In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possible.
Once the Miami Heat finally figured out how to get rolling against Brooklyn, they never ceded control.
After nearly falling on their face in the opening round of the playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs found their footing Tuesday night and ran the Portland Trail Blazers off the court.
The Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson on Tuesday, three days after the team were knocked out of the NBA playoffs.
Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in Game One of their Western Conference semi-final.
Tony Parker had 33 points and 9 assists as San Antonio had little problem with Portland in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
The Nets swept the Heat during the regular season, but the Heat romped in Game 1 of their second-round postseason series.
Turns out, the Miami Heat can beat the Brooklyn Nets.
The Miami Heat reversed their regular season form against Brooklyn and dispatched the Nets 107-86 in the opening game of their Eastern Conference second round series on Tuesday. The Heat had lost all four meetings with the Nets during the regular season, but the two-time defending NBA champions have been dominant in the playoffs, improving to 5-0 after whitewashing Charlotte in the opening round.
Leagues have little interest in taking over the day-to-day operation of franchises, but recent history offers examples of how to navigate such a process.
By winning the M.V.P. award, Kevin Durant has separated himself from the pack — and set himself up for criticism should his team fall short of the title.
A humbled Kevin Durant heaped praise on his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates and called his mother the true MVP after winning the National Basketball Association’s top individual honor on Tuesday.
The N.B.A. said on Tuesday that the move would “provide an opportunity for a new C.E.O. to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances.”
Steve Kerr is now the top candidate for three high-profile jobs, with the Golden State Warriors joining the Lakers as formidable competition for Phil Jackson and the Knicks.