NBA Playoffs

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 04: James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder hitting a three point late in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on June 4, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

James Harden Could Be Thunder’s Equalizer

The headlines leading into the NBA Finals have been about the matchup of the two best players in the game, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Miami’s LeBron James.

06/11/2012

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Thunderstruck: OKC Fans Go Crazy For NBA

Oklahoma sports fans previously split their loyalties between OU and OSU, but now the state has become united behind OKC, as the Thunder prepare for the Heat in the NBA Finals.

06/11/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 09:  Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrates after the Heat defeat the Boston Celtics 101-88 and adcance to the NBA Finals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 9, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami Heads To Finals, Sends Boston Home 101-88

The celebration for the Heat’s win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals sent fans into the streets at the American Airlines Arena but even as fans celebrate the 101-88 victory over the Celtics the Heat turn their attention to an even bigger nemesis in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

06/11/2012

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 
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LeBron Dominates, Heat Force Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

LeBron James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Boston Celtics and leading the Miami Heat to a 98-79 victory Thursday night that forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

06/08/2012

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Classless Celtics Fan Pours Drink On LeBron

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James went over, around, and through the Boston Celtics during an epic performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Apparently, Boston fans couldn’t take getting thumped by the Heat.

06/08/2012

Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics and Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics congratulate each other in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

To Celtics, Game 6 Is A Game 7

It’s a spot that not many believed they would be in, but the Boston Celtics are just one win away from the NBA Finals.

06/07/2012

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Thunder Push Past Spurs & Into NBA Finals

Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, leading the Thunder past the Spurs 107-99 and into the NBA Finals.

06/07/2012

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Young Heat Fan Yells ‘Good Effort!’ To Miami Players, Becomes Internet Sensation

These days, even the tiniest thing can quickly turn into an Internet phenomenon.

06/06/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 05: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics reacts after he made a 3-point basket in the final minute of the fourt quarter to give the Celtics a 90-86 lead against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 5, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Lose Heartbreaker At Home 94-90, Celtics Take 3-2 Series Lead

Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with just under a minute left and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night.

06/06/2012

Nick Collison #4 of the Oklahoma City Thunder draws the charge against Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs as DeJuan Blair #45 and Kevin Durant #35 fight for position in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Thunder Beat Spurs 108-103

Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout.

06/05/2012

Thabo Sefolosha #2 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder go up for the rebound against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Can’t Stop Durant, Fall 109-103 To Thunder

Once Kevin Durant got going, the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t find a way to slow him down.

06/04/2012

Celtics Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass and Rajon Rondo huddle up during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals agianst the Miami Heat. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

After Game 4 Victory, Celtics Ready For ‘Good Old, Classic Bar Fight’

The Boston Celtics nearly let Game 4 slip away, but held on to tie the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2 as they head back to Miami for Tuesday night’s Game 5.

06/04/2012

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rondo Calls Out Heat At Halftime

Before the Celtics took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday night, evening the series at two games apiece, point guard Rajon Rondo took a shot at the Miami Heat.

06/04/2012

Celtics forward Paul Pierce and Miami Heat forward LeBron James during the Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Watching James Foul Out ‘Gratifying’ For Pierce

The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat needed overtime to decide Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but each of the teams had star players watching the deciding minutes from the bench.

06/04/2012

Injured Miami forward Chris Bosh watches Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics in Boston. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Chris Bosh To Return For Game 5

It is looking like Miami Heat Big 3 will be intact for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night.

06/04/2012

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