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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:57:25 GMTThe Cavaliers’ LeBron James splitting two Pacers defenders in a Game 4 victory. James had 33 points and 10 rebounds as Cleveland completed a first-round sweep.Cavaliers sweep the Pacers, again, thanks to the return of the game’s most dangerous player: Playoff LeBron.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:21:29 GMTGolden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr speaking to reporters at the team’s hotel in Portland, Ore., on Sunday.Kerr still has lingering symptoms from two back operations he had after the team won the 2015 championship.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:32:29 GMTGolden State’s JaVale McGee defending the shot by Portland’s Evan Turner during Game 2 of the playoffs on Wednesday.The Warriors have raced to a 2-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers, and McGee appears to be a key cog on the star-laden team.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:38:11 GMTGreg Marius, founder of the Entertainers Basketball Classic, attended the introduction of a new basketball shoe in August at Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem, the site of the classic.Mr. Marius’s Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in Harlem featured playground legends, professional basketball players, corporate sponsors and exuberant crowds.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:50:39 GMTToronto’s Kyle Lowry, right, passing the ball, with Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe defending. Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists.Norm Powell scored 25 points, Serge Ibaka 19 and DeMar DeRozan 18 for the Raptors, who can wrap up their first-round series on Thursday in Milwaukee.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:37:50 GMTWarriors Coach Steve Kerr during Game 2 of the series against Portland.The team announced that Kerr would be replaced by Mike Brown on Saturday night and did not specify what sort of illness Kerr had.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:26:09 GMTThe Celtics’ Al Horford during Boston’s Game 3 win over the Chicago Bulls. “It made us more versatile,” he said of a message from Kevin Garnett before the game.A colorful message from Garnett before Game 3 on Friday night resonated with a team that had a difficult week.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:30:07 GMTThe Rockets’ James Harden, right, got the Nuggets’ Mason Plumlee off his feet, then passed behind him, in a game in March.Harden again showed off an undervalued part of his game as the Houston Rockets took a 2-0 series lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:18:54 GMTDavid Fizdale, the coach of the Grizzlies, was fined $30,000 for criticizing officials.Westbrook had 51 points in the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history, but the Rockets took at 2-0 lead in the series.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:04:32 GMTThe Bulls’ Dwyane Wade shot while guarded by Celtics center Kelly Olynyk during the fourth quarter Tuesday in Boston.Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 8 assists as Chicago heads home with a 2-0 lead its Eastern Conference series against Boston.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:30:50 GMTOklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, foreground, after the Thunder’s 31-point defeat in Game 1 at the hands of the Rockets.Oklahoma City’s Westbrook, a mercurial superstar, said his relationship with the basketball on the court is no joke as he and the Thunder prepare for Game 2 against the Houston Rockets.