Players around the league react to the electrifying play of Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson

The Indiana Pacers looked to take a commanding 2-0 lead on Tuesday against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Conference Finals. The duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had other plans. Wade led the Heat with 23 points on an efficient 10-of-16 from the field to go with five rebounds and five assists, while James stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points on nine-of-18 shooting, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and three blocks. The Pacers couldn’t get much going

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Players around the league shower the San Antonio Spurs with praise on twitter

Kawhi Leonard

It didn’t matter that the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs four times in the regular season and held them to an average of 96.8 points in those games. The Thunder knew that going up against the focused, tough veteran group with homecourt advantage would be a tough task. Especially without Serge Ibaka. During those regular season games, the Spurs scored an incredible 27.8 more points per 100 possessions when Ibaka wasn’t on the floor. On Monday in Game 1,

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SH Blog: Pera ousts Levien and Lash, Phil Jackson open to talk to Mark Jackson, Taylor not ready to trade Love

Pera

Despite trading away Rudy Gay last season, the Memphis Grizzlies remained a very good team in the Western Conference this season. Their record of 50-32 didn’t quite measure up to that of recent years, but that could be attributed to missing Marc Gasol for a quarter of the season due to a knee injury. Bottom line, though, is that they were out after the first round of the playoffs after taking the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games. They would have

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Tweet of the Night: Mason Plumlee thankful for a great year

Brooklyn Nets

For the Brooklyn Nets, the postseason came to a much earlier conclusion than they would have liked on Wednesday against the Miami Heat. It was a bitter end for the collection of veteran players who expected a lot from themselves, but for rookie Mason Plumlee, the 2013-2014 season was one to remember. Brooklyn didn’t expect much from the center when they drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in the NBA Draft, but he came onto the scene strong and was

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Tweet of the Night: Al Harrington thanks fans support, zings haters

It has been a tough couple of seasons for the 34-year-old Al Harrington, who has rarely played in stints with the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards due to various knee injuries and subsequent surgeries. He played just 10 games for the Magic last season, and managed to play 34 games for the Wizards this season. The veteran forward has played sparingly in the playoffs, but did the most he could when called upon. In Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers, Harrington

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SH Blog: Curry still stressed about firing of Jackson but likes Kerr, Sterling threatens to sue NBA and says he did nothing wrong

Stephen Curry

All along, Stephen Curry wanted the Golden State Warriors to keep Mark Jackson – a man he absolutely loves as a coach, a friend and a mentor in life. He blossomed into a borderline superstar in two seasons under Jackson and went to the playoffs both times after failing to do so in his first three seasons. There was simply too much drama surrounding Jackson and the front office, though, and the coach had to be fired against the wishes of

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SH Blog: Warriors agree to sign Kerr to a five-year contract, Lacob says Curry is excited, Rivers rips referees while Paul blames himself for losing Game 5

2SteveKerr

The Golden State Warriors believed they had little chance of acquiring Steve Kerr as their next head coach, so they went after Stan Van Gundy. After talks broke down with the former coach, who eventually decided to sign a massive deal with the Detroit Pistons, they decided to go after Kerr a little harder despite knowing the deep talks he was already in with the New York Knicks. On Wednesday, Golden State swayed Kerr enough and surprisingly, agreed to a huge

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Tweet of the Night: Rachel Nichols and Jim Rome describe what it must feel like for Ray Allen to end Pierce and Garnett’s season

rayallen

When the game is on the line, you can always count on Jesus to bail you out. Jesus Shuttlesworth, that is. Ray Allen had taken six 3-point attempts in Game 5 against the Brooklyn Nets and simply couldn’t get one to drop all game long. However, he saw one more opportunity when it mattered the most. With the Miami Heat down one point with 32 seconds left in the game, Mario Chalmers found an open Allen in the corner. The sharp-shooter then

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