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1 hr ago | WDBO-AM Orlando

Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, Caron Butler, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant, Steven Adams

3 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald

Hawks fire first shot in playoff series

Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers, Paul George, Lance Stephenson

6 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Darren Collison, New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, J.J. Redick, Chris Paul, Indiana Pacers, DeAndre Jordan, Orlando Magic

10 hrs ago | NJ.com

NBA Playoffs 2014: Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, New Jersey Nets, DeMar DeRozan, New Orleans Hornets, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, Alvin Williams, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets

13 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Heat open quest for another title vs Bobcats

Upset odds look miniscule. Miami has lost only four of its last 23 games against the Bobcats, going 15-0 in the series since LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade teamed up with the Heat.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Greg Oden, Chris Bosh

17 hrs ago | CBS Local

Mike D'Antoni Remains Lakers Coach, For Now, As Exit Interviews Wrap Up

Mike D'Antoni was still the Los Angeles Lakers' coach when he left their training complex to spend the Easter weekend out of town with his family.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kendall Marshall, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Robert Sacre, Kobe Bryant, Phoenix Suns, Pau Gasol, Nick Young

21 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Lillard looks to first postseason with Portland

Last season Lillard ran away with the league's Rookie of the Year race, leading all first-year players with a 19-point scoring average.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, LaMarcus Aldridge, Los Angeles Clippers, Mo Williams, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Patrick Beverley

21 hrs ago | The Baxter Bulletin

NBA Playoffs: Postseason more wide-open than expected

Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.

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Related Topix: Sports, Scott Brooks, Jackson, Soccer Players

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Kawhi Leonard waits for Spurs spotlight

It never changed as a junior in high school when his father was killed at the car wash he owned in Compton, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Kawhi Leonard, Sean Elliott, Tony Parker, David Robinson, Manu Ginobili

Bradenton.com

Thunder G Westbrook healthy for Memphis series

Back then, Oklahoma City was without dynamic point guard Russell Westbrook because of a season-ending right knee injury from the previous series, and the Thunder were eliminated by the Grizzlies in five games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball, Kendrick Perkins, Russell Westbrook, Nick Collison, Kevin Durant, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies

Detroit News

Pistons hire search firm to help find new general manager

The Detroit Pistons will use the executive search firm Korn Ferry to help with their pursuit of a new general manager.

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Related Topix: Sports, Joe Dumars, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons

WAPT-TV Jackson

NBA roundup: Adelman looks to be out as Timberwolves coach

Rick Adelman will not return as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves next season, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing a decision-making source who said there is "zero" chance he comes back.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Fred Hoiberg, Minnesota Timberwolves, Russell Westbrook

WTOP-FM Washington

Wizards' fast-moving John Wall makes playoff debut

John Wall talks as fast as he plays. That makes him entertaining to be around, even when the ball gets thrown out of bounds, or when the sentences come out a bit funky.

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Related Topix: Sports, Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball, John Wall, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, Marcin Gortat, Bradley Beal, Andre Miller, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Drew Gooden, Denver Nuggets

Madison Publishing

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV as brewing California rivalry hits playoffs

There's a flashy brand of basketball being played by a new pair of rising California rivals.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Hornets, Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bradenton.com

Disappointed Wolves enter offseason of uncertainty

But the season will still go down as a massive disappointment because they missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio

Northern Michigan News

Cavaliers enter an interesting offseason

Once Irving finished answering questions, Cleveland's All-Star point guard quickly left the locker room.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dion Waiters

Albany Times Union

LeBron still No. 1 with NBA's most-popular jersey

The league announced Thursday that the Miami Heat star topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the sixth time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Dwyane Wade

News 4 Jax

NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise restaurants in his native Russia.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, Andrei Kirilenko, NBA Basketball, Utah Jazz

Tri-cityherald.com

Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn ... all that, and more, on the final night of the season was needed before the eight conference-quarterfinal matchups in this season's NBA playoffs could be ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Shane Battier, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets

680News

UPDATED Raptors fall to Knicks but lock up third seed

The Raptors ended their regular season by blowing a 21-point lead in a 95-92 loss to the New York Knicks Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, New York Knicks, NBA Basketball, Toronto Raptors, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cole Aldrich, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, J.R. Smith

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