Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Raptors GM uses expletive before playoff opener with Wizards

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri used an expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors playoff opener.

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Grizzlies ready for postseason and Trail Blazers

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) high-fives teammates Zach Randolph (50) and Vince Carter (15) after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Memphis Grizzlies, who spent much of the season as the Western Conference’s No. 2 seed, enter the postseason in the fifth spot after a post-All-Star finish that has some wondering exactly where they are heading into playoffs.

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LeBron returns to playoffs with Cavs; Celtics up first

This Wednesday, April 8, 2015, file photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacting after making a basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. For James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he’d quit on the Cavaliers.

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Harden, Rockets prepare to meet Dallas in 1st round

Houston Rockets' James Harden shoots a free throw against the Utah Jazz during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas.

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NBA to include referee names in play-by-play reports

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA will include referee names in its official play-by-play feeds alongside all calls reported to the table starting with the playoffs.

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