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Dame good win

Of all people it was Joel Freeland who had to take and make the critical free throws to put this one away. But make no mistake about it, at the end of regulation and overtime it was all Damian Lillard. Lillard has made his name throughout the season as a clutch artist. He was someone who was never afraid of the big moment or afraid to take the big shot. He drained the game-tying...
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Wizards stun Bulls in Game 1

The Bulls were supposed to be the physical ones. They were the ones who were supposed to dictate tempo and use their experience to weather the inexperienced Wizards down. Maybe that comes as this series progresses. For now, Washington does not care. Nene bulldozed through Joakim Noah early and then picked apart the interior defense late for the Wizards. Somehow, someway, Washington...
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Playoff Preview: Trail Blazers-Rockets Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on TNT as the Rockets host the Trail Blazers in the 4-5 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch...
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Too hot to handle, with Big Al injury

The Bobcats were never afraid and never backed down. They played the Heat blow for blow, including a run early in the second half that tied the game and made it look like they would give the Heat all they could handle. Then, the floodgates opened. Al Jefferson’s injury and ineffectiveness became too much for Charlotte to overcome. And LeBron James was LeBron James. Good job, good...
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Playoff Preview: Wizards-Bulls Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 7 p.m. on TNT as the Bulls host the Wizards in the 4-5 matchup of the Eastern Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the gameÂ...
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Tony Parker magnifique in fourth quarter run

The Mavericks seemed poised for an upset. They got a stellar performance from their bench and had finally solved their Spurs bugaboo. Then the 10-point lead they had built midway through the fourth quarter, crumbled and disappeared in a matter of moments. San Antonio’s 15-0 run in the fourth quarter put Dallas’ upset dreams away with Tony Parker slicing through Dallas’ defense...
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Gregg Popovich sends his best wishes to Craig Sager

Craig Sager will miss the Playoffs as he undergoes treatment for acute leukemia. Everyone in the NBA family is sending their well wishes to Sager and his family. Sager’s son, Craig Sager, Jr., was in San Antonio and interviewed Sager’s longtime foil, Gregg Popovich, at the end of the third quarter. With his usual aplomb, Popovich gave his best wishes to Sager in his recovery...
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Playoff Preview: Bobcats-Heat Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 3:30 p.m. on ABC as the Heat host the Bobcats in the 2-7 matchup of the Eastern Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the...
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Playoff Preview: Mavericks-Spurs Game 1

What a first day, huh? The road teams should feel plenty of confidence after they won three of the four games on the opening day. The NBA Playoffs continue at 1 p.m. on TNT as the Spurs host the Mavericks in the 1-8 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the...
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Thunder make their mark

The Thunder coasted for the first half, hung on for the second and took down a Game One victory with only the slightest bit of warning from the Grizzlies. Oklahoma City built as much as a 25-point lead in the first half and held a 20-point lead at halftime. It looked easy for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as they dominated a Grizzlies team that felt a step slow. Oh, but there...
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Hawks spring trap on Pacers

The Hawks never left any doubt. They were unafraid and never backed down. Seeding did not matter. The regular season did not matter. Atlanta made the Playoffs and proved the team is here to stay. The Pacers know that now. Jeff Teague stepped up in the Playoffs once again, slicing up Indiana’s once vaunted defense with so much ease. He scored 28 points on 9-for-19 shooting and dished...
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Playoff Preview: Grizzlies-Thunder Game 1

They are here! The Playoffs are here! The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN as the Thunder host the Grizzlies in the 2-7 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the game. Previously on Lost: It has been a long time since these two teams played each...
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Clippers’ Crawford with the half court shot

Clippers’ Jamal Crawford is a scorer whether it be inside or outside the paint and he displayed his range in game 1 of the series versus the Warriors. With seconds left going into the half, Crawford heaved a shot from half court which only saw the ball swish through the net. Despite L.A. dropping game one to Golden State, Crawford definitely gave the fans something to cheer about.
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A foul taste for the Clippers

