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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.Share Tweet
Nate Robinson somehow blocks LeBron James’ shot, but Miami wins to take a 2-1 series lead over Chicago (Video)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 aShare Tweet
Report: Hawks eye S. Van Gundy as coachESPN.com May 10, 2013With 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.Share Tweet
GIF: Joakim Noah Mocks Chris Bosh As Chris Bosh Yells at Mario ChalmersFor 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…Share TweetStephen 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.Share TweetThe 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.Share TweetSometimes 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…Share Tweet
Grizzlies tune out excitement, focus on Thundernba.com May 10, 2013The 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.Share TweetEveryone 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 avoideShare TweetESPN.com May 10, 2013Memphis 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.Share TweetA 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.Share TweetThe 76ers crunched the numbers and decided to put the franchise in the hands of an analytics guru.Share TweetChris 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…Share Tweet
How To Fix The Denver NuggetsThe 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…Share Tweet
Major League Soccer is making its excellent MLS Live video service available for free this weekend.deadspin.com May 10, 2013Major 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...Share Tweet
James Harden’s Top 10 Plays This SeasonEven 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 plShare Tweetnba.com May 10, 2013New 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.Share Tweet
NBA fan declares for the draft ‘after a few drinks,’ receives an encouraging reply from the leagueyahoo.com May 10, 2013The 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) yeShare TweetAmar'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…Share TweetLuol Deng, Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose will miss Game 3, coach Tom Thibodeau said.Share Tweet
NBA playoffs roundtable: Early trends, most desperate teams, moreCNNSI.com May 10, 2013All 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.Share Tweet
Andrew Bogut once thought about retirement, now he’s leading the resurgent Golden State Warriorsyahoo.com May 10, 2013Andrew 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 approximShare TweetThe New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.Share Tweet
Watch This Ohio Softball Player Rob A Home Run To Win The Gamedeadspin.com May 10, 2013The 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...Share Tweet
How the Thunder Can Thrive on Offense (and Survive on Defense) With Their Smaller Lineupgrantland.com May 10, 2013If 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 ...Share Tweet
The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3grantland.com May 10, 2013Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.Share Tweet
Robinson Blocks LeBronMay 10Nate Robinson comes from behind to block LeBron's layup
Boozer Sends Early MessageMay 10Carlos Boozer dunks on Chris Bosh in first quarter action.
A Song For Derrick RoseMay 10Actor/singer Craig Robinson performed a song for Derrick Rose on "SportsNation" TV.
Grizzlies vs. Thunder Gets PoliticalMay 10ESPN'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.