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.
The Dallas Mavericks swept the Los Angeles Lakers in four games to end Kobe Bryant ’s pursuit of a third straight National Basketball Association championship and probably finish Phil Jackson ’s coaching career.
In the late 1950s, New York artist Ray Johnson started mailing flyers and letters to friends and acquaintances. Most ended with an instruction to add something and send the whole thing on to someone else.
The Boston Celtics are a game down in their National Basketball Association playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, their best outside shooter is hurt and their top playmaker faces a possible suspension.
Adidas AG, the exclusive maker of National Basketball Association uniforms, will have jerseys modeled on those worn by New York Knick guard Jeremy Lin ready for sale in China in “the next couple of days.”
The Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 116-89 to reach the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs, while the Orlando Magic won to avoid elimination and the Los Angeles Lakers broke a series tie.