| May 31, 2014
| 9:55 PM
With his team well within striking distance at halftime, Gregg Popovich made a strategic decision.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was experiencing soreness in his left ankle, so his coach opted to keep the team's leading scorer in the...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:50 PM
With his team well within striking distance at halftime Saturday night, Coach Gregg Popovich made a strategic decision.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was experiencing soreness in his left ankle, so Popovich opted to keep the team’s...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Heat beat writer
Heat in 6 games
This time around Dwyane Wade is healthy, while there is now concern about Tony Parker's ankle. The Heat have bristled for a year about the notion of their "luck" with Ray Allen's shot. This time, no luck,...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named most valuable player of the NBA for the first time, the league announced Tuesday.
Durant received 119 of 125 first-place votes, beating out Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. James, who had won the...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Ray Allen's three-point shot with 32 seconds left highlighted a huge Miami rally, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Brooklyn Nets, 96-94, on Wednesday night at Miami.
The Heat won the series, 4-1, and will face either...
| 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
| 6:55 PM
March Madness suddenly seems like such a bore by comparison.
The NBA's Final Four commences Sunday after four weeks of April Anarchy and May Mayhem.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant was dubbed "Mr. Unreliable" by a headline writer from his local...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:58 PM
MIAMI -- No matter how dysfunctional and inexplicably inconsistent the Pacers have been over the last two months, the Heat know when it comes to push and shove -- literally -- they still most overcome arguably the best defense in the league to reach their...
| 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...