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Powerade strikes back after LeBron James' big performance in He…

Powerade strikes back after LeBron James' big performance in Heat's Game 2 win over Spurs

yahoo.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Jun 8, 2014
After cramps brought on by air-conditioning-malfunction-induced sweltering conditions forced LeBron James' early exit in the Miami Heat's Game 1 loss to begin the 2014 NBA Finals, the folks behind Gatorade's Twitter account took the opportunity to take …
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  • San Antonio stalls when it counts the most, as Miami takes Game…

    San Antonio stalls when it counts the most, as Miami takes Game 2 of the NBA Finals

    yahoo.com Jun 8, 2014
    If you don’t count the four minutes that LeBron James had to sit out to end Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs have played to a 92-minute, 190-190 draw over the first two games of the NBA’s showcase series. They’ve also split…
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  • Watch: Bosh's poster dunk over Spurs' Splitter

    Watch: Bosh's poster dunk over Spurs' Splitter

    CNNSI.com Jun 8, 2014
    SAN ANTONIO — Heat forward/center Chris Bosh threw down a poster dunk over Spurs center Tiago Splitter to open the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on Sunday.
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  • GIF: LeBron James Dunks Over Duncan & Leonard

    GIF: LeBron James Dunks Over Duncan & Leonard

    Over halfway through the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was scoreless. He’d taken three shots and made several forays to the paint, but the length and quickness of the San Antonio Spurs had made James’ time difficult. Then he be…
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  • Silver talks AC, Sterling and HGH in address

    Silver talks AC, Sterling and HGH in address

    ESPN.com Jun 8, 2014
    In his first NBA Finals media address, commissioner Adam Silver said he is satisfied the air conditioning issue that plagued Game 1 has been resolved, but also admitted the situation could have been handled better.
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  • Tim Duncan gets athletic with early NBA Finals Game 2 follow du…

    Tim Duncan gets athletic with early NBA Finals Game 2 follow dunk (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 8, 2014
    At 38 years old, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan remains an extremely effective big man, likely one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA at this relatively advanced age. Nevertheless, we seem to have a pretty clear picture of what skills …
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  • Danny Green told us he drank water before Game 2 of the 2014 NB…

    Danny Green told us he drank water before Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals, because zing (Photo)

    yahoo.com Jun 8, 2014
    An electrical failure shorted out the air conditioning at AT&T Center during Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals on Thursday, leading to sweltering conditions that contributed to Miami Heat star LeBron James experiencing cramps that forced him out for the…
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  • Silver: NBA's fight with Sterling almost over

    Silver: NBA's fight with Sterling almost over

    nba.com CNNSI.com Jun 8, 2014
    Donald Sterling hasn't quite given up the fight, but Adam Silver thinks the time is coming.
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  • Hornets thank Jefferson with full-page ad

    Hornets thank Jefferson with full-page ad

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 8, 2014
    Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan honored Al Jefferson by taking out a full-page advertisement Sunday in the Charlotte Observer after the 6-foot-10 center was named third-team All-NBA.
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  • Report: Suns Interested In Trading For Kevin Love

    Report: Suns Interested In Trading For Kevin Love

    dimemag.com Jun 8, 2014
    A new suitor has emerged in the ongoing sweepstakes for Kevin Love. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Phoenix Suns are interested in a Love trade involving one of star guards, Goran Dragic or Eric Bledsoe, in addition to future draft picks. …
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  • Report: Cavs Will Offer Kyrie Irving Max Extension

    Report: Cavs Will Offer Kyrie Irving Max Extension

    dimemag.com Jun 8, 2014
    Reports surfaced the Cleveland Cavaliers were thinking of bucking the conventional wisdom by not offering two-time all-star Kyrie Irving a maximum extension this summer. It appears those rumors were false. According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain…
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  • Erik Spoelstra “Open To Whatever’s Necessary” With LeBron James…

    Erik Spoelstra “Open To Whatever’s Necessary” With LeBron James in Game 2

    dimemag.com Jun 8, 2014
    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra isn’t known as a quotable interview. Though hardly the gruff bully of his San Antonio Spurs counterpart, Gregg Popovich, Spoelstra still sticks to a finely-tuned script with the media, mostly avoiding specific answers and…
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  • Rubio says he'll call Love, wants him to stay

    Rubio says he'll call Love, wants him to stay

    ESPN.com Jun 8, 2014
    Point guard Ricky Rubio, in Italy for an appearance at the adidas Eurocamp, said Sunday he plans to call teammate Kevin Love in the next few days to try to find out why the star forward wants to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • Video - Parker Unguardable 00:09

    Parker Unguardable

    Jun 8
    Tony Parker hits the floater with time winding down in the third quarter.
  • Video - Heat Even Series 01:54

    Heat Even Series

    Jun 8
    LeBron James bounced back from Game 1, scoring 35 points and grabbing 10 boards in the Heat's 98-96 Game 2 victory.
  • Video - James: 'Big Time Road Win' 01:18

    James: 'Big Time Road Win'

    Jun 8
    After defeating the Spurs 98-96, LeBron James said the Heat were more aggressive in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
  • Video - Bosh Takes Off 00:07

    Bosh Takes Off

    Jun 8
    Chris Bosh drives to the hoop and hits the two-handed slam.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: LeBron fuels Heat in Game 2 to set up epic Finals

    Jun 8
    SAN ANTONIO -- Here was the best player on the planet at the height of his powers. LeBron James, three days after being carried off the AT&T Center floor, carried his team back to Miami with a split. After making just one basket in the first quarter…
  • 2014 NBA Finals: Two systems, one goal for Miami Heat and San Antonio Spur…

    Jun 8
    Is it "system" or "superstars" that win titles in the NBA? J.A. Adande examines San Antonio and Miami's paths.
  • Windhorst: LeBron shows his stuff in Game 2

    Jun 8
    With no cramps to contend with, LeBron James put on a clutch performance in Game 2, Brian Windhorst writes.