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# NBA Playoffs

This year
Embiid shines as Sixers sink Celtics, Nuggets rout Suns
A towering performance in Boston from the NBA Most Valuable Player helped his side power to a 115-103 victory.
Lakers rout Warriors, Heat rip Knicks to grab NBA series leads
Anthony Davis scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while LeBron James added 21 points.
Ice-cool Harden scores 45 as Sixers stun Celtics, Jokic downs Suns
Philadelphia’s impressive win was achieved without their best player, Joel Embiid.
Last year
Bucks rally to push Celtics to brink, Grizzlies maul Warriors
Boston are on the verge of an NBA playoff elimination.
Giannis scores 42 to lead Bucks over Celtics, Warriors rout Grizzlies
The Greek superstar centre also had two blocked shots and two steals.
Magic Morant sparks Grizzlies over Warriors, Celtics rout Bucks
Warriors coach Steve Kerr later described the Grizzlies first-quarter approach as ‘dirty not physical.’
Morant sinks Wolves in thriller, depleted Heat down Hawks
The Grizzlies conjured an epic late fightback to stun the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-109.
Tatum's dramatic winner lifts Celtics over Nets, Giannis leads the Bucks to victory
In Miami, Heat reserve Duncan Robinson scored a career playoff-high 27 points as they beat Atlanta.
All time
Brooklyn Nets close in on series win as Big Three breeze past Boston, fan arrested for throwing water bottle
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden combined for 104 points.
Nuggets comeback starts early as Murray leads them to Game 3 win
The LA Lakers’ series lead is cut to 2-1 with game four on Thursday.
Miami Heat blaze on after sending injury-hit Milwaukee Bucks home
LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 2-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets.
Nuggets edge past Jazz in Game 7 to book conference semi spot
The Nuggets go on to face the Clippers.
Late blitz as OKC force Houston Rockets to Game 7
Elsewhere, the Heat upset the Bucks.
Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA final
The Raptors won the series 4-2 as Saturday’s contest at Scotiabank Arena was a mirror image of game five.
Clippers upset Warriors to keep champions waiting while Harden-led Rockets power on
Lou Williams inspired from the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers to keep the series alive.
Steph Curry fires Warriors but Sixers, Raptors stunned in playoff openers
The 31-year-old star finished with 38 points, shooting eight of 12 from beyond the arc to pass Ray Allen (385) for career postseason threes with 386.
Here are the match-ups as the NBA playoffs get underway this weekend
The Golden State Warriors are gunning for a three-peat.
Steph Curry's 3-point dazzlers lift Golden State Warriors halfway to NBA title
Curry delivered deflating blows time and again to the Cavaliers on Sunday night.
LeBron humbled as Celtics secure lead against Cavaliers in NBA playoff series opener
The Boston Celtics secured a 1-0 series lead at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday.
Eastern favourites flex their muscles as Pelicans turn up the heat in Portland
All three NBA playoff games last night saw teams move to 2-0.
Dwayne Wade says Sixers fans can 'thank Kevin Hart' as unbeaten run ends
Wade put up a record-breaking points total to bring the Heat level in their series with Philly.
Bradley's game-winning three pointer on the buzzer completes Boston's stunning comeback
The Boston Celtics can level the series with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.
LeBron and his reigning NBA champions escaped in their play-off opener against the Pacers
King finished with 32 points and also handed out 13 assists and pulled down six rebounds against the Pacers.
Durant and Westbrook tamed as Spurs demolish Oklahoma City in semi-final opener
Inspired by a 43-point opening quarter, it was unexpectedly easy for San Antonio.
Daddy scored 34 points but Steph Curry's daughter was the star of Game 1
It’s first blood to Golden State in the Western Conference finals.
The Washington Wizards' season was literally decided by a fingertip at the buzzer
You want drama? Paul Pierce will give you drama.
Two days on from his heroic 'I Called Game' buzzer-beater, Paul Pierce tried to do it again!
The NBA Playoffs are getting serious.
How long before more managers follow Rick Carlisle's example and tape their mouth shut?
That’s one way to avoid a fine.
Russell Westbrook had one of the great playoff games -- and now OKC-Spurs is a proper series
Westbrook finished with 40 points, 10 assists and five steals last night as the Thunder gave the Spurs plenty to think about.
Surprise, surprise - Ibaka returns and OKC win Game 3 against the Spurs
The Western Conference finals just got interesting.
The Spurs trounced the Thunder by 35 points last night - so is it game over for Durant and OKC?
San Antonio are steamrolling their way back to the NBA Finals.
There's a pretty simple explanation why the Spurs beat the Thunder in Game 1 last night
OKC are really missing Serge Ibaka.
Durant grabs Thunder by the scruff of the neck and drags them into NBA conference finals
The NBA’s MVP scored 39 points last night as Oklahoma City finished off the Clippers in six.
Cancel all your plans - there's going to be THREE NBA Game 7s on Saturday night
Don’t dare leave your couch.
If you can't defend against LeBron, you can always just elbow him in the throat
Come at the king, you best not miss. Ain’t that right, Josh McRoberts?
Kevin Durant nails an incredible four-pointer while falling backwards off the court
The MVP-elect produced this highlight reel moment as the clock ran down against the Grizzlies last night.
NBA players read mean tweets about themselves
‘Has anyone noticed that Chris Paul has Michael Jackson’s original nose’.
We're still trying to wrap our heads around how high LeBron James jumped for this dunk
Give that lad a hurley.
Chris Paul makes game-winning buzzer beaters look waaaay too easy
The Clippers took a 2-0 series lead against the Grizzlies last night.
Team by team: All you need to get tuned into the NBA Playoffs
Music and basketball, they go together like cheese and chips. Lets go, Ballers!