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NBA Western Conference finals: Stephen Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead
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NBA Western Conference finals: Stephen Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead

Golden State are two wins from a return to the NBA Finals for the first time since making five straight trips from 2015-19.

NBA: Jayson Tatum helps Boston Celtics tie Eastern finals at 1-1 vs Miami Heat
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NBA: Jayson Tatum helps Boston Celtics tie Eastern finals at 1-1 vs Miami Heat

Game three in the series takes place in Boston on Saturday, and Celtics are expecting a stiff Miami response.

NBA: Stephen Curry stars as Warriors dominate Luka Doncic-led Mavericks in Game 1 of Western finals
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NBA: Stephen Curry stars as Warriors dominate Luka Doncic-led Mavericks in Game 1 of Western finals

Stephen Curry scored 21 points as the Golden State Warriors bottled up Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks to win their Western Conference finals series opener.

NBA Eastern Conference finals: Jimmy Butler scores 41, Heat take Game 1 from Celtics
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NBA Eastern Conference finals: Jimmy Butler scores 41, Heat take Game 1 from Celtics

A 22-2 run was how Miami Heat started the second half, the run punctuated by steals that led to baskets on three consecutive possessions.

Marcus Smart 'questionable' for Boston Celtics opener against Miami Heat
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Marcus Smart 'questionable' for Boston Celtics opener against Miami Heat

Marcus Smart was diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain after landing heavily during Sunday's series-clinching victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA: Luka Doncic stars as Mavericks advance to Western Conference Finals with 4-3 series win over Suns
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NBA: Luka Doncic stars as Mavericks advance to Western Conference Finals with 4-3 series win over Suns

Luka Doncic scored 35 points as the Dallas Mavericks completed a stunning upset of the top-seeded Phoenix Suns.

NBA: Boston Celtics beat reigning champions Milwaukee in game seven to reach Eastern Conference Finals
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NBA: Boston Celtics beat reigning champions Milwaukee in game seven to reach Eastern Conference Finals

Grant Williams scored 27 points as the Boston Celtics eliminated the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday with a 109-81 game seven victory.

NBA: Jayson Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7 against Bucks
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NBA: Jayson Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7 against Bucks

Tatum scored 46 points and the Celtics withstood a brilliant performance from Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo to win 108-95

NBA: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson send Warriors into Western Conference finals
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NBA: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson send Warriors into Western Conference finals

The Golden State Warriors won 110-96 against the Memphis Grizzlies and advanced to the conference finals.

NBA: Luka Doncic, Mavericks cruise past Suns to force Game 7 in Western Conference semi-finals
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NBA: Luka Doncic, Mavericks cruise past Suns to force Game 7 in Western Conference semi-finals

Luka Doncic scored 33 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86 on Thursday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference semifinals.

NBA: Jimmy Butler propels Miami Heat past Philadelphia 76ers into Eastern Conference finals
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NBA: Jimmy Butler propels Miami Heat past Philadelphia 76ers into Eastern Conference finals

The Miami Heat punched their ticket to the NBA's Eastern Conference finals on Thursday as Jimmy Butler scored 32 points to key a 99-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

NBA: League tweaks design of trophies, adds conference finals MVPs
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NBA: League tweaks design of trophies, adds conference finals MVPs

The league unveiled a slightly redesigned Larry O’Brien Trophy on Thursday, plus announced changes to the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP trophy and changes to the design of the conference championship trophies.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks rally to push Celtics to brink, Memphis Grizzlies maul Warriors
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NBA: Milwaukee Bucks rally to push Celtics to brink, Memphis Grizzlies maul Warriors

The Bucks erased fourth-quarter deficit to beat Boston 110-107 and push the Celtics to the brink of NBA playoff elimination as the Grizzlies stayed alive with a 134-95 drubbing of Golden State.

Nikola Jokic named NBA MVP for second straight season
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Nikola Jokic named NBA MVP for second straight season

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic averaged 27.1 points per game with 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists this season.

NBA: Phoenix Suns' Monty Williams voted Coach of the Year after franchise-record 64 wins
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NBA: Phoenix Suns' Monty Williams voted Coach of the Year after franchise-record 64 wins

Monty Williams joins Cotton Fitzsimmons (1988-89) and Mike D'Antoni (2004-05) as coaches who have won the award with the Suns.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid has right orbital fracture as East semis against Heat loom
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NBA: Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid has right orbital fracture as East semis against Heat loom

Joel Embiid led the 76ers with averages of 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and assists and 1.5 blocks per game during the regular season.

NBA: Jayson Tatum shines as Celtics sweep Nets; Raptors, Mavs romp
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NBA: Jayson Tatum shines as Celtics sweep Nets; Raptors, Mavs romp

Boston's balanced offense and battle-hardened defense once again proved too much for Brooklyn, who trailed from start to finish as a late-rally from the home side came up just short.

NBA: Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart named Defensive Player of the Year
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NBA: Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart named Defensive Player of the Year

Smart received 257 total points, including 37 first-place votes, from a global media panel with Phoenix forward Mikal Bridges second on 202 with 22 first-place nods.

NBA Playoffs: Jayson Tatum lifts Celtics over Nets in buzzer beater; Heat, Bucks win
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NBA Playoffs: Jayson Tatum lifts Celtics over Nets in buzzer beater; Heat, Bucks win

Tatum scored 31 points to lead the Celtics, who thwarted a fourth-quarter comeback bid by the Nets to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

NBA Playoffs: Warriors take Steph Curry's return; Jazz, Sixers win openers
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NBA Playoffs: Warriors take Steph Curry's return; Jazz, Sixers win openers

Curry, sidelined since 16 March, had 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the floor with three rebounds, four assists and a steal over 22 minutes off the bench as the host Warriors took a 1-0 lead