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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 …Share Tweet
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…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jun 8, 2014SAN 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.Share TweetOver 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…Share Tweet
Silver talks AC, Sterling and HGH in addressESPN.com Jun 8, 2014In 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.Share Tweet
Tim Duncan gets athletic with early NBA Finals Game 2 follow dunk (Video)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 …Share TweetAn 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…Share TweetDonald Sterling hasn't quite given up the fight, but Adam Silver thinks the time is coming.Share TweetCharlotte 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.Share TweetA 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. …Share TweetReports 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…Share Tweet
Erik Spoelstra “Open To Whatever’s Necessary” With LeBron James in Game 2Miami 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…Share Tweet
Rubio says he'll call Love, wants him to stayESPN.com Jun 8, 2014Point 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.Share Tweet
Parker UnguardableJun 8Tony Parker hits the floater with time winding down in the third quarter.
Heat Even SeriesJun 8LeBron James bounced back from Game 1, scoring 35 points and grabbing 10 boards in the Heat's 98-96 Game 2 victory.
James: 'Big Time Road Win'Jun 8After defeating the Spurs 98-96, LeBron James said the Heat were more aggressive in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Bosh Takes OffJun 8Chris Bosh drives to the hoop and hits the two-handed slam.