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Heat pull away from Bucks, take 2-0 lead
ESPN.com Updated Apr 23, 2013
Dwyane Wade scored 21 points, LeBron James finished with 19, and the Miami Heat took off in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-86 in Game 2 of the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Plenty of goofy things happen during an NBA season, but it's possible that there was no comment more ridiculous than Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Monta Ellis's proclamation that the only differences between him and Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade wer…Share TweetMike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting back together. Brown has agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal, sources told ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst and ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard on Tuesday.Share TweetMike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting back together. Brown has agreed to a four-year, $20 million deal with a fifth-year team option, sources told ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst and ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring some championship-level kicks from the Chicago BullsA look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Complex. Because it’s super-pertinentShare TweetIt’s not surprising that Paul George won the Most Improved Player award, because the Indiana Pacers swingman saw his per game averages shoot up by over five points per game, with a 3.7 per game uptick in combined assists/rebounds in 2012-13. All of thisShare Tweet"[...] In all my years in this, one thing has never changed: You win with serious, tough-minded players. That never changes." - Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, to Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, after his team's grind-it-out mastShare Tweet
Behind the Box Score, where Tom Thibodeau’s will found a way for Chicago to prevailChicago 90, Brooklyn 82; series tied, 1-1 In his column from Brooklyn on Tuesday, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski called Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau “the rarest commodity in the NBA: an indisputable difference-maker on the bench.” That descrShare Tweet
Heat Pull Away In Fourth, Take 2-0 Series LeadApr 23Dwyane Wade scored 21 points to lead the Heat to a 98-86 win over the Bucks in Game 2.
Sources: Brown, Cavs Agree To Four-Year DealApr 23PTI looks at Mike Brown returning to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.
George Wins Most ImprovedApr 23Marc Stein talks about Pacers forward Paul George, who has won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award.
Mint Condition: NBA Art StarsApr 23RareInk CEO Tim Muret joins Michele Steele to discuss providing the official art of the NBA, including works of Michael Jordan and LeBron James.