Stung by the loss of point guard Mike Conley, the Grizzlies gritted out their latest victory over the Trail Blazers. Memphis took a 3-0 lead in its first-round playoff series against Portland with a 115-109 victory on Saturday night. The Grizzlies…ANNE M. PETERSON (AP Sports Writer)
Jerryd Bayless cut right along the baseline, leaving Derrick Rose a couple of steps behind. It was just the sliver of an opening Bayless needed to put up a game-winning layup at the buzzer. Bayless' basket gave Milwaukee a rousing 92-90 victory…GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer)
They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs. On their seventh try this season, the Nets finally got a victory over Atlanta. Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and…BRIAN MAHONEY (AP Basketball Writer)
DALLAS (AP) -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.
Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player. So, a day after earning NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors, Leonard's offensive outburst helped San…RAUL DOMINGUEZ (Associated Press)