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Pondering Kevin Durant's latest big-time shot on the playoff stage, Lionel Hollins started listing a who's who of NBA greats from days gone by: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Sam Jones, John Havlicek, George Mikan, Bob Pettit.
The Houston Rockets are heating up from 3-point range, just in time to avoid playoff elimination and create some drama in their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Five things to watch in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which begin Saturday:
Booed one year and celebrated the next, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob feels "a little bit" vindicated now.
Michael Lesley crisscrossed Harvard Yard, looking up from his copy of David Hume's "The Natural History of Religion" only to avoid the tourists that shuffled through the snow-covered quadrangle.
Even Houston coach Kevin McHale is caught up in the Miami Heat's winning streak, and he wouldn't mind seeing it continue against his former team.
To the Heat, the regular season is an 82-game tuneup for the challenges that await in April, May and they hope, June — when they'll try to win the 16 postseason games needed to successfully defend their NBA championship.
LeBron James drove to the rim and scored on Miami's final play, winning a game in memorable fashion and preserving the Heat's winning streak that has lasted for five weeks.
Brett Brown has been on the San Antonio bench for 12 years now, coaching under Gregg Popovich during a run of organizational stability that is rare in this day and age, and perhaps one of the biggest reasons the Spurs have been able to sustain such a high level of success over the last decade and a half.
Bradley Beal scored 21 points, and Emeka Okafor had 17 points, 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining to help the Washington Wizards overcome the Houston Rockets' 3-point barrage for a 105-103 win on Saturday night.
The Houston Rockets acquired No. 5 pick Thomas Robinson and forwards Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt from Sacramento on Wednesday for forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich and point guard Toney Douglas.
The Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to Sacramento and Marcus Morris to Phoenix, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
Trade deadline week used to be the busiest of the NBA season, with team executives making deals at a frenzied pace as buyers tried to load up for a playoff run and sellers tried to unload onerous contracts to give them some flexibility for the next season.
Yao Ming fed a giraffe, petted a rhino and watched an elephant do a headstand during a visit to the Houston Zoo on Thursday.
Royce White says he is ready to focus on basketball.