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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/26/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/26/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (13) North Carolina 93 (17-4) - Syracuse 83 (14-7)

(15) Iowa State 89 (15-4) - (19) Texas 86 (14-6)

NBA:  Sacramento Kings (16-27) @ New York Knicks (8-37) - Postponed

Portland Trail Blazers (32-13) @ Brooklyn Nets (18-26) - Postponed

Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (23-22) - Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (7-37)

New Orleans Pelicans 99 (24-21) - Philadelphia 76ers 74 (8-37)

Memphis Grizzlies 103 (32-12) - Orlando Magic 94 (15-33)

Boston Celtics 99 (16-27) - Utah Jazz 90 (16-29)

Los Angeles Clippers 102 (31-14) - Denver Nuggets 98 (18-27)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Toronto Raptors 91 (28-15) - Philadelphia 76ers 86 (8-35)

Cleveland Cavaliers 129 (24-20) - Charlotte Hornets 90 (18-26)

Atlanta Hawks 103 (36-8) - Oklahoma City Thunder 93 (22-21)

New York Knicks 113 (8-36) - Orlando Magic 106 (15-31)

Miami Heat 89 (19-24) - Indiana Pacers 87 (15-30)

Chicago Bulls 102 (29-16) - Dallas Mavericks 98 (30-14)

New Orleans Pelicans 92 (22-21) - Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (7-35)

San Antonio Spurs 99 (28-17) - Los Angeles Lakers 85 (12-32)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (16) VCU 63 (16-3) - Saint Louis 61 (9-10)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/20/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/20/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder 94 (21-20) – Miami Heat 86 (18-23)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (9) Iowa State 77 (14-3) – Kansas St. 71 (11-8)

Davidson 77 (13-4) – (22) Dayton 60 (15-3)

NHL:  New York Rangers 3 (27-13-4; 58pts) – Ottawa Senators 2 (18-18-9; 45pts)

Edmonton Oilers 5 (12-26-9; 33pts) – Washington Capitals 4 (24-13-9; 57pts) SO

Detroit Red Wings 5 (27-11-9; 63pts) – Minnesota Wild 4 (20-20-6; 46pts) SO

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (30-14-4; 64pts) – Vancouver Canucks 1 (26-16-3; 55pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 3 (19-22-7; 45pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (26-12-7; 59pts) OT

Montreal Canadiens 2 (29-13-3; 61pts) – Nashville Predators 1 (30-10-5; 65pts) OT

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Westrbrook Leads Thunder Past Spurs, 114-106

Westrbrook Leads Thunder Past Spurs, 114-106

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- No Kevin Durant? No problem for the Oklahoma City Thunder were able to top the San Antonio Spurs 114-106 thanks in large part due to point guard Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook dominated on Thursday as he scored a game-high 34 points, pulled down five rebounds, and dished out 11 assists.

"You've just got to rally behind him," said Thunder guard Anthony Morrow. "He's a leader, natural born. He comes out there, he plays hard."

Second-year center Steven Adams had one of the best games of his career as well, as he scored 16 points, pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds, and blocked three shots. Forward Serge Ibaka also added 21 points.

"I thought they outplayed us almost in every facet of the game," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "When somebody retrieves 50 percent of their shots, you can't say you're focused or playing competitive in any way, shape or form."

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili scored 11 points, had seven rebounds, and dished out 13 assists in the loss.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/23/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/23/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 99 (19-9) - Washington Wizards 91 (19-8)

Indiana Pacers 96 (10-19) - New Orleans Pelicans 84 (14-14)

Orlando Magic 100 (11-20) - Boston Celtics 95 (10-16)

Cleveland Cavaliers 125 (17-10) - Minnesota Timberwolves 104 (5-22)

Brooklyn Nets 102 (12-15) - Denver Nuggets 96 (12-17) 

Atlanta Hawks 107 (21-7) - Los Angeles Clippers 104 (19-10)

Philadelphia 76ers 91 (4-23) - Miami Heat 87 (13-16)

Charlotte Hornets 108 (10-19) - Milwaukee Bucks 101 (14-15)

Portland Trail Blazers 115 (23-7) - Oklahoma City Thunder 111 (13-16) - Overtime

Top 25 Men's Basketball: (4) Louisville 80 (11-0) - CS Northridge 55 (3-10)

(7) Villanova 92 (12-0) - N.J.I.T. 67 (5-8)

Stanford 74 (7-3) - (9) Texas 71 (10-2)

(14) Utah 80 (9-2) - South Dakota State 66 (9-4)

