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Heat hold on to take 2-1 series lead on Bulls

Heat hold on to take 2-1 series lead on Bulls

LeBron James came on strong down the stretch to finish with 25 points, and the Miami Heat followed the most lopsided playoff win in franchise history with a 104-94 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
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  • Nate Robinson somehow blocks LeBron James’ shot, but Miami wins…

    Nate Robinson somehow blocks LeBron James’ shot, but Miami wins to take a 2-1 series lead over Chicago (Video)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com May 10, 2013
    The video above is basically the quick-hit, short-take, brief summation of the Miami Heat/Chicago Bulls Eastern Conference semifinals. Without dismissing either team’s significant talents, the block that 5-9 Bulls guard Nate Robinson came through with a
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  • Report: Hawks eye S. Van Gundy as coach

    Report: Hawks eye S. Van Gundy as coach

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    With Larry Drew likely done as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, general manager Danny Ferry has made Stan Van Gundy his top target to take over the team, Yahoo! Sports reported on Friday.
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  • GIF: Joakim Noah Mocks Chris Bosh As Chris Bosh Yells at Mario …

    GIF: Joakim Noah Mocks Chris Bosh As Chris Bosh Yells at Mario Chalmers

    dimemag.com May 10, 2013
    For breaking news, rumors, exclusive content, and contests sent right to your inbox, sign up here for the Dime Email Newsletter. Follow Dime Magazine on Twitter Become a fan of Dime Magazine on FacebookThe post GIF: Joakim Noah Mocks Chris Bosh As Chris…
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  • Two To Tango: Stephen Curry has grabbed the headlines in the We…

    Two To Tango: Stephen Curry has grabbed the headlines in the We…

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    Stephen Curry has grabbed the headlines in the West semis, but Tony Parker grabbed Game 3 by leading the Spurs to a 102-92 win over the Warriors and a 2-1 series lead.
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  • Bulls' Gibson fined $25K for outburst at ref

    Bulls' Gibson fined $25K for outburst at ref

    nba.com yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson $25,000 for an outburst at a referee in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Miami.
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  • Brandon Roy is likely gone for good, so let’s remember his best…

    Brandon Roy is likely gone for good, so let’s remember his best times (Video)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com nba.com May 10, 2013
    Sometimes a player exits the NBA on terms that in no way reflect his talent. As reported by Yahoo!'s own Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday, the Minnesota Timberwolves are formalizing the release of shooting guard Brandon Roy, effectively ending his career. A…
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  • Grizzlies tune out excitement, focus on Thunder

    Grizzlies tune out excitement, focus on Thunder

    nba.com May 10, 2013
    The Grizzlies have had three days off in their series with Oklahoma City for their longest break since the All-Star weekend, more than enough time to become a popular pick to win Western Conference this postseason.
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  • The Exact Moment The Derrick Rose Situation Went Wrong

    The Exact Moment The Derrick Rose Situation Went Wrong

    dimemag.com May 10, 2013
    Everyone has an opinion on this Derrick Rose situation (here’s mine), and no matter where you fall Derrick and his “obligation” to play, I think we can all agree on one point: This whole thing is a mess. And guess what, it could have all been avoide
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  • Hollins optimistic he'll return as Griz coach

    Hollins optimistic he'll return as Griz coach

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins has no contractual obligation to the franchise beyond this season, but he is hopeful he'll get to keep coaching what he's helped build here.
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  • Judge: No auction yet of Kobe's mementos

    Judge: No auction yet of Kobe's mementos

    ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    A federal judge in California has ruled an auction house cannot sell, destroy or otherwise dispose of Kobe Bryant memorabilia offered by the NBA star's mother while courts sort out where the case should be decided.
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  • Report: 76ers hire Hinkie as new president, GM

    Report: 76ers hire Hinkie as new president, GM

    nba.com ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    The 76ers crunched the numbers and decided to put the franchise in the hands of an analytics guru.
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  • Seattle's Bid For The Kings Increases, A Week Before The NBA Vo…

    Seattle's Bid For The Kings Increases, A Week Before The NBA Votes

    Chris Hansen, whose bid to buy the Kings and move them to Seattle was thwarted by unanimous vote of the NBA's relocation committee, has upped his offer significantly. He's willing to pay $65 million more for the Maloofs' shares in the Kings, an amount t…
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  • How To Fix The Denver Nuggets

    How To Fix The Denver Nuggets

    dimemag.com May 10, 2013
    The second round of the playoffs is underway and with only eight teams remaining, it means another eight have been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Denver N…
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  • Major League Soccer is making its excellent MLS Live video serv…

    Major League Soccer is making its excellent MLS Live video service available for free this weekend.

    deadspin.com May 10, 2013
    Major League Soccer is making its excellent MLS Live video service available for free this weekend. We have a subscription and can endorse it as a terrific product, at least compared to NBA League Pass.Read more...
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  • James Harden’s Top 10 Plays This Season

