NEW YORK – Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers have each been fined by the NBA in separate incidents for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Stephenson has been fined $10,000 for his second violation of the 2014 NBA Playoffs which occurred with 8:23 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Pacers’ 93-90 win over the Miami Heat last night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Hibbert has been fined $5,000 for his first
The 2014 NBA Playoffs continued on Wednesday, May 28. The Indiana Pacers were on the brink of elimination, but found a way to extend the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. After an underwhelming first half, the final two quarters brought the NBA community something that it’d been longing for: competition. There was a stunning performance by a rising star, a surprisingly strong performance by an unlikely contributor and, most importantly, a one-possession outcome. Here’s how it all transpired.
This doesn’t feel like postseason basketball. The 2014 NBA Playoffs resumed and the blowouts continued on Tuesday, May 27 as the Oklahoma City Thunder battled the San Antonio Spurs. The Western Conference Finals featured its fourth consecutive lopsided affair, this time bringing the series to a draw. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
During the conference finals, prime time TV viewing in my living room is pretty much monopolized by me. In fact, this was an actual conversation a couple of nights ago. LOVELY WIFE: Is there a game on tonight? SNARKY HUSBAND: Yeah, it’s only about the 10th or 11th-most important game of the season, so I’ll probably be watching. Believe it or not, there is other programming I watch. And most of it has nothing to do with sports. Just not at this time of
Right now it seems like LeBron James will play for the Miami Heat forever, winning title after title after title … And if the Heat close out the Pacers on Wednesday night, it’ll seem even more that way — and the Heat will undoubtedly enter the NBA Finals as the favorite. But what happens if they lose? What happens if the three-peat that denotes a dynasty fails to happen? Will LeBron be back for another go at it next season? Will Dwyane
The first round was a long, long time ago. The 2014 NBA Playoffs continued on Monday, May 26 with the Eastern Conference Finals taking center stage. The Miami Heat took a 2-1 series lead into battle against the Indiana Pacers with the hope of heading back to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a close-out game. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
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
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.