NCAAF Bowl Games: Boca Rotan Bowl: Marshall 52 (13-1) - Northern Illinois 23 (11-3)

NHL: Montreal Canadiens 3 (22-11-2, 46pts) - New York Islanders 1 (23-11-0, 46pts)

New York Rangers 4 (18-10-4, 40pts) - Washington Capitals 2 (17-11-6, 40pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (20-12-3, 43pts) - Dallas Stars 0 (14-14-5, 33pts)

Boston Bruins 5 (18-14-3, 39pts) - Nashville Predators 3 (22-9-2, 46pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 5 (14-14-6, 34pts) - Minnesota Wild 2 (16-13-3, 35pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 2 (10-20-4, 24pts) - New Jersey Devils 1 (12-17-7, 31pts) - Shootout

Detroit Red Wings 6 (18-8-9, 45pts) - Buffalo Sabres 3 (13-19-3, 29pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (21-11-4, 46pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (22-7-5, 49pts)

Colorado Avalanche 5 (13-13-8, 34pts) - St. Louis Blues 0 (21-10-3, 45pts)

Arizona Coyotes 5 (12-18-4, 28pts) - Edmonton Oilers 1 (7-21-7, 21pts)

Winnipeg Jets 5 (18-10-7, 43pts) - Chicago Blackhawks 1 (23-10-2, 48pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/12/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/12/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 115 (14-8) - Portland Trail Blazers 106 (17-6)

Washington Wizards 104 (16-6) - Los Angeles Clippers 96 (16-6)

Atlanta Hawks 87 (16-6) - Orlando Magic 81 (9-16) 

New York Knicks 101 (5-20) - Boston Celtics 95 (7-14)

Brooklyn Nets 88 (9-12) - Philadelphia 76ers 70 (2-20)

Toronto Raptors 106 (17-6) - Indiana Pacers 94 (7-16) 

Memphis Grizzlies 113 (18-4) - Charlotte Hornets 107 (6-16) - Double Overtime

Oklahoma City Thunder 111 (10-13) - Minnesota Timberwolves 92 (5-17)

New Orleans Pelicans 119 (11-11) - Cleveland Cavaliers 114 (13-9) 

Detroit Pistons 105 (4-19) - Phoenix Suns 103 (12-12)

Miami Heat 100 (11-12) - Utah Jazz 95 (6-17)

Los Angeles Lakers 112 (7-16) - San Antonio Spurs 110 (16-7) - Overtime

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (19-6-3, 41pts) - Calgary Flames 1 (17-12-2, 36pts) 

Florida Panthers 3 (12-8-7, 31pts) - Detroit Red Wings 2 (17-6-7, 41pts)

Montreal Canadiens 6 (19-10-2, 40pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (15-10-5, 35pts)

Anaheim Ducks 4 (20-6-5, 45pts) - Edmonton Oilers 2 (7-18-5, 19pts)

Top 25 Men's Basketball: (14) Iowa State 90 (7-1) - Iowa 75 (8-3)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/11/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/11/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: Chicago Blackhawks 3 (20-8-1; 41pts) – Boston Bruins 2 (15-13-1; 31pts)

Buffalo Sabres 4 (11-16-2; 24pts) – Calgary Flames 3 (17-11-2; 36pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 4 (10-13-5; 25pts) – New Jersey Devils 1 (11-14-5; 27pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (11-15-2; 24pts) – Washington Capitals 2 (13-10-5; 31pts) OT

Los Angeles Kings 5 (15-9-5; 35pts) – Ottawa Senators 3 (11-12-5; 27pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (19-8-3; 41pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (8-17-3; 19pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 105 (13-7) – Toronto Raptors 101 (16-6)

Portland Trail Blazers 98 (17-4) – Detroit Pistons 85 (3-19)

Memphis Grizzlies 114 (17-4) – Dallas Mavericks 105 (16-7)

New Orleans Pelicans 104 (10-10) – New York Knicks 93 (4-19)

Oklahoma City Thunder 114 (8-13) – Milwaukee Bucks 101 (11-12)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (7) Villanova 73 (9-0) – Illinois 59 (7-2)

(11) Wichita State 77 (6-1) – Seton Hall 68 (7-1)

(14) Iowa State 73 (6-1) – Missouri-Kansas City 56 (3-7)

(25) Notre Dame 93 (9-1) – Mount St. Mary’s 67 (2-5)

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks 3 (19-8-1; 39pts) – New Jersey Devils 2 (11-13-5; 27pts) SO

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (10-15-2; 22pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (9-13-5; 23pts) OT

