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Haslem's loss big factor for Heat in Game 6

Udonis Haslem will sit Game 6 of the Heat-Pacers series out after receiving a suspension for his flagrant foul on Tyler Hansbrough. Udonis Haslem is remaining unapologetic for his hard foul against Tyler Hansbrough during the Miami Heat's Tuesday...

Miami Heat defeats Indiana Pacers, takes 3-2 lead in series

Celebrate the Heat's win over the Pacers Sunday night with Smokey Bones. The restaurant chain is giving Miami Heat fans (or anyone) is offer a coupon for free freshly-cooked kettle chips with any purchase. Click here for the Celebrate...

Now with Thunder, longtime Laker Derek Fisher closing in on eliminating former …

Derek Fisher Working To Lead Oklahoma City Thunder Past Former Team. The Lakers traded the 37-year-old Derek Fisher on March 15, acquiring Sessions, 26, from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a separate deal because they The Lakers traded the 37-year-old...

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder Knock Off LA Lakers in Five: A Fan's Take

Contributor Network – 55 minutes ago Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers in five games, completing an impressive feat of knocking off the last two NBA Champions in back-to-back playoff series. By Michael...

Kevin Durant's game-winner beats the Lakers in Game 4 (VIDEO)

Kevin Durant stood above the 3-point line and watched the shot clock dwindle in the final seconds of Game 4. When Metta World Peace backed up slightly on defense, Durant hesitated only an instant before launching a 26-footer. Kevin...

James Harden thrives in hairy situations for Oklahoma City Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — For James Harden, the notion that he could impact a game just as much off the bench as he would from the starting lineup didn't really click until he was forced to test it out. When...

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder scores final 9 points to beat Los Angeles Lakers 77 …

By Eric Freeman In which Metta World Peace challenges James Harden to a gunfight in the Old West. James Harden had no idea what he had done wrong. He and his prospecting partners Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had...

Kevin Durant helps make this game a steal

By Chris Broussard | ESPN Insider LeBron James and Kevin Durant were in a tug-of-war for the MVP award all season long, at least on my ballot. James grabbed the early lead with his phenomenal all-around play, but Durant...

Behind the Box Score, where the Oklahoma City Thunder look better than everyone

By Erik Matuszewski on May 15, 2012 The Oklahoma City Thunder showed no ill effects from an eight-day postseason layoff, routing the Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 in the opening game of their National Basketball Association second-round series. There's nothing...

Behind the Box Score, where the Oklahoma City Thunder look better than everyone

By Berry Tramel | Published: May 14, 2012 Leave a comment Mario Nanni debuted Monday night as the Thunder public-address announcer. Nanni is a playoff replacement for Jim Miller, who was removed from duties after being arrested last week...

Kevin Garnett shows why it's a bad idea to say he's dirty and old

AP Photo/Charles Krupa Lawrence Frank tells the guys about Kevin Garnett, the 76ers' win over the Bulls in Game 6 and more. • Pistons coach Lawrence Frank talks about the closing seconds of the Bulls' loss to the 76ers...

Kevin Garnett shows why it's a bad idea to say he's dirty and old

Kevin Garnett reacted to one of his best playoff performances ever by criticizing writers for suggesting he was too old. Is Garnett right about what he said? Semantically, no, but in spirit, he has a BOSTON — Kevin Garnett...

Kevin Garnett shows why it's a bad idea to say he's dirty and old

On Wednesday, Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. called Celtics center Kevin Garnett the “dirtiest guy in the league” during a charity luncheon in Atlanta, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We are playing this old by Ben Watanabe on Fri,...

Kevin Garnett calls out Hawks owner

Having done all his talking on the court with 28 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in a stranger-than-fiction 83-80 closeout game against the Hawks, Kevin Garnett had a few other things he wanted to get off his chest....

Denver Nuggets' Chris Andersen has house searched by police team charged with …

Chris “Birdman” Andersen will not be available to the Denver Nuggets for Game 6 against the Lakers tonight, as law enforcement officials investigate him for unknown Internet crimes against children. He has been “excused” But, after the Nuggets won...

Steve Buckley: Rajon Rondo points right way

The first rule of playoff basketball is never apologize for a win, no matter how ugly. Here's another one. Call it the Rondo rule: Just because you record double figures in three statistical categories doesn't mean you had a...

Paul Pierce scores 36 points to lift Celtics, then Tebows

This week's video Q&A focuses on lingering questions about the Patriots' Spygate scandal, the Red Sox and Paul Pierce's place in basketball history. that's the word former Patriots linebacker and current NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest used to Paul...

Rajon Rondo ejection may bring a suspension

The Celtics were outplayed by the Hawks en route to a 83-74 loss in Game 1 on Sunday and their chances of flipping the script in Game 2 took a major hit when All-Star star point guard Rajon Rondo...

Josh Smith leads Hawks to 83-74 win over Celtics in Game 1, Rondo ejected in …

ATLANTA — Josh Smith can still come across as nothing more than a big kid. He bounces around the court with an obvious love for the game, wowing teammates and opponents with the depth of his skills. That's the...

Andrew Bynum the big difference in Lakers' Game 1 win over Denver

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum, right, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson.hoto/Mark J. Terrill) ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers' first playoff triple-double When...

