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Houston Rockets' James Harden shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 16, 2018 - 1:04 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Trailing by 1 in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Houston Rockets needed someone to step up. No surprise that it was James Harden who came through. Harden scored 44 points and powered a big fourth-quarter run that allowed the Rockets to outlast the...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 16, 2018 - 12:01 am
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 44 points and powered a big fourth-quarter run that allowed the Houston Rockets to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. Minnesota scored four straight points to get within 3 with about 30 seconds...
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 15, 2018 - 9:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Utah Jazz 116-108 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series on Sunday night. George set an Oklahoma City playoff record with eight 3-pointers, blowing past the previous record of five. He made...
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Pittsburgh Penguins', from left to right, Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Evgeni Malkin, Justin Schultz and Phil Kessel, gather to celebrate Schultz' power-play goal during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa.. The Penguins won 5-1. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 15, 2018 - 9:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared "Crosby sucks! Crosby sucks!" Here's the thing Philly fans haven't yet accepted about Sidney Crosby over the last 13 years, he really doesn't — and especially not against the Flyers...
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Pittsburgh Penguins', from left to right, Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Evgeni Malkin, Justin Schultz and Phil Kessel, gather to celebrate Schultz' power-play goal during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa.. The Penguins won 5-1. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 15, 2018 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared "Crosby sucks! Crosby sucks!" Here's the thing Philly fans haven't yet accepted about Sidney Crosby over the last 13 years, he really doesn't — and especially not against the Flyers...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 15, 2018 - 6:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists and Matt Murray stopped 26 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. Two of the so-called fiercest rivals in the...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) in the first half of a first-round playoff series in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 15, 2018 - 6:19 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland's second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers' their first loss in the opening round in eight years. Indiana was in...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots a three-point basket over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) with less than a second to play in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 15, 2018. The Celtics won 113-107 in overtime. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston coach Brad Stevens loves the postseason because it offers a chance to "bust narratives." The Celtics took their first step toward shattering the belief they can't win without their biggest stars. Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris Middleton's...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid comes out in a "Phantom of the Opera" mask as he rings a Liberty Bell replica before Game 1 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 14, 2018 - 10:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut, and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 on Saturday night for their 17th straight win. Embiid was a spectator in Game 1 of the first-round series...
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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 9:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — For the first time in almost 17 years, the Toronto Raptors are off to a winning start in a playoff series. Not that they're overly excited about it. Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Raptors snapped a 10-...
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