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Warriors' Curry sets 3-point season mark

Warriors' Curry sets 3-point season mark

ESPN.com CNNSI.com yahoo.com nba.com Updated Apr 17, 2013
Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for 3-pointers in a season when he hit his 270th in the second quarter of the Warriors' game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
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  • The Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs, as Utah loses its fin…

    The Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs, as Utah loses its finale and Kobe Bryant exults on Twitter

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    After an offseason that saw the team deal for the league’s best center and second-most dominant player, and the game’s best point guard of the last 20 years (all for the pittance of some lower-rung draft picks and a player in Andrew Bynum who didn’t
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  • Bulls edge Wizards, secure East's 5th seed

    Bulls edge Wizards, secure East's 5th seed

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
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  • Jazz come up short as Lakers make playoffs

    Jazz come up short as Lakers make playoffs

    Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah's playoff hopes with an 86-70 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
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  • Heat cruise past NBA-worst Magic in finale

    Heat cruise past NBA-worst Magic in finale

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and handed out 10 assists, Mike Miller added 21 points and the Miami Heat wrapped up the regular season with a 105-93 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
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  • Durant sits finale; Carmelo wins scoring title

    Durant sits finale; Carmelo wins scoring title

    Kevin Durant did not play in Wednesday's regular-season finale, meaning Carmelo Anthony secured his first career NBA scoring title.
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  • Bucks edge Durant-less Thunder in finale

    Bucks edge Durant-less Thunder in finale

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    Rookie John Henson scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Brandon Jennings had 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-89 Wednesday night in a regular-season finale lacking any postseason implications.
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  • Nuggets rout Suns to clinch West's 3rd seed

    Nuggets rout Suns to clinch West's 3rd seed

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.
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  • Report: Phil Jackson 'itching' for a return to NBA

    Report: Phil Jackson 'itching' for a return to NBA

    Report: Phil Jackson 'itching' for a return to NBA
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  • Stern: Vote on Kings sale still a few weeks away

    Stern: Vote on Kings sale still a few weeks away

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday that a decision on the future home of the Kings franchise is still at least two weeks away.
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  • Celtics back on court, offer tribute to victims

    Celtics back on court, offer tribute to victims

    nba.com CNNSI.com Apr 17, 2013
    With Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" playing over the loudspeakers and scores of Toronto Raptors fans showing their support, the Boston Celtics returned to the court for their first game since the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon.
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  • Friend of Ray Allen's among those hurt in marathon

    Friend of Ray Allen's among those hurt in marathon

    nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    If he was still a member of the Celtics, Ray Allen knows exactly where he would have been when a pair of explosions rocked the Boston Marathon.
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  • Friend of Heat's Allen hurt in marathon bombings

    Friend of Heat's Allen hurt in marathon bombings

    CNNSI.com Apr 17, 2013
    MIAMI (AP) -- Heat guard Ray Allen says a friend of his family was among those who lost a leg in Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon, and that another friend owned the restaurant that employed the 29-year-old woman who was killed in the blasts.
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  • Just in Time, a Veteran Joins the Knicks

    Just in Time, a Veteran Joins the Knicks

    nytimes.com Apr 17, 2013
    Quentin Richardson has been through a lot in his N.B.A. career, but on Wednesday he dealt with a new situation: Joining a team just before its regular-season finale.
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  • Wizards' Okafor out in finale against Bulls

    Wizards' Okafor out in finale against Bulls

    nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor is sitting out Wednesday's season-finale against the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained right ankle.
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  • Tim Grover, Michael Jordan’s trainer, says the Flu Game was a p…

    Tim Grover, Michael Jordan’s trainer, says the Flu Game was a poisoning case

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    Of the many stories and events that add up to Michael Jordan's legend, few loom as large as the "Flu Game." In Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, with his Chicago Bulls facing a 3-2 deficit against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, Jordan scored 38…
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  • Pacers resting 4 starters in season finale

    Pacers resting 4 starters in season finale

    nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    Pacers coach Frank Vogel is giving four starters the night off Wednesday.
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  • Tony Allen sings ‘This Is How We Do It’ karaoke for charity, br…

