I have been a firsthand witness to a pair of threepeats: The Chicago Bulls in 1998 and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002. I am about the become a witness to a third. And you know why I’m saying that on the eve of the 2014 NBA Finals? Because the best player on the planet is playing for the Miami Heat, and no matter how good of a team he is facing — and the San Antonio Spurs are indeed a
The 2014 NBA Finals have been set. The Western Conference Finals concluded last night with the San Antonio Spurs traveling to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs lost star point guard Tony Parker to an ankle injury, but a balanced attack helped Gregg Popovich’s crew advance with an overtime victory. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
Surprise, surprise. One half of the 2014 NBA Finals has been set, and the representative of the Eastern Conference is as obvious as it is redundant. The Miami Heat will compete for a third consecutive championship. The Eastern Conference Finals continued on Friday, May 30 with the Heat playing host to the Indiana Pacers. Miami led the series 3-2, but Indiana won Game 5 and had the closest thing to momentum in a series marred by sloppy basketball and lopsided outcomes. Here’s how Game 6
Another day, another blowout. The 2014 NBA Playoffs continued on Thursday, May 29 with the resumption of the Western Conference Finals. The San Antonio Spurs looked to bounce back from consecutive losses, while the Oklahoma City Thunder attempted to rebound from two lopsided defeats at AT&T Center. Here’s how it all transpired.
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