Here are seven of the biggest surprises of the first round.
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team's next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland's NBA title hopes.
The NBA has suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games wand Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during Sunday's Game 4 of their first-round series.
Greivis Vasquez was weary of Paul Pierce's trash talk at the beginning of the series vs. the Wizards but after being swept, he says a talker like Pierce is exactly what the Raptors need.
Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons might need microfracture surgery on his right knee, sources told ESPNDallas.com, though there is still hope arthroscopic surgery will be enough.
The NBA will announce Monday that Stance will be the official sock of the league and that all players will wear their product.
Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a facial fracture he suffered in a Game 3 playoff win against Portland.
The Warriors' Steve Kerr won the Pro Basketball Writers Association's Rudy Tomjanovich Award as the coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media.
Deron Williams scored 35 points to lead the Nets to an overtime win in Game 4, squaring the series 2-2 with the Hawks.
Five burning questions and answers about the Toronto Raptors' immediate future in the wake of their humbling Game 4 loss in the nation's capital that sealed a first-round sweep for the Washington Wizards:1.
Austin Rivers had his best performance as a Clipper in Game 4, but it's not enough to get out from under his dad's shadow.
Despite sweeping the Celtics, the Cavs didn't escape unscathed. How will Kevin Love's injury and the suspension of J.R. Smith affect Cleveland's chances?
If Brooklyn has any chance of evening the series against Atlanta -- let alone pulling off the upset -- expect a heavy dose of Brook Lopez.
Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez says the team needs a trash-talker like Paul Pierce, after being swept by the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs.
Jason Terry finding Dwight Howard for the ferocious one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
The Wizards' veteran and vocal leader got creative when he added insult to injury Sunday night.
J.J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu went from bench afterthoughts to center stage, helping Dallas avoid the sweep by Houston, Tim MacMahon writes.
Brad Stevens took the Celtics further than anyone imagined, earning high praise from executives and coaches around the league, writes Jeff Goodman.
The Rockets missed 17 consecutive shots in critical stretch of Game 4, opening the door for Dallas to extend the series.
With its sharp 3-point shooting, Washington swept Toronto and served notice to its East foes, Ohm Youngmisuk writes.
"You turn it over 28 times, there are some pretty amazing ways to do it," Mike Dunleavy said after Sunday's film session.
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