    Tony Allen sings ‘This Is How We Do It’ karaoke for charity, brings levity (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    Wednesday marks the final night of the NBA regular season, which means the basketball world is about to get very serious. The loose 82-game schedule is about to give way to the rigid gauntlet of the postseason, a time when men prove their worth and etch…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the end of the Mavs’ beards, dire…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the end of the Mavs’ beards, directed by Wes Anderson (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Cirque du Sirois. Pretty good "Ro…
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  • Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class: The 5 Best Fits For Detro…

    Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class: The 5 Best Fits For Detroit

    dimemag.com Apr 17, 2013
    Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and
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  • Howard on finale: 'Let's leave it on the floor'

    Howard on finale: 'Let's leave it on the floor'

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers are faced with a "win and get in" opportunity Wednesday night when they host the Houston Rockets in their regular-season finale.
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  • Kyrie Irving Tells The Secrets Of How He Became One Of The Best…

    Kyrie Irving Tells The Secrets Of How He Became One Of The Best Players In The NBA

    dimemag.com Apr 17, 2013
    Kyrie Irving didn’t have the typical childhood of a NBA star. He was born in Australia, moved to the States when he was two years old, and watched his mother die from organ failure due to a blood infection when he was only four. Kyrie tried to focus him
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  • Create-a-Caption: Rebounds aren’t *that* scary, Meyers Leonard

    Create-a-Caption: Rebounds aren’t *that* scary, Meyers Leonard

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    I mean, I know they might seem scary to a guy who grabs about 12 percent of available rebounds when he's on the floor, but seriously, they're not. Just go grab them with your hands. If you're scared to do it yourself, buddy up with Ryan Hollins. Your re…
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  • Hardaway becomes 2nd Wolverine to leave early

    Hardaway becomes 2nd Wolverine to leave early

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is leaving the Wolverines early for the NBA draft.
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  • Rasheed Wallace retires again, won’t play for Knicks during pla…

    Rasheed Wallace retires again, won’t play for Knicks during playoffs

    Rasheed Wallace came back from four months on the shelf - the first 2 1/2 due to what the New York Knicks termed a "stress reaction" in his left foot and the last six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in the foot - on Monday night
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  • Grizzlies fill out playoff roster, sign Greene, Reed

    Grizzlies fill out playoff roster, sign Greene, Reed

    nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Memphis Grizzlies have filled out their roster to the maximum of 15 by signing forward Donte Greene and forward/center Willie Reed to multi-year contracts.
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  • The NBA ranks the top 10 dunks and plays of the 2012-13 regular…

    The NBA ranks the top 10 dunks and plays of the 2012-13 regular season (Videos)

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    The 2012-13 NBA regular season ends on Wednesday night, but for all intents and purposes (the usually misspoken “for all intensive purposes” also has a literal application here) the season may well have ended days ago. The Miami Heat have been resting
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  • Win And They're In: With one game remaining in the regular seas…

    Win And They're In: With one game remaining in the regular season, se…

    CNNSI.com Apr 17, 2013
    With one game remaining in the regular season, several teams are still fighting to make the playoffs. Chris Mannix breaks down the postseason implications of the regular-season finale.
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  • Rose sits out finale; no word on playoffs

    Rose sits out finale; no word on playoffs

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose won't play in the season finale, but he hasn't been ruled out for the playoffs.
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  • The Floppies: 10 most ridiculous flops of NBA season

    The Floppies: 10 most ridiculous flops of NBA season

    CNNSI.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Floppies: 10 most ridiculous flops of NBA season
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  • Section 15: Time With the Grandchildren

    Section 15: Time With the Grandchildren

    nytimes.com Apr 17, 2013
    Bennie M. Ginyard, of South Ozone Park, Queens, likes to bring her grandchildren to Barclays Center to watch the Nets and grab a Nathan’s hot dog.
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  • The Los Angeles Clippers visit Lob City one more time before th…

    The Los Angeles Clippers visit Lob City one more time before the playoffs hit (Videos)

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers are going to have to get serious, soon, and isn’t that a bummer for all of us? Chris Paul was born serious, he was probably barking out orders and waving off screeners in his elementary school days, but the rest of the team love
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  • SI.com's NBA writers make their regular-season award picks

    SI.com's NBA writers make their regular-season award picks

    CNNSI.com Apr 17, 2013
    It's the final day of the NBA regular season: Time for our analysts to unveil their awards ballots. The MVP and Rookie of the Year winners are obvious. Other races aren't as clear-cut.
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  • LeBron misses shootaround to deal with personal matter

