By the time the Golden State Warriors' magical season came to a close, their struggles to find healthy bodies were matched by their shooting woes.
The Maloof family has reportedly reached an agreement to sell the Kings one day after it was announced the franchise will stay in Sacramento.
Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents.
Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are headed back to the Western Conference finals for the second straight season and for the eighth time in the past 15 years.
Without their point guard, the Indiana Pacers fumbled away their first chance to reach the Eastern Conference finals.
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Mayor Kevin Johnson arrived home today and said the group led by Silicon Valley executive Vivek Ranadive was close to finalizing a deal to buy the Sacramento Kings.
The Maloof era in Sacramento, at times spirited and uplifting, at times dismal, appears to have come to an end.
Carmelo Anthony showed early in Game 5 the Knicks weren't going down without a fight. Anthony set the tone with a hard foul in the opening minute and went on to pace New York with a game-high 28 points as the Knicks stayed alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 wire-to-wire victory over the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Following consecutive 11-point losses at Bankers Life Fieldhouse that saw them shoot 35 percent from the floor, the Knicks connected on 41 percent of their shots Thursday to pull within 3-2 in the series. J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland stepped up with 13 points apiece off the New York bench, while Raymond Felton added 12 for New York, which forced 19 turnovers, including seven in the fourth quarter. Paul George scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half while David West checked in with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who were trying to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2004. They get another chance when the series shifts back to Indianapolis for Game 6 on Saturday, where they are 4-0 against the Knicks this season.
Former Minnesota Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe arrived Thursday at the doorstep of his dreams - the annual combine for the NBA draft's top prospects - after admittedly taking the long way around.
Carmelo Anthony showed early in Game 5 the Knicks weren't going down without a fight.
Dwyane Wade felt the need to clarify why he went to locker room.
For the Miami Heat's 3-point specialists, the long shots proved to be, well, a longshot during the second round against the Chicago Bulls, even with the Heat advancing in five games.
Chip Kelly, meet Sam Hinkie.
For the New York Knicks, it was about playing harder, even if not really much better.
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