Jamal Murray exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Denver Nuggets staged a dramatic late fightback to clinch a series-levelling 114-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.
The top seeded Golden State Warriors face the first challenge in their quest for a NBA three-peat, which begins on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The red-hot Los Angeles Clippers clinched an NBA playoff berth on Tuesday with their sixth win in a row, Danilo Gallinari scoring 25 points in a 122-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Minutes before the start of Miami Heat's match versus San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich suprised Dwyane Wade with a special gift as he continues his farewell tour before retirement.
The San Antonio Spurs rolled to their season-best ninth straight win by toppling the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors with a 111-105 victory on Monday.
In the past four seasons, the Miami Heat has been struggling to make it to the finals since the departure of LeBron James last 2014. However, Heat president Pat Riley wants to change that.
Damyean Dotson scored 27 points and the New York Knicks snapped their franchise-record home losing streak at 18 games with a 130-118 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
Paul George capped a 45-point performance with a last second game-winning basket in double overtime to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 148-147 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.