THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Basketball’s First Dynasty

NEW YORK TIMES-1950 Mr. Basketball-George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers-tonight paced his team to a 110-95 victory over Syracuse and the National Basketball Association championship. The Lakers took the best-of-seven series, 4-2. Mikan registered 40 points in...

NBA playoff schedule, times, TV channels

Saturday, April 22 Away Home Time TV Raptors Bucks 3 p.m. TNT Wizards Hawks 5:30 TNT Spurs Grizzlies 8 p.m. ESPN Warriors Blazers 10:30 ESPN Sunday, April 23 Away Home Time TV Cavs Pacers 1 p.m. ABC Rockets Thunder 3:30 ABC Celtics Bulls 6:30 TNT Clippers Jazz 9 p.m....

THIS DATE IN SPORTS-The Clock Starts Ticking

The N.B.A. on this date adopted the 24-second shot clock, ushering in the modern era of pro basketball. The game radically changed when the season began the following October (see Oct. 30) as players forced the ball downcourt, concentrating on speed and offense. The...

PACERS BLOW BIG LEAD, LOSE GAME 3

INDIANA PACERS RELEASE After dropping Games 1 and 2 of their first-round playoff series in Cleveland, the Pacers appeared on their way to an emphatic bounce-back win in Game 3 on Thursday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. But LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers...

PACERS LOSE GAME 1

INDIANA PACERS RELEASE Game Recap The Indiana Pacers gave the defending NBA champions a scare in Game 1 in Cleveland, but LeBron James and the Cavaliers made more plays down the stretch to come away with a 109-108 win on Saturday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena....