Gordon Hayward scored 27 points, Utah controlled the paint, and the Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. Chris Paul's 3-pointer drew the Clippers within two with 5 seconds…BETH HARRIS (AP Sports Writer)
James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. The…KRISTIE RIEKEN (AP Sports Writer)
The Spurs turned to their ''grandpa'' for the lift their young stars have struggled to provide in the past two games. Manu Ginobili hit the court, literally, providing an early spark that helped carry San Antonio to a 116-103 victory over Memphis.…RAUL DOMINGUEZ (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drake will host the NBA's first-ever awards show this June.
The first-round sweep was sweet, even in Portland's house. Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Golden State beat the Blazers 128-103 on Monday night to advance to the conference semifinals. The Warriors will face the winner of the series between…ANNE M. PETERSON (AP Sports Writer)