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Lakers fend off Rockets in OT in battle for West No. 7 seed

LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard had a simple message for the Lakers after Chandler Parsons' 34-foot, line-drive 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer added …

Basketball

NBA Playoffs 2013: Making the Upset Case for All 8 Underdogs

The NBA playoffs are officially underway, and eight teams are vying to overcome being the underdog seed and advance to the conference semifinals.<p>In the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets are the lower seeds.<p>In the Eastern …

Critical Keys for LA Lakers Heading into the Postseason

There are three keys for the Los Angeles Lakers heading into the postseason—the key to the house, the key to the car and the key to the city.<p>A thrilling overtime win over the Houston Rockets allowed the Lakers to clinch the seventh seed in the postseason, setting up an imminent date with Greg …

Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Be Super Bowl Favorites for 2013

The San Francisco 49ers should be considered the favorite to win the Super Bowl, as we look ahead to the 2013 season. In the past two years, the 49ers reached the NFC title game; then this past season, they were barely edged out by the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.<p>Under head coach Jim …

Derrick Rose's Criticism on Injury Situation Is Unjustified

With every passing day, it looks more and more likely that Derrick Rose won't return during the playoffs—and no one should blame him.<p>By now, you know the story.<p>Rose, who tore his left ACL against the Philadelphia 76ers during the NBA playoffs last April, was cleared to play in early March. But he …