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NBA Playoffs

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks  (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Have Plenty To Play For Even With Seed All But Set

Dirk and the Mavericks have likely played the last game that matters for their seeding in the Western Conference playoffs.


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Ranking The Potential NBA 1st Round Match-Ups

Three weeks left in the regular season, and the NBA playoff picture is starting to shape up. With that in mind let’s look at the potential first round match-ups and rank them from least interesting to most.


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Keidel: King’s Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.


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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.


Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs reacts to a play in the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 29, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Spurs Rout Thunder To Take 3-2 Series Lead

Tim Duncan had 22 points, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points, and San Antonio rolled to a 117-89 win over Oklahoma City in Game 5 on Thursday night, taking a 3-2 series lead.


Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs high fives his teammates  (credit: Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Spurs Try To Avoid Collapse Against Thunder

In 2012, the Spurs won the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Thunder, then lost four straight and were bounced from the playoffs.


Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for the layup against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 27, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder Win To Tie Series With Spurs 2-2

Russell Westbrook had 40 points, 10 assists and five steals in the Thunder’s 105-92 victory over the Spurs on Tuesday night that tied the series at two games apiece.


Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 25, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Thunder Win, But Spurs Still Lead Series 2-1

Serge Ibaka started the game and scored 15 points to help the Thunder defeat the Spurs 106-97 and cut San Antonio’s lead in the Western Conference finals series to 2-1.


Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Spurs’ Parker Has Grade 1 Hamstring Strain

Parker has a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring, the least severe level of the injury and he is listed as day-to-day, the Spurs announced Thursday.


Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Durant’s Thunder Take On Spurs After Clipping LA

Mr. Unreliable was rock-solid and relentless yet again. Kevin Durant’s reward is another trip to the Western Conference finals with the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs high fives his teammates  (credit: Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Spurs Topple Blazers To Reach West Finals

After a grueling seven-game series with the Mavericks, the Spurs earned some rest by making quick work of the Trail Blazers. And it couldn’t come at a better time.


Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs - Game Seven

Spurs Say Mavs Scare Gave Them Motivation

The intensity and focus that has the Spurs rolling 3-0 over Portland in the Western Conference semifinals can be traced to their Game 3 loss to Dallas in the first round.