Buffalo Sabres 1 (10-16-2; 22pts) – Los Angeles Kings 0 (14-9-5; 33pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (15-9-3; 33pts) – Calgary Flames 1 (17-10-2; 36pts)

Montreal Canadiens 3 (18-10-2; 38pts) – Vancouver Canucks 1 (18-9-2; 38pts)

Washington Capitals 5 (13-10-4; 30pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (18-8-3; 39tps)

Minnesota Wild 5 (15-10-1; 31pts) – New York Islanders 4 (19-9-0; 38pts) 

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ABC Scoreboard Roundup 12/7/14

ABC Scoreboard Roundup 12/7/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Baltimore Ravens 28 (8-5) - Miami Dolphins 13 (7-6)

Carolina Panthers 41 (4-8) - New Orleans Saints 10 (5-8)

Houston Texans 27 (7-6) - Jacksonville Jaguars 13 (2-11)

Indianapolis Colts (9-4) - Cleveland Browns 24 (7-6)

New York Giants 36 (4-9) - Tennessee Titans 7 (2-11)

Minnesota Vikings 30 (6-7) - New York Jets 24 - (2-11) Overtime

Pittsburgh Steelers 42 (8-5) - Cincinnati Bengals 21 (8-4)

St. Louis Rams 24 (6-7) - Washington Redskins 0 (3-10)

Detroit Lions 34 (9-4) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 (2-11)

Denver Broncos 24 (10-3) - Buffalo Bills 17 (7-6)

Arizona Cardinals 17 (10-3) - Kansas City Chiefs 14 (7-6)

Oakland Raiders 24 (2-11) - San Francisco 49ers 13 (7-6)

Seattle Seahawks 24 (9-4) - Philadelphia Eagles 14 (9-4)

New England Patriots 23 (10-3) - San Diego Chargers 14 (8-5)

NBA: Boston Celtics 101 (7-11) - Washington Wizards 93 (13-6)

Atlanta Hawks 96 (13-6) - Denver Nuggets 84 (9-11)

Memphis Grizzlies 103 (16-4) - Miami Heat 87 (9-11)

Oklahoma City Thunder 96 (7-13) - Detroit Pistons 94 (3-18)

Dallas Mavericks 125 (16-6) - Milwaukee Bucks 102 (11-11)

Portland Trail Blazers 103 (16-4) - New York Knicks 99 (4-18)

New Orleans Pelicans 104 (9-10) - Los Angeles Lakers 87 (4-16)

NHL: Anaheim Ducks 4 (18-6-5, 41pts) - Winnipeg Jets 3 (14-9-5, 33pts) - Overtime

Detroit Red Wings 3 (17-6-5, 39pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 1 (8-15-3, 19pts)

Ottawa Senators 4 (11-11-5, 27pts) - Vancouver Canucks 3 (18-8-2, 38pts) - Overtime

Edmonton Oilers 2 (7-15-5, 19pts) - San Jose Sharks 1 (14-11-4, 32 pts)

NCAA Men's Basketball Top-25: (1) Kentucky 82 (9-0) - Eastern Kentucky 49 (4-3)

(12) North Carolina 108 (6-2) - East Carolina 64 (4-5)

Washington 49 (7-0) - (13) San Diego State 36 (6-2)

(16) West Virginia 67 (8-1) - Northern Kentucky 42 (3-5)

Clemson 68 (5-3) - (18) Arkansas 65 (6-2)

MLS Cup Final: Los Angeles Galaxy 2 - New England Revolution 1

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Rockets’ James Harden Sympathizes with Thunder Guard Reggie Jackson

Rockets’ James Harden Sympathizes with Thunder Guard Reggie Jackson

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the midst of having a career-season, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is bound for restricted free agency after turning down an extension from the team. Former Thunder guard and current Houston Rocket James Harden, supports Jackson's decision.

“I fell into the same situation, and that could have been my only contract and I’m sure Reggie feels the same way,” Harden told The Oklahoman. “He has to get the money that he’s earned and that he’s worked his whole life for. It’s the nature of the business. It’s going to happen every single year and it’s going to continue to happen.”

Harden spent the first three years of his career with the Thunder, but was traded to Houston after the team realized they could not give into his salary demands as he was approaching free agency.

