Nate McMillan

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems.

James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season in a major blow for a Clippers team that now faces playoff drama for the fifth consecutive year.

Those are among the NBA's headlines for Sunday, with Game 4s in four first-round series.

Cleveland can oust Indiana, Houston leads 2-1 over Oklahoma City, Chicago will aim to keep home-court advantage on Boston and the Clippers — 10-1 in their last 11 games...