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Ballmer offers $2B; Sterling sues

May 31, 2014

Ballmer offers $2B; Sterling sues

The NBA canceled a hearing to oust Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling, instead moving forward to vote on a record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The league announced the move ...

Duncan, Spurs hammer Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

May 30, 2014

Duncan, Spurs hammer Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

Back at home, this blowout went to the San Antonio Spurs. Now they can clinch their return to the NBA Finals on the road, where they are the ones taking the beatings in these wacky Western Conference finals. “This is the craziest series I’ve ...

George's big night helps Pacers stave off elimination

May 29, 2014

George's big night helps Pacers stave off elimination

Paul George went into desperation mode to salvage the Pacers’ season. It was barely good enough. The 24-year-old All-Star scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and inspired Indiana to fend off Miami’s late challenges as the Pacers staved off playoff ...

Thunder level series

May 28, 2014

Thunder level series

Russell Westbrook delivered a championship-caliber effort Tuesday to get the Oklahoma City Thunder back on level terms in the Western Conference finals. Westbrook had 40 points, 10 assists and five steals in a 105-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 that leveled the ...

LeBron, Bosh put Heat win away from finals

May 27, 2014

LeBron, Bosh put Heat win away from finals

Chris Bosh got them started. LeBron James took over in the second half. And in the end, the Miami Heat moved one win from yet another Eastern Conference title. James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Bosh added 25 points — nearly matching his ...

Ibaka's return ignites OKC

May 26, 2014

Ibaka's return ignites OKC

Serge Ibaka pointed to the sky, soaking in the cheers from the adoring home crowd moments before coming out of a game that just a few days earlier, he never imagined he could play. He scored 15 points in a dramatic return from what ...

Heat storm back to beat Pacers, take 2-1 lead

May 25, 2014

Heat storm back to beat Pacers, take 2-1 lead

Down by 15 early, the Miami Heat could have hit the panic button. Instead, they found a way to move within two wins of another trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Heat shook off ...

George to return for Pacers in Game 3

May 24, 2014

George to return for Pacers in Game 3

NBA Indiana’s Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat. They were expecting him there all along. The Pacers announced Friday night that George has been cleared “to return to normal ...

May 23, 2014

Carter-Williams made unanimous pick for NBA's all-rookie team

Michael Carter-Williams has been unanimously chosen to the NBA’s all-rookie team. Chosen 11th overall in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers guard was the only unanimous selection, which also includes Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, Utah’s Trey Burke, Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee and New York’s Tim Hardaway Jr. ...

Cavaliers interested in Gentry; T-Wolves talk to Joerger

May 23, 2014

Cavaliers interested in Gentry; T-Wolves talk to Joerger

Lucky in the NBA lottery, the Cavaliers are hoping their good fortune continues as they look for a new coach. The team asked the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday for permission to speak with assistant coach Alvin Gentry about Cleveland’s coaching vacancy, a person ...

Spurs roll to 2-0 lead

May 22, 2014

Spurs roll to 2-0 lead

The San Antonio Spurs are cruising toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without Serge Ibaka. Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the Spurs used a dominant ...