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 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.
LeBron James of the Miami Heat became the fifth four-time winner of the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player award and will receive the trophy before tonight’s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls.
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.
Late in the third quarter, with his Celtics down 20 points, David Nikiel of Citigroup’s institutional equity sales in Boston bought a half dozen pals each a $12.25 shot of Crown Royal whiskey to toast the end of an inspired run.
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.
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.