| May 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Contrary to the headline implication in The Times, the Clippers didn't lose to the Thunder because of Donald Sterling; they lost because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outplayed Blake Griffin and Chris Paul when it counted.
| May 16, 2014
| 7:40 PM
J.J. Redick's breakfast was on the runny side.
Not even 12 hours after he had departed a funereal locker room, the Clippers shooting guard found himself weeping again Friday morning over the loss of more than a basketball season.
"It's like you wait...
| May 17, 2014
| 1:16 PM
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without defensive stalwart Serge Ibaka to open the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, and the 6-foot-10 power forward is likely to miss the rest of the playoffs because of a strained left...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:20 PM
They were only a dozen minutes from survival, a dozen minutes from playing one more game, a dozen minutes from keeping the magic alive and the season in play.
But it was, finally, a journey too far, a hill too steep, a dozen minutes too many.
| May 18, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A look at how San Antonio and Oklahoma City match up in the Western Conference finals.
1. San Antonio
62-20 (Home: 32-9; Road: 30-11)
2. Oklahoma City
59-23 (Home: 34-7; Road: 25-16)
Season series: Oklahoma City, 4-0.
Key stat: In the four...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Tim Duncan scored 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs took advantage of Serge Ibaka's absence to dominate the paint, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 on Monday night in the opener of the Western Conference finals.
Manu Ginobili added 18...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Hey, quiet out there, we're trying to play the NBA conference finals!
All this breathless chatter about whether Miami's three stars will opt out of their contracts next month and where Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant might go in the summer of 2016 is...
| May 24, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Lakers were well-represented on Friday at a BDA Sports workout in Santa Monica.
Featuring potential lottery prospects Aaron Gordon (Arizona) and Zach LaVine (UCLA), General Manager Mitch Kupchak and owner-executive Jim Buss were on hand to scout two...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Russell Westbrook had 40 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 on Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.
It matched the second-highest playoff point total of Westbrook's...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:37 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs will not have to answer any more questions about the 2012 Western Conference finals, not after Thursday's rout of the Thunder put them on the brink of another NBA Finals appearance.
San Antonio took the first two games in this...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:32 PM
Boris Diaw dismissed the years, and the pounds, the pudgy, past-his-prime forward serving as the spark the San Antonio Spurs desperately needed.
His statistics were fairly modest, but Diaw’s heady play and nonstop energy propelled the Spurs to a...