Apr 17th, 2014

Kevin Durant scores 42, Thunder earns No. 2 seed

Tweet{lang: 'it'}OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference after beating the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night. Oklahoma City (59-23) had lost two straight to put itself in the must-win situation in the regular-season […]

Apr 16th, 2014

Knicks roll as Carmelo Anthony sits with torn labrum in right shoulder

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NEW YORK — At least the New York Knicks can say they won a city championship. Only the Brooklyn Nets have a chance to compete for a real one — though they’d better play a lot better than this. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, […]

Apr 16th, 2014

How in the name of Kobe, Bird and Reed did this happen?

Tweet{lang: 'it'}For the first time ever, the high-profile Celtics, Lakers and Knicks all missed the playoffs this season. Or as it’s known among NBA accountants, a triple-trouble. Working on a 1-hitter Marlins pitcher Brad Hand enters home games to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” blasting from the ballpark loudspeakers. Talk about false advertising: Hand has hit […]

Apr 15th, 2014

Miami rests James, Bosh, falls to Washington as Indiana gets top seed in East

Tweet{lang: 'it'}WASHINGTON — LeBron James’ only visible significant role was that of postgame heckler, interrupting Michael Beasley’s interview amid a loose, upbeat locker room that normally wouldn’t jibe with a 21-point loss — or throwing in a towel in the race for a No. 1 seed. James and Chris Bosh took the night off Monday, […]

Apr 14th, 2014

Pacers beat Thunder, close in on No. 1 seed

Tweet{lang: 'it'}INDIANAPOLIS — David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed. The Pacers (55-26) lead two-time defending champion Miami by half a game with one to […]

Apr 12th, 2014

James scores 36 to help Heat cruise past Pacers into first place in East

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MIAMI — For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers. On Friday, they just blew by them. Control of the Eastern Conference again belongs to the Heat, after LeBron James scored 36 points and the two-time defending NBA champions opened the second half with a 16-0 run on the […]

Apr 11th, 2014

Spurs closing in on West’s top seed | NBA

Tweet{lang: 'it'}DALLAS — Patty Mills scored 26 points starting in place of Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs moved to the brink of the top seed in the Western Conference with a 109-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. Making his second start of the season and seventh of his career with […]

Apr 10th, 2014

Pacers reclaim 1st place in East

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MILWAUKEE — Chris Copeland’s driving layup with 1.2 seconds remaining gave the Indiana Pacers a 104-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night that moved them back into first place in the Eastern Conference. Copeland finished with a season-high 18 points. Luis Scola also recorded a season high with 24 points and Evan […]

Apr 9th, 2014

Nets finish season sweep of Heat

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MIAMI — Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James’ dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night. It was the third time Brooklyn beat Miami by a single […]

Apr 7th, 2014

Miami takes 1-game lead over Indiana in Eastern Conference

Tweet{lang: 'it'}INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers couldn’t shoot early, couldn’t protect their home court and kept All-Star center Roy Hibbert on the bench for the final 30 minutes. Jeff Teague scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Pacers an embarrassing 107-88 loss Sunday that could have an impact on playoff seeding. Atlanta (34-42) […]

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