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NBA DAILY FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
Recap of Tuesday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4
The AP reports: CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain didn't stop him. The Celtics didn't either. Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. With James in foul trouble, Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his left ankle in the third quarter, when he scored 19 points in less than five minutes... Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in the postseason. Avery Bradley scored 19 and Jae Crowder 18 for Boston.


NBA DAILY FOR TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
Recap of Monday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
The AP reports: SAN ANTONIO -- Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0... San Antonio's only lead came on the opening possession when Manu Ginobili tossed in a left-handed scoop shot. The Spurs started Ginobili in what could be his final game with the team. The 39-year-old had maintained he will not ponder whether to retire or return until after the season... Ginobili finished with 15 points in 32 minutes. Kyle Anderson scored 20 points to lead the Spurs, who were without Leonard, Tony Parker and David Lee.


NBA DAILY FOR MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
Recap of Sunday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108
The AP reports: CLEVELAND -- Avery Bradley's 3-pointer dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 to end the champions' 13-game postseason winning streak. Bradley's shot from the left wing bounced on the rim four times before going down. It capped a furious comeback by the Celtics, who trailed by 21 in the third quarter before rallying to tighten up a series that appeared to be over.

InsideHoops.com notes: In the win, Marcus Smart had 27 points (8-14 FG, 7-10 threes), five rebounds, seven assists and two steals, Avery Bradley had 20 points (on just 8-23 FG, but he did hit the game-winner), Al Horford had 16 points (just 7-18 FG), six assists but just two rebounds, Kelly Olynyk had 15 points, and Jae Crowder 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

InsideHoops.com notes: in the loss, Kyrie Irving had 29 points (10-15 FG) and seven assists, Kevin Love had 28 points (7-13 threes), 10 points and three blocks, Tristan Thompson had 18 points (on just four FG attempts, with 12-15 FT) and 13 rebounds.

LeBron James was quiet: Just 11 points on 4-13 FG, six rebounds, six assists and six turnovers.


NBA DAILY FOR SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
Recap of Saturday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead
The AP reports: SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs were injured, but Golden State was expecting a fevered fight on the home floor of the five-time NBA champions. The Warriors' depth and talent settled things early. Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and Golden State beat injury-riddled San Antonio 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals... Curry added 21 points and became the franchise leader in postseason points, passing Hall of Famer Rick Barry... Already without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard and starting point guard Tony Parker, the Spurs lost David Lee to a left knee injury in the opening quarter.


NBA DAILY FOR SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
Recap of Friday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0
The AP reports: BOSTON -- An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. "I believe we've got another level, as well," he said after Cleveland steamrolled the Boston Celtics with 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals... Minutes after the NBA announced the three finalists for the MVP award - and James wasn't among them - the Cavaliers star scored 30 points before resting in the fourth quarter. Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland, which led by 14 points after one quarter, by 72-31 at the half and by 46 after three... The Celtics played the second half without Isaiah Thomas, who had a strained right hip.


NBA DAILY FOR THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
Recap of Wednesday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps James, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1
The AP reports: BOSTON -- LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love added a playoff career-high 32 points and had 12 rebounds to help the Cavaliers improve to 9-0 in the first three rounds of the playoffs. They opened 10-0 last season en route to their first NBA title. James scored at will in the first half and the Cavs built a 26-point lead. Love opened up the floor for James, burying outside jumpers and forcing Boston to leave defenders one-on-one with James. Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder led the Celtics with 21 points each. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points. Boston missed 11 of its first 14 shots.


NBA DAILY FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
Recap of Tuesday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead
The AP reports: OAKLAND -- Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency from the opening tip this time. The Golden State Warriors did just that for their ailing coach watching from the locker room, and left Gregg Popovich questioning and criticizing his Spurs players for a lack of belief and feeling sorry for themselves without injured superstar Kawhi Leonard. Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Warriors trounced on the short-handed Spurs, running away from San Antonio for a 136-100 rout Tuesday night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant added 16 points and Draymond Green provided another impressive all-around performance with 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Rookie Patrick McCaw had 18 points and five assists off the bench shooting 6 for 8 as Golden State earned its second-most lopsided postseason victory ever to go to 10-0.


NBA DAILY FOR TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
Recap of Monday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105
The AP reports: BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. Boston advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where it will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday. Led by Olynyk the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards' counterparts 48-5. Boston also connected on 11 3-pointers, including 8 of 13 in the second half... Bradley Beal led the Wizards, which was playing it its first Game 7 since 1979 with 38 points, including 24 in the second half. Otto Porter added 20 points. John Wall and Markieff Morris each finished with 18. But Washington also had 15 turnovers, leading to 17 Celtics' points.


NBA DAILY FOR MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
Recap of Sunday's NBA Playoff games

nba game recaps Kawhi hurt; Warriors edge Spurs in Game 1, 113-111
The AP reports: OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from way down after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Draymond Green gave Golden State the lead for good on a three-point play after the Warriors trailed by as many as 25 points. Leonard left in the third quarter after he re-injured his left ankle, and the Warriors capitalized with an 18-0 run.

InsideHoops.com reports: In the win, Stephen Curry shot 14-of-26 for 40 points, seven rebounds and 3 steals. Kevin Durant shot 11-of-21 for 34 points, five rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Zaza Pachulia had 11 points and nine rebounds. Draymond Green had nine points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Klay Thompson had a miserable game, shooting 2-of-11.

InsideHoops.com reports: In the loss for the Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points (but needed 24 shots to do it) and added eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. He also committed six turnovers. Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes of play prior to leaving the game due to an ankle sprain. Manu Ginobili played great off the bench, shooting 7-of-10 for 17 points and three steals.

The AP reports: Leonard first went down after stepping on a teammate's foot along the bench after taking a shot. Pachulia later slid into him as he came down from shooting and Leonard fell into the Spurs bench, grabbing his ankle. Losing Leonard could be a story of this series. He shot 7 of 13 in 23 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists. He made all 11 of his free throws.