Basketball
  • It's the second time since 2011 that the Maloof brothers have made plans that would have ended in relocation for the Kings.

    Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, right front, a former NBA basketball player, walks out of an NBA Board of Governors meeting during a break Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Dallas. The meeting is an effort to resolve the five-month-long struggle over the future of the Sacramento Kings. The board's tasks: Decide whether the team should move to Seattle or stay in Sacramento, and then figure out who should own the franchise.
    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) as he drives between Conley and forward Tayshaun Prince (21) in the second half of Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Memphis won 88-84.

    Memphis is headed to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday.

    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT
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  • A Miami Heat fan holds up a sign during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal between the Heat and the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bulls 94-91, and advance to the conference finals.

    The Heat outscored Chicago 25-14 in the fourth quarter to escape and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. 

    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT
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  • Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel congratulates Paul George after George was removed late in the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82.

    The Pacers took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and would advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004 with a win Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT
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  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry pauses during time out against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in San Antonio.

    Tony Parker had 25 points and 10 assists, and the Spurs held the Warriors' starting backcourt to 13 points for a 109-91 victory Tuesday.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT
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  • Chicago Bulls bench watch during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat on Monday, May 13, 2013, in Chicago. The Heat won 88-65.

    Since Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined up, the Heat are 8-2 in games where they can clinch a series, winning each of their last five by double figures.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT
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  • In this Feb. 22, 2011, file photo, Denver Nuggets executive vice president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri addresses the media about the trade of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks during an NBA basketball news conference in Denver. Ujiri was named the NBA's executive of the year on Thursday, May 9, 2013, a day after Karl was named the league's top coach.

    Ujiri assembled a team that had nine players average between 8 and 16.7 points and the city, the Nuggets' fans and the organization embraced the club.

    LAST UPDATE : May 09, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT
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  • Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) celebrates a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in San Antonio.

    Klay Thompson had a career-high 34 points and 14 rebounds, and Stephen Curry added 22 points for Golden State, which had not won in San Antonio since Feb. 14, 1997.

    LAST UPDATE : May 09, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT
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  • Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala (9) talks with head coach George Karl during the first half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.

    George Karl is the NBA's Coach of the Year after leading the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins this season.

    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT
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