) gives a high-five to Luol Deng after Game 6 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, April 29, 2016. The Heat won 97-90. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Heat off to the second round, and Deng a big reason why

    MIAMI (AP) — Luol Deng’s role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break.

  • Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo (8) fouls Indiana Pacers guard Ty Lawson (10) during Game 7 of round one NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    DeRozan has 30 points, Raptors beat Pacers 89-84 in Game 7

    TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 of the first-round playoff series to advance to face Miami in the conference semifinals.

  • Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, front left, is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis while scoring during the second half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Warriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense.

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, hugs Charlotte Hornets guard Courtney Lee, left, at the end of Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Miami. The Heat won 106-73. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Heat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73

    MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all that his Miami Heat endured this season.

  • Stephen Curry resumes light shooting on injured right knee

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors’ Western Conference semifinals at Portland.

  • In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James calls to players while moving the ball downcourt in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Memphis, Tenn. The Cavaliers' play the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the NBA playoffs beginning Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

    LeBron has more help as Cavs meet Hawks again in playoffs

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James plucked the Atlanta Hawks clean and stuffed them for mounting by himself in last year’s playoffs.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, is pressured by San Antonio Spurs forward David West, right, during the first half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 30, 2016, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Aldridge has 38 points, Spurs rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series.

  • Arkansas signs high school forward from Indiana

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson has announced the signing of a high school forward from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore waves a towel from the bench during the third quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Boston. The Hawks won 104-92 and took the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Hawks get another playoff shot at King James and Cavaliers

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch.

  • Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) gives a high-five to Luol Deng after Game 6 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, April 29, 2016. The Heat won 97-90. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Game 7’s to decide Miami-Charlotte, Toronto-Indiana series

    MIAMI (AP) — The mere mention of Game 7 got Dwyane Wade’s undivided attention.