After being dominated in the first quarter on Saturday, Washington tries to take firm control of the series Monday night.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday’s 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all.
James Harden’s shot was off, and one of the most unlikely players on Houston’s roster came to the rescue.
The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Wall finished the season as a fringe MVP candidate. Through three games in the playoffs, when he has played even better, he has not received much aid from his teammates.
LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory at Indiana.
The NBA fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series.
Porter left Game 3 in the second half after running into a screen. He was feeling better Sunday.
The power forwards in the Washington-Atlanta series exchange bumps on the floor, then words off it.
Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory Saturday that sliced the Wizards’ lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.
Game 3 started badly for Washington. The middle was bad. The end was bad. As a result, its series lead has been sliced in half.