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  • Tim Kawakami: Lee dials it down in order to turn it on

    LOS ANGELES David Lee was going at full speed and with all engines roaring; it just happened to be in the wrong gear and moving into all the wrong places. How did the Warriors' power forward start Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday?...
  • Warriors playing for Jackson's job

    LOS ANGELES Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said it didn't matter that friend and former broadcasting partner Jeff Van Gundy voiced support for a contract extension during the telecast of the playoff opener. Jackson said Sunday he doesn't listen...
  • Wizards make Bulls' home-court edge disappear

    Wizards make Bulls' home-court edge disappear
    All of Tom Thibodeau's pre-series concerns about the Wizards came to fruition Sunday night at the United Center. Nene played like an All-Star. Trevor Ariza hit big shots. Marcin Gortat did his damage inside. Andre Miller proved ageless. And the Bulls'...
  • Joakim Noah lacks usual fire in Game 1 loss

    Joakim Noah lacks usual fire in Game 1 loss
    Joakim Noah made it perfectly clear: He would not discuss the death of his mentor and youth coach, Tyrone Green. "I don't want to talk about that," he said. Less clear is whether Green's passing affected him in the Bulls' Game 1 loss to the Wizards....
  • Bulls' Boozer eager to rise to playoffs occasion

    Bulls' Boozer eager to rise to playoffs occasion
    It's unnecessary to ask Carlos Boozer for his favorite postseason memories since the proof is in the box scores. "There's nothing like winning a Game 7 on the road," Boozer said. Boozer has played instrumental roles in two such scenarios, posting 17...
  • Wizards open playoffs with win in Chicago

    Wizards open playoffs with win in Chicago CHICAGO -- Washington power forward Nene had played in just four games since missing two months with a sprained left knee, but coach Randy Wittman leaned heavily on the muscular big man in the Wizards' first...
  • For Clippers, missed chances and a second shot

    Chris Paul couldn't stop watching the play. Once. Twice. Again. Another time. It bothered him that he didn't make the right call in a late three-on-one, getting his shot blocked by Harrison Barnes instead of passing to J.J. Redick. That didn't...
  • Perhaps Game 2 isn't a must-win, but the Clippers need it nonetheless

    Perhaps Game 2 isn't a must-win, but the Clippers need it nonetheless
    Maybe Game 2 isn't a must-win for the Clippers. Maybe this next first-round Western Conference playoff game against the Golden State Warriors is just a "definitely need to win" game. Maybe the Clippers could have won Game 1 if the officials had called...
  • Heat's James Jones scores big in series opener

    The scene played out just before every Miami Heat road game this season. Forward James Jones would walk up to each player and ask the same question. "What's your order?" Until Sunday, his biggest role was writing down the post-game meal for his...
  • Jefferson hobbled, but determined to keep playing

    For Charlotte to try to keep pace with the heavily favored, two-time defending champion Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Bobcats were going to need a strong showing from Al Jefferson. After a series opening 99-88 loss to Miami,...
  • Geoff Calkins: Allen deserves his shot at Durant

    OKLAHOMA CITY It's time, isn't it? Time to put Tony Allen back into the starting lineup. Time to unleash the Grindfather from the opening tip. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger wants the Grizzlies to come out with more force at the start of Monday night's...