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Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: OKC is going to the NBA Finals.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, who partly figured out the Spurs and partly overwhelmed them, are going to the NBA Finals. They are the 15th team in NBA history to overcome a 2-0 deficit to reach the NBA Finals. It was an improbable comeback in the series, and in the game, as the Thunder trailed by as many as 18 against a team that had reached "juggernaut" status just a few days ago.
The Thunder did it the way they usually do it... with big production from Durant, Westbrook and Harden and then some help here and there from everyone else along the way. The OKC "Big 3" scored 75 of the 107 points, and a large chunk of that came courtesy of Durant (more on him in a minute). Now the Thunder wait for Miami and Boston to finish up their little dance.
The Spurs, meanwhile, have a lot of 'splainin' to do. They JUST became ...
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The Detroit Free Press is reporting that, prior to game 5, an unnamed massage therapist passed out at the Bosh residence. After being sent to a South Beach Hospital, the masseuse passed away. No foul play is suspected, an investigation is being conducted. Here’s the official statement, released by Chris Bosh, immediately before game 5: [...]
Chris Bosh says whether he starts for the Miami Heat is irrelevant.
The Heat power forward is indicating that he will not be in the starting lineup for Miami when it plays host to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.
Bosh has played in each of Miami's past two games since returning from a strained lower abdominal muscle. Bosh came...
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat will decide later Tuesday if Chris Bosh will play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.Bosh went through shootaround Tuesday morning. Coach Erik Spoelstra says he will spend the afternoon weighing options, and will consult with both Bosh and the Heat training staff before making the decision.The Boston-Miami series is knotted at two games apiece...
Just before the Oklahoma City Thunder were about to win game six of the Western Conference Finals and head to the NBA Finals, star Kevin Durant decided to hug his family who were sitting courtside.
It might be one of the most touching moments of the NBA playoffs so far:
Update via the Globe's Gary Washburn:
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra lists Chris Bosh as a "game-time" decision for tonight's Game 5
No surprises here. I'm certain Bosh will play.
For those looking to stats as a predictor of tonight's outcome, John has done some research.
Since KG's arrival, the Celtcs are 8-0 in Game 5's in a tied series. Only...
After weeks of calling Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh out indefinitely, coach Erik Spoelstra now considers the injured Bosh day to day, and it’s uncertain whether the All-Star forward will play in Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.
Guy gets crapped on on the court, he gets crapped on on the bench…. Bosh just can’t find a good look for himself. Boy am I excited...
The Miami Heat will decide later Tuesday if Chris Bosh will play
in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half and...
Kevin Durant is doing the unexpected, beating the San Antonio Spurs. Just about everyone including myself thought that the Spurs would have no issues beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five to six games at least. Now the series is going the Thunder’s way, where they can close out the series and advance to the Championship tomorrow night. Lebron [...]
5 years ago, Kevin Durant heard his name called at the NBA draft, number 2 overall to the Seattle Sonics. In the time that has passed, the baby faced, mama's boy, 6'9" forward has turned into a 3 time scoring champion. His team has become exemplary for other NBA teams that wish to build through the draft. Young, fast, athletic and talented, the Thunder look...
The Miami Heat are tied with the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals as the series shifts to Miami tonight for Game 5.
After going up 2-0 on Boston, many felt Miami would simply run away with the series but the Celtics were able to win both games on their home court thanks to great play from Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Mickael Pietrus, and a heavy dose of Kevin...
Brian Geltzeiler and Jacob Noble from NBA Unplugged are bringing you another award winning show. This week they are joined by none other than Ethan Skolnick from the Palm Beach Post to discuss the Miami Heat's struggles in Boston, the possible return of Chris Bosh as well as his take on what is happening in the Western Conference Finals. Ethan is our go to guy for the...
OKLAHOMA CITY—We said that they would do it in six and that is exactly what happened. The Thunder are the Western Conference champs and now have their feet kicked up awaiting the winner of the Eastern Conference finals.
To read this story and watch multiple videos from last night's victory please click the link below.
A 15-point halftime deficit couldn't stop Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder of their championship dreams. And after a 107-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, the Thunder are now Western Conference Champions and will await the winner between Miami and Boston to battle in The Finals. The Spurs, who were facing elimination, got...
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