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Displaying articles 461 to 470.Dirk No-ring-ski no more: Dallas Mavericks capture NBA title
14 Jun 2011
NO-RING-SKI. No-win-ski. No more.
The doubters can now put all those disparaging remarks to bed. Dirk Nowtizki is an NBA champion, at last. He also has a Finals MVP award to go with it, and a place in history as one o
King James or King Flop?
12 Jun 2011
THE BURDEN of unmet expectations is eating up LeBron James, holding him down like the weight of unconfessed sin.
A member of the fabled draft class of 2003, LeBron, then a high schooler, left his quiet Akron, Ohio hometown
Mavs shoot lights out, take 3-2 NBA Finals series lead
11 Jun 2011
IN THE past four games of these NBA Finals, Dallas needed it's lone superstar to come up big and somehow equalize Miami's Big Three.
So far, Dirk Nowitzki has never failed to supply his team's multifarious needs, including
Big Dirk shines; ties the NBA Finals at 2-2
09 Jun 2011
USING Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals as a canvas, Dirk Nowitzki painted another playoffs masterpiece Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The Big German drilled 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter a
A dynasty in the making?
28 May 2011
TEAMWORK, relentless defense, and the lion's heart that beats rapidly inside the chest of MVP Derrick Rose were the cornerstones of Chicago's' regular season success and deep postseason run.
But in the Eastern Conference Fin
Mavericks punch NBA Finals ticket
27 May 2011
IT WAS deja vu all over again.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, so full of talent yet so painfully inexperienced, imploded again in the homestretch. The only difference is that, this time, they didn't just lose a game. They l
Miami moves a game closer to the NBA Finals
26 May 2011
In the waning moments of a closely-fought Game 4, All-Star Derrick Rose had three opportunities to put the Chicago Bulls on his back and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 Tuesday night at the American Airlines Arena in Mia
It's not a controlled fire, it's an all-out Heat
24 May 2011
TRAILING narrowly at 78-74 with still 6:34 left to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night, the Chicago Bulls appeared in good shape to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
But just 1 minute and 22
Mavs take 2-1 series lead in West Finals
23 May 2011
After a late-game scare, when their 23-point lead was cut down to 6, the Dallas Mavericks clung to a 93-87 win over rthe Oklahoma City Thunder to take Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Saturday night's thriller at the Oklaho
King James reigns over thorny Rose
20 May 2011
GAME 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago wasn't a pretty sight to see, