Tony Parker leads San Antonio to Game 1 victory over Portland in Western Conference semifinals.
The Spurs jumped out to a 68-46 halftime lead, then went on to bury the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 of the teams' playoff series on Sunday.
Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the Houston Rockets 99-98 to take their playoff series in six games and advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time in 14 years.
With friends and family simultaneously mourning and celebrating his life, the Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA championship-winning coach was remembered at his funeral Mass on Thursday.
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin came off the bench to score 21 points and help the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-98 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination.
The Houston Rockets remain confident they can rebound from a 3-1 deficit in their first-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Dr. Jack Ramsay died Sunday night.
The Portland Trail Blazers dance team stopped by KATU on Sunday morning. Click "play" on the video to see what they had to say.
Click "play" on the video to meet longtime employee and Blazers superfan Toni Smith.
The Trail Blazers' All-Star forward has been dominating with more than 40 points in each of the opening two playoff games with the Rockets in Houston.
Troy Daniels hit a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds left and the Houston Rockets narrowed Portland's first-round playoff advantage to 2-1 with a 121-116 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
A day after etching his name in Portland's record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward.
LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message.
The Portland Trail Blazers start the 2014 NBA Playoffs on the road, but the Blazers are hosting viewing parties at the Rose Quarter, so it can feel like a home game.