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Heat Fall to Wizards, Give Pacers Top Seed

Heat Fall to Wizards, Give Pacers Top Seed

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The Indiana Pacers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs on Monday night — without even playing. That’s because the Miami Heat suffered a 21-point loss to the Washington Wizards, 114-93…

NBA Changes Finals Format

NBA Changes Finals Format

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) — For the first time since 1985 the NBA Finals will have a 2-2-1-1-1 format instead of the 2-3-2 system. Team owners voted unanimously Wednesday to change the rule, which will be enforced at the 2014 Finals. “…

Dwayne Wade Drained Knee Before Game Seven

Dwayne Wade Drained Knee Before Game Seven

NBA via Miami Heat (MIAMI) — Miami Heat star Dwayne was had his left knee drained right before Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Wade’s knee had been hampering him for the majority of the postseason.  He revealed in an interview with The Associated Press…

Miami Heat Win NBA Title

Miami Heat Win NBA Title

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(MIAMI) –  LeBron James and the Miami Heat are on top of the basketball world for the second straight year as the team repeated as NBA champions, beating the San Antonio Spurs in a decisive Game 7 Thursday night.James r…

Heat Edge Spurs in Overtime to Force Game 7

Heat Edge Spurs in Overtime to Force Game 7

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) — LeBron James did everything in his power to save the Miami Heat’s season, but the NBA Finals would have ended Tuesday night if weren’t for Ray Allen.
Allen hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 95 with 5.2 seconds r…

Ginobili Awakens, Leads Spurs Past Heat in Game 5

Ginobili Awakens, Leads Spurs Past Heat in Game 5

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — Apparently Manu Ginobili just needed to get in the game earlier.
Ginobili, who struggled the first four games of the NBA Finals, was in the starting lineup Sunday night for the first time since the 2012 Western…

Wade Leads Heat Past Spurs in Game 4 of NBA Finals

Wade Leads Heat Past Spurs in Game 4 of NBA Finals

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — Dwyane Wade wasn’t a footnote in this game.
Wade had 32 points, six rebounds, four assists and six steals to help lead the Miami Heat past the San Antonio Spurs, 109-93, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
The s…

Spurs Romp Heat 113-77 for 2-1 Series Lead

Spurs Romp Heat 113-77 for 2-1 Series Lead

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — The San Antonio Spurs routed the Miami Heat 113-77 on Tuesday night in what was one of the biggest blowouts in NBA Finals history.
The Spurs hit a Finals-record 16 three-pointers on their way to a 2-1 ser…

Heat Even NBA Finals with 103-84 Rout of Spurs

Heat Even NBA Finals with 103-84 Rout of Spurs

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(MIAMI) –  The Miami Heat played with a purpose Sunday night, and it showed big-time.
Mario Chalmers scored 19 points, LeBron James poured in 17 and the Miami Heat routed the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 to even the NBA…

David Stern Addresses Flopping

David Stern Addresses Flopping

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(MIAMI) — NBA Commissioner David Stern still is not happy about the league’s anti-flopping rules. 
Stern instituted a system this season that fined players for flopping after video review, but believes there needs to…

Spurs Take Game One of NBA Finals

Spurs Take Game One of NBA Finals

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(MIAMI) –  It’s been six years since the San Antonio Spurs played an NBA Finals game, but they picked up right where they left off on Thursday night.
Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker hit a jumpe…

Heat Blast Pacers, Advance to Third Straight NBA Finals

Heat Blast Pacers, Advance to Third Straight NBA Finals

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Heat had a 15 point lead at halftime and never led by less than 12 from there, as the Heat steam rolled the Indiana Pacers 99-76, to advance to the NBA Finals.
LeBron James scored a game high 32 points and …

George Scores 28 as Pacers Force Game 7 Versus Heat

George Scores 28 as Pacers Force Game 7 Versus Heat

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Paul George had 28 points, eight rebounds and five assist leading the Indiana Pacers past the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night, 91-77.
The Pacers win forces a do-or-die G…

Heat’s Big Third Quarter Propels Them Past Pacers in Game 5

Heat’s Big Third Quarter Propels Them Past Pacers in Game 5

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Heat outscored the Indiana Pacers 30-13 in the third quarter en route to a 90-79 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night.
The Heat now lead the series 3-2.
The Pacers lead the ga…

James, West, Stephenson Fined for Flopping

James, West, Stephenson Fined for Flopping

Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NBA fined the Heat’s LeBron James and the Pacers’ David West and Lance Stephenson Thursday, for flopping during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Each of the players was fined $5,000 for the viola…

Pacers Trump Heat 99-92 to Tie Eastern Conference Finals

Pacers Trump Heat 99-92 to Tie Eastern Conference Finals

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) –   The Indiana Pacers aren’t going anywhere without putting up a fight.
Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points and the Pacers trumped the Miami Heat 99-92 on Tuesda…

Spurs Punch Ticket To NBA Finals With Sweep of Grizzlies

Spurs Punch Ticket To NBA Finals With Sweep of Grizzlies

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(MEMPHIS) –  The San Antonio Spurs are returning to a familiar place, the NBA finals.
Tony Parker scored 37 points as the Spurs finished off a sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies with a 93-86 win for their fifth Western Con…

Heat Burn Pacers, Take 2-1 Series Lead

Heat Burn Pacers, Take 2-1 Series Lead

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) –  LeBron James scored 22 points as the Miami Heat routed the Indiana Pacers 114 to 96 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
“I made a conscious effort to get down in the post tonigh…

Spurs Rally Past Grizzlies in OT, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Spurs Rally Past Grizzlies in OT, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — The San Antonio Spurs are one win away from a trip to the NBA Finals after their 104-93 overtime win against Memphis on Saturday night.
The Spurs trailed by 18 points in the first quarter which forced head c…

Pacers Beat Heat 97-93 To Even Eastern Conference Finals

Pacers Beat Heat 97-93 To Even Eastern Conference Finals

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) –  The Indiana Pacers made clutch plays down the stretch, and it earned them home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals.
Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, Paul George added 22 as the Pacers defeated the Mia…

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