Raptors' Lou Williams wins 2014-15 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award

Facing an impossibly good team, playing in the most hostile arena the NBA can offer, they're slotted in as a sacrificial lamb, a footnote in a more urgent legend being written. That's what the Pelicans are supposed to be right 

NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors' Lou Williams, who averaged a career-high 15.5 points this season and helped Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games, is the winner of the 2014-15 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award as the league's best player in a reserve role, 

He clarified that his "It" remarks were more a commentary on the state of today's NBA than a swipe at the Raptors. Then he provided the very thing he said is missing these days: a capital-M Man who absorbs the fans' hostility on the road and carries

The NBA playoffs began on Saturday and it was mostly a good night for the home teams. The Warriors, Rockets and Bulls held serve at home while the Wizards picked up a road victory.

Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards smiles as he sits on the bench prior to facing the Toronto Raptors in the second half during game one of their NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on