Lakers' Andrew Bynum overcomes illness, poor shooting

Default Re: Andrew Bynum is a Better Center than Hakeem. Andrew Bynum. Greatest Center. Evah! On a par with Linoleum or whatever his name is with the Knicks in. LOS ANGELES — Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16...

Final Four 2012: Rick Pitino a new man but same great coach

And then there were four. Finally!After 346 Division I teams started the season with dreams and aspirations of being the best, we're down to four teams who still go to bed at night with thoughts of cutting the nets...

Timberwolves' Kevin Love wins Three-Point Contest

Love on the Line: Kevin Love Defeats Kevin Durant in 3-Point Shootout. Kevin Love was not supposed to be this good, at least not this fast. He was not supposed to be the NBA's leading rebounder just three years...

Timberwolves' Kevin Love wins Three-Point Contest

(AP) — Kevin Love does most of his dirty work inside for the Minnesota Timberwolves. It turns out he has quite the outside shooting touch, too. Love beat out Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant to win the 3-Point Shootout...

Jeremy Evans wins slam dunk contest; Kevin Love takes 3-point shootout

Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves wins 2012 3-Point Shootout. In final round Kevin Love defeats Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder. With tied scores of 16. Vince Cellini talks with Minnesota's Kevin Love following his winning performance in the Foot Locker...

NBA: Jeremy Evans top dunker, Kevin Love wins 3-point contest

Kevin Love beats Kevin Durant in three-point final. Jazz forward Jeremy Evans gets a close look at the rim as he throws down a reverse dunk in the Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night at Amway Center in Orlando....

Tony Parker beat out Deron Williams and Rajon Rondo in the Skills Competition

Tony Parker has come a long way from a 19-year-old the Spurs weren't sure could even make the roster to a four-time All-Star. (Tom Reel / treel@express-news.net) ORLANDO, Fla. — Spurs point guard Tony Parker was sitting in a...

Minnesota's Kevin Love steady, earns victory in 3-point Shootout at All-Star …

By Mike Tokito, The Oregonian Associated PressBlake Griffin and Kevin Love high-five during Saturday's All-Star Game practice. ORLANDO – Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki was speaking to a throng of reporters Saturday before a practice for the NBA All-Star Vince...

Tony Parker wins Skills Competition; Kyrie Irving finishes sixth

Taco Bell Skills Challenge: Tony Parker`s Final Round Tony Parker wins the Taco Bell Skills Challenge with a time of 32.8. Visit www.nba.com for more high By Austin Lyon, Orlando Sentinel After finishing last in his first two years...

Love beat out Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant to win the 3-Point Shootout.

Kevin Love knows something about dunking. He does most of his dirty work inside for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he got to show off his outside touch on Saturday night. Love beat out Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant to...

Kathy Ireland has advice for Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton

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Allen Iverson gets a sizable offer from a soccer team

NBA legend Allen Iverson is in the middle of considerable financial disaster right now, currently holding such little cash that a judge has ordered his wages garnished to pay back a jewelry debt of more than $850000. The guy...

Knicks sign JR Smith, waive Balkman

Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been actively recruiting Smith, whom he played with on the Hornets for two seasons. "I think our chances are very high," Paul told ESPN.com's Marc Stein earlier this week. "Who knows JR better...

Michael Jordan hailed as greatest ever on 49th birthday

Michael Jordan's 49th birthday is today Today is Michael Jordan's 49th birthday. For those of you who remember him in his prime, you'll know that he was one of the greatest athletes of all time. MICHAEL TARM 02/16/12 04:38...

Whole world taken with Knicks' star Jeremy Lin

By NEWSCORE NEW YORK – Jeremy Lin's high school coach always knew the Knicks point guard would be a phenomenon — he set the domain name Linsanity.com two years ago. Andrew Slayton, who worked with Lin at California's Palo...

Carmelo Anthony: Carmelo Anthony (groin) not ruled out for Tue

Anthony, who missed two games because of ankle, wrist and thumb injuries, scores 25 points and Knicks shoot better than 50% for first time this season. New York's Carmelo Anthony drives against Detroit's Austin Daye during the Knicks' 113-86...

Carmelo Anthony is not All-Star starter

Per the NY Daily News: “The Knicks got some bad news on Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday, announcing that their All-Star forward will be out approximately 1-2 weeks with a strained right groin. That means that Anthony, the was which...

Allen Iverson's Bank Accounts To Be Garnished Due To Huge Bling Debt

The pantheon of famous crossover dribbles includes Allen Iverson's crossover on Michael Jordan, Stephon Marbury crossing up Yao Ming and Jamal Crawford breaking so many ankles that his nickname now is "J Crossover." Now, there's this guy.. a junior...

Allen Iverson's Earnings Garnished To Pay Back Jeweler

Bomani Jones on 'The Tragedy of Allen Iverson.' PF: Basketball Prospectus. Kevin Pelton gathers some of the smartest minds in the game to talk Knicks. SF: Dallas Observer. Rob Mahoney on what the big-boy stats say about this year's...

Clipper sign Kenyon Martin to 1-year deal

The Heat have offered contracts to both Joel Przybilla and Kenyon Martin, their agents told ESPN.com. Przybilla is expected to make a choice between the Chicago Bulls and Heat, according to agent Bill Duffy. Martin is interested in several...