NBA playoffs

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8:39 am
Tue May 7, 2013

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In the NBA playoffs, the Bulls closed on a 10-0 run over the final two minutes to knock off Miami 93-86 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Nate Robinson had a game-high 27 points for the Bulls. Elsewhere, it was San Antonio over Golden State 129-127.

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8:34 am
Mon May 6, 2013

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In the NBA playoffs, David West scored 20 points and the Pacers beat the Knicks 102-95 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Elsewhere, Oklahoma City held off Memphis 93-91. Kevin Durant scored 35 points.

In other NBA news, Miami Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year and fourth time in his career. Lastly, the Brooklyn Nets general manager says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach. The Nets were eliminated from post season play in Game 7 of their first round series with Chicago. 

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7:01 am
Fri May 3, 2013

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In the NBA playoffs, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3. The series goes back to Brooklyn on Saturday. The winner gets Miami in the second round.

Despite coach Mark Johnson being fined $25,000 by the NBA for making public comments in an attempt to influence officials, Golden State won their first playoff series since 2007 beating Denver 92-88.

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9:08 am
Wed May 1, 2013

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In the NBA playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies have put themselves in position to wrap up their NBA first-round series at home on Friday. The Grizzlies held on to beat the Clippers 103-93 in Los Angeles. Elsewhere, the Nuggets held off the Warriors 107-100 to force a Game 6 in the NBA's Western Conference quarterfinal series In addition, the Celtics take on the Knicks tonight at 7:00 p.m.

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8:44 am
Tue April 30, 2013

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In the NBA, veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted on Sports Illustrated's website.

In other NBA news, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams each had double-doubles as the Nets downed the Chicago Bulls 110-91. Lopez finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Williams delivered 23 points and 10 assists to help the Nets win for the first time since the series opener.

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7:31 am
Mon April 29, 2013

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In the NBA, Jason Terry scored Boston's last nine points and the Celtics weathered a strong comeback by the New York Knicks, avoiding a sweep with a 97-90 overtime win on Sunday.

Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29 points. Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 36 points for the Knicks.

Elsewhere, both the Spurs and Miami completed four-game sweeps of their NBA conference quarterfinal series. It was San Antonio over the Lakers 103-82 and Milwaukee fell to Miami 88-77. Lastly, Golden State topped Denver 115-101.

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8:42 am
Fri April 26, 2013

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In the first round of the NFL draft, the first three players chosen were offensive linemen. No running back was taken in the first round, the first time that's happened in 40 years. The Kansas City Chiefs chose Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars took 6-foot-6, 306-pound Luke Joeckel, an offensive tackle from Texas A&M, with the second pick. The Dolphins chose Oregon's 6-foot-6 linebacker Dion Jordan third and Philadelphia chose offensive tackle Lane Johnson out of Oklahoma.

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7:05 am
Thu April 25, 2013

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Checking baseball news, in the American League, Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, David Ortiz had two hits and drove in a run and the Red Sox beat Oakland 6-5 to take two of three from the A's. It was Boston's ninth win in 12 games.

Elsewhere, Tampa Bay shut out the Yankees 3-0. Toronto beat Baltimore 6-5. The White Sox bested Cleveland 3-2. Houston cruised ahead of Seattle 10-3. Detroit slid past Kansas City 7-5 and Texas crushed the Angels 11-3.

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8:16 am
Wed April 24, 2013

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In the NBA, Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics with an 87-71 victory on Tuesday night. Paul Pierce scored 18 points for the Celtics, who will host their third game on Friday. This will be Boston’s first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. Elsewhere, Golden State rallied to beat Denver 131-117 and Miami defeated Milwaukee 98-86.

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7:40 am
Tue April 23, 2013

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In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece. Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Brook Lopez scored 21 points for the Nets.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Clippers are heading to Memphis after grabbing a two-games-to-none lead in the NBA's Western Conference quarterfinals. Chris Paul hit a floater with 0.1 seconds left to give the Clippers a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies. Blake Griffin finished with 21 points.

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