NBA Playoffs

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Keidel: King’s Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.

06/05/2014

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Oklahoma City Thunder Eliminate Clippers From Playoffs After 104-98 Win

The Oklahoma City Thunder have defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 104-98 in game 6 , eliminating them from the NBA Playoffs in a best of seven series.

05/15/2014

Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Rally For 101-99 Win Over Thunder, Even Series 2-2

Darren Collison scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 2:58, rallying the Los Angeles Clippers past the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 on Sunday to tie the Western Conference semifinal series 2-2.

05/11/2014

Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers handles the ball against Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 5, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (credit: Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul, Clippers Shoot For 2-0 Lead Over Thunder

Paul, who only missed one 3-pointer and finished with 32 points, said fans should not expect a similar explosion in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

05/06/2014

Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 5, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (credit: Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul’s 32 Points Help Clippers Roll Thunder, 122-105 For Game 1 Win

Chris Paul made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 on Monday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal.

05/05/2014

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers To Clash With High-Powered Thunder Offense

The team unified and rallied to beat the Golden State Warriors in seven games, setting up a Western Conference semifinal against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder that starts Monday.

05/04/2014

Los Angeles Clippers banner image shown before playoff game number 7 between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors at the Staple Center on May 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mel Blackmon/CBS)

NBA’s Quick Action Helps Rescue Clippers Brand

In just three days, on the strength of Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban the Clippers’ owner for life, a hands-on engagement of corporate sponsors and a savvy marketing response that started with coach Doc Rivers helped the league turn a dark moment into a defining moment.

05/04/2014

Houston Rockets v Portland Trailblazers Ð Game Six

Dwight Howard Sent Home Early Once Again After Lillard’s Buzzer-Beater 3 To Beat Rockets

Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the Houston Rockets 99-98 to take their playoff series in six games and advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time in 14 years.

05/02/2014

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Jordan, Paul Lead Clippers To 3-2 Series Lead Over Warriors, 113-103

Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

04/29/2014

People gather during a protest and rally against racist comments made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling outside Staples Center before a playoff game on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life today by the NBA and barred from having any association with the team and ordered to pay a $2.5 million fine. (credit: Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images)

Demonstrators March Outside Staples Center To Voice Support For Silver’s Action

A crowd of demonstrators gathered to march outside Staples Center Tuesday, prior to the Los Angeles Clippers game, to voice support for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban owner Donald Sterling for life.

04/29/2014

: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speaks to the press after facing the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers’ Rivers On Sterling Comments: ‘This Is A Very Emotional Subject, This Is Personal’

Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach and Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations Doc Rivers spoke out Monday, giving a statement on behalf of the Clippers organization in light of the controversy surrounding the alleged racist comments of owner Donald Sterling.

04/28/2014

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Top Clippers 118-97, Even Series 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.

04/27/2014

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry After Game 3 Rout By Clippers: ‘We’ll Be Fine’

 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For all the problems he had facing the Clippers’ smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it. So, too, do […]

04/22/2014

J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Even Playoff Series With 138-98 Rout Of Warriors

Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in routing the Golden State Warriors 138-98 Monday night to even their first-round series at a game apiece.

04/21/2014

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