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2014-15 NBA schedule released
The 2014-15 NBA schedule is here, with some pretty sweet matchups highlighting the season's big days. The opening-night slate comprises Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers. On Christmas, the Cleveland Cavaliers make their first trip to Miami since LeBron James left the Heat, while Western Conference titans Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs square off in Texas. It's all part of a regular season that promises to be compelling.
Durant out of FIBA World Cup
Team USA suffered another high-profile loss Thursday, although this one was decidedly less frightening: Citing "physical and mental fatigue," Oklahoma City Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has pulled out of the FIBA World Cup. Paul George, who sustained a horrific leg injury last week, also will miss the Barcelona tournament, the winner of which earns an automatic bid into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Spurs move ahead against Thunder
The Spurs returned to their dominant form once again against the Thunder, routing them 117-89 in San Antonio. Can the Thunder recover and force a deciding Game 7?
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Spurs slam Thunder in Game 2
Things are getting ugly in the Western Conference finals, after the San Antonio Spurs followed up a strong Game 1 with an earth-shattering Game 2. Danny Green hit seven 3-pointers. Russell Westbrook was held to 15 points on 24 shots and Kevin Durant 15 on 16. In the end, the host Spurs absolutely smashed the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 to take a 2-0 series lead. Is this thing over, or will the Thunder get back in it in OKC?
NBA conference finals
The conference final matchups in the NBA playoffs are set, with the Heat set to take on the Pacers and the Thunder looking to get past the Spurs. There's been a heap of drama this postseason, but as we get closer to the finals, it's starting to become more and more about the games themselves. Which team will win it all?