GAME 3 BOSTON 104 beats CHICAGO 87 Bulls lead 2-1

Rajon Rondo believes he’ll be out at least a “couple weeks” as he recovers from a right thumb fracture suffered in Game 2 against the Celtics.

“I think it was an inbound pass over to Horford,” Rondo said. “And I swiped up to make a play on the ball and I knew right then and there there was something wrong with my thumb. I continued to play, obviously the adrenaline is crazy, but I continued to play and I didn’t think nothing of it. It was painful, but it’s the playoffs.”


GAME 3 CLEVELAND 119 beats INDIANA 114 Cavaliers lead 3-0

The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland trailed by as many as 26 points early in the third quarter.


GAME 3 MILWAUKEE 104 beats TORONTO 77 Bucks lead 2-1

“I still think we can win the series,” Lowry said. “It’s a terrible feeling, the way we got our ass beat. It’s a terrible feeling. [But] our confidence is not changed. We’ll be fine.”

GAME 3 MEMPHIS 105 beats San Antonio 94 Spurs lead 2-1

“I was proud of what Dave Fizdale did, being a former coach here,” Riley said Wednesday at his end-of-season address. “I don’t care what anybody thinks. I think he went in and fought for his players, fought for his city. I think everything he had to say had truth to it, real truth to it. And he took a hit for it. … I’m glad he’s got some Heat DNA in him from that standpoint.'”

“Everything he said was true,” Randolph said. “He stuck up for us, and that’s the penalty we got to pay. But it’s the truth.”

Conley said the Grizzlies “don’t normally say anything about anything.”

“I think Coach just finally just had enough, kind of got to a boiling point,” Conley said.

GAME 3 OKLAHOMA CITY 115 beats HOUSTON 113 Rockets lead 2-1

GAME 3 LOS ANGELES 111 beats UTAH 106 Clippers lead 2-1