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  • Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, right, as he tries to score during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Mavs Roll Past Spurs 113-92, Even Series At 1-1

    SAN ANTONIO—Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid... Read more

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson (25) defends Miami Heat's LeBron James during the first half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Heat Go Up 2-0, Hold Off Bobcats 101-97

    MIAMI—LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats... Read more

  • (L–R) Jerry Lucas, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Phil Jackson, and Bill Bradley celebrate after winning the 1973 NBA Title in five games against the Los Angeles Lakers. (George Kalinsky)

    The New York Knicks, Circa 1970

    New York sports fans applaud defense because we have seen how it is meant to be played. That is why it was so painful to... Read more

  • Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, left, watches play against the Orlando Magic with teammate Joakim Noah, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Derrick Rose, Andrew Bogut, Brook Lopez Injuries Greatly Impacting 2014 NBA Playoffs

    Three huge injuries will be impacting the scope of the entire playoffs, particularly in the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls were stunned by the Washington... Read more

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) gets by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) for a basket in the first half of a NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

    At 37, Duncan Stars in Spurs’ Latest Playoff Run

    SAN ANTONIO — It’s a tense moment on the court and Tim Duncan is focused, watching one opponent out of the corner of his eye... Read more

  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) faces the basket as Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) defends during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

    OKC Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Result: Oklahoma City Loses; Grizzlies Win in OT 111-105

    OKLAHOMA CITY—Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff... Read more

  • New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson reacts to a call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Woodson, Corbin Fired: Adelman Decides To Retire

    Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his. Woodson and Corbin were fired... Read more

  • Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, left, watches play against the Orlando Magic with teammate Joakim Noah, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls Ruled Out for Playoffs; He’s Making ‘Great Progress,’ GM Says

    Derrick Rose will definitely not play in the playoffs, the Chicago Bulls general manager said in the latest injury update. But the Bulls star point... Read more

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, passes the ball past Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustin during the first half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014 in New York. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 100-89. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Carmelo Anthony: Coming Back to the Knicks?

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony said he wants to stay in New York, and said he wants to win. It will be up to Phil Jackson to... Read more

  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Kobe Bryant, Mike D’Antoni, Lakers to Meet About Future

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Mike D’Antoni was still the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach when he left their training complex to spend the Easter weekend... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2014 file photo, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The Knicks have fired Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, April 21, 2014, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise."  (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

    Herb Williams, Mike Woodson Fired by Phil Jackson

    New York Knicks President Phil Jackson fired the entire coaching staff, including coach Mike Williams and longtime assistant Herb Williams. NEW YORK (AP) — Mike... Read more

  • Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), center, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, and forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Nene Dominates, Wizards Rally Past Bulls, 102-93

    CHICAGO—Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their... Read more

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Warriors Beat Clippers 109-105 In Playoff Opener

    LOS ANGELES—The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark... Read more

  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies 2014 NBA Playoffs: Date, Time, Live Streaming, TV Channel, Preview

    The Memphis Grizzlies made it into the playoffs and will face the heavily favored Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round. The first game is... Read more

  • Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas shoots against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Williams Scores 24 As Nets Beat Raptors 94-87

    TORONTO— Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn... Read more

  • Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Milsap (4) keeps the basketball from Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi, left, and Pacers forward Evan Turner in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

    Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 1: Preview, Date, Time, TV Channel, Livestream

    The Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers are set to start their first round 2014 NBA playoff series on April 19. Game 1 is set to... Read more

  • In this Dec. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, left, fights with Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, right, as Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and Darren Collison (2) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. The alley-oops in Lob City, the deep 3-pointers by the Splash Brothers and the overall bitterness between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors should make for one of the most entertaining series in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Whether the up-and-down style both teams play can carry either to a championship this year or in the future remains a topic of debate. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

    Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 1: Date, Time, Live Streaming, TV Channel

    Basketball in the United States is getting serious as the NBA playoffs are set to begin. The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are... Read more

  • Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) drives around Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson (54) in the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New Jersey Nets vs Toronto Raptors NBA Playoffs: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Streaming, Preview

    The Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets face off in the first game of their first round series in the 2014 NBA playoffs on April... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat players including LeBron James, top center, celebrate after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Miami. As he walked off the court for the final time last season, LeBron James shouted to no one in particular, "Keep doubting me! I need it!" He and the Heat seem to have plenty of doubters now, and James knows there's only one way to prove them wrong. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    NBA Playoffs: No Surprises Here

    ATLANTA—No chance. If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The NBA?... Read more

  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    D’Antoni To Meet With Lakers Soon About Future

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—Mike D’Antoni was still the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach when he left their training complex to spend the Easter weekend out of town... Read more


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