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You won't be hearing that line about the Knicks’ bigs being tough enough and tall enough to give the Miami Heat all kinds of problems in the upcoming Eastern Conference finals. The Knicks won’t even get out of this round if Tyson Chandler and Kenyon MUpvote Share Tweet
Can't Keep Up: The Knicks' recent struggles didn't fade during t…CNNSI.com May 5, 2013The Knicks' recent struggles didn't fade during their 102-95 loss to the Pacers. Now they must regain some poise -- and figure out how to handle Roy Hibbert, says Ian Thomsen.Upvote Share Tweet
Leonard emerging as Spurs' newest starnba.com May 5, 2013Kawhi Leonard is soft-spoken, selfless, takes direction well and shuns the spotlight. All of which makes him a perfect fit for the low-key San Antonio Spurs.Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith Goes All Out Attempting To Create The Greatest Flop Of All TimeWhen was the last time you saw a player dominate a playoff game with a 14-point, eight-rebound night? It doesn’t happen often. But Roy Hibbert dictated everything in Indiana’s seven-point Game 1 win in New York, controlling the paint without fouling wUpvote Share TweetUPDATE: OK, it appears we screwed up and jumped the gun. Dan Le Batard has yet to confirm or deny what player he voted for regular season MVP, or whether or not he even had a vote. We've just gotten word that he didn't vote for Anthony, and we sent Le B…Upvote Share Tweet
Finding His Shots: Yes, the Thunder are out-of-sync without Russell …CNNSI.com May 5, 2013Yes, the Thunder are out-of-sync without Russell Westbrook. But it's no surprise that Kevin Durant is stepping up big, leading his team to a 93-91 Game 1 win, says Lee Jenkins.Upvote Share TweetDavid West scored 20 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 102-95 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.Upvote Share TweetIt was apparent almost from the tip: Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal series between OKC and Memphis hinged on how much weight Kevin Durant could carry. With no Russell Westbrook, with Serge Ibaka building a brick road, and with Kendrick Perki…Upvote Share Tweet
Quincy Pondexter Made A Double-Pumping Buzzer-Beater From 40 Feet Away TodayHere’s Quincy Pondexter‘s role in Memphis’ Western Conference Semifinal series against OKC: make Kevin Durant work, chill in the corner and drop a couple of three-pointers, and don’t do anything stupid. But at the end of the third quarter in todayUpvote Share Tweet
One person believed that Carmelo Anthony was more valuable than LeBron this season, ruining a unanimdeadspin.com May 5, 2013One person believed that Carmelo Anthony was more valuable than LeBron this season, ruining a unanimous decision for the 2013 NBA MVP. Any idea who it is? Let us know.Read more...Upvote Share TweetESPN.com May 5, 2013The Miami Heat say they won't be caught off guard if Derrick Rose makes an unexpected comeback for the Chicago Bulls in their second-round playoff series.Upvote Share TweetThe Brooklyn Nets announced Sunday that interim coach P.J. Carlesimo will not return after the team's ouster from the playoffs in seven games by the Chicago Bulls.Upvote Share Tweet
OK, The Grizzlies Instagram-Trolling Blake Griffin Is A Bit Gratuitousdeadspin.com May 5, 2013Hustle & Flow-themed trash talk? Hustle & Flow-themed trash talk.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Could Chauncey Billups Coach The Clippers Next Year?The Clippers had to be the most disappointing team this postseason, not only blowing a 2-0 lead against Memphis, but also giving up a real chance at making the Finals. No one was more talented. There’s a good chance coach Vinny Del Negro isn’t broughtUpvote Share Tweet
ESPN Forecast: Predicting the next playoff round and conference champsESPN.com May 5, 2013Our ESPN Forecast panel votes for which teams will win the NBA's conference semifinal series.Upvote Share Tweet
Gerald Wallace Embarrasses Joakim Noah Twice In The Same GameJoakim Noah was the best player all night, ringing up 24 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in a must-win Game 7 on the road. But he also got yammed on twice… by the same player. Gerald Wallace took it down the lane twice - one in the first half, theUpvote Share TweetBrooklyn, P.J. Carlesimo left reeling after heartbreaking Game 7 loss to ChicagoUpvote Share TweetThese teams met in the Western Conference semifinals two years ago, with Oklahoma City winning in seven games, and the core of their rosters haven't changed much. The most significant difference is the absence of Russell Westbrook. The Thunder appeared …Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron James On Winning 4th MVP AwardMay 5LeBron James sits down to discuss his fourth MVP award and his leadership on the floor and in the community.
Pacers Take Game 1 In New YorkMay 5Highlight Of The Night: David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 to lift the Pacers to a 102-95 win against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
Breaking Down The Pacers' Game 1 WinMay 5Mike Wilbon, Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons discuss the Pacers' win over the Knicks on the road.
Pacers Take Game 1 In New YorkMay 5David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 to lift the Pacers to a 102-95 win against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
Ian Thomsen: J.R. Smith and the Knicks in need of poise and composure afte…May 5What has J.R. Smith wrought upon his Knicks?
Lee Jenkins: Durant shows he's best player in series, leads Thunder to Gam…May 5Ever since the 2011 playoffs, when Oklahoma City outlasted Memphis but fell to Dallas, Kevin Durant has been obsessed with efficiency. He sets only two goals in training camp: To win a championship, and to shoot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent fro…
Rogers sees 'good chance' he could play in MLS this yearMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.
Rogers sees good chance he could play in MLS this seasonMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.