Manu Ginobili turns heads, but team defense keys Spurs' win over Thunder

SportingNews

The Spurs drafted — and retained — their current nucleus of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Although Duncan was the obvious choice as the number-one pick in 1997, Ginobili was chosen 57th overall in 1999 and Parker was chosen 28th overall How did Tony Parker progress from a 19-year-old rookie to the MVP […]

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Tell us: Who will win Parker-Westbrook matchup?

USA TODAY

As far as Tony Parker is concerned, Russell Westbrook has yet to face a real challenge at his position so far in these Playoffs. Parker is right, of course, as Westbrook has only had to deal with a decaying Jason Kidd, and the Tony Parker had 25 points in a March 16 win at Oklahoma […]

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Andrew Bynum noncommittal about long-term extension [Web links]

Los Angeles

Over the past few years whenever anyone would tout Andrew Bynum as the Next Big Superstar on the Lakers and in the NBA, in general, it always came with an asterisk. Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 35 minutes of action during his team's season-ending Game 5 […]

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Andrew Bynum noncommittal about long-term extension [Web links]

Los Angeles

Trade Andrew Bynum? If the All-Star center ever wants to truly blossom, he needs teammates who won't ignore him in the fourth quarter of must-win games. He needs to get away from Kobe Bryant. Will The Lakers Trade Andrew Bynum? The Oklahoma City Thunder ended the Lakers' 2011-12 season last night with a 106-90 thumping […]

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Chris Bosh Injury: How Heat Have Adjusted Without Star Forward

Bleacher Rep

This brings us to the question of the series: How did the Heat do without Chris Bosh? The Heat didn't score in the final two minutes, 41 seconds. You won't win that way. But with no Bosh there's no relief for Wade and James. By Tom Haberstroh Speculating about Chris Bosh's injury when you don't […]

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Kevin Durant slows Kobe Bryant before stopping the Lakers

Los Angeles

It was a rough day for Los Angeles teams as both the Clippers and Lakers fell into multi-game holes in their Western Conference playoff series. The Oklahoma City Thunder took another close one from the Lakers on Saturday The Thunder's gritty performance and Kevin Durant's final shot (as well as the Spurs complete manhandling of […]

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Kevin Durant's late 3 breaks tie, gives Thunder 3-1 lead over Lakers

ESPN

It is moments like these that make you appreciate NBA superstars for what they truly are; they have the ability to transcend almost any moment and make it their own. The Thunder completed a furious 4th quarter comeback by They overcame a Los Angeles lead, with a huge 3-pointer by Kevin Durant in the final […]

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Kevin Durant's late 3 breaks tie, gives Thunder 3-1 lead over Lakers

ESPN

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. It was a rough day for Los Angeles teams as both the Clippers and Lakers fell into […]

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OKC Thunder-Lakers quoteboard: Jeff Van Gundy thinks James Harden should be …

NewsOK.com

Metta World Peace was accused of landing an intentional elbow to the side of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden's head resulting in a multiple game suspension James Harden elbows Ron Artest AKA Metta World Peace in the face Remember a few weeks ago, when Ron Artest (sorry, I refuse to call him "World Peace") […]

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