Basketball
  • Tony Allen harrassed Durant, and the Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference semifinals at one.

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant slips and falls as Memphis Grizzlies Tony Allen blocks his pass during the final seconds of Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT
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  • New York Knicks' Iman Shumpert, third from right, celebrates a 3-pointer from the bench in the second half of Game 2 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Knicks' Steve Novak, Kenyon Martin and Chris Copeland also celebrate the shot. The Knicks won 105-79.

    Anthony scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, and the Knicks beat the Pacers 105-79 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT
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  • This May 1, 2013 photo released by OWN shows host Oprah Winfrey posing with NBA basketball player Jason Collins during an interview for "Oprah's Next Chapter," in Beverly Hills, Calif. The interview aired Sunday. Officials at three publishing houses said Monday, May 6, that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay.

    Officials at three publishing houses said they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks heads for the net as Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers defends during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 5, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Indiana Pacers defeated the New York Knicks 102-95.

    Physical beat finesse Sunday, as the Pacers outworked and outmuscled the Knicks in a 102-95 victory in Game 1 of the East semifinals.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 05: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates making a two-point shot with 12.6 seconds left against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies 93-91.

    The Grizzlies lost the first two games in the last round before winning four in a row to reach the second round.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT
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  • Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche, right, celebrates with C.J. Watson during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92.

    The Nets are one win away from overcoming a 3-1 series hole after beating Chicago 95-92 Thursday night to force a seventh game.

    LAST UPDATE : May 03, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT
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  • In this July 12, 2011, file photo, David Kahn, president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves, ponders his response to a question during a news conference in Minneapolis. Kahn is out as president of basketball operations for the Timberwolves and Flip Saunders is coming in. Three people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that team owner Glen Taylor has decided not to pick up the option for next season on Kahn's contract. He is also putting the finishing touches on a

    David Kahn is out as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Flip Saunders is coming in.

    LAST UPDATE : May 02, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT
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  • Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard sits on the floor after losing the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Lillard scored 21 points as the Warriors won 99-88.

    Lillard is the fourth player in league history to win the Rookie of the Year unanimously, joining Blake Griffin in 2011, David Robinson in 1990 and Ralph Sampson in 1984.

    LAST UPDATE : May 02, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT
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