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Chandler Parsons’ deep buzzer-beating 3 forces OT, but Lakers beat Rockets, finish 7th (Video)

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 18, 2013
By the time their season finale tipped off at Staples Center on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers already knew they'd clinched the West's final playoff berth thanks to the Memphis Grizzlies' 86-70 win over the Utah Jazz. But both the Lakers and their op…
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Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: NBA playoff preview: Thunder vs. Rockets

    Apr 18
    This won't be the most competitive first-round series, but it may be the most entertaining, however long it lasts. Conventional wisdom says pace slows and scores dip in the playoffs, but that won't be the case with Houston and Oklahoma City, who rank se…
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoffs: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics preview

    Apr 18
    The Celtics had won the Atlantic every year since their 2007 trade for Kevin Garnett -- until this season, when New York broke through for its first divisional title in 19 years. But now the Knicks have to make good on the playoff expectations that acco…
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoff preview: Spurs vs. Lakers

    Apr 18
    Since Tim Duncan's 1997 arrival in San Antonio, the extraordinary Spurs have won at least 50 games (or the equivalent, taking into account the lockout year of '99) and contended for the championship every year. They've met the Lakers in six playoff seri…
  • Lee Jenkins: NBA playoff preview: Clippers vs. Grizzlies

    Apr 18
    For the second straight year, the Clippers and Grizzlies meet in the most intriguing first-round matchup as the No. 4 and 5 seeds. Again, they are stylistic opposites. The Clippers try to push the pace, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, while the Grizz…