    LeBron misses shootaround to deal with personal matter

    nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    LeBron James was not with the Miami Heat for their final regular-season shootaround on Wednesday morning. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the league's reigning MVP was tending to a personal matter.
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  • 10 Tiers Of The Best NBA Players 25 Years Old Or Younger

    10 Tiers Of The Best NBA Players 25 Years Old Or Younger

    dimemag.com Apr 17, 2013
    As much as I enjoy watching LeBron James at the peak of his NBA powers, as much as I enjoy watching the veteran Celtics come together since Rajon Rondo went down, as fun as it is to watch Carmelo Anthony drop 35-plus night after night en-route to his fi…
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  • Seed Watch 2013: 2 East, 5 West playoff slots still to be decid…

    Seed Watch 2013: 2 East, 5 West playoff slots still to be decided on season’s last night

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    The most closely watched games of Wednesday night, by far, will feature the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers, because their games will determine the winner of the race for the Western Conference's final playoff spot. But there are still a handful of oth…
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  • Pau Gasol pleads for brother Marc Gasol’s help in pushing the L…

    Pau Gasol pleads for brother Marc Gasol’s help in pushing the Lakers into the playoffs

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    Calling on a brother for a little help with a move and/or IKEA furniture installation is one thing. Texting one from half a country away to plead for a committed effort against another NBA team, so that the NBA team you play for can back into the playof…
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  • Point Forward hands out the Floppy Awards, given to the worst a…

    Point Forward hands out the Floppy Awards, given to the worst and most egregious divers of the NBA s

    deadspin.com Apr 17, 2013
    Point Forward hands out the Floppy Awards, given to the worst and most egregious divers of the NBA season. The Nets and Kevin Martin win big, but of course Chris Paul takes flop of the year. [SI.com]Read more...
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  • Rodman: FBI asks for info on North Korea

    Rodman: FBI asks for info on North Korea

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    Dennis Rodman says the FBI wants to talk to him about North Korea.
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  • Tristan Thompson neared NBA infamy before Zydrunas Ilgauskas ta…

    Tristan Thompson neared NBA infamy before Zydrunas Ilgauskas taught him how not to get blocked

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    Cleveland Cavaliers fans were already uneasy about their team’s selection of rugged forward Tristan Thompson fourth overall in the 2011 draft entering this season, and by the time 2012-13’s second month rolled around the squad’s fans were even more
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  • NBA TV to premiere Dr. J documentary during The Finals

    NBA TV to premiere Dr. J documentary during The Finals

    nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    NEW YORK -- As NBA fans prepare to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia 76ers' 1983 title, the team's leader, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, will be the next subject in the award-winning NBA TV Originals franchise when the network presen…
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  • Clippers cruise past Blazers for 6th straight win

    Clippers cruise past Blazers for 6th straight win

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
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  • 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, He…

    'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks

    grantland.com Apr 17, 2013
    In preparation for the NBA playoffs, this is the first of four entries breaking down one key play or action central to the success of each playoff-bou...
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  • The Mega NBA Season-Ending Things I Like and Don't Like

    The Mega NBA Season-Ending Things I Like and Don't Like

    grantland.com Apr 17, 2013
    1. JaVale McGee and Anthony Randolph, Together Injuries to Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried have George Karl understandably scrambling for healthy...
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  • Video - Wolves End 16-Game Losing Streak To Spurs 00:51

    Wolves End 16-Game Losing Streak To Spurs

    Apr 17
    Derrick Williams leads the Wolves to win over the Spurs.
  • Video - Nuggets Win, Clinch Third Seed In The West 00:51

    Nuggets Win, Clinch Third Seed In The West

    Apr 17
    Nuggets roll Suns 118-98.
  • Video - Lakers Must Win Tonight 04:01

    Lakers Must Win Tonight

    Apr 17
    Lakers in a win-and-get-in scenario tonight.
  • Video - Rasheed Wallace Retires 02:59

    Rasheed Wallace Retires

    Apr 17
    ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley discusses Rasheed Wallace's decision to retire from the NBA.

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    Apr 17
    Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
  • Phil Jackson 'itching' to return to NBA as either coach or executive, sour…

    Apr 17
    After nearly two seasons in retirement, Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, according to sources familiar with his thinking.