Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004. The New York native also had 10 rebounds and the Pacers were spurred by the return of [...]
Posted: May 19, 2013, 3:29 am
Point guard George Hill will be available to play for the Indiana Pacers in tonight’s Game 6 vs the New York Knicks. Although he’s not a star, Hill is a big part of the Pacers, and having him active definitely makes them a better team. From the Pacers: Over the last two days under the care of [...]
Posted: May 18, 2013, 10:39 pm
It would be a mistake to view this as a direct sequel to 2011, when eighth-seeded Memphis knocked off the No. 1 Spurs in the first round to engineer one of the biggest upsets in recent NBA history. The Grizzlies no longer have the steady, veteran hand of Shane Battier, or the wild cards that were [...]
Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:49 pm
The New York Knicks visit the Indiana Pacers at 8 p.m. ET tonight for Game 6 of the Eastern conference semi-finals. With the Pacers up, the Knicks must win or be eliminated from the postseason. Here’s the Associated Press on the matchup: The Indiana Pacers won’t know until Saturday night whether point guard George Hill will start [...]
Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:22 pm
Serbian police say Predrag Danilovic, who played for the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, is seriously injured after being stabbed in a fight. Police say Danilovic was hurt during a brawl early Saturday in a cafe in a residential part of the capital, Belgrade. Doctors say Danilovic underwent an operation to treat injuries to his abdomen, [...]
Posted: May 18, 2013, 12:36 pm
Not many were calling Victor Oladipo a potential top-10 draft pick when he was a freshman defensive specialist at Indiana. The general consensus was that he had to improve offensively to be considered an NBA prospect. Guess NBA teams already have an idea of Oladipo’s work ethic. Flash-forward two basketball seasons. It will stun analysts if Oladipo doesn’t [...]
Posted: May 18, 2013, 12:12 pm
C.J. McCollum remains intrigued with the 76ers even though they didn’t request to interview him at the NBA draft combine. “I was [attending college] pretty close to Philadelphia, out in Bethlehem,” the Lehigh senior guard said. “So I will be interested to see if they are taking a guard or a post player in this draft.” The [...]
Posted: May 18, 2013, 12:07 pm
Two years after leading upset of Spurs, Memphis big man stymied in opening loss
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Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Sunday.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 2:19 am
Heat star LeBron James took exception Sunday to Pacers coach Frank Vogel referring to Miami as "just the next team" standing between Indiana and a shot at an NBA title.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 7:41 pm
Phil Jackson compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in new book
Posted: May 19, 2013, 2:29 pm
Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 7:09 am
Mike Krzyzewski is in discussions to return as U.S. Olympic basketball coach through the Rio 2016 Olympics, according to SI.com.
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While the Spurs' shots kept falling in a 105-83 win, the Grizzlies' confidence may have fallen too. Memphis' run of solid games hit a brick wall on Sunday, writes Ben Golliver.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 11:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A team built to win a title now didn't get close.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 9:48 pm
MIAMI (AP) -- A year ago when Miami and Indiana faced off in the postseason, there were blood-drawing hits, flagrant fouls, technical fouls, choke signs being directed toward LeBron James and more than a few sharp-tongued comments.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 7:29 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie forward Draymond Green walked out of Golden State's practice facility Friday holding a yellow ''We Are Warriors'' shirt, taking home the small souvenir to savor the team's captivating playoff run.
Posted: May 18, 2013, 12:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Victor Oladipo mentions the late nights at the gym, the wear and tear on his key card, and he's quick to point out he's just a tad unusual, too.
Posted: May 17, 2013, 9:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.
Posted: May 17, 2013, 7:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A telling fact about this year's NBA draft class might be that the potential No. 1 pick will be unavailable to start the 2013-14 season while recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Posted: May 16, 2013, 10:36 pm