Southwest Division

Wade Carries Heat to Series Lead

Dwyane Wade gave Miami plenty of reasons to celebrate in Game 3, but no one obliged until the final buzzer sounded. Scoring eight of the final 10 points for the Heat, Wade didn’t pose after any jumpers, taunt following any dunks or pose when sending a shot back. 

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Dallas Comeback Sets Stage for Game 3

There’s only one question that needs to be answered heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals and it better be answered emphatically. Did the Game 2 comeback give the Dallas Mavericks momentum to ride toward a championship or can the Miami Heat shake it off and continue their dominance in the playoffs.

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2011 NBA Finals Preview

Two forwards are seeking the 2011 NBA title to validate their career. Both unstoppable in their own ways, one player is battling the demons after self-anointing himself as a savior while the other has exceeded every expectation since coming to America. 

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Dallas Seizes Home Court Advantage

Entering Oklahoma City Arena, among the most difficult road venues in the league, with the series tied, Dallas knew it had to find a way to regain home court advantage. Playing its first road game in 17 days, the Mavericks made themselves at home, opening the largest lead in the opening quarter and never looking back Saturday night.

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Western Conference Finals Preview

Maybe a nine day layoff isn’t really a reward for the red hot Dirk Nowitzki. Torching the Lakers for 101 points in four games, the leader of the Mavericks destroyed any notion of his game, or team, being soft. Already considered one of the most unstoppable scorers in the game, the seven footer has elevated his offensive prowess this summer, …

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Western Conference Playoff Preview

For Phil Jackson, everything seems to come in threes. Three times in his coaching career, Jackson has captured three-straight NBA championships. His Los Angeles Lakers have won the past three Western Conference championships and are honing in on a third-straight title in June.

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Inexperience Not Holding Back Thunder

No team solidified its playoff run at the trade deadline better than Oklahoma City. Employing one of the youngest rosters in the NBA and lacking size inside, the Thunder resolved both issues by making a stunning deal with the Celtics. Sending Jeff Green, playing his entire career out of position at power forward, for bruising center Kendrick Perkins, Oklahoma City instantly added playoff …

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A Quick Turnaround in Houston

Not many teams can lose superstar players and still remain in playoff contention. Having lost Yao Ming for the year, dealing away Aaron Brooks and Shane Battier at the deadline, Houston has quickly restored its playoff hopes behind the play of a young point guard given his first opportunity to start. Rebuilding its roster on the fly, Houston made what …

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Injuries Slowing Down San Antonio

The Spurs are always one of the top contenders for the NBA title, with two precautionary words at the end of each sentence: when healthy. Even with one of the oldest rosters in the NBA, San Antonio opened the year with a 13-1 record, best in the league and never looked back. Three times this season, the Spurs have posted …

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Rounding Out the Playoffs

Three weeks remain in the NBA regular season and seven teams remain in contention for the final two playoff positions. The top seven seeds in each conference appear to be secure in some order, but the battle for the eighth and final seed will cap the most intriguing season in years. As Indiana and Memphis cling on to the final …

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