Wizards make Bulls' home-court edge disappear

CHICAGO -- All of Tom Thibodeau's pre-series concerns about the Wizards came to fruition Sunday night at the United Center.

Nene played like an All-Star. Trevor Ariza hit big shots. Marcin Gortat did his damage inside. Andre Miller proved ageless...

For Clippers, missed chances and a second shot

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Paul couldn't stop watching the play.

Once. Twice. Again. Another time.

It bothered him that he didn't make the right call in a late three-on-one, getting his shot blocked by Harrison Barnes instead of passing to J.J Redick....

Bulls' Boozer eager to rise to playoffs occasion

CHICAGO -- It's unnecessary to ask Carlos Boozer for his favorite postseason memories since the proof is in the box scores.

"There's nothing like winning a Game 7 on the road," Boozer said.

Boozer has played instrumental roles in two such ...

Joakim Noah lacks usual fire in Game 1 loss

CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah made it perfectly clear: He would not discuss the death of his mentor and youth coach, Tyrone Green.

"I don't want to talk about that," he said.

Less clear is whether Green's passing affected him in the Bulls' Game 1 loss ...

Warriors playing for Jackson's job

LOS ANGELES -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said it didn't matter that friend and former broadcasting partner Jeff Van Gundy voiced support for a contract extension during the telecast of the playoff opener.

Jackson said Sunday he ...

Wade, James get Heat off to strong start

MIAMI -- Throughout the final two weeks of the season and now into the playoffs, AmericanAirlines Arena has been playing tribute videos of Heat players during timeouts.

The poignant videos have been popular among the players to the point that ...