NBA: Lebron James helps Lakers beat Rockets 119-96, advance to first Western Conference final in a decade
Los Angeles advanced to their first NBA final four since the Kobe Bryant-led Lakers beat Phoenix for the conference title and then defeated Boston for the 2010 NBA championship, the last time they won.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala 'questionable' for Game 4 against Blazers due to calf injury
Golden State swingman Andre Iguodala is "questionable" for game four of the NBA Western Conference finals on Monday, when the Warriors will be seeking to complete a sweep in Portland.
NBA Playoffs preview: With Golden State Warriors eyeing a threepeat, how do the remaining 15 challengers stack up?
The indomitable Golden State Warriors are the two-time champs chasing a threepeat. To preview the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Karan Madhok ranked each remaining team's chances of usurping the throne
NBA: New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis asks to be traded before transfer deadline, according to reports
Anthony Davis, the top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, shares second in the NBA with 29.3 points a game and third in the league with 13.3 rebounds per contest
Derrick Rose apologised for telling anyone who doubted his ability to kill themselves for thinking he wouldn't keep playing well for the Timberwolves.
NBA: New Orleans Pelicans look to carry forward last season's momentum with fast-paced style centered around Anthony Davis
The loss of All-Star DeMarcus Cousins has been helpful to the New Orleans Pelicans, who will hope to employ the same fast-paced style they did towards the latter part of last season.
NBA: Stacked heavier than ever before with LeBron James' arrival, Western Conference will be star-studded affair
With reigning champions Warriors, the Rockets, the Thunder, the LeBron-powered LA Lakers, the Spurs and even the fun 'bad' teams are going to ensure that the Western Conference will be deeper and more competitive than ever next season.
NBA Western Conference finals: Rockets guard Chris Paul to miss Game 6 against Warriors due to strained hamstring
Houston said Paul will be re-evaluated after the Rockets return from Saturday's Western Conference matchup against the Warriors, with Houston leading the best-of-seven series 3-2 entering Game Six at Oakland, California.
NBA Western Conference finals: Rockets star Chris Paul's status uncertain for Game Six against Warriors
"Chris Paul will be evaluated tomorrow, but obviously you saw him limp off, and he's a tough guy," Houston coach D'Antoni said. "They'll do whatever they can do. If he's there, great. If he isn't, we have enough guys... We'll be all right."
NBA Western Conference Finals: Stephen Curry says Warriors not panicking after 22-point loss to Rockets in Game 2
"No panic," Curry insisted after scoring just 16 in Game 2. "No houses-on-fire type of mentality in our locker room. We're in pretty good shape right now."