Basketball
  • Five things of note from Miami's seven-game win over San Antonio in the NBA Finals, which ended Thursday.

    The Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, holding the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy and his Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, June 21, 2013, in Miami. The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second straight NBA championship. Former NBA player Bill Russell looks on.
    LAST UPDATE : Jun 21, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT
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  • San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) and Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) collide during the second half of Game 6 of their NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Miami.

    LeBron James powered Miami to a frantic fourth-quarter rally and overtime escape as the Heat beat the Spurs Tuesday to extend the NBA Finals to its last game.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 19, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT
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  • San Antonio guard Tony Parker, of France, drives against Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, during the second quarter of Game 5 in the NBA Finals in San Antonio on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The Spurs won 114-104, leading the best-of seven series 3-2. Parker scored 26 points.

    The San Antonio Spurs can finish Miami off Tuesday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, reaffirming themselves as one of the league's greatest franchises.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 17, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT
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  • Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) dunks against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in San Antonio.

    Riding big performances from their three All-Stars, the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in Game 4.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 14, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT
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  • In this July 12, 2012 file photo, Jason Kidd speaks during a news conference at the New York Knicks training facility in Tarrytown, N.Y. The New York Knicks say Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons.

    Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 13, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT
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  • San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green, left, reacts with Gary Neal after scoring during the first half at Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in San Antonio.

    Danny Green scored 27 points and Gary Neal made six 3-pointers while scoring 24 as San Antonio went 16 of 32 from behind the arc, rolling to the third-biggest victory in finals history.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 12, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT
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  • The Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) and Chris Andersen (11) defend San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals basketball game, Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Miami.

    Miami made 10 of 19 3-pointers and got 13 points from Ray Allen, and 12 points and 10 rebounds from the previously slumping Chris Bosh.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 10, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
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  • San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green (4), left, reacts with San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game, Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Miami. The Spurs defeated the Heat 92-88.

    Parker ended up with 21 points after referees reviewed his shot to make sure it just beat the shot clock, giving San Antonio a four-point edge in the game that was close the whole way.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 07, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT
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  • In this March 17, 2012 file photo, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl puts his hands on his head during an NBA game against the Boston Celtics in Denver. Karl is out as coach of the Nuggets. Team President Josh Kroenke confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday, June 6, 2013 that Karl's tenure was over just weeks after he was named the NBA's coach of the year.

    George Karl was ousted Thursday less than a month after winning the NBA's Coach of the Year award. His tenure with the Nuggets is over after 8½ seasons.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 06, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT
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  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles during the post game news conference after defeating the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 99-76 to advance to the NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs.

    LeBron James walked off the court, stopped on his way to the bench to shake David Beckham's hand, then exchanged a few high-fives and quick hugs with teammates.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 04, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT
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