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OKC survives big mistakes in wild ending, takes Game 2 over Spu…

OKC survives big mistakes in wild ending, takes Game 2 over Spurs

yahoo.com Updated 4 hours ago
Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was a huge shock for the extent to which the hosts dominated in a series most expected to be extremely close. Game 2 hewed closer to what most analysts t…
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  • OKC survives big mistakes in wild ending, takes Game 2 over Spu…

    OKC survives big mistakes in wild ending, takes Game 2 over Spurs

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was a huge shock for the extent to which the hosts dominated in a series most expected to be extremely close. Game 2 hewed closer to what most analysts t…
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  • All Hell Broke Loose On That Final Play Of Thunder-Spurs

    All Hell Broke Loose On That Final Play Of Thunder-Spurs

    deadspin.com 4 hours ago
    I’m just gonna cut straight to the chase: The Oklahoma City Thunder escaped San Antonio with a 98-97 win tonight to even the series up at 1-1, thanks to, uh, whatever the hell it was that happened on this final sequence.Read more...
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  • The Spurs Lost To The Thunder After One Of The Most Inexplicabl…

    The Spurs Lost To The Thunder After One Of The Most Inexplicable No-Calls Ever

    dimemag.com 4 hours ago
    The ending of Game 2 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs was wild enough without an absolutely egregious no-call by the officials. Considering Dion Waiters’ blatant push off on Manu Ginobili, though, it’s safe to say the Thunder’s th…
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  • Kawhi Leonard Couldn’t See The Rim When He Made This Reverse Le…

    Kawhi Leonard Couldn’t See The Rim When He Made This Reverse Left-Handed Layup

    dimemag.com 5 hours ago
    Yes, Kawhi Leonard is one of the several best basketball players in the world. Yes, he’s an incredibly well-balanced athletes. And yes, his hands are twice the size of yours. But not even those exceedingly rare attributes are enough to explain how the S…
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  • Why Jeremy Lin ‘Absolutely’ Wants To Re-Sign With The Hornets, …

    Why Jeremy Lin ‘Absolutely’ Wants To Re-Sign With The Hornets, But Shouldn’t Take A Discount

    dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    Getty Image Regardless of their Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday and a disappointing early postseason exit, the Charlotte Hornets are coming off one of their most promising campaigns in franchise history. They’ve improved exponentially since last…
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  • Chandler Parsons and DeAndre Jordan are totally friends again

    Chandler Parsons and DeAndre Jordan are totally friends again

    yahoo.com dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    It feels like it's been roughly 100 million years since the biggest, weirdest and most ridiculous story of the NBA's 2015 offseason — the Dallas Mavericks' courtship and ensnaring of prized free-agent center DeAndre Jordan, followed by the change of hea…
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  • Dirk will opt out of deal, plans to stay with Mavs

    Dirk will opt out of deal, plans to stay with Mavs

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Dirk will opt out of deal, plans to stay with Mavs
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  • Thunder embarrassed by Game 1 debacle against Spurs

    Thunder embarrassed by Game 1 debacle against Spurs

    The Oklahoma City Thunder were still embarrassed, shocked, frustrated and angry the morning after a horrendous loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their series opener.
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  • Despite blowout loss, Steve Clifford and Hornets leave their ma…

    Despite blowout loss, Steve Clifford and Hornets leave their mark

    ESPN.com May 1 (yesterday)
    Despite blowout loss, Steve Clifford and Hornets leave their mark
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  • Heat scorch Hornets behind Dragic, Whiteside to win blowout Gam…

    Heat scorch Hornets behind Dragic, Whiteside to win blowout Game 7

    yahoo.com May 1 (yesterday)
    Before Sunday's do-or-die Game 7 against the Charlotte Hornets, ABC's cameras captured Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade seeming to be overcome by emotion during the singing of the national anthem: Dwyane Wade shedding a tear and getting emotional during…
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  • Trevor Ariza Planned The Time And Place To Fight A Fan Who Crit…

