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Toronto Sun 13 hours ago
Nets' Paul Pierce steps up late in Game 1 win over Raptors

Nets' Paul Pierce steps up late in Game 1 win over Raptors

The Truth hurts and when a game needs to be won, when an impression needs to be left in the opening round of a series, when a number gets called and stepping up is required, Paul Pierce delivers.
Nets Blog | ESPN New York 14 hours ago

Old man Pierce delivers playoff daggers

TORONTO -- Paul Pierce has played in 137 playoff games, pressure-packed Game 7’s and has experienced the intense spotlight of the NBA Finals. But he experienced a postseason first on Saturday in Toronto. The shot clocks malfunctioned and both the Nets and Raptors had to play most of the second half...
Net Income / NetsDaily 8 hours ago

Paul Pierce: "That's why they got me here!"

Paul Pierce was wired in Saturday's Game 1 vs. the Raptors ... and we are lucky for it. After hitting the dagger in the closing minutes, Pierce can be clearly heard voicing his excitement. "That's why they got me here. That's why I'm here. I want the ball." Indeed.
Los Angeles Times 10 hours ago

Clippers' Blake Griffin makes a splash, but not on the court

Griffin spends most of the Clippers' Game 1 loss to the Warriors on the bench in foul trouble, and he fouls out in crunch time.There was less than a minute remaining, the score was tied, and where was the Clippers' most valuable player, biggest star and human billboard?
The Point Forward | SI.com 14 hours ago

Clippers’ Blake Griffin fouls out, douses Warriors fan with water

After fouling out of Game 1 against the Warriors, Clippers forward Blake Griffin spilled water on a Warriors fan seated courtside as he reacted to a JumboTron replay of his sixth foul. The water-logged fan’s companion immediately began laughing at him following the sequence, which ended with Griffin tossing his cup towards the sideline.

NBA Playoffs 2014: Jeff Teague leads Atlanta to rout in Game 1

Jeff Teague set a playoff career-high with 28 points as the Atlanta Hawks steal Game 1 from the Indiana Pacers. For Atlanta things couldn't have gone any better. For the Pacers this may be rock bottom. Atlanta used a 16-2 run in the first quarter to grab an early lead and then delivered the knockout punch in the third quarter of a 101-93 win in Game 1 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The importance of Jeff Teague to Atlanta's success has been mentioned over and over but it was on no better display than in Game 1 Saturday night. Teague torched the Pacers for 28 points and five assists going 9-19...
Rotoworld 11 hours ago

Teague, Millsap destroy Pacers in Game 1 - Jeff Teague (G) Atlanta Hawks

Jeff Teague hit 9-of-19 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-10 free throws for 28 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in Saturday's Game 1 101-93 win over the No. 1 seeded Pacers in Indy.
NetsDaily 47 mins ago
Arena officials promise shot-clock will be back Tuesday

Arena officials promise shot-clock will be back Tuesday

Air Canada Centre promises things will work on Tuesday. In a statement, managers of the 15-year-old downtown facility blamed a "signal path failure" that led to all the shot clocks failing midway through the third quarter, and promising a return to professionalism in arena management by the next game in the Nets-Raptors series The failure led to a makeshift arrangement that harkened back to the days shortly after Dr. James Naismith nailed a peach basket to a wall in Springfield, Mass. "New cables will be run to ensure no issues arise on Tuesday, and the NBA will inspect both the fixed and...
Toronto Sun 9 hours ago

Raptors point guard Greivis Vasquez helps team stay close to Nets in Game 1

All season long Greivis Vasquez has told anyone who would listen he is not afraid of the big moment.
Miami Herald 14 hours ago

Comparisons between LeBron James, Michael Jordan inevitable in Heat-Bobcats series

Although LeBron James and Michael Jordan won’t be on the court doing battle, the playoff series offers an opportunity to compare and contrast two of the NBA’s greatest ambassadors.
Oklahoman 8 hours ago
OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook makes a difference

OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook makes a difference

By Jenni CarlsonRussell Westbrook hurled himself through the lane toward the basket and hit one of those crazy circus shots that we’ve seen him make a million times. But when he turned and ran up court, there was a little hitch in his get-along.Read more on NewsOK.com
Chicago Sun-Times 8 hours ago

Tom Thibodeau unconcerned that Joakim Noah missed practice

Joakim Noah has said on several occasions that this was the toughest NBA season he’s ever gone through. It didn’t get any easier for the Bulls center last week. Noah returned to practice Saturday after missing practice Friday. The All-Star center flew to New York to mourn the passing of his mentor, Tyrone Green. Noah was unavailable for comment after practice Saturday, but he released a statement about Green’s passing. “I am saddened by the passing of Mr....
Los Angeles Times 11 hours ago
Fumes, fouls and 'Family Feud' at Clippers-Warriors game

Fumes, fouls and 'Family Feud' at Clippers-Warriors game

Surprises abound in a playoff opener Los Angeles was supposed to win easily. But the Golden State Warriors didn't read that script. The Golden State Warriors choked. One of them did, anyway.

Clippers reserves come up short against Warriors

Jamal Crawford and other backups score only 26 points in playoff loss.Jamal Crawford made a three-point basket from half court to beat the first-quarter buzzer, giving the Clippers a five-point lead, sending the crowd at Staples Center into a frenzy.

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