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  • Nets 94, Raptors 87

    Nets 94, Raptors 87: Joe Johnson had 24 points and eight rebounds and Paul Pierce had nine of his 15 points in the closing moments as visiting Brooklyn took Game 1 of a best-of-seven first-round matchup in the Eastern Conference. Deron Williams also had...
  • Bulls' Augustin anxious for Wizards, playoffs

    Bulls' Augustin anxious for Wizards, playoffs
    If D.J. Augustin doesn’t sleep well Saturday night, he surely won’t blame newborn son, Trey. It would be as a result of his Sunday agenda -- Game 1, NBA playoffs. “I’ve been anxious the last few nights,” he said...
  • David J. Neal: Role players hold key to Miami Heat title hopes

    MIAMI No matter what media blowhards like me say, individuals don't win championships, even in the NBA. Not Wilt Chamberlain. Not Magic Johnson, Larry Bird or LeBron James. No, not even Michael Jordan. Teams of individuals win. Teams that go down to...
  • John Smallwood: Money can't buy you love or titles

    Money can buy a lot of things, but apparently a guaranteed championship in professional sports is not one of them. The results of a survey conducted by sportsintelligence.com and ESPN The Magazine, released on Wednesday, showed that the soccer club...
  • Spurs haven't forgotten last season's disappointment

    The general consensus is that the San Antonio Spurs will finish this year what they failed to finish last year and capture the 2014 NBA title. The Spurs (62-20) were the only NBA team to reach 60 wins this season as they rumbled through the schedule as...
  • Heat hardly Grade A; makeup tests at hand

    Heat hardly Grade A; makeup tests at hand
       There were moments when it was difficult to tell what truly mattered for the Miami Heat. They played big; they played small. They played hard; they played not so hard. They got up for the biggest challenges; they shrunk from the smallest ones. There...
  • Spoelstra said no minute restriction on Wade, will be monitored | Video

    Spoelstra said no minute restriction on Wade, will be monitored | Video
        It's been nearly a month since Dwyane Wade has played more than 23 minutes in a game, but coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday there will be no restriction with his All-Star guard when the Miami Heat open the NBA playoffs Sunday against the Charlotte...
  • Pau Gasol, feliz por poder controlar su propio destino

    Por Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS à NGELES (Reuters) - Considerado por muchos como el "hombre renacido" en la NBA, el pívot español Pau Gasol está encantado de por fin ser el único arquitecto de su "regreso", mientras piensa en su futuro. El barcelonés...
  • Teel Time: Former U.Va. forward Akil Mitchell plays true to form at PIT

    Teel Time: Former U.Va. forward Akil Mitchell plays true to form at PIT
    PORTSMOUTH — Like raw oysters and Quentin Tarantino films, Akil Mitchell’s game is an acquired taste. There’s plenty to like, if you appreciate nuance and are willing to overlook some obvious liabilities. A 6-foot-8 power forward,...
  • Preview: Nets at Raptors

    The Toronto Raptors host a playoff game for the first time in six years when they open a best-of-seven series Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets in a matchup of youth versus experience. After a slow start and a notable trade that sent swingman Rudy Gay to...
  • Preview: Grizzlies at Thunde

    The Memphis Grizzlies eliminated an Oklahoma City team missing Russell Westbrook from last season’s playoffs and take aim at stunning the Thunder again when the first-round series opens in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Memphis took the Western Conference...