Blake Griffin was on the bench having fouled out after playing just 19 minutes. Chris Paul thought he was fouled as the ball trickled off his hands and out of bounds. Meanwhile, the Warriors were going to the line and missing their free throws before Darren Collison stepped out of bounds trying to corral a rebound. The Clippers had their chances and missed them time and time again...
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Playoff Preview: Hawks-Pacers Game 1

They are here! The Playoffs are here! The NBA Playoffs continue at 7 p.m. on ESPN as the Pacers host the Hawks in the 1-8 matchup of the Eastern Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the game. Previously on Lost: The last time these two teams got together was not so long ago. Just...
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The Truth wins Game 1

Paul Pierce did not have to do much until the fourth quarter. When he turned it on in the fourth, he buried the Raptors. Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final 12 minutes and put the dagger in the Raptors at Air Canada Centre to help the Nets steal Game One and home court advantage in the first game of the Playoffs. The veteran forward drained a 3-pointer with 2:58 left...
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Playoff Preview: Warriors-Clippers Game 1

They are here! The Playoffs are here! The NBA Playoffs continue at 3:30 p.m. on ABC as the Clippers host the Warriors in the 3-6 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the game. Previously on Lost: The Warriors and Clippers played four entertaining and surprisingly...
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Playoff Preview: Nets-Raptors Game 1

They are here! The Playoffs are here! The NBA Playoffs get started at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN as the Raptors host the Nets in the 3-6 matchup of the Eastern Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the game. Previously on Lost: The Nets and Raptors played four extremely competitive games...
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Bucks get new ownership, new lease on life

The end of the season was a welcome site for the Bucks. When you had Playoff dreams after spending a healthy chunk of change in the offseason and only getting 15 wins out of it. Of course, that got them the top lottery odds and a 25 percent chance at winning the top overall pick in this loaded draft. That might be worth it. The Bucks were in a precarious position all year with the...
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Spurs’ Peter Holt steps down as chairman of board of governors

Spurs owner Peter Holt is stepping down as chairman of the Board of Governors, SIlver said. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 18, 2014 Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will serve as interim chairman. A permanent replacement for Holt will be selected at the October meeting. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 18, 2014 All four key players in the next round of collective bargaining negotiations...
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Craig Sager has leukemia

In shocking news for the NBA family, Craig Sager’s son announced on Twitter that his father will undergo treatment for acute leukemia int he next 3-4 weeks. He is expected to miss the entire postseason. My Dad's 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let's get him back on the sidelines soon pic.twitter.com/5CNI55p2Gx — Craig Sager II (...
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Houston’s Harden might want to learn defense before the postseason begins

Rocket’s James Harden is one prolific scorer in the NBA. He can drive to the rim, nail the outside shot and put up huge numbers any given night. And with the postseason about to begin this weekend, the Rockets will need his offensive firepower and hopefully, he will learn to play defense very quick. Check out James and his not-so-great defensive chops throughout the 2013-14 regular...
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Knicks win the 2013-14 Championship Belt

Yes, the Knicks missed the Playoffs. Yes, their season was a complete mess and total disaster. Yes, there is nothing positive about their season. Except this. The New York Knicks won the 2013-14 Championship Belt. What is the Championship Belt? It is the simple idea, borrowed from professional wrestling and boxing, that to be the champ and take the belt, you have to beat the champ...
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The Nets on a collison course with the Heat in the playoffs?

The NBA’s regular season ended last night, setting all 16 of the Eastern and Western Conference’s playoff matchups in stone. Seedings and first round opponents are all decided. The Brooklyn Nets, the NBA team to see the most roster turnover this offseason, fell to the No. 6 seed in the East with a regular season-ending loss on Wednesday night in Cleveland against the Cavaliers...
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Shaq smashes Brent Barry’s guitar for no apparent reason

It’s not like the fellas over at TNT’s Inside the NBA need more attention to garner more viewers. The show is a hit with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaq and Kenny Smith. But in true fashion, they delivered a hit with a skit having Shaq smash Brent Barry’s guitar for no apparent reason. Check out Shaq smashing a guitar while singing some of the 80′s greatest hits.
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