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1 hr ago | Sporting News

Suns' Dragic honored as NBA's Most Improved Player

Goran Dragic has been honored as the NBA's Most Improved Player after his career year helped lead the Suns to 23 more wins this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Goran Dragic, Houston Rockets

4 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

Bobcats' Al Jefferson still in walking boot

Al Jefferson was still in his walking boot when the Charlotte Bobcats arrived for their shootaround hours before facing the Miami Heat in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series.


Related Topix: Sports, Al Jefferson, NBA Basketball, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Bobcats

6 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Mavs need Nowitzki rebound to get even with Spurs

Dirk Nowitzki missed from several of his usual spots as Dallas blew a lead in the fourth quarter of its playoff-opening loss to San Antonio.


Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Tiago Splitter, Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Bobcats, Boris Diaw, Dirk Nowitzki, Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Monta Ellis

10 hrs ago | The Columbian

Rockets' Harden trying to be better in key Game 2

James Harden missed 20 shots, including two in the final seconds of Houston's Game 1 loss to Portland in overtime.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, James Harden, Portland Trail Blazers, LaMarcus Aldridge

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

Nene scored the first six points in overtime after being held in check by Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in regulation, and the Wizards hung on after Kirk Hinrich failed to convert at the foul line in the closing seconds.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, Jimmy Butler, Indiana Pacers, Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy, D.J. Augustin

Pacers rally Past Hawks 101-85 to even series

Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.


Related Topix: Sports, Indiana Pacers, NBA Basketball, David West, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, George Hill, Paul George, Lance Stephenson, Atlanta Hawks

Merced Sun-Star

DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95

Amir Johnson scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 as the Raptors rebounded from a 94-87 loss in Game 1. Patrick Patterson had 12 points and Greivis Vasquez finished with 11. Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Deron Williams had 15 and Mirza Teletovic 14 for the Nets, who will host Game 3 on Friday night.


Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Amir Johnson, Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans Hornets, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets

St. Cloud Times

Search begins for new Timberwolves coachSearch begins for new...

Search begins for new Timberwolves coach on MINNEAPOLIS - Flip Saunders is a former coach himself, so he knows how coveted a head coaching job in the NBA can be.


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


Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall to make the same solid transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers' last two basketball coaches.


Related Topix: Kenneth Faried, Sports, NBA Basketball, Denver Nuggets

Pasadena Star-News

Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career.


Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Marco Belinelli, New Orleans Hornets, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Chicago Bulls, Manu Ginobili


Griffin's 35 fuel Clips' romp of Golden State

Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in routing the Golden State Warriors 138-98 Monday night to even their first-round series at a game apiece.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Blake Griffin, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Matt Barnes, Indiana Pacers, DeAndre Jordan, Phoenix Suns, Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando Magic

Merced Sun-Star

Jazz don't keep Corbin, begin search for new coach

The Jazz are in the market for a new coach after deciding not to offer Corbin a new contract Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Derrick Favors, Marvin Williams, Trey Burke, Alec Burks, New Jersey Nets, Richard Jefferson

WTOP-FM Washington

Grizzlies beat Thunder 111-105 in OT to tie series

Not squandering a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter and a five-point lead in the final 19 seconds of regulation.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Tayshaun Prince, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Detroit Pistons, Mike Conley

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Ageless Duncan enjoys Spurs' latest playoff run

It's a tense moment on the court and Tim Duncan is focused, watching one opponent out of the corner of his eye as he sizes up another.


Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Aron Baynes, Cory Joseph


Noah named Defensive Player of Year

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was selected as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the league announced Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Joakim Noah, Michael Jordan

For Rockets' Patrick Beverley, 'a blessing' to have chance to play in Game 2 vs. Trail Blazers

Patrick Beverley limped badly, sat on the bench by himself while his teammates were huddled and generally looked like a player whose postseason had come to a screeching halt Sunday after he was injured during the Houston Rockets' overtime loss to the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their Western Conference series.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Patrick Beverley, Golden State Warriors, Troy Daniels, Isaiah Canaan, Oklahoma City Thunder, Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks, James Harden


Adelman announces retirement

Adelman was 97-133 in his three seasons in Minnesota and the Timberwolves were 40-42 in 2013-14.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Love, Fred Hoiberg

The Chronicle Herald

New York Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

Mike Woodson was fired as coach the New York Knicks on Monday after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Dallas Mavericks, Tyson Chandler, Denver Nuggets

The News Tribune

Buss family faces crucial moment with Lakers

It's also the city's treasured sports team - the Lakers. The team was nose-diving in the standings, losing the interest of fans, and grinding toward its worst season since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1960.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant

Nanaimo Daily News


Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, right, reacts to a call during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan, Washington Wizards, Joakim Noah, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Mike Dunleavy