NBA Players React to All-Defensive Teams

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2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah led all vote getters for the NBA All-Defensive First Team. The NBA released the 2014 All-Defensive teams Monday afternoon. Leading the charge was the 2014 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who led all vote getters. He was the only player to get triple-digit votes for the First Team, tallying 105 such votes as well as another 13 Second Team votes

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PODCAST: Fans in Cleveland rooting for Heat to lose; LeBron to return

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Fans in Cleveland are willing to forgive and forget. OK, maybe not forget. But they will forgive. And that is why this year’s NBA Finals will be watched extra closely in northeast Ohio, with Cavs fans hoping that a failure to win a third straight title will give the Cavaliers a chance at re-signing LeBron James when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. If the Heat win, nobody expects any of their Big Three to leave — especially when they

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Sheridan’s NBA Finals Prediction: Heat in 7

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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

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Tweet of the Night: Redemption is on San Antonio’s mind

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There were times during this long, entertaining and unpredictable NBA season that the possibility of something other than a Heat/Spurs Finals was real. But that does not mean it’s not the result that we were hoping for all along. Last years NBA Finals deserved this rematch. And that is what we are going to get starting Thursday. And for the San Antonio Spurs, this is their one chance at redemption.  [Read more…]

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Tweet Of The Night: The NBA Finals Are Set; Reactions Around The NBA

As the San Antonio Spurs closed out the Western Conference Finals in a 112-107 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the stage is now set for the 2014 NBA Finals. For the second year in a row the Spurs will face off against the reigning champions the Miami Heat, in a rematch that will surely be worth the hype. After taking Miami through a grueling 7 game series last season, San Antonio will be looking to redeem their selves this year.On

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SH Blog: Can Scott Brooks tweak the Thunder past the Spurs? Why the Pacers can’t top the Heat

The NBA conference finals normally bring out the best that the game of basketball has to offer. More often than not, the four best teams remain, and if we’re lucky, the best players on the planet. We are treated to some combination of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu and Paul George every night. These players give us performances to praise night in and night out. And sometimes they don’t. And it’s when they don’t that we

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Schayes: The End of Two Eras for Spurs and Heat

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As the forces of nature push toward a rematch in the NBA Finals, fans may be treated to the end of the two current mini-dynasties. All teams have a life span measured in a small number of years, and both of these teams are nearing the end of theirs. The Spurs have been on top for a tremendously long stretch, equaled by only a few teams in recent memory. The Stockton/Malone Jazz teams coached by Jerry Sloan kept their core together

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