    Trevor Ariza Planned The Time And Place To Fight A Fan Who Criticized Him On Twitter

    dimemag.com May 1 (yesterday)
    @TerryLee__ pull up then — trevorariza (@TrevorAriza) December 1, 2015 No team took more criticism this season than the Houston Rockets. Once thought to be a serious title contender, the Rockets barely limped into the playoffs before their season was me…
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  • This Video Of Scottie Pippen Surprising Michael Jordan Will Mak…

    This Video Of Scottie Pippen Surprising Michael Jordan Will Make You Long For The 1990s

    dimemag.com May 1 (yesterday)
    Scottie Pippen daps up Michael Jordan at Heat-Hornets Game 7 pic.twitter.com/SMnFuuPzCS — Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 1, 2016 The NBA was a much different place in the 1990s than it is today, and we’re of the opinion that changes to the league over th…
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  • Three Things to Watch in Game 7: Miami and Charlotte Edition

    Three Things to Watch in Game 7: Miami and Charlotte Edition

    yahoo.com May 1 (yesterday)
    The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets have streaked to a series-deciding Game 7, set to tip at 1 ET on Sunday afternoon. Both teams have second-round merits, but as is always the case with these sorts of close calls, the slightest edge could make the dif…
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  • These Laughably Dominant Boban Marjanovic Highlights Are Game 1…

    These Laughably Dominant Boban Marjanovic Highlights Are Game 1 Of Spurs-Thunder In A Nutshell

    dimemag.com Apr 30 (2 days ago)
    You could just look at the box score. You could watch highlights of Kawhi Leonard wreaking two-way havoc or LaMarcus Aldridge scoring however he wants. You could go back to study tape of how the San Antonio Spurs made hay with simple high ball screens f…
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  • BDL's 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

    BDL's 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

    yahoo.com Apr 30 (2 days ago)
    How They Got Here • Golden State: The Warriors entered the postseason with a record 73 regular-season wins and as overwhelming favorites to repeat as champions. In many ways, then, their 4-1 first-round win over the listless Houston Rockets went accordi…
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  • Kawhi Leonard Opened Spurs-Thunder By Driving The Lane And Dunk…

    Kawhi Leonard Opened Spurs-Thunder By Driving The Lane And Dunking On Everyone

    dimemag.com Apr 30 (2 days ago)
    Okay, Kawhi Leonard! If the first possession of the highly-anticipated series between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder is any indication, this half of the Western Conference Seminals might be even more exciting than anticipated.
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  • Purple Shirt Man Came Forward To Defend His Ridiculous Court-Si…

    Purple Shirt Man Came Forward To Defend His Ridiculous Court-Side Antics

    dimemag.com Apr 30 (2 days ago)
    Getty Image You know how we feel about Purple Shirt Man by now. Hopefully, you feel the same way. Despite fueling Dwyane Wade’s throwback crunch-time performance and thereby negatively affecting the Charlotte Hornets, though, the playoffs’ most infamous…
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  • Kevin Durant On The Spurs Would Be So Unfair, But Could It Actu…

    Kevin Durant On The Spurs Would Be So Unfair, But Could It Actually Happen?

    dimemag.com Apr 30 (3 days ago)
    Getty Image This summer (or next summer or the summer after that, no one’s really sure), there is expected to be a huge free agency battle between a bunch of teams to get their hands on Kevin Durant. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, a team that hasn’t bee…
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  • The Hornets Shouldn’t Let Purple Shirt Man Sit Court-Side After…

    The Hornets Shouldn’t Let Purple Shirt Man Sit Court-Side After Provoking Dwyane Wade

    dimemag.com Apr 30 (3 days ago)
    Getty Image Flash was back Friday night, in a big, weird way. Three-pointers? Wade? The notoriously inaccurate shooter from deep connected on two triples in the final frame and the Heat are heading back to Miami for a Game 7 Sunday matinee when NBA fans…
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  • Video - Not-So-Smart Ejection 01:29

    Not-So-Smart Ejection

    Mar 20
    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
  • Video - Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs 00:57

    Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs

    Mar 20
    The Grizzlies got double-digit points from seven players in a 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans 00:57

    Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans

    Mar 20
    Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
  • Video - Spurs Rout Celtics 00:49

    Spurs Rout Celtics

    Mar 20
    Five Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 101-89 win over Boston.