Jackson's scoring average has increased each year he's been in the NBA. Through eight games this season, Jackson is averaging 21.5 points per game.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 11/12/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/12/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Washington Wizards 107 (6-2) – Detroit Pistons 103 (2-6)

Atlanta Hawks 100 (4-3) – Utah Jazz 97 (3-6)

Oklahoma City Thunder 109 (3-6) – Boston Celtics 94 (3-4)

Indiana Pacers 81 (3-6) – Miami Heat 75 (5-3)

Orlando Magic 97 (3-6) – New York Knicks 95 (2-7)

New Orleans Pelicans 109 (4-3) – Los Angeles Lakers 102 (1-7)

Phoenix Suns 112 (5-3) - Brooklyn Nets 104 (4-3)

Portland Trail Blazers 130 (6-3) - Denver Nuggets 113 (1-6)

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 (9-5-2; 20pts) – Boston Bruins 1 (10-7-0; 20pts) 

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Brook Lopez Returns, Nets Dominate Thunder

Brook Lopez Returns, Nets Dominate Thunder

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in nearly a year, Brook Lopez stepped on the court in an NBA game. The Brooklyn center scored 18 points and pulled in six rebounds as the Nets beat Oklahoma City 116-85 in their home opener on Monday night.

"I can't put it in words," said Lopez, who broke his foot last December and was forced to miss the rest of the season. "It was great to be back out there. I've missed it for a long time and our team definitely took care of business tonight. Our guys make it easy."

Lopez was 6-for-10 from the floor in 24 minutes as the Nets (2-1) notched their biggest home-opening win ever. The center's 18 points was tied for the team-high, with Alan Anderson also pouring in 18 off the bench. Deron Williams added 17 points and nine assists as Brooklyn opened up a 32-19 lead after the first quarter, due in large part to going 5-for-7 from three-point land.

"It was just good to see him have that bounce, explosion," Kevin Garnett said of Lopez's return. "We know he's having foot problems. He's playing through a lot, man. And like I've said, if we're going to be anything, we're going to need the big fellow."

The Thunder (1-3) have been suffering their own injury issues with both Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand) unavailable. Reggie Jackson did make his season debut for Oklahoma City after missing the first three games, and scored a game-high 23 points in the loss.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 11/1/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/1/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Football: (7) TCU 31 (7-1) - (20) West Virginia 30 (6-3)

Florida 38 (4-3) - (11) Georgia 20 (6-2)

(13) Baylor 60 (7-1) - Kansas 14 (2-6)

(15) Nebraska 35 (8-1) - Purdue 14 (3-6)

(18) Oklahoma 59 (6-2) - Iowa State 14 (2-6)

Temple 20 (5-3) - (23) East Carolina 10 (6-2)

(24) Duke 51 (7-1) - Pittsburgh 48 (4-5) Double Overtime

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kyle Busch wins the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. Joey Logano was second.

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Russell Westbrook Suffers Fractured Hand, Out Indefinitely

Russell Westbrook Suffers Fractured Hand, Out Indefinitely

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The injuries are piling up fast for the Oklahoma City Thunder as All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Westbrook suffered the injury with 6:35 left in the second quarter and underwent X-rays at the Staples Center.

It is unknown just how long Westbrook will be out of action, but the typical recovery time for the injury is about 6-8 weeks.

Already without league MVP Kevin Durant and free agent acquisition Anthony Morrow, the Thunder, who were expected to be among the NBA's best teams this season, find themselves without a couple of their best players for at least the next month of the season.

"It's unfortunate the way it is right now, but we have to figure out how to get better from all of our experiences," coach Scott Brooks said. "Good teams and good players bounce back from adversity, and our guys understand that."

Westbrook is in his seventh season in the NBA, all with the Thunder. He's averaged 20.1 points, 6.9 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per game since entering the league.

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Durant has Successful Foot Surgery

Durant has Successful Foot Surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(NEW YORK) -- Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery on his right foot to repair a Jones fracture, the team announced Thursday.Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks; he's expected to miss six to eight weeks."Successful surgery, thanks for all the prayers and concerns! Headed back to okc. Move em," Durant tweeted Thursday.The team became aware of Durant's problem after practice Saturday when the reigning league MVP said his foot was "aching." The Thunder then announced Sunday that Durant had endured the Jones fracture, which is a broken bone at the base of the small toe, and that surgery would probably be necessary.The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson at the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina.The 26-year-old Durant averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game last season.

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Kevin Durant Out 6-8 Weeks with Jones Fracture in Foot

Kevin Durant Out 6-8 Weeks with Jones Fracture in Foot

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant will be out six to eight weeks with a Jones fracture in his foot, the team announced on Sunday.

Durant noticed the pain in his foot and notified the team after practice on Saturday.

There is no official timetable for the reigning MVP, but general manager Sam Presti said that he will do his best to improve the team while Durant is sidelined.

