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Nets beat Hawks 91-83, pull within 2-1 in series

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series....

Mavs' Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

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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....

Leonard leads Spurs to 100-73 win over Clippers and 2-1 lead

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player....

After working OT in NBA playoffs, Curry, Rose can earn rest

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NEW YORK (AP) -- If Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are tired after working overtime, now is the chance to earn some rest....

Pierce, Wall get Wiz past Raptors 106-99 for 3-0 series lead

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- After hitting a 3-pointer to double the Washington Wizards' lead with 16.3 seconds left, Paul Pierce turned to the stands with arms aloft, nodded and yelled, "That's why I'm here!"...

Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

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DALLAS (AP) -- James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas....

'Junkyard Dog' Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

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ATLANTA (AP) -- When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself....