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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.
OKC Thunder Forward Kevin Durant
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The Oklahoma City Thunder had a 29-point victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals on Monday, May 14, 2012, according to NBA.com. OKC Thunder routs the LA Lakers, 119-90, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK.
Russell Westbrook led OKC with a near triple-double, 27 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant scored 25 points for the Thunder.
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers.
The Thunder took a 15-point halftime lead, opened the third quarter with a 15-2 blitz filled with crowd-pleasing 3-pointers and dunks, and never looked back. The final margin ended up being the fourth-largest in the history of the Oklahoma City franchise, including its years in Seattle.
The Lakers loss matched the 12th-largest defeat in LA postseason history, and the sixth worst of Bryant’s career. Three of those losses came in close-out games when L.A. was done for the series. Once was the start of a four-game sweep. The other two times, the Lakers came back to win the next game – both during their run to the 2000 NBA title.
LeBron James receives 2012 KIA NBA MVP
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Three-time NBA MVP LeBron James scored 32 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to victory over the Indiana Pacers, 95-86, in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday, May 13, 2012, according to NBA.com. Before the game, James was presented his third NBA MVP trophy by Commissioner David Stern during a pregame ceremony at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL.
Dwyane Wade scored 29 points for the Heat while Chris Bosh added 13 points for Miami despite leaving the game late in the first half due to a lower abdominal injury.
Miami outscored Indiana 25-16 in the fourth quarter with Wade and James scoring 22 of those points.
David West and Roy Hibbert each scored 17 points for Indiana. Darren Collison and George Hill had 10 points each for the Pacers. Danny Granger shot 1 for 10 from the field and scored only seven points for the Pacers.
Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will be played on Tuesday, May 15 at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL.
LeBron James Wins 2012 KIA NBA MVP
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LeBron James of the Miami Heat won the 2012 KIA NBA MVP award, according to the latest NBA headline news at NBA.com on Friday, May 11, 2012. James is winning the NBA MVP award for the third time in four seasons.
Reports say that the MVP votes will be revealed on Saturday.
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Sharon Simmons, a 55-year-old cheerleader aspirant, auditioned for Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The 55-year-old Simmons will be the oldest cheerleader in NFL history if she passes the audition.
The 55-year-old Simmons was among the hundreds of cheerleader hopefuls who auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Simmons, a grandmother who turns 56 this month, became a trending topic over the web in February after declaring her intention of joining the audition as Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Simmons said that she “thought about this when I was about 22 years old. I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it.”
The 55-year-old Simmons explained that she “don’t see a number. If I do, it’s just a number. It’s not that I can’t keep up with [younger women] in the physical part of the training.”
Simmons considers the audition as “just like any other competition. There are steps to take to prepare, which is exactly what I’m doing.”