If Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are tired after working overtime, now is the chance to earn some rest.
Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player.
After hitting a 3-pointer to double the Washington Wizards’ lead with 16.3 seconds left, Paul Pierce turned to the stands with arms aloft, nodded and yelled, “That’s why I’m here!”
James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds, and Houston beat Dallas.
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.
Chicago and Cleveland each lead their series by three games to none, a deficit from which no N.B.A. team has ever recovered.