NBA Playoffs

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

Mo Williams #5 of the Utah Jazz advances the ball against Ricky Rubio #9 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 15, 2013 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (credit: David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jazz Keep Playoff Hopes Alive After 96-80 Win Over Wolves

Al Jefferson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Utah keep its playoff hopes alive with a 96-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

04/15/2013

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers, wearing an NBA Green Week T-shirt, sits on the bench before playing against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 10, 2013 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. (credit: Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Pull Closer To Playoff Berth With 113-106 Win In Portland

Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

04/10/2013

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Greivis Vasquez #21 the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center on April 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 104-96.  (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Lakers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With 104-96 Win Over Hornets

Kobe fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the last 12 minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-96 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

04/09/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 2: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after making a shot against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on April 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Tie Utah For 8th Spot After Rout Over Mavericks

Kobe Bryant had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 19th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 101-81 Tuesday night in a key game for the two teams struggling to get into the Western Conference playoff picture.

04/02/2013

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 28: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 28, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bucks Rally To Beat Lakers, 113-103

Larry Sanders scored 13 of his career-high 21 points in the third quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-103 on Thursday night.

03/28/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 27: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits for the rebound against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on March 27, 2013 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Escape Loss Against Minnesota, Stay Full Game Ahead Of Utah

Kobe Bryant looks just fine at playing small forward. Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game there filling in for the injured Metta World Peace to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-117 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, their 22nd straight win over the Timberwolves.

03/27/2013

Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

Clippers Fall To Mavs In Overtime 109-102

The Dallas Mavericks beat one of the top four teams in the Western Conference for the first time this season with a 109-102 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.

03/26/2013

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers sits on the bench during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on March 25, 2013 in Oakland, California. . (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Lakers Lead For Playoff Spot Down To One After 109-103 Loss To Warriors

Stephen Curry had 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds on a sprained right ankle, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 109-103 on Monday night.

03/25/2013

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 21: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien and Finals MVP Trophy after winning the Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

A King’s Coronation Silences The Critics

Sometimes, it’s just a superstars’ time to finally win a championship. It happened a few years ago in Miami when Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl title. It happened again as the final buzzer sounded in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and LeBron James was a champion of the world.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy after they won 121-106 against the Oklahoma City Thunder n Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Fun Facts From The Finals

Now that the 2012 NBA Finals are over, it’s time to look back at some of the interesting stats and nuggets from the series that saw the Miami Heat capture its second NBA championship in the last six years.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrates winning the Championship with the Larry O'Brien Trophy against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Championship Parade Set For Monday Morning

Now that the Miami Heat are the 2012 NBA World Champions, all that’s left is to prepare for the championship parade.

06/22/2012

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Heat Are Champions Again After 121-106 Victory!

It took around two years, but Thursday night after a completely dominating performance by the Miami Heat, LeBron James and the rest of the Big Three finally won the NBA Championship with a dominating 120-104 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

06/22/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19:  Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat pulls down a rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Battier Silences The Haters

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier has pulled off a feat not many athletes can claim in their career. When the Miami Heat hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA champions, it marked the end of a long journey for Battier.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade at Club Liv after party on June 22, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive Video: Heat Stars Celebrate At Club LIV Championship Party

The Miami Heat white hot celebration went from the hard court, to the street, and then to two South Florida premiere hot spots.

06/22/2012

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