Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Suns’ Dragic honored as NBA’s Most Improved Player

NEW YORK (AP) — Goran Dragic has been honored as the NBA’s Most Improved Player after his career year helped lead the Suns to 23 more wins this season.

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Bobcats’ Al Jefferson still in walking boot

Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson (25) takes a pass from a teammate over Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem (40) during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-88. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — Al Jefferson was still in his walking boot when the Charlotte Bobcats arrived for their shootaround hours before facing the Miami Heat in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series.

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Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel calls a play during the first half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers got tired of talking trash.

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Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) shoots between Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario (42) and Marcin Gortat during the first half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed.

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Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

Members of the San Jose Sharks, left, celebrate a game-winning goal by center Patrick Marleau as Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, looks on during the overtime period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Sharks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Patrick Marleau’s fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait.

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