Noel Gillespie didn't like what he was seeing. From the bench, the Phoenix Suns assistant coach watched his basketball team easily give up 48 points to the Golden State Warriors halfway through a game last year.
The Golden State Warriors held on to a big lead this time to end a 30-game losing streak in San Antonio and even their playoff series against the Spurs, while the Miami Heat had a record-setting win to tie their series with the Chicago Bulls.
George Karl of the Denver Nuggets was named the National Basketball Association’s Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his team to a league-best 38-3 home record and a No. 3 playoff seed.
The Golden State Warriors became the first National Basketball Association team this postseason to wrap up a playoff series at home, and the Brooklyn Nets won on the road to force a decisive Game 7 tomorrow against Chicago.
Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and the New York Knicks survived a late Boston rally to win 88-80 and wrap up their first-round National Basketball Association series against the Boston Celtics on the third try.
All-Star forward David Lee is in uniform for the Golden State Warriors tonight and could play for the first time since hurting his hip in the first game of the team’s playoff series against the Denver Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets responded to the threat of elimination in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs for a ninth time in 10 years with a 107-100 home win against the Golden State Warriors.
Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Boston Celtics avoided National Basketball Association postseason elimination for the second straight game with a 92-86 victory last night at the New York Knicks.
The Houston Rockets avoided being swept out of the National Basketball Association playoffs with a 105-103 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks also had postseason wins.