Preaching the mantra of unity, the Los Angeles Clippers got back to winning ways against the Golden State Warriors just hours after disgraced team owner Donald Sterling had been banned from the game for life on Tuesday.
Making a rare visit to the postseason, the Washington Wizards made it look rather easy, dispatching the Bulls in the opening round.
On an exceptional, emotional night, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their “safe haven” and moved to the brink of winning just their third playoff series since Donald Sterling bought the team in 1981.
It took a fraction of a second for the Memphis Grizzlies to take control of their first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Playoff appearances were rare enough for the Washington Wizards let alone series victories. Never mind all that now.
The Bulls had no answer for the young, talented Washington guards John Wall (24 points) and Bradley Beal (17) as they fell in five games to the Wizards in their first-round playoff series.
The Pacers star Paul George had his platinum All-Star ring, valued at $15,000, stolen from his home, the Indianapolis police said.
The Clippers said: “We wholeheartedly support and embrace the decision by the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver today. Now the healing process begins.”
Backcourt play has been a focal point in the first four games of the series, and the Nets say they need Deron Williams, their starting point guard, to perform.
There are no secrets left between the Spurs and the Mavericks, two veteran teams engaged in yet another memorable playoff series.
If Commissioner Adam Silver’s ability to bar Donald Sterling and fine him $2.5 million is not much in question, he might not find it as simple to successfully terminate Sterling’s ownership of the Clippers.
A majority of NBA ownership groups reached Tuesday by The Associated Press say they will vote to force embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his club.
In a move that suggests that Steve Kerr is close to taking the Knicks’ head coaching job, Bill Cartwright has emerged as Kerr’s first lieutenant after interviewing for an assistant coach’s position with the team, the Daily News has learned.