The New York Knicks are on the brink of National Basketball Association playoff elimination after a 93-82 loss at Indiana, while the San Antonio Spurs are one win from a spot in the Western Conference finals.
The longer the Chicago Bulls stay alive in the NBA playoffs, the louder the clamoring will grow for the return of their injured budding superstar, Derrick Rose. Before the din becomes overwhelming, critics should remember the story of an injured budding superstar of another era: Grant Hill.
The San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 16-point deficit in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and then needed two overtimes to beat the Golden State Warriors 129-127 in the opening game of their National Basketball Association second-round playoff series.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs moved into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by completing first-round sweeps, while the Boston Celtics kept their season alive with a 97-90 overtime win against the New York Knicks.
The Miami Heat used a 12-0 run at the start of the fourth quarter to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks before wrapping up a 98-86 win to lead their National Basketball Association playoff series by two games to none.