Dallas Mavericks point guard Darren Collison (4) and Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol
Apr 2, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Darren Collison (4) and Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol (16) battle for a ball in the second half of the game at the Staples Center. Lakers won 101-81.
Up and under
Golden State's Stephen Curry goes to the basket against Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Curry had 22 points, but the Thunder came away with the win, 116-97.
NBA goes green
Golden State's Carl Landry stretches near the NBA's symbol for NBA Green Week, an effort to generate awareness and funds for protecting the environment.
Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (center) battles for the ball with New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (left) and guard Jason Kidd (right) during the second half at the United Center. Chicago won 118-111.
He's on fire!
Chicago Bulls point guard Nate Robinson shoots over New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony during the second half at the United Center. Robinson scored a career-high 35 points as Chicago won 118-111.
Awkward, but effective
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook goes up for an off-balance shot against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Westbrook had 18 points as the Thunder defeated the Warriors 116-97.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony drives past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during Sunday's game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Anthony scored 36 points and moved ahead of Durant, who had 27, in the season scoring race. The Knicks won 125-120 for their 12th straight victory.
Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson is fouled while attempting a shot next to Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (right) on Sunday. The Jazz defeated the Warriors 97-90 to move ahead of the Lakers for the West's eighth and final playoff spot.
It's getting away!
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) and Orlando Magic small forward Maurice Harkless go for a loose ball during Sunday's game at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs won 91-85.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) breaks up a scuffle between center Ryan Hollins (15) and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) during Sunday's game at Staples Center. Clippers won 109-95 to sweep the four-game season series.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall tries to drive between Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) and shooting guard Courtney Lee (11) during Sunday's game at the TD Garden. Teh Celtics won 107-96.
Hear me roar
Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Will Barton reacts after a dunk against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at the Rose Garden. Barton had 22 points and 13 rebounds off the bench, but the Mavs won 96-91 to stay in the playoff hunt.
Hoop, there it is
Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless attacks the rim, trying for two points in Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, who escaped with a 86-84 victory.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry comes up with the loose ball Friday night as Suns guard Goran Dragic can only lay on the ground and watch.
No, Anthony Davis is not so good he doesn't need to keep his eyes open. The Hornets rookie forward was fouled by Jazz forward Paul Millsap in the process of attempting a shot.
The Heat's Shane Battier sends a shot by Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson back to where it came from. Miami pulled out the win despite missing a trio of starters, including LeBron James.
Just kick it
Suns center Jermaine O'Neal loses the basketball amid Warriors defenders Draymond Green (left) and Klay Thompson in the second half of Friday's game.