NBA coach hopes to honor surrogate father Scott Brooks' father left the family when Scott was a toddler, but the Thunder head coach found a father figure through basketball. (Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE) Defense, Turnovers Factoring into NBA Finals After All: A Fan's Analysis The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics set offense back a few years in the second round of the playoffs. Yet Sixers fans like myself are used to seeing ugly, defensive-minded games, and so are the Celtics as well. That's why the Eastern Conference Finals between Boston and the Miami Heat were often ugly too - but the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to ... 5 things to note from Game 3 of the NBA Finals Back and forth they went in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, with the Miami Heat finally pulling out a 91-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here's a list of some of the talking points from Sunday night, including perhaps the most gentlemanly display of trash talk in finals history, how free throws aren't free and why Shane Battier keeps making the most of his first taste of the title series. Disgraced ex-NBA referee wins Florida lawsuit ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A Florida jury has awarded a disgraced former NBA referee $1.3 million in a lawsuit against the company that published his memoir. Miami Heat Take 2-1 Lead in NBA Finals: Fan Reaction The Miami Heat took control of the 2012 NBA Finals, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 on June 17. With the win, the Heat take a 2-1 lead in the series, with the next two games set for the American Airlines Arena. Heat Finally Control Second Half in NBA Finals: A Fan's Take The Philadelphia 76ers regretted their occasionally poor second halves against the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs. And right after Sixers fans like myself had to live with that, the Celtics lamented their own second half struggles against the Miami Heat in Games 2 and 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Then in turn, the Heat had rotten second halves to start the NBA Finals ... NBA Finals 2012 Game 3 Live Results: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs. Miami Heat NBA Finals 2012 Game 3 / NBA Finals 2012 Live Results / NBA Playoffs Live Scores: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat (NBA West Champ vs NBA East Champ) June 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida (June 19 MLA Time) The NBA Finals 2012 Game 3 (Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat) has already started and the 1st Quarter has just ended with these scores: 20-26 - another good start for the Miami Heat. Miami ... NBA@2: Finals More Than HEAT Vs. Thunder? Is there more going on in the NBA Finals than just Miami vs. OKC? ... 2012 NBA Draft: Jordan Taylor ... Orlando Magic waiting for Scott Brooks? ... 2012 NBA Summer League Schedule The 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada features a 60-game schedule and a record 24 teams competing. Games will take place from July 13-22 at Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Summer League will give fans their first opportunity at watching most of the top draft picks in this year's NBA Draft. Top Five Reasons that Fans Believe the NBA is Fixed Talk show host Jim Rome and NBA commissioner David Stern made headlines recently when they got into an on-air altercation about whether the NBA Draft is (or ever was) rigged. Stern clearly took offense to the question, and challenged Rome in order to make a point. Rome also seemed to take offense to Stern's response, but what is all the fuss about? This is not a new accusation. Here are five ...
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