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NBA Finals Game 2 Result: Miami Heat wins vs OKC Thunder, 100-96

Friday, June 15th, 2012 | Basketball, SPORTS with No Comments »

LeBron James led the Miami Heat to a game two win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-95, in the 2012 NBA Finals at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, on Thursday, June 14, 2012. The best-of-seven series is now tied at two games apiece.

James scored 32 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished off 5 assists for Miami. Dwyane Wade added 24 points and Chris Bosh contributed 16 points for the Heat.

Kevin Durant led OKC with 32 points. Russel Westbrook had 27 points and sixth man awardee James Harden scored 21 points for the Thunder.

Game 3 of the 2012 NBA Finals will be played at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fl on Sunday, June 17.

Manny Pacquiao to Watch Heat-Celtics Game 7 Before Bout vs Timothy Bradley

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 | Basketball, Boxing, SPORTS with No Comments »

Boxing promoter Bob Arum made arrangements to let Manny Pacquiao watch the 2012 NBA playoffs Game 7 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat on Saturday, June 9 (Sunday in Manila) before facing Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao, who is a player and avid fan of basketball, is reportedly a Celtics fan.

According to Arum, “We will not begin the Pacquiao –Bradley main event fight until the Celtics and the Heat finish their playoff game.” The boxing promoter added that delaying the Pacquiao versus Bradley bout will enable “Manny, the Heat, the Celtics, and sports fans watching the basketball game won’t have to make a choice between events.”

Arum clarified that the undercard fights will push through as earlier scheduled.

San Antonio Spurs Beats OKC Thunder for 9th Straight NBA Playoff Game Win

Monday, May 28th, 2012 | Basketball, SPORTS with No Comments »
Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili
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The San Antonio Spurs rallied to take game 1 of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 101-98. It was the Spurs’ 19th straight win.

The Spurs matched the fourth-longest streak in NBA history, and with one more will become just the fourth team to surpass 20.

Manu Ginobili scored 26 points as the Spurs denied a near Thunder upset. Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 18 points.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 27 points. Russell Westbrook had 17.

After being held to just 16 third-quarter points, San Antonio scored 39 in the fourth.

Harden lost his matchup with Ginobili, the 2008 Sixth Man of the Year winner. Harden finished with 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting but missed nine of his first 12 shots.

Game 2 is Tuesday night at the AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX.

NBA Playoffs: OKC Thunder Beats LA Lakers, take 3-1 Lead in NBA Western Semis

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 | Basketball, SPORTS with No Comments »
OKC Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder
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The Los Angeles Lakers were stunned as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to win Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Western Semifinals, 103-100.

Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer over Metta World Peace with 13.7 seconds left in the game. Durant gave the Thunder the lead to complete the Thunder’s fourth-quarter comeback to top the Lakers.

Russel Westbrook, who ignited OKC’s fourth quarter rally, scored 37 points for the Thunder. Durant added 31 points and Serge Ibaka scored 14 points for Oklahoma City.

Kobe Bryant led LA with 38 points. Andrew Bynum added 18 points for the Lakers.

OKC Thunder is now one win away from their second straight trip to the NBA Western Conference finals.

Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Semifinals between the Lakers and Thunder is schedule on Monday night, May 21 in Oklahoma City.

Pacers vs Heat: Indiana Wins vs Miami, Game 3 of NBA Eastern Conference Semis

Friday, May 18th, 2012 | Basketball, SPORTS with No Comments »
Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers
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The Indiana Pacers rout the Miami Heat, 94-75, in Game 3 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.

Roy Hibbert scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for the Pacers. George Hill had 20 points and Danny Granger 17 points for Indiana.

Pacer’s defense held Dwyane Wade to just five points as Indiana take a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-seven series. Wade missed his first five field-goal attempts and made two turnovers.

Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers is scheduled on Sunday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

LeBron James led the Heat with 22 points and Mario Chalmers added 25 for Miami.

Indiana outscored Miami 51-32 in the second half.

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