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Brett Pollakoff

  1. LeBron says win over Bulls might have been the toughest closeout game of his career

    May 16, 2013, 12:34 PM EST

    lebron postgame

    It’s no secret that the Bulls gave everything they had against the Heat, and that Chicago team will be remembered as one of the hardest-fighting in recent memory, especially considering all of the injuries they dealt with throughout the course of the postseason. The Heat had the utmost respect for their opponent, and couldn’t stop…

  2. Lindsey Hunter interviews with Suns’ new GM for team’s head coaching job

    May 16, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Lindsey Hunter, Michael Beasley

    When the Phoenix Suns formally introduced Ryan McDonough as their new GM last week, he made it known that hiring a head coach was at the very top of his list of priorities. It didn’t seem as though interim head coach Lindsey Hunter, who guided the team to just a 12-29 record, would be strongly…

  3. Grizzlies advance to Conference finals for first time in team history after Game 5 win over Thunder

    May 16, 2013, 1:54 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant walks with his head down after a teammate fouled a Memphis Grizzlies player in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final playoffs in Oklahoma City.

    The Memphis Grizzlies have punched a ticket to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history, thanks to closing out the Thunder 88-84 with a Game 5 victory in Oklahoma City. The Thunder were going to need a superstar performance out of Kevin Durant in order to extend this series, and just…

  4. Norris Cole with the huge dunk down the lane in Heat’s Game 5 win over Bulls (VIDEO)

    May 15, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    Heat's Cole celebrates after scoring the go ahead basket against the Bulls during the fourth quarter in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final basketball playoff in Miami

    The Heat eliminated the Bulls from the playoffs in Game 5 not only because they’re by far the better (and healthier) team, but also because they can get random big plays from just about anyone on the roster. This drive and dunk from Norris Cole that he threw down midway through the fourth quarter was…

  5. Nate McMillan interviews with Hawks for head coaching job

    May 15, 2013, 9:57 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Nate McMillan interviewed with the Atlanta Hawks for their head coaching job on Wednesday, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. McMillan has also interviewed with the Bucks and the Pistons, and remains in the running for each of those vacant positions, as well. The Hawks still have their current head coach…

  6. Tim Duncan shoves Richard Jefferson, then stares him down (VIDEO)

    May 15, 2013, 8:18 PM EST

    tim duncan richard jefferson spurs

    In a rare show of an emotion other than being incredulous at every foul call that has ever gone against him, Tim Duncan gave Richard Jefferson a solid shove to claim the courtside traction pad at some point during Game 5, and then sat on the scorer’s table to stare him down afterward. This probably…

  7. Preview: Thunder look to avoid elimination in Game 5 vs. Grizzlies

    May 15, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

    Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Zach Randolph

    After Memphis took care of business at home with two close victories over the Thunder, the Grizzlies lead the best-of-seven series three games to one as it shifts to Oklahoma City for Game 5 on Wednesday. Every game in the series has been close in the closing minutes, so we should expect nothing less in…

  8. Jason Kidd, who hasn’t scored in eight straight playoff games: ‘I’m not a guy who’s going to score’

    May 15, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

    Jason Kidd

    The play of Jason Kidd is one of several areas of concern for the Knicks, who are now on the wrong side of a three games to one series deficit against the Pacers. He remains the preferred choice at point guard for Mike Woodson off the bench, despite going through struggles on the offensive end…

  9. Dwyane Wade a game-time decision for Game 5 vs. Bulls

    May 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade

    UPDATE 6:55 p.m. ET: Wade told reporters before the game that he will play in Game 5. It’s worth monitoring his minutes and his usage to see just how much he’s able to give while playing with the lingering injury. 12:30 p.m. ET:Dwyane Wade participated in shootaround for the Heat Wednesday morning, but is listed…

  10. Dirk Nowitzki says he’d love for the Mavs to land Dwight Howard or Chris Paul in free agency

    May 15, 2013, 12:10 PM EST

    dirk nowitzki dwight howard

    The Mavericks missed the playoffs this season for the first time in 13 years, and if we’ve learned anything from Mark Cuban over time, it’s that mediocrity in Dallas won’t be tolerated for very long at all. Dirk Nowitzki is equally competitive, and doesn’t want to spend the twilight of his career playing for a…

  11. Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri not happy with Andre Iguodala’s All-Defensive team snub

    May 14, 2013, 10:47 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets' Iguodala drives past Golden State Warriors' Curry during their NBA Western Conference quarter-final basketball playoff in Denver

    Andre Iguodala said politics were to blame for his being left off both the first and second All-Defensive teams this year. The reigning Executive of the Year, Nuggets VP of basketball operations Masai Ujiri, took it a step further. From Ben Hochman of the Denver Post: “It’s mind-boggling to me,” Ujiri said in a statement…

  12. Pau Gasol confirms he won’t play for Spanish national team at Eurobasket this summer

    May 14, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

    Olympics Day 4 - Basketball

    After undergoing a procedure in both knees just last week, and with an announced recovery time of three months before he could return to basketball-related activities, most weren’t expecting Pau Gasol to be ready in time to join the Spanish national team for Eurobasket this summer. On Tuesday, Gasol confirmed it by posting an open…

