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2009-05-11 21:05:12

LeBron James scored 27 points Monday to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 84-74 win over Atlanta and a sweep in their Eastern semifinals. James had eight rebounds and eight assists. Delonte West scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers, who are in the conference finals for the second time in three seasons. They beat Detroit in six games in 2007 before being swept by San Antonio in the NBA Finals. Cleveland will face the winner of the Boston-Orlando series which is...

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2009-05-10 00:20:00

LeBron James scored 47 points Saturday to take the Cleveland Cavaliers within one game of a 4-0 sweep of Atlanta with a 97-82 win. The best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal will end if Cleveland wins Game 4 Monday night. Cleveland's lead was just 22-18 after the first period, but increased steadily and a 25-17 fourth quelled an Atlanta comeback. James, the NBA MVP, sank 5-of-10 3-pointers and also had 12 rebounds and eight assists. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 14 with eight rebounds....

2009-05-09 20:54:45

Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer with one second left Saturday boosted Denver to a 106-105 win over Dallas and a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Anthony, who sank just 9-of-24 shots, had recorded a dunk to cut Denver's deficit to 105-103 with 28.5 seconds left. Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets with 32 points, three assists and three rebounds. Despite his game-long shooting woes, Anthony scored 31 points with eight rebounds. Kenyon Martin scored 12 with four rebounds, and J.R. Smith...

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2009-05-08 23:38:29

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points Friday and the Los Angeles Lakers ground out a 108-94 win over Houston in Game 3 of their playoff series. The Lakers assumed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals and regained home-court advantage. Los Angeles will try to make it three victories in a row Sunday when Houston hosts Game 4. The Los Angeles-Houston series has been marked by extra physical play on both sides, but Friday's game was relatively calm until the final moments....

2009-05-08 21:31:21

Rashard Lewis scored 28 points Friday and the Orlando Magic pulled away down the stretch to defeat Boston 117-96 and take the lead in their playoff series. The Magic shot 59 percent and grabbed a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series. A win at home by Orlando Sunday would push the defending NBA champions to the brink of elimination. Hedo Turkoglu added 24 points for Orlando and Dwight Howard, despite battling foul trouble, had 17 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Turkoglu and Howard...

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2009-05-07 21:58:26

LeBron James scored 27 points Thursday and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers blow the game open early en route to a 105-85 victory over Atlanta. The Cavaliers remained unbeaten in the playoffs, boosting their lead over Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 2-0 after having swept Detroit in the first round. Atlanta suffered greatly from the absence of center Al Horford, who missed the game with a sore right ankle. Horford sprained the ankle in the fifth game of Atlanta's opening-round...

2009-05-07 00:45:10

Kobe Bryant rescued Los Angeles with 40 points Wednesday, pushing the Lakers to an emotional 111-98 win over Houston that tied their playoff series 1-1. After suffering an unexpected setback in the series opener and then seeing Houston rally to a halftime tie on Wednesday, the Lakers faced a critical closing 24 minutes. Los Angeles was able to out-battle the Rockets in a physical second half, but the Lakers could not breathe easy until Bryant scored on a tip-in with 4 minutes to play for a...

2009-05-06 22:18:22

Eddie House scored 31 points for the best playoff performance of his career Wednesday, carrying Boston to a 112-94 decision over Orlando. The defending champion Celtics evened the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 1-1 after falling behind by as many as 28 points in the opening game. Ray Allen added 22 points for Boston and Rajon Rondo had his third triple-double of the playoffs with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 18 assists. Allen and Rondo, however, combined to make only 14-of-34 shots...

2009-05-05 00:53:50

Yao Ming had 28 points and 10 rebounds Monday to lead Houston past the Los Angeles Lakers 100-92 in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Yao went to the locker room briefly after injuring his knee in the fourth quarter but returned to action a few minutes later to hit a key jump shot and sink six free throws for the Rockets -- who used a 9-0 run in the fourth to take control of the game from the cold shooting Lakers. Ron Artest finished with 21 points and seven assists, Aaron...

2009-05-04 22:14:22

Dwight Howard had 16 points and 22 rebounds Monday to help the Orlando Magic beat Boston 95-90 in the opener of their Eastern semifinal. The Magic were ahead by 28 points in the third quarter. The reigning NBA champion Celtics were coming off a series against Chicago that went to seven games, including four overtime contests totaling seven extra sessions. The Magic used a 37-7 run from late in the first half into the third quarter to build a 65-37 cushion before the Celtics rallied with a...