"In regard to replacing a player like Kevin Durant, you don't replace Kevin Durant. It's not going to be one person. It's going to be a collective mindset," Presti said. "We know we're a better basketball team with Kevin Durant on the floor. But we can have some influence on how good we are in the meantime. We're certainly not going to be looking at the calendar waiting for him to get back. I don't think he'd want us to do that."

Presti said that it's a good thing that Durant let the team know now instead of starting the regular season with the fracture.

"Because it's a stress injury, it happened over time," Presti said. "The fact that Kevin mentioned it when he did is a real fortunate piece of this because if he had continued to play on it, it would continue to get worse. So that it was identified when it was identified, and that the pain, or achiness, was enough to mention it, is a positive."

Durant averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 81 games last season and has played the most minutes in the league since 2007.

"Coming in to this season having not played USA Basketball, reflecting on that decision now, I think clearly, probably helped him a great deal, just the amount of stress he was able to avoid at that point in time," Presti said. "I think that brought him back in to camp in a good spot."

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Durant Withdraws from Team USA

Durant Withdraws from Team USA

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant withdrew from Team USA, citing "physical and mental fatigue."Durant, who is the reigning NBA MVP, broke the news to Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski Thursday. "This was an extremely difficult decision as I take great pride in representing our country," Durant said in a statement. "I know that I owe it to my USA Basketball teammates to be totally invested in the experience. After going through training camp with USAB, I realized I could not fulfill my responsibilities to the team from both a time and energy standpoint.

Durant continued, "I need to take a step back and take some time away, both mentally and physically in order to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. I will be rooting for USAB and look forward to future opportunities with them."

Durant joins fellow forwards Kevin Love, Paul George, and LaMarcus Aldridge as players who will not play for the U.S. in the FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer.

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Serge Ibaka’s Brother Will Play for Oklahoma State

Serge Ibaka’s Brother Will Play for Oklahoma State

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- There will be another Ibaka calling Oklahoma home. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka's younger brother, Igor, will play for Oklahoma State in the 2015-16 season. The 6-foot-8 Ibaka played for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M last season, but he will not be eligible to play JUCO ball next season because he will have surpassed the age limit.

Ibaka averaged 13.7 points and 9.6 rebounds as a freshman last season. In an interview with The Oklahoman, NEO coach Dustin Grover said that Wichita State and Tulsa were also interested in Ibaka.

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Phil Jackson Fined $25K for Tampering

Phil Jackson Fined $25K for Tampering

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for tampering with Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher.

Sources with knowledge of the situation said that Jackson was fined for comments he made at a press conference last week regarding the Thunder guard. Jackson had said that Fisher was on his short list of possible candidates for the vacant Knicks head coaching position. Fisher was still an active member of the Thunder when the comments were made.

The league's anti-tampering rules state that teams cannot directly or indirectly express their interest in other team's impeding free agents. Fisher's contract with Oklahoma City was up when the Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday. Fisher played for Jackson while with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999-2004 and again from 2007-2011.

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Spurs Win West, Earn Rematch with Miami

Spurs Win West, Earn Rematch with Miami

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) -- Tim Duncan scored seven of his 19 points in overtime as San Antonio outlasted Oklahoma City, 112-107 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. With the win, the Spurs advance to their second straight NBA Finals where they will face the Miami Heat. 

After five blowout games, three in favor of San Antonio, the Spurs and Thunder played their most hotly contested game of the series. Duncan also had 15 rebounds as San Antonio had to play the entire second half without point guard Tony Parker, who left with an ankle injury.

"We didn't know how much Tony was hurt in his ankle," said Boris Diaw, who led the Spurs with 26 points off the bench. "But we didn't want to go to Game 7, and we didn't know if he would be ready to play if we did or if he would be 100 percent, so we tried to get it over with tonight."

San Antonio trailed by seven at halftime but opened the second half on a 9-2 run to tie things at 51-51. The Spurs scored 37 points in the third quarter and entered the final frame with a 79-69 lead. Oklahoma City, led by league MVP Kevin Durant, battled back to take a 99-97 lead with 32 seconds left in regulation. 

Manu Ginobli drilled a three from the top of the arc to put the Spurs ahead by one, but missed a free throw that would have given San Antonio a four-point advantage. That opened the door for Russell Westbrook who was fouled on a drive to the basket, hit both free throws, and forced overtime.

Duncan scored all seven of his overtime points in a row, leading San Antonio from a 103-105 deficit to a 110-107 lead. The Spurs will face Miami in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals that the Heat won in seven games. Game 1 of the 2014 Championship round is Thursday night in Texas.

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