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  • Question of the Day: Will the San Antonio Spurs make it to the next round of the NBA playoffs?

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the Spurs will still be playing in the Western Conference semifinals. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to weigh in with a comment of your own. Baxter Holmes,......
  • Pau Gasol trade to Lakers spurred Grizzlies' current playoff success

     
    The reactions swung from pure elation in Los Angeles to confusion and head-scratching around the NBA. The Lakers had just acquired Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Kwame Brown, Aaron McKie, Javaris Crittenton, two first-round picks and the...
  • What will Magic do with salary-cap exception?

     
    Although the looming lockout could change the NBA's salary-cap rules and pay structure, let's go on the premise that the mid-level exception will resemble what it does now. And it means that teams over the cap can sign a player for about $5.5 million to...
  • Big potential for ODU's big man Frank Hassell

    Big potential for ODU's big man Frank Hassell
    There's little question Frank Hassell has come a long way. Old Dominion's 6-foot-9, 260-pound power forward, who averaged 15.1 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior, is night-and-day different from the lumbering freshman who first arrived in Norfolk,...
  • Heat apologize for announcer Mike Baiamonte's 'extinguisher' comment

    Heat apologize for announcer Mike Baiamonte's 'extinguisher' comment
       One lapse in judgment apparently led to another during the Miami Heat's opening-round NBA playoff series against the New York Knicks.    A week after Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire injured his left hand when he struck it against a fire-extinguisher...
  • Pacers Playoffs Notebook: Hill thinks Pacers "need to have fun" on the court

    Pacers Playoffs Notebook: Hill thinks Pacers "need to have fun" on the court
    If you had to pick one Indiana Pacer to have a genuine smile on his face when playing the game of basketball, point guard George Hill would be among the top candidates in which most fans would choose. At Tuesday's early afternoon shootaround at the...
  • Pacers Playoffs Notebook: Hibbert's Gold Swagger, the Lebron face, and a 2-1 Pacers lead

    Pacers Playoffs Notebook: Hibbert's Gold Swagger, the Lebron face, and a 2-1 Pacers lead
    In a move to get the hometown crowd excited about the Indiana Pacers in their first home game against the Miami Heat in round two, the Pacers followed the motto of most playoff teams these days and draped every chair at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a free...
  • Big Two lead Heat to Game 5 win over Pacers

    Big Two lead Heat to Game 5 win over Pacers
    MIAMI - The "White Hot" crowd had plenty of reasons to be in a Game 5 they probably weren't expecting. A competitive upstart Pacers team who a had a newly emerging villian for the basketball fans in South Beach turned what many believed would be a...
  • Teel Time: Former Duke All-American Battier emerges as scorer in NBA Finals for Miami Heat

    Teel Time: Former Duke All-American Battier emerges as scorer in NBA Finals for Miami Heat
    If Shane Battier becomes the first Duke basketball player to win NCAA and NBA championships, no one can accuse him of riding MVP LeBron James’ coattails. While James has been brilliant in leading the Miami Heat to within two victories of the title,...
  • NBA Finals Roundup: Miami Heat in control, Oklahoma City Thunder searching for answers

    NBA Finals Roundup: Miami Heat in control, Oklahoma City Thunder searching for answers
    Oklahoma City is saddled with a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit, but the team is still talking tough. The Thunder's Serge Ibaka told reporters he hasn't been impressed by Miami Heat star LeBron James' defense."LeBron is not a good defender," Ibaka said.  The...
  • Tens of thousands honor the Miami Heat with parade and rally

    Tens of thousands honor the Miami Heat with parade and rally
    MIAMI The Miami Heat have officially ended its season on Monday with a massive championship parade and rally that was attended by thousands of fans. Heat players took turns thanking a packed American Airlines Arena filled with fans wearing "white hot"...
  • Krzyzewski appreciates tough times as he breaks Knight's record

    Krzyzewski appreciates tough times as he breaks Knight's record
    Mike Krzyzewski lives and works in the penthouse district. Has for 25 years. Final Fours, private jets, powerful connections. But his unsurpassed record is rooted in modesty. Working-class Chicago, military service, losing seasons. Those searing...