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Thunder blow lead, pull away late against Grizz

Thunder blow lead, pull away late against Grizz

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated 3 hours ago
Oklahoma City jumped out to a dominating start, then held off a furious Grizzlies rally to take Game 1 100-86 at home.
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  • Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Awesome

    Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Awesome

    deadspin.com 6 hours ago
    This is a beautiful thing. In the first quarter of Grizzlies-Thunder, Russell Westbrook grabbed a rebound and, in the same motion, effortlessly flicked a pass three-quarters of the court that just so happened to land right in front of a streaking Kevin …
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  • Rissling traded to Predators by Capitals for pick

    Rissling traded to Predators by Capitals for pick

    NHL.com 12 hours ago
    Defenseman Jaynen Rissling was acquired by the Nashville Predators on Saturday in a trade with the Washington Capitals. Washington receives Nashville’s seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Rissling, 20, completed his fifth season with t...
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  • Memphis Grizzlies' Nick Calathes mounting defense, calls suspen…

    Memphis Grizzlies' Nick Calathes mounting defense, calls suspension unfair

    ESPN.com nba.com 14 hours ago
    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.
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  • Westbrook heads into first round of playoffs healthy

    Westbrook heads into first round of playoffs healthy

    nba.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder hope dynamic point guard Russell Westbrook is the difference when they meet the Memphis Grizzlies in the playoffs.
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  • 8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs. For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklaho…
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  • The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.” While much attention has been focused on the first-round matc…
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  • SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictions

    SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictions

    CNNSI.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Who will be crowned 2014 NBA champion? Our NBA experts weigh in with their series-by-series playoff picks.
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  • Bruins, Avs dominate my NHL Awards picks

    Bruins, Avs dominate my NHL Awards picks

    thehockeynews.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Once again, I’m privileged enough to receive a ballot for the NHL’s annual individual player awards. It’s a huge honor for any hockey journalist and one I think deserves the respect of full transparency to the public. If we’re supposed to represent the …
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  • The Phoenix Coyotes win the 2014 Stanley Cup…of Hope

    The Phoenix Coyotes win the 2014 Stanley Cup…of Hope

    thehockeynews.com Apr 17 (2 days ago)
    Here’s an easy way for the NHL to make even more money: hold a post-season tournament for all non-playoff teams to determine the Stanley Cup of Hope. The inspiration for the idea comes from the Kontinental League, which started the Nadezhda Cup (a.k.a. …
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  • Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    nba.com Apr 17 (2 days ago)
    The Charlotte Bobcats' Steve Clifford and the Memphis Grizzlies' Dave Joerger on Thursday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    nba.com Apr 17 (2 days ago)
    The Memphis Grizzlies hoped Mike Miller would be healthy once they got to the postseason.
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  • NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- AFC South

    NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- AFC South

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    There was only a brief respite for the AFC South, when the Indianapolis Colts' death grip on the division released. In its 12 seasons of existence, the Colts have won this division eight times and missed the playoffs only once. The Titans won the AFC So…
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  • Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win

    Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win

    ESPN.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
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  • Chris Johnson signs a two-year deal with the New York Jets

    Chris Johnson signs a two-year deal with the New York Jets

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    In a free-agent move that was entirely predictable from the moment Chris Johnson was cut, the former Tennessee Titans star running back agreed to a deal with the New York Jets. The Jets were one of the few teams in the NFL that was still pretty unsettle…
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  • Sources: Jets, ex-Titans RB Johnson agree

    Sources: Jets, ex-Titans RB Johnson agree

    ESPN.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    The New York Jets made one of the splashiest moves of the offseason, signing former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson to a two-year deal worth up to $9 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • National Guard soldier returns from Afghanistan, surprises 8-ye…

    National Guard soldier returns from Afghanistan, surprises 8-year-old son on court at Suns game (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    The Phoenix Suns were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night, but their 97-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies did still manage provide a heartwarming moment for one Arizona family. During stoppages in pay at home games at the U.S. Airways Center, th…
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  • Dexter McCluster making positive early impression on Titans

    Dexter McCluster making positive early impression on Titans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    There’s no sign of buyer’s remorse about Dexter McCluster in Nashville. McCluster signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the team as a free agent and he’s getting positive reviews from his teammates early in the offseason program. Linebacker Shaun Ph…
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  • SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    CNNSI.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    Seven games have playoff implications tonight, including the Grizzlies-Mavs clash for the No. 7 seed.
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  • Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    thehockeynews.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    Florida won the draft lottery last night, meaning the Panthers get the first crack at an interesting field with a lot of variation in it. A lot goes into a draft list and the final results are always thrown into chaos by trades and reaches. As the draft…
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  • Video - Ibaka's Big Block, Thunderous Throw Down 00:22

    Ibaka's Big Block, Thunderous Throw Down

    Apr 19
    Thunder forward Serge Ibaka gets the swat on one end and the huge slam dunk on the other against the Grizzlies.
  • Video - Westbrook Dime To Durant For Slam 00:20

    Westbrook Dime To Durant For Slam

    Apr 19
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook threw a pinpoint, cross-court pass to fast-breaking Kevin Durant for the sweet jam.
  • Video - Butler Still Has Bounce 00:13

    Butler Still Has Bounce

    Apr 19
    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Caron Butler burst past the defender and finished with a soaring dunk.
  • Video - Thunder Fight Off Grizzlies In Game 1 01:55

    Thunder Fight Off Grizzlies In Game 1

    Apr 19
    Highlight Of The Night: Despite surrendering a 22-point lead, the Thunder pulled away from the Grizzlies for a 100-86 win.

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    Apr 19
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    Apr 19
    The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, according to sources.
  • Memphis Grizzlies' Nick Calathes mounting defense, calls suspension unfair

    Apr 19
    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.
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    Apr 18
    While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.