The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies wrapped up their National Basketball Association playoff series in five games and advanced to the conference finals.
The Miami Heat routed the undermanned Chicago Bulls 88-65 to move within a victory of a return trip to the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference finals.
The Indiana Pacers became the first visiting team to win the opening game in 10 playoff series this National Basketball Association postseason with a 102-95 victory at the New York Knicks.
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.
Nate Robinson had 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 142-134 triple overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Ray Allen scored 23 points and LeBron James added 22 to lead the Miami Heat to a 104-91 win at the Milwaukee Bucks that gave the defending champions a three- games-to-none playoff series lead.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will miss up to eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his right knee, the National Basketball Association team said in a statement.
Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs were among 14 players selected by coaches as reserves for the National Basketball Association All-Star Game.
The New York Knicks ended a season- high four-game losing streak with a 99-93 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, who dropped their fifth National Basketball Association game in a row.
Dwyane Wade scored 22 points as the Miami Heat topped the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 to record their 13th straight National Basketball Association victory.