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2 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

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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.

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

4 hrs ago | Washington Times

Thunder, Grizzlies look to control pace in Game 2

Pace was a word in fashion after Oklahoma City 's 100-86 win over Memphis in their first-round playoff opener.

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Related Topix: Sports, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Courtney Lee, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Young Clippers try to mature against Warriors

The Clippers insist they just weren't themselves in losing their series opener. They chalk it up to being too amped, which led to mistakes on both ends.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, David Lee, Philadelphia 76ers, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets, Andrew Bogut

KOLO-TV Reno

James, Wade Lead Heat Past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Josh McRoberts, Indiana Pacers, Al Jefferson, Orlando Magic, Gary Neal, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, NBA Players, Kemba Walker

The Washington Post

Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis drives to the basket between San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner, left, and Tim Duncan, right, during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, NBA Players, Tiago Splitter, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili

The Republic

NBA playoffs open with 3 road wins

Indiana, Toronto and the Los Angeles Clippers all gave it away Saturday, a day when road teams enjoyed a slew of opening-day success.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, Blake Griffin, Orlando Magic, NBA Players, Glen Davis, Boston Celtics

Click2Houston

Rockets, Howard look to make some noise in playoffs

A year later and with the addition of Dwight Howard, the Rockets are back in the postseason and looking to make some noise.

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Related Topix: Sports, Houston Rockets, Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, NBA Players, James Harden, Portland Trail Blazers, Nicolas Batum

KTVN Reno

Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.

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Related Topix: Sports, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, NBA Players, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph

The Washington Post

Resilient Bulls brace for next obstacle: Wizards

Never mind all they overcame. The only obstacle that matters now for the Chicago Bulls is the one in front of them.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, NBA Players, Washington Wizards, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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, Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Utah Jazz, NBA Players, Indiana Pacers, Paul George, Lance Stephenson

Bradenton.com

Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

Stephen Curry added 14 points for the Warriors, who trailed by 11 points to start the game before rallying in the third when Griffin and Paul were on the bench together.

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

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, New Jersey Nets, DeMar DeRozan, New Orleans Hornets, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, NBA Players, Alvin Williams, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets

The State

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, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Greg Oden, Chris Bosh, NBA Players

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, Kendall Marshall, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Robert Sacre, Kobe Bryant, Phoenix Suns, NBA Players, Pau Gasol, Nick Young

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, Kendrick Perkins, Russell Westbrook, Nick Collison, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies

MySanAntonio.com

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, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Los Angeles Clippers, Mo Williams, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Patrick Beverley

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sporting News

Elijah Brown, son of Cavs coach Mike Brown, to transfer from Butler

The son of Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown was one of the prized recruits in Butler's freshman recruiting class.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers

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 Players, Kawhi Leonard, Sean Elliott, Tony Parker, David Robinson, Manu Ginobili

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, NBA Players, Joe Dumars, 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, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Fred Hoiberg, NBA Players, Minnesota Timberwolves, Russell Westbrook

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