5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Serge Ibaka Returns to Help OKC Thunder Take Game 3 from San Antonio Spurs

The one word that most accurately defines the 2014 NBA Playoffs is bizarre. There have been periods of road team dominance, improbable upsets, buzzer-beaters and, most recently, a string of high-stakes games that have turned into blowouts. The madness continued on Sunday, May 25. After back-to-back lopsided losses to open up the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder responded with a convincing win of their own in Game 3. With the San Antonio Spurs leading the series 2-0, OKC responded strong

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Miami Heat Take 2-1 Series Lead over Indiana Pacers

A lopsided deficit turned into a double-digit win. Just another day in the postseason. The 2014 NBA Playoffs resumed on Saturday, May 24 with the Eastern Conference Finals taking center stage. The defending champion Miami Heat returned to the AmericanAirlines Arena to battle the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 with the series tied at 1-1. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]

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SH Blog: Serge Ibaka Update, Taj Gibson Named Starter, Cleveland Expands Search for Coach

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Gregg Popovich called it from the start. According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, shot-blocking maestro and Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka could return to the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Ibaka was originally ruled out for the remainder of the postseason with a calf injury, but his status has been updated to day-to-day. There’s a chance that Ibaka could play as soon as Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, May 25. The Thunder

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Photo of the Day- Is Jared Sullinger trying to profit off of Donald Sterling fiasco?

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As the Donald Sterling storyline moves forward, now he’ll reportedly hand the team over to his wife Shelley, who will look to sell the Clippers, the endless stream of reactions continues to flow. Celtics forward Jared Sullinger recently endorsed a Columbus-based company called Lamp Apparel, which created an anti-Sterling line of t-shirts. This was Sullinger’s post on Instagram: The @NBA is laying down the Hammer or Donald Sterling showing us all Racism is no longer tolerated, no matter how much money you make. NBA

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Reports Say Sterling Has Decided To Sell Rather Than Sue

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Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has finally found a legal battle he is unwilling to wage. Banned for life by the NBA following published racist remarks, Sterling has decided to allow his wife, Shelly, negotiate a forced sale of the team with the league, according to published reports. This comes from Ramona Shelburne, the Clippers’ beat writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com: Shelly Sterling and her lawyers have been negotiating with the NBA since her husband was banned for life by commissioner Adam Silver

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Hubbard: Magic Johnson could “Lakerize” the Clippers

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The procedure to terminate Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Clippers has produced a number of amusing ironies. When the 30 NBA team executives vote on June 3, Sterling cannot vote. Even though he still owns the team, he has been banned for life under NBA bylaws. The league has appointed Dick Parsons, who once was chairman of Time-Warner, to run the Clippers. So how do you think Parsons will vote? That means Sterling’s banishment from the league will likely be by a

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Tweet of the Day: NBA All-Rookie Team Announced, Player Reaction

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Thursday afternoon the NBA unveiled the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team, celebrating this past season’s top young athletes. One name you will not see on the the team is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ No.1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who only played in 52 games, averaging 4.2 points and three rebounds in just 12.8 minutes per game. He is just the fifth top overall draft pick to miss the All-Rookie team in 26 years. There were quite a few young rookies deserving of the

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Photo of the Day- The moment Paul George got his concussion

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It was the moment of impact that could affect the entire Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat. Paul George took an inadvertent knee to the head from Dwyane Wade, but he was able to stay in the game for the duration of Game 2, won by Miami. Then the Thursday afternoon press release. George said he blacked out during the play and the Pacers medical staff is treating George as if he had suffered a concussion, which

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