Steve Dykes

NBA playoffs: Bulls, Rockets get back into their respective series with wins

Washington and Portland both hoped to improve their playoff series to 3-0 leads entering the night, but the Bulls and Rockets, respectively, picked up victories to cut their deficits to 2-1. In Brooklyn the Nets beat the Raptors for a 2-1 lead, as well.

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Blazers still confident despite gut-wrenching loss

A three-pointer from an unlikely source in Troy Daniels prevented Portland from sweeping the Rockets, but Portland still feels plenty confident.

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Good morning, it's Revenge Night in the NBA

Every Friday winner had lost Game 2. Vengeance! That and more in Saturday's NBA newsletter.

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Troy Daniels seals 121-116 victory for Rocktes

Troy who? Troy Daniels drained a game-sealing three in the final seconds of overtime to give the Rockets their first win of the postseason.

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Bulls outlast Wizards in 100-97 victory

The Wizards had their playoff homecoming crashed by the Bulls.

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Nets avoid meltdown in 102-98 victory

The Nets survived a huge fourth-quarter meltdown and now have a 2-1 lead in the series.

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Nene ejected after tangling with Jimmy Butler

No punches thrown, not even any shoves, just some head-butting and grappling between Jimmy Butler and Nene:

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The two exchanged a bit of live-ball contact, then mushed their heads together, then Nene upped the ante by grabbing Butler behind the neck as if to tackle him (after Butler seemingly exhorted him to do it) and got tossed for it. Playoff basketball!

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KG hypes up Brooklyn crowd

Is Brooklyn in the house?

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Blazers look to go up 3-0 on Rockets

Portland looks to go up 3-0 in the series at its first home playoff game of the postseason.

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Washington seeks 3-0 lead over Bulls in D.C.

The series heads to Washington, D.C., with the Wizards leading 2-0.

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Nets, Raptors face off in critical Game 3

The series is tied at 1-1 as the Raptors and Nets head back to Barclays.

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