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Scoreboard Roundup 5-5-14

Scoreboard Roundup 5-5-14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 102 – Indiana Pacers 96 (Wizards lead series 1-0)
Clippers 120 – Thunder 101 (Clippers lead series 1-0)
NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 – New York Rangers 0 (Penguins lead series 2-1…

Report: Raptors Reward Head Coach Dwane Casey with Extension

Report: Raptors Reward Head Coach Dwane Casey with Extension

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After some surprise success this season, the Toronto Raptors have rewarded head coach Dwane Casey with a three-year contract extension, according to The Toronto Star.
In his third season in Toronto, expecta…

Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Officially Named NBA Rookie of the Year

Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Officially Named NBA Rookie of the Year

Jim McIssac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams has officially been named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, the league announced Monday morning.
Carter-Williams is the first 76er to win the award since Al…

Nets Hold Off Raptors, 104-103 in Game 7, Prepare for Heat

Nets Hold Off Raptors, 104-103 in Game 7, Prepare for Heat

Elsa/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Paul Pierce was brought to Brooklyn for veteran leadership and clutch plays this offseason and delivered in Brooklyn’s 104-103 win in Game 7 against Toronto.
Pierce only had 10 points, but blocked Raptors guard Kyle Lowry …

ESPN: Sixers Michael Carter-Williams to be Named Rookie of the Year

ESPN: Sixers Michael Carter-Williams to be Named Rookie of the Year

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It may have bee a tough season for the Philadelphia 76ers on the court, but it wasn’t all so bad as ESPN is reporting that point guard Michael Carter-Williams will be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year.
He is th…

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/2/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/2/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs – First Round: Brooklyn Nets 97 – Toronto Raptors 83 (Series tied, 3-3)
Dallas Mavericks 113 – San Antonio Spurs 111 (Series tied, 3-3)
Portland Trail Blazers 99 – Houston Rockets 98 (Trail Blazers win seri…

Grizzlies’ Randolph Suspended for Decisive Game 7

Grizzlies’ Randolph Suspended for Decisive Game 7

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Memphis forward Zach Randolph has been suspended for the Grizzlies’ Game 7 meeting with Oklahoma City on Saturday. The punishment handed down by the NBA on Friday comes after Randolph punched Thunder center Steven …

ESPN: Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Wins Sixth Man of the Year Award

ESPN: Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Wins Sixth Man of the Year Award

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the second time in his career, Los Angeles Clippers’ guard Jamal Crawford has won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.
Crawford last won the award in 2010 while with the Atlanta Hawks. He’s the fourth…

Raptors Hold Off Nets’ Rally, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Raptors Hold Off Nets’ Rally, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Claus Andersen/Getty Images(TORONTO) –  Kyle Lowry scored 36 points as the Toronto Raptors held off the Brooklyn Nets 115-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Toronto led by as many as 26 point…

Mike D’Antoni Resigns as L.A. Lakers Head Coach

Mike D’Antoni Resigns as L.A. Lakers Head Coach

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Mike D’Antoni resigned as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the club announced on Wednesday night.
D’Antoni took over as head coach of the Lakers on Nov. 12, 2012 and compiled a record of 67-87 …

Grizzlies Edge Thunder 100-99; Take 3-2 Series Lead

Grizzlies Edge Thunder 100-99; Take 3-2 Series Lead

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) –  Another day, another overtime playoff game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With 2.9 seconds remaining in overtime, Kevin Durant missed a long three-point attempt that wou…

Wizards Power Past Bulls 75-69 to Win Series 4-1

Wizards Power Past Bulls 75-69 to Win Series 4-1

Win McNamee/Getty Images(CHICAGO) –  John Wall scored 24 points as the Washington Wizards topped the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to close out their first-round Eastern Conference series in five games.
Nene added 20 points as the fifth-se…

NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling ‘For Life’

NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling ‘For Life’

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(NEW YORK) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA on Tuesday.
The ban comes after audio surfaced this weekend where Sterling is heard making racial remarks towards minorities and …

Mark Cuban: Forcing Sterling Out Could Be a ‘Slippery Slope’

Mark Cuban: Forcing Sterling Out Could Be a ‘Slippery Slope’

Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Reality Rocks(DALLAS) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is all for trying to get Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team in wake of his racist comments about minorities. Still, Cuban said on Monday that forci…

Hawks Push Indiana to Brink of Elimination

Hawks Push Indiana to Brink of Elimination

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — The top-seed in the Eastern Conference trailed by as many as 30 points on their home floor while fans watched in bewilderment, raining down boos upon their beloved team. The Atlanta Hawks used a 41-point s…

Heat Sweep Charlotte, Advance to Second Round

Heat Sweep Charlotte, Advance to Second Round

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — LeBron James scored 31 points, with 19 coming after suffering a thigh bruise in the third, to lift the Heat to a 109-98 win over Charlotte in Game Four. Miami has now swept the series with the Bobcats and…

Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14

Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat 109 – Charlotte Bobcats 98 (Heat win series, 4-0)
Atlanta Hawks 107 – Indiana Pacers 97 (Hawks lead series, 3-2)
San Antonio Spurs 93 – Dallas Mavericks 89 (Series tied, 2-2)
NHL Playoffs: Pengu…

Former NBA Coach Dr. Jack Ramsay Passes Away at 89

Former NBA Coach Dr. Jack Ramsay Passes Away at 89

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –  Former NBA coach Dr. Jack Ramsay passed away Monday in his sleep. He was 89.
The Hall of Fame coach had battled cancer for more than a decade and a half, but family members said he died peacefully in his slee…

Jackson Leads Thunder Past Grizzlies In OT, 92-89

Jackson Leads Thunder Past Grizzlies In OT, 92-89

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(MEMPHIS) — Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson scored a team-high 32 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Oklahoma City outlasted the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, 92-89 on Saturday to even up their first-round West…

Carter’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Mavericks to Victory

Carter’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Mavericks to Victory

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS) –  Half-man, half-amazing.  Vince Carter hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer as time expired to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of their Western Conference first…

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