Nati Harnik/Associated Press Terence Crawford won the most high-profile bout of his career Saturday night, but he will likely be left with a bitter taste because he didn't get to end it on his terms. After Crawford hit Amir Khan (33-5, 20 KOs) with an accidental low blow in the sixth round, Khan's trainer Virgil…
Zach Beeker/Getty Images Russell Westbrook is on the board. The Oklahoma City Thunder's first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers has doubled as a grudge match between two All-Star point guards. Through two games, Damian Lillard had decidedly gotten the better of Westbrook, whose poor shot selection and forced aggressiveness contributed in part to Oklahoma City…
David Zalubowski/Associated Press The Denver Nuggets pulled away from the San Antonio Spurs for a 117-103 Game 4 win on Saturday evening in San Antonio, Texas. Though the series is now even at 2-2, Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was not even-tempered when he decided to chuck the basketball at referee Scott Foster with five minutes…
Mark Sobhani/Getty Images The Denver Nuggets were able to even up their first-round series with a 117-103 Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs. The best-of-seven series is now 2-2, with the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference answering a loss with a win for the second straight time.  Nikola Jokic totaled 29 points,…
Elsa/Getty Images Joel Embiid bowled over defenders and blew up the Brooklyn Nets' schemes during a decisive fourth-quarter run Saturday, producing a 112-108 Philadelphia 76ers win that highlighted the contrast between two teams embroiled in the NBA's hottest playoff rivalry. Embiid overpowered Brooklyn down the stretch at Barclays Center, scoring eight straight points to help…
Brian Sevald/Getty Images Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin is listed as active for Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. Griffin missed the first two games of the series with left knee soreness, and the Pistons find themselves in a 2-0…
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Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images After the two were part of an on-court altercation in Game 4, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had strong words for Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley following a 112-108 Sixers victory on Saturday in New York. Embiid started his postgame interview with TNT by calling Dudley a "nobody": McCollum and the…
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Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images The Philadelphia 76ers are one win from advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs following a thrilling 112-108 victory Saturday over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. This series hasn't gone how the Sixers would have scripted it, but that hasn't prevented them from…
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