    James Harden’s Top 10 Plays This Season

    dimemag.com May 10, 2013
    Even though he didn’t win the award, did any player in the league improve more this season than James Harden? Typically, superstars don’t nab that trophy, but the Beard carried a young Houston team to the playoffs and was one of the most productive pl
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  • Knicks' Smith fined $5,000 for Game 1 flop

    Knicks' Smith fined $5,000 for Game 1 flop

    nba.com May 10, 2013
    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for a flop during Game 1 of their playoff series against Indiana.
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  • NBA fan declares for the draft ‘after a few drinks,’ receives a…

    NBA fan declares for the draft ‘after a few drinks,’ receives an encouraging reply from the league

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    The NCAA deadline to declare for the NBA draft is on April 16. Because the NBA has its own deadline (rendering the NCAA’s toothless) of April 28, and because an anonymous Reddit poster didn’t actually play basketball in the NCAA last (or any other) ye
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  • Amar’e Stoudemire likely to come back, play ‘between 10 and 15 …

    Amar’e Stoudemire likely to come back, play ‘between 10 and 15 minutes’ for Knicks in Game 3

    yahoo.com nba.com May 10, 2013
    Amar'e Stoudemire hasn't taken the court for the New York Knicks since March 7, forced to the sidelines by debris in his right knee that required surgical cleanup just two months after returning from having the same debridement procedure on his left kne…
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  • Bulls' Deng, Hinrich, Rose out for Game 3

    Bulls' Deng, Hinrich, Rose out for Game 3

    ESPN.com deadspin.com May 10, 2013
    Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose will miss Game 3, coach Tom Thibodeau said.
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  • NBA playoffs roundtable: Early trends, most desperate teams, mo…

    NBA playoffs roundtable: Early trends, most desperate teams, more

    CNNSI.com May 10, 2013
    All four second-round series are even 1-1. Which team most needs a Game 3 win? Which series is most likely to go the distance? Our NBA writers take stock of the conference semis.
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  • Andrew Bogut once thought about retirement, now he’s leading th…

    Andrew Bogut once thought about retirement, now he’s leading the resurgent Golden State Warriors

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    Andrew Bogut has been a revelation during this year’s postseason. Though he looked to be his old, unfortunately gimpy self in Golden State’s playoff-initiating Game 1 loss to the Denver Nuggets nearly three weeks ago, Bogut has sprung back to approxim
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  • Pelicans' Gordon undergoes surgery on ankle

    Pelicans' Gordon undergoes surgery on ankle

    ESPN.com nba.com May 10, 2013
    The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
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  • Watch This Ohio Softball Player Rob A Home Run To Win The Game

    Watch This Ohio Softball Player Rob A Home Run To Win The Game

    deadspin.com May 10, 2013
    The Ohio Bobcats played rivals Miami in the MAC softball tournament yesterday. Ohio, up 3-2, was fielding with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Miami had a runner on first base when freshman Jenna Modic stepped up to the plate.Read more...
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  • How the Thunder Can Thrive on Offense (and Survive on Defense) …

    How the Thunder Can Thrive on Offense (and Survive on Defense) With Their Smaller Lineup

    grantland.com May 10, 2013
    If the first two games were any indication, the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies is going to be decided by ...
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  • The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3

    The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3

    grantland.com May 10, 2013
    Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.
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  • Video - Robinson Blocks LeBron 00:15

    Robinson Blocks LeBron

    May 10
    Nate Robinson comes from behind to block LeBron's layup
  • Video - Boozer Sends Early Message 00:14

    Boozer Sends Early Message

    May 10
    Carlos Boozer dunks on Chris Bosh in first quarter action.
  • Video - A Song For Derrick Rose 01:56

    A Song For Derrick Rose

    May 10
    Actor/singer Craig Robinson performed a song for Derrick Rose on "SportsNation" TV.
  • Video - Grizzlies vs. Thunder Gets Political 05:15

    Grizzlies vs. Thunder Gets Political

    May 10
    ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz has been covering the Grizzlies vs. Thunder, and notes that it pits an NBA team with strong ties to conservative Republicans against one with Democratic leanings.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA playoffs 2013 - Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau finds roadblock in G…

    May 10
    Tom Thibodeau has coached the Bulls through a remarkable postseason, but his road just got rougher in Game 3, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • Sources -- Rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers tab Sam Hinkie as GM

    May 10
    The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Houston Rockets executive Sam Hinkie to be their new general manager, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Seattle group raises bid for Kings to $625M

    May 10
    After a committee of owners voted to recommend the Kings stay in California, the investors trying to bring the team to Seattle fired a last salvo. Chris Hansen announced he was increasing his offer for 65 percent of the Kings to $406 million.
  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has fresh appr…

    May 10
    Golden State coach Mark Jackson is succeeding with a fresh approach.