  13. Stephen Curry suffered no setbacks with injured ankle, says he’s ‘ready to go’ for Game 5

    May 14, 2013, 2:24 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    The left ankle injury that Stephen Curry suffered late in Game 3 was a legitimate cause for concern for the Warriors. Despite Curry’s cold shooting in the last game and a half before it occurred, few believed that Golden State would be able to beat the Spurs without him. Curry played in the Warriors’ overtime…

  14. Damian Lillard, John Wall, Jrue Holiday with a behind the scenes look at the adidas #QuickAintFair spot (VIDEO)

    May 14, 2013, 12:54 PM EST

    john-wall-adidas-crazyquick

    We showed you the latest spot from adidas featuring John Wall, Damian Lillard, and Jrue Holiday in support of the new Crazyquick basketball shoe. Now, we have a behind the scenes look at the shoot, where Lillard and Holiday explain the concept and give some insight into how it all went down.

  15. Dwyane Wade reveals unsettling detail about his knee injury

    May 14, 2013, 12:14 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade

    Midway through the second quarter of the Heat’s Game 4 win over the Bulls, Dwyane Wade reaggravated an injury to his right knee that he’s been struggling to deal with all season long. We’ve seen the severity of the injury manifest itself in Wade’s game-to-game performances. He’s simply not been the explosive All-Star capable of…

  16. Grizzlies come from 17 down, take 3-1 series lead with Game 4 overtime win over Thunder

    May 14, 2013, 1:50 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    The Thunder were going to need otherworldly performances out of Kevin Durant in every game they planned on winning against the Grizzlies in this series. And even then, there was no guarantee that victory would be theirs, considering the fact that they’d need at least one other person to step up and deliver an above…

  17. Luol Deng officially day-to-day, but seems doubtful for remainder of the series vs. Heat

    May 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

    Luol Deng

    Luol Deng has been dealing with complications from a spinal tap he underwent late in the Bulls first round series against the Nets. Now that we’re approaching Game 4 of his team’s series against the Heat, things don’t seem to be improving quickly enough that a return to the court would seem likely anytime soon.…

  18. Report: Derrick Rose won’t return against Heat, but did ‘strongly consider’ coming back before the series

    May 12, 2013, 10:17 PM EST

    Derrick Rose

    Consider this the latest installment to the Derrick Rose non-update update series, although if you’ve clicked through this far, we’ll assume you have at least a moderate interest level in the ongoing saga. Rose met the media at the beginning of the second round of the playoffs, and continued to say his return was “up…

  19. J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin miss Knicks practice due to illness

    May 12, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Three

    J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin both missed the Knicks’ practice on Sunday, a day after the team’s Game 3 loss to the Pacers. Smith was still recovering from the illness that caused him to miss shootaround on Saturday, and Martin was now under the weather, as well. “Kenyon’s kind of coming down with [illness], too,”…

  20. Nazr Mohammed won’t be fined or suspended for his Game 3 shove of LeBron James

    May 12, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

    APTOPIX Heat Bulls Basketball

    Nazr Mohammed was ejected in the second quarter of the Heat’s Game 3 win over the Bulls after delivering a two-handed shove to LeBron James which sent the MVP to the floor. The play occurred after Mohammed committed a hard foul on James before wrapping him up just past half court, and after James drew…

  21. Kevin Durant says Serge Ibaka’s shooting problems are ‘all in his mind’

    May 12, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

    Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant

    The Thunder are going to need to get Kevin Durant some help on the offensive end of the floor if they’re going to have any chance to win three of the next four games against the Grizzlies to advance to the Conference finals. Serge Ibaka isn’t traditionally known as one of OKC’s main options offensively,…

  22. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau fined $35K for comments made after Game 3 loss to Heat

    May 12, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

    Tom Thibodeau

    Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has been fined $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following his team’s Game 3 loss to the Heat, the lague announced on Sunday via official release. And really, this wasn’t a question of “if,” but more a question of “when” and “how much.” Thibodeau ripped the officiating…

  23. Tony Parker, dealing with bruised calf injury, says he’ll ‘definitely’ play in Game 4

    May 12, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Tony Parker, Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry wasn’t the only one who suffered an injury late in the Spurs’ Game 3 win over the Warriors. Tony Parker, who was spectacular for San Antonio on Friday with 25 first half points on the way to a game high 32, suffered a bruised calf at some point during the fourth quarter. He…

  24. Stephen Curry ‘optimistic’ he’ll be ready to play in Game 4 despite ankle injury

    May 11, 2013, 10:31 PM EST

    Warriors' Curry regains control of the ball in front of Spurs' Green during Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final playoff basketball game in Oakland

    Stephen Curry suffered a sprained left ankle late in the fourth quarter of his team’s Game 3 loss to the Spurs. It wasn’t severe enough to immediately force him out of the game, but he was noticeably limping, both on the court and in the tunnels of the arena afterward. Curry didn’t speak to reporters…

  25. Grizzlies take 2-1 series lead with Game 3 win over Thunder

    May 11, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Three

    It was by no means a beautiful effort from the Grizzlies in Game 3 against the Thunder, but they’ll take the effectiveness of it over the aesthetics. Memphis held Oklahoma City to 36.4 percent shooting, and survived a late run thanks to some key missteps by the Thunder down the stretch. As a result, the…

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