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OAKLAND, Calif. - It all proved to be too much: the injuries, the minutes, the machine that is the San Antonio Spurs. Will simply wasn't enough.
Gold T-shirts were all over the building, worn over tank tops and underneath the uniforms of police officers. The noisy support was there during the best of times. The crowd at Oracle Arena tried just about everything.
LOS ANGELES-The strong relationship between Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro and owner Donald Sterling could mean Del Negro will be back with the team in 2013-14.
Carmelo Anthony made two jumpers to open the game, knowing it wouldn't stay that easy.
It all proved to be too much: the injuries, the minutes, the machine that is the San Antonio Spurs. Willpower simply wasn't enough.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are back in the Western Conference finals for the second straight season with the same style that has carried them to four NBA titles.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.
Before Game 3 of the Bulls-Heat series at the United Center, Scottie Pippen presented the honorary game ball.
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By the time the Golden State Warriors' magical season came to a close, their struggles to find healthy bodies were matched by their shooting woes.
The Maloof family has reportedly reached an agreement to sell the Kings one day after it was announced the franchise will stay in Sacramento.
Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents.
Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are headed back to the Western Conference finals for the second straight season and for the eighth time in the past 15 years.
Without their point guard, the Indiana Pacers fumbled away their first chance to reach the Eastern Conference finals.
Carmelo Anthony showed early in Game 5 the Knicks weren't going down without a fight. Anthony set the tone with a hard foul in the opening minute and went on to pace New York with a game-high 28 points as the Knicks stayed alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 wire-to-wire victory over the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Following consecutive 11-point losses at Bankers Life Fieldhouse that saw them shoot 35 percent from the floor, the Knicks connected on 41 percent of their shots Thursday to pull within 3-2 in the series. J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland stepped up with 13 points apiece off the New York bench, while Raymond Felton added 12 for New York, which forced 19 turnovers, including seven in the fourth quarter. Paul George scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half while David West checked in with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who were trying to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2004. They get another chance when the series shifts back to Indianapolis for Game 6 on Saturday, where they are 4-0 against the Knicks this season.
Former Minnesota Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe arrived Thursday at the doorstep of his dreams - the annual combine for the NBA draft's top prospects - after admittedly taking the long way around.
Carmelo Anthony showed early in Game 5 the Knicks weren't going down without a fight.
For the Miami Heat's 3-point specialists, the long shots proved to be, well, a longshot during the second round against the Chicago Bulls, even with the Heat advancing in five games.
Dwyane Wade felt the need to clarify why he went to locker room.
Chip Kelly, meet Sam Hinkie.
For the New York Knicks, it was about playing harder, even if not really much better.
The NBA announced Wednesday that the Sacramento Kings would not be allowed to move to Seattle, but the question remained: Who will own the team next season?
Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill will miss Thursday's Game 5 Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the New York Knicks due to a concussion.
In initial versions of an April 28 story about the marriage of NBA owner Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto, The Associated Press failed to attribute descriptions of the bride's gown, the wedding cake and other details of the event at a private club in Jupiter, Fla. The story should have said the information was provided by Jordan's manager Estee Portnoy in an email exchange with the AP.
Ousted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players.