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Western Conference Finals

Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings misses a chance against goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Beat Kings 4-3, Force Game 7

Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

05/30/2014

The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by Dustin Brown during the first period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center on May 26, 2014. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kings Aren’t Sexy, They Just Beat The Tar Out Of Everyone

The Los Angeles Kings’ seven-game struggle in the first round exemplified their modus operandi over the last few years — rise to the occasion when it matters most, and, when it’s least expected. But why don’t we expect it?

05/28/2014

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Blackhawks Fail To Fight Back As Kings Get One Back

The Blackhawks’ series lead has been trimmed to 2-1 with another game at the Staples Center — where the Kings have now won 15 straight — Thursday night.

06/05/2013

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Spurs Rout Grizzlies 105-83 In Game 1 Of Western Conference Finals

Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists and the Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83.

05/20/2013

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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

The Kings and Devils are separated by officials during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Have Run Into Kings’ Buzzsaw

Some have pointed to a lack of effort as reason for the Devils’ impending demise, a theory I’m not buying.

06/05/2012

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Thunder Grab Game 3 Win Over Spurs

Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Thunder snapped San Antonio’s winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 on Thursday.

06/01/2012

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Spurs Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Thunder

Parker had 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 points, and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 victory over the Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

05/30/2012

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Spurs Get “Nasty” To Top Thunder In Game 1

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s caught-on-camera “I want some nasty!” command is likely coming soon to shirts and memes after they beat the Thunder 101-98 on Sunday.

05/28/2012

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Schmeelk: Looking At The NBA Landscape With The Playoffs Around The Corner

The playoffs are only about two weeks away, and there has been some serious power-shifting going on in the NBA. Let’s take a look at some of the trends and other quirky stories as we head into the playoffs.

04/13/2012

Kevin Durant, Jason Kidd (credit: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Breaking Down The NBA Western Conference Finals

In most respects, the Mavericks and the Thunder are about as diametrically opposed as two teams can be. Now, most would automatically give a huge advantage to the Mavs because of their experience. I don’t.

WFAN–05/17/2011