The arranged marriage of superstars has worked wonderfully in Miami where LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are gunning for their third straight trip to the NBA Finals and their second straight title. In New York, Carmelo and Amar’e haven’t won anything as “maxâ? partners.
Mike Woodson’S patience with J.R. Smith may be running thin, with the Knicks coach saying on Wednesday that “it wouldn’t be toughâ? to bench the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year if he continues to struggle.
Carlos Boozer said the Chicago Bulls were feeling cheated. Mario Chalmers said the Miami Heat thought they were getting too many cheap shots.
Golden State coach Mark Jackson insisted the Warriors’ historic collapse in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals would only help his team’s growth.
Klay Thompson scored 29 of his 34 points in the first half and added 14 rebounds for his first career double-double as the visiting Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio Spurs 100-91 on Wednesday to level the Western Conference semifinals at 1-1.
Miami Heat bounced back from their series-opening loss to Chicago to thrash the Bulls 115-78 on Wednesday and level their Eastern Conference semi-final at 1-1.
The slam dunk has captivated the basketball world for a generation with its raw ferocity and balletic grace, but this year a different shot is sweeping the N.B.A. playoffs: the teardrop.
For the first time in these playoffs, the Miami Heat were facing some real adversity.
Klay Thompson scored 34 points, leading Golden State to its first win in San Antonio since 1997.
LeBron James had 19 points, all in the first half, and 9 assists as Miami evened the series, at 1-1, and handed Chicago its worst playoff loss in franchise history.