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San Antonio Spurs vs. OKC Thunder: Game 3 Preview and Predictions

The San Antonio Spurs could not have looked more comfortable during their 112-77 drubbing of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Wednesday.<p>Their defense was rock solid, holding OKC below 20 points in three of the four quarters. The Thunder shot a dreadful 39.3 percent from the field and a …

The 10-man rotation, starring the Heat defense, which has been good enough, but hasn't been good

<i>A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in</i> …

Would Serge Ibaka Give OKC Thunder a Fighting Chance vs. San Antonio Spurs?

It once sounded like a baseless hypothetical question: How would Serge Ibaka have changed the Western Conference Finals?<p>But now it's a very real consideration, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:<p>Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti even released a statement (h/t Wojnarowski) …

Pacers' Paul George cleared to play in Game 3

Paul George suffered a concussion in Game 2, and has since cleared all the necessary benchmarks to compete.<p><b>More postseason coverage: Playoff</b> …

LeBron James has message for NBA owners, players

MIAMI – LeBron James has a message for Donald Sterling – or any other owner or player who holds racist views: Keep your thoughts to yourself.<p>"If you …

Byron Scott: 'Perfect guy' for Lakers

Eighteen years after helping guide Kobe Bryant through his rookie season as a veteran teammate, Byron Scott believes he is the right person to coach …

Will Derek Jeter manage one day? Don't count on it

Derek Jeter gave a definitive answer when asked if he would ever manage in the big leagues.<p><b>More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks | Latest news &</b> …

Mike Dunleavy Would Be Wrong Choice for Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, the Los Angeles Lakers have been after a splashy head coach candidate since Mike D'Antoni mercifully vacated his sideline post after his two-year reign of terror.<p>In pursuit of that splash, the Lakers decided Mike Dunleavy Sr. deserved to have …

Secrets of the San Antonio Spurs' Offensive Juggernaut

We're 96 games into the San Antonio Spurs' 2013-14 season, 1,479 games into Tim Duncan's playing career and 1,640 games into Gregg Popovich's coaching tenure.<p>And still, no one can figure out how to stop the Spurs offense.<p>San Antonio heads into Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals with a 2-0 …

Ron Harper defends himself against an Onion column

RONRON52314.jpg<p>Before we begin, if you’ll allow some personal influence, I should point out that Ron Harper is my favorite basketball player. Ever.<p>He …

Associated Press News

Spurs Emerge as Championship Favorites as Playoff Dominance Continues

SAN ANTONIO — This time Tony Parker was there, too.<p>The Gregg Popovich-Tim Duncan halftime summit—or the sit-together-and-sometimes-don’t-say-anything minute—which happens on the bench just before each San Antonio Spurs second half, included Parker on Wednesday night.<p>Popovich sat between Duncan and …

Gregg Popovich, Spurs Called OKC Thunder Bluff on Serge Ibaka

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka was initially counted out for the remainder of the postseason.<p>Things have changed, however, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:<p>Though the Thunder have been severely outmatched by the San Antonio Spurs thus far, Ibaka could go a long way in …

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant Co-Rule OKC Thunder's Successes and Struggles

Russell Westbrook has arrived as an NBA star with the Oklahoma City Thunder.<p>His team is currently facing a 0-2 series deficit against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, but OKC wouldn’t be there without Westbrook.<p>His career may have taken a few untimely exits on the freeway to …

Inside LeBron James' Evolved and Evolving Leadership Philosophy

MIAMI — Three minutes.<p>That was all Toney Douglas had played in his two weeks since joining the Heat, acquired to fill the roster spot previously occupied by the popular Joel Anthony. Now, on Feb. 11 in Phoenix, the journeyman guard would be starting for the two-time defending champions against the …