NBA Playoffs

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Keidel: King’s Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.

06/05/2014

NBA instant replay has been under the microscope during the 2014 playoffs. (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: A Solution To The Huge Flaw In The NBA Replay System

On Tuesday night we saw why replay in the NBA doesn’t always work the way it is designed.

05/14/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Facing Elimination, Nets Need Minor Miracle To Come Back Against Heat

Since James, Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates, the Heat are 8-0 in home games that could end a series. Two of those wins came against Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett when they were wearing Boston green.

05/14/2014

Paul Pierce (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Paul Pierce On Heat: ‘They’re Not Unbeatable’

Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat. So yes, the Brooklyn Nets have plenty of respect for the two-time defending NBA champions — and no fear.

05/12/2014

Mirza Teletovic of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 10, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: In-The-Zone Teletovic Keeps Nets’ Hopes Alive

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd turned to Teletovic and asked him to do the seemingly impossible — go toe-to-toe with the best player on the planet.

05/11/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Make It A Series, Rain 3s Down On Heat In Game 3

Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3.

05/10/2014

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets sits dejected on the bench during the fourth quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Nets’ Big Names Coming Up Small Against Heat In Playoffs

Deron Williams couldn’t score in the last game. Kevin Garnett has barely scored at all. And the Miami Heat keep proving that when it comes to constructing a super team, still nobody has done it better.

05/10/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat shoots against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Know Nets Will Make Adjustments For Game 2

Miami knows Brooklyn will be tweaking something — maybe lots of somethings — before the teams meet Thursday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, with the Heat holding a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

05/08/2014

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Ouch! Newspaper Makes Major Headline Mistake On Nets-Heat Opener

Someone might be looking for a job.

05/07/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Jason Kidd Folded The Tent Early In Series Opener Against Heat

Who knows? Maybe the Heat were too strong and would have won Game 1 anyway. That doesn’t excuse Kidd for not playing the guys who gave the Nets their best chance to dethrone the King and his court.

05/07/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts up Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs  at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nets Trounced By Miami Heat 107-86 In Game 1

LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 and the Heat stayed perfect in this postseason by beating the Nets 107-86 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.

05/07/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets plays against Jonad Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals in Toronto on May 4, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Nets Survive To See Another Round

Paul Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry’s shot from the lane on the final play of the game, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 104-103 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

05/04/2014

Mirza Teletovic #33 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the shot against the Toronto Raptors during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Barclays Center on May 2, 2014 .(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Beat Raptors 97-83 To Force Game 7

Deron Williams scored 23 points, shaking off a second-half injury, and the Brooklyn Nets forced a seventh game in their first-round series by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Friday night.

05/02/2014

Paul Pierce (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Paul Pierce: We’ll See The Raptors On Sunday In Game 7

“We’re just focused on tomorrow’s game,” Kidd said on Thursday. Lose it, and the Nets can forget about a shot at the NBA champions. The Raptors would be the ones moving on to face Miami.

05/02/2014

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