NBA Playoffs

Amar’e Stoudemire, Mike Woodson (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Stoudemire Return Is Baffling Self-Sabotage By Knicks

John Schmeelk: The chances that coach Mike Woodson ends up looking good for this decision are slim to none.

05/10/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The Bigger X-Factor? Kevin Durant Vs. Carmelo Anthony

With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?

05/09/2013

Jamal Crawford (R) of the Los Angeles Clippers watches as Jerryd Bayless (L) of the Memphis Grizzlies scores during Game 5 of their NBA playoff series on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Griffin Injured, Clippers Fall Behind Grizzlies 3-2 In Series After 103-93 Loss

Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin’s ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

04/30/2013

Head Coach Mike D'Antoni of the Los Angeles Lakers draws up plays for his team against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Move Toward Uncertain Future After Trifling Season

Dwight Howard’s unrestricted free agency, coach Mike D’Antoni’s job status, Pau Gasol’s tenuous future, Metta World Peace’s amnesty possibilities and the injury comebacks of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are only the biggest issues facing the Lakers as they decide whether to try this grand experiment again.

04/29/2013

APRIL 27: The Los Angeles Clippers stand during the national anthem before Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2013 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Prepare For Key Game As Playoffs Move Back To LA

Now that they’ve had a couple of days to digest those back-to-back losses the suddenly rejuvenated Grizzlies shoved down their throats in Memphis, the Clippers are back home and eager to swing the momentum back in their favor in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

04/29/2013

Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers is consoled by Kobe Bryant after coming out of the game in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Spurs defeated the Lakers 103-82. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)thx

Lakers Season Over After First Round Sweep By Spurs

Tony Parker scored 23 points, and the San Antonio Spurs completed their first-round sweep of the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers with a 103-82 victory in Game 4 on Sunday night.

04/28/2013

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Celtics Ready For Emotional Return Home

The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.

04/26/2013

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Chandler, Knicks Expect Celtics To ‘Play With Pride’ In Emotional Return To Boston

The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.

04/26/2013

Chris Paul (C) of the Los Angeles Clippers is covered by Jamal Crawford (L) anf Marc Gasol (R) of the Memphis Grizzlies during game two of their NBA Basketball playoff series at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on April 22, 2013. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Hits Buzzer Beater To Give Clippers 2-0 First Round Lead

Chris Paul’s running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

04/22/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Antawn Jamison #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Omer Asik #3 of the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on April 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers, Clippers Advance To Playoffs, STAPLES To Host 7 Games

LA fans will see both of their hometown teams in the NBA Playoffs when the first round kicks off this weekend.

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Nuggets Secure 3rd Seed With 118-98 Win Over Suns

The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.

04/18/2013

Jerryd Bayless #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies steals the ball from DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Clippers Take On Grizzlies In First Round After Clinching Fourth Seed

The Los Angeles Clippers will face the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

04/17/2013

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Lakers-Spurs 1st Round Playoffs Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers will open up the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday April 21st at 12:30PM against the Spurs in San Antonio.

04/17/2013

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Hawks Lose to Raptors 113-96, Tied With Chicago For #5 Seed

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.

04/17/2013

at Staples Center on April 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(credit: getty images)

Clippers Rout Blazers 93-77

Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

04/16/2013

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