Basketball
  • The Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin sits on the bench during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Grizzlies won 103-93.
    LAST UPDATE : May 01, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT
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  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is pressured by Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Denver. The Nuggets won 107-100.

    Kenneth Faried would like to punch a hole in Mark Jackson's theory that he's a dirty player who tried to hurt Stephen Curry.

    LAST UPDATE : May 01, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT
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  • Adriana Ortiz, center, holds up a sign expressing her hopes that the team won't move after the Kings 112-108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. With the pending sale of the team and possible move to Seattle, Wednesday's game might be the last in Sacramento.

    After an emotional saga that has dragged on for nearly three years, the Sacramento Kings finally appear to be staying put in California's capital city.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 30, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT
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  • In a Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 file photo, Boston Celtics' Jason Collins poses during Celtics NBA basketball media day at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass. NBA veteran center Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday, April 29, 2013 on Sports Illustrated's website. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent.

    NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 29, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT
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  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) pats guard Tony Parker (9), of France, on the head after he scored as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) faces away during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Los Angeles.

    Parker scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard and DeJuan Blair added 13 apiece, and San Antonio eliminated the injury-plagued Lakers with a 103-82 victory in Game 4 on Sunday

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 29, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT
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  • Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April. 28, 2013, in Milwaukee. Giving chase are Bucks' Brandon Jennings (3), Ersan Ilyasova (7), of Turkey, and Heat's Shane Battier.

    The Miami Heat reminded everyone Sunday why they're heavy favorites to win a second straight NBA title.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 29, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) smashes his hand onto the scorer's table after colliding with Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly Beverley in the second quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

    He will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and be out indefinitely, dealing a harsh blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder's championship chances.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 26, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT
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  • Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, tries to drive past Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng in the first half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in New York.

    Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson's foot is feeling better, and that's about all he was willing to say about his status for Game 3 of the Nets' playoff series against the Chicago Bulls.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 25, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT
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  • Boston Celtics guard Jordan Crawford (27) defends as New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) shoots a 3-pointer in the first half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

    Anthony scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith added 19, and New York took a 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics with another dominant second half in an 87-71 victory Tuesday night.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT
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  • Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin, left, grimaces as he is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, right, in the first quarter of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2013.

    The Rockets will need more from Lin if they hope to make it a series against the top-seeded Thunder. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 23, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT
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