NBA Playoffs 2015i

The 2015 NBA Playoffs, decide the champion of American basketball, culminating in the NBA Finals beginning on 5 June 2015. San Antonio Spurs won the 2014 finals.


Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala scored 25 points apiece, Draymond Green recorded a triple-double and the Warriors – using a barrage of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter – won their first title since 1975 by finishing off James and the Cavaliers 105-97 in game six of the finals

Despite his spectacular all-around performance in the NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James knows he must do even more to prevent the Golden State Warriors from capturing the title


Pushed by a crowd howling to see Cleveland’s 51-year title drought end, James scored 40 points, his new sidekick Matthew Dellavedova added 20 and the Cavaliers survived Golden State’s furious fourth-quarter comeback led by Stephen Curry for a 96-91 win over the Warriors on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals

The best all-around player of his generation, James has pushed a team missing two All-Stars – Irving and Kevin Love – and a franchise that has its first finals win, within three victories of an improbable title that would end Cleveland’s 51-year major sports championship drought

LeBron James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova made the go-ahead free throws in overtime, and the Cavaliers overcame a fourth-quarter collapse to outlast the Golden State Warriors 95-93 on Sunday night to even the NBA Finals at a game apiece.

The Golden State Warriors, led by the league’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, held off a big performance by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-100 in overtime to take the opening game of the NBA Finals. In the finals for the first time in 40 years, the Warriors rallied from an early 14-point deficit, absorbed a finals-best 44 points from James and shut down Cleveland in the extra session.

The Golden State Warriors survived a major injury scare to NBA MVP Stephen Curry but still lost the game as a pumped up Houston Rockets staved off playoff elimination with a 128-115 victory

James Harden's chance at a potential game-winning shot was squandered when Golden State knocked the ball away in the closing seconds of a 99-98 victory in game two of the NBA Western Conference finals that left Harden on the floor with his head in his hands and the Warriors celebrating.

The Houston Rockets humbled the Los Angeles Clippers 113-100 in game seven of their NBA second round playoff series Sunday to reach their first Western Conference final since 1997

LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and the Cleveland Cavaliers still beat the Chicago Bulls 94-73 to clinch their Eastern Conference semi-final series in six games

LeBron James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago's charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the Bulls to take a 3-2 lead in their testy Eastern Conference semi-final.

Paul Pierce banked in the game winner to lift the short-handed Washington Wizards to a 103-101 NBA play-off victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

The Warriors came through with their most complete performance of the first-round, building a 13-point lead at halftime, widening it to 24 late in the third quarter and squelching the Pelicans’ desperate, last-gasp bid in the fourth quarter, 109-98

Kyrie Irving made the most of his play-off debut, scoring 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 113-100 in the opening game of their first round series.

New Orleans and Brooklyn are in. Indiana and Oklahoma City are out. And while San Antonio slipped to sixth in the loaded Western Conference, the defending champions are looking awfully dangerous again. Forget the 82-game grind of the past six months. There are no more back-to-back sets, uneven schedules and excuses. The play-off brackets are set. Everybody's on equal ground. It is time to crown champions.