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3 years 4 months ago

Miami moves on to NBA Finals

CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined to win a championship. Well, now they have their shot. James scored 28 points, Wade added 21 and the Miami Heat eliminated Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 83-80 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday....

3 years 4 months ago

Mavericks advance to NBA Finals

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA finals. Nowitzki swished a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:14 left and Shawn Marion followed with a three-point play off a steal, the pivotal plays in yet another fourth-quarter comeback, this one sending the Mavericks...

3 years 4 months ago

Miami closes in on NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 35 points, Chris Bosh added 22 and the Miami Heat moved within one win of the NBA finals with a wild 101-93 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference title series on Tuesday night. Dwyane Wade scored six...

3 years 5 months ago

Mavs bounce game for road win in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game's superstars and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference...

3 years 5 months ago

OKC ties up series with Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, knotting the Western Conference finals at one game each. Harden and fellow reserves Eric Maynor, Nick Collison and Daequan Cook teamed with Durant to...

3 years 5 months ago

Durant, OKC beat Griz to reach West finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant bounced back from his worst playoff performance yet to score 39 points, Russell Westbrook had his first playoff triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 105-90 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday. Durant,...

3 years 5 months ago

Thunder and Heat get playoff wins

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Durant scored six of his 35 points in the third overtime, and the Oklahoma City survived a thriller in holding off the Memphis Grizzlies 133-123 in a game that ended Tuesday morning. With the victory, the Thunder grabbed back home-court advantage and tied this Western...

3 years 5 months ago

OKC comes back late to eliminate the Nuggets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant matched his best playoff performance with 41 points, including the final nine for Oklahoma City, and the Thunder closed out their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets with a 100-97 victory in Game 5 on Wednesday night. The Thunder overcame a nine-point deficit in...

3 years 5 months ago

Thunder ready for game 5 with Nuggets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook didn't become an All-Star point guard by taking 30 shots per game. Even his coach, Scott Brooks, says that's too many. But while saying Tuesday that Westbrook shouldn't have taken so many jump shots in the Oklahoma City Thunder's first loss in their playoff...

3 years 5 months ago

Lawson scores 27 as Nuggets stay alive

DENVER (AP) - Ty Lawson scored a career playoff-high 27 points and J.R. Smith and Danilo Gallinari hit clutch shots down the stretch to help Denver beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 on Monday night as the Nuggets avoided a first-round sweep. The series resumes Wednesday night with Game 5...

3 years 5 months ago

Nuggets facing another first-round exit

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets coach George Karl said a few weeks ago he wanted to match up with the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. On the brink of being swept by Oklahoma City in the first round, his feelings are understandable. Denver's 97-94...

3 years 6 months ago

OKC cruises past Nuggets in game 2

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder built a huge first-half lead on their way to a 106-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 on Wednesday night. The first-round playoff series shifts to Denver on Saturday night...

3 years 6 months ago

Karl remains confident heading into game 2

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - George Karl doesn't know if there's much more his Denver Nuggets can do to slow down the NBA's scoring champion and his All-Star sidekick. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 72 points in Oklahoma City's Game 1 victory over Denver. Karl doesn't believe his Nuggets...

3 years 6 months ago

Beat up Nuggets ready for NBA's second season

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets cast aside conventional wisdom and actually played better without All-Star Carmelo Anthony after trading him to the New York Knicks in February. They were 32-25 with the best player in their history, 18-7 without him. They improved in just about every offensive and defensive...

4 years 4 months ago

Lakers edge Suns on Artest buzzer beater

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The L.A. Lakers acquired Ron Artest for his rebounding and hard-nosed defense. Last-second offensive heroics were hardly his strong suit. Until Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night. Artest beat the buzzer with a wild bank shot after rebounding Kobe Bryant's air ball to...

4 years 4 months ago

Magic stay alive against Celtics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Not ready to go home just yet, the only place the Orlando Magic are headed is back to Boston. Halfway to history. Taking another step toward overcoming an improbable 3-0 series deficit, Dwight Howard had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Magic to a...

4 years 5 months ago

Nuggets stay alive in series with Utah

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony got the help he was begging for, J.R. Smith found his long-range touch and the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination with a 116-102 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. The Nuggets, trying to become the first team in four years to overcome a 3-1...

4 years 5 months ago

Frustrated Nuggets start pointing fingers

DENVER (AP) - The flustered Denver Nuggets are tweeting and teetering. After losing at Utah to fall behind 3-1 to the Jazz in a playoff series they were heavily favored to win, All-Star Carmelo Anthony expressed frustration that he wasn't getting more help in trying to stop the Nuggets' slide...

4 years 6 months ago

Jazz take series lead over Nuggets

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Paul Millsap had career-highs of 22 points and 19 rebounds, rallying the Utah Jazz from a disastrous start in a 105-93 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series Friday night. The Jazz lead Denver 2-1 in the series...

4 years 6 months ago

Utah evens series with Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - With Utah running out of big bodies, Deron Williams carried an even bigger load in leading the Jazz to a 114-111 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night in Game 2 of their Western Conference playoffs. Williams had 33 points and 14 assists and Carlos Boozer...

4 years 6 months ago

Kmart remains question mark for Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets won't have coach George Karl back for the opening round of the playoffs. They will have the services of another key member of their team who also missed 19 games down the stretch: defensive stalwart Kenyon Martin. The question is: how much will Martin...

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