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For Pelicans and Bucks, there were lessons in Game 1 losses
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New Orleans and Milwaukee were facing long odds before the postseason even began, and now the task of advancing in the NBA playoffs seems considerably more daunting....

Irving scores 30, LeBron 20 as Cavs beat Celtics 113-100
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and the Cavaliers opened a run toward an NBA title with a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday....

Toronto GM Masai Ujiri and team fined for expletive
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors' playoff opener....

Pelicans' Anthony Davis more comfortable heading into Game 2
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A half-dozen students stood outside War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of San Francisco on Sunday morning, gazing through the glass doors to sneak a peak of a 6-foot-10 power forward who has become one of basketball's biggest attractions....

Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1
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HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden loves games like the one Houston had Saturday night....

Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another....

Rose scores 23, Bulls beat Bucks 103-91
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Through three long years of knee surgeries and recoveries, the Chicago Bulls waited for this. And when the moment arrived, here is what Derrick Rose did....