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MIAMI - Different year, same story.The Indiana Pacers came to Miami needing a win to save their season - only to get blown out for the second straight time. And a season built almost entirely on toppling the Heat as Eastern Conference champions ...
May 31, 2014
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MIAMI - For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers.Then came the playoffs.And the question was answered - emphatically.The Heat became the third ...
May 31, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS - LeBron James watched helplessly from the bench as Miami's lead slipped away in the second half.Plagued by fouls and pestered by Lance Stephenson, James never got into rhythm as the Indiana Pacers staved off elimination with a 93- ...
May 29, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY - The San Antonio Spurs have seen this nightmare before.In 2012, the Spurs won the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Thunder, then lost four straight and were bounced out of the playoffs. This season, the ...
May 29, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS - Paul George scored 31 of his 37 points in the second half Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) and almost single-handedly kept the Indiana Pacers alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 93-90 victory over the Miami Heat.The ...
May 29, 2014
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NEW YORK - San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) for violating anti-flopping rules during Game Four of the Western Conference finals.Splitter was fined for a play in the second ...
May 29, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS - Pacers guard Lance Stephenson says he made a mistake by taking his trash talk public.Following an early afternoon shoot around Wednesday in Indianapolis (Thursday, Manila time), Stephenson said he and Paul George both said things they shouldn't have. ...
May 29, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY - While accepting the award for himself, Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook an MVP-caliber player.And on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), Westbrook delivered a championship-caliber effort that got the Oklahoma City Thunder back to even in the Western Conference ...
May 28, 2014
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MIAMI - Frank Vogel stood with his back against a wall, seeming perfectly comfortable.He's hoping his Indiana Pacers can do the same.The Pacers' season of great expectation is now in great trouble, with the Miami Heat leading the ...
May 28, 2014
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NEW YORK - The NBA fined Indiana Pacers forward Paul George $25,000 on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) for his public criticism of the officiating in the Eastern Conference finals Game Four loss to Miami.Rod Thorn, the league's president of ...
May 28, 2014
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MIAMI - 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 ...
May 27, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY - So far, so good for Serge Ibaka's comeback.The Thunder forward said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that his strained left calf is feeling fine, and he expects to be able to play Tuesday in Game Four of ...
May 27, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Serge Ibaka scored 15 points in a dramatic return from what was thought to be a season-ending left calf strain to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs, 106-97, on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) ...
May 26, 2014
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MIAMI - In the 2011 NBA Finals, LeBron James spent too much time for his liking talking about his purported rivalry with an easily excitable guard named Stevenson.There's a new rival now.His name sounds the same. Different spelling, though. ...
May 26, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Serge Ibaka walked slowly and carefully, but without a limp, before facing reporters Saturday afternoon (Sunday, Manila time).Much has been made of the Oklahoma City defensive star's absence in the first two games of the Western Conference ...
May 25, 2014
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MIAMI - 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 ...
May 25, 2014
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MIAMI - Indiana's Paul George will play in Game Three 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 (Saturday, Manila time) that George ...
May 24, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-77, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time), rolling to ...
May 22, 2014
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NEW YORK - The NBA has fined Indiana's Lance Stephenson $5,000 for flopping in Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals.Stephenson was chasing Miami's LeBron James as James dribbled up the court in the third quarter of ...
May 22, 2014
NBA
INDIANAPOLIS - LeBron James is ready to help the Miami Heat get even against the Indiana Pacers.After spending Sunday night and Monday morning sifting through Sunday's Game One loss, the Heat are ready to start over in Game Two on ...
May 20, 2014
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