Alex Ovechkin's tax preparations could soon be a hat trick of federal, Virginia and new D.C. "jock" taxes for his dazzling performances at the Verizon Center.
Chris Paul had 33 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets pulled away down the stretch, stunning the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 109-100 victory in their playoff opener Sunday.
The Boston Celtics unloaded lots of big men at the NBA trading deadline and the key to making sure the moves pay off rests with the biggest guy who's still left _ Shaquille O'Neal.
Big bodies replaced big names on the final day of the NBA's trading season.
Ray Allen has spent thousands of hours alone in a gym, practicing his shot, and when all of the hard work came to fruition what he wanted most of all was to share the honor.
Ray Allen broke the NBA record for 3-pointers on Thursday night, sinking two in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers as the man he passed, Reggie Miller, sat courtside working the TV broadcast.
LeBron James sees no reason to enjoy Cleveland's epic struggles this season.
Paul Pierce scored 32 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds with a large bandage over a five-stitch cut on his head, and the Celtics overcame Kobe Bryant's 41 points in a 109-96 victory over Los Angeles.
The NBA finals seemed to go on forever last summer, stretching through seven games over two weeks until the exhausted Los Angeles Lakers finally edged the injury-depleted Boston Celtics with their last gasp in the final quarter.