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Wizards beat Bulls in OT to take 2-0 series lead

Washington Wizards guard Andre Miller (24) watches his shot after being fouled by Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) as Joakim Noah also defends during the second half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. AP

Washington took a 2-0 lead over Chicago in their NBA first-round playoff series with a topsy-turvy 101-99 overtime win on Tuesday, while Toronto and Indiana both posted the victories they needed to square their respective series.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

Paul-George

When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Popovich wins NBA coach of the year

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich looks for a three second call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. AP

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named National Basketball Association coach of the year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Grizzlies beat Thunder in OT, tie series at 1-1

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) goes up for a shot in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the second quarter of Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City. AP

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 series at one game apiece.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Timberwolves’ Rick Adelman retiring after 23 years

In this April 13, 2013 file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman waves to fans after he received a presentation honoring him for recording his 1,000 career win, prior to an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Minneapolis. AP

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, right, and head coach Mike Woodson, left, watch their team play during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 4, 2014, in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

Mike Woodson was fired as coach the New York Knicks on Monday after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Bulls’ Noah is NBA defensive player of the year

In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) blocks the shot of Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. AP File photo

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was named the National Basketball Association defensive player of the year on Monday in front of friends and family.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win

Miami-Charlotte

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on Sunday to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) makes an off-balance shot over Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the second half of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 90-85. AP

The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan’s 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA playoff series.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nick Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes was hit with a 20-game suspension by the NBA for violation the league's anti-drug policy. AP

NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Teague scores 28 as Hawks soar past Pacers in Game 1

Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague shoots against Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. AP

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Warriors beat Clippers in playoff opener

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, congratulates Steve Blake, center, as Klay Thompson looks on during a timeout in the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 109-105. AP

The Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 in their NBA playoff opener on Saturday. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20, and Stephen Curry 14 for the Warriors, who trailed by 11 points to start the game before rallying in the [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft

Duke's Rodney Hood reacts following a basket against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Duke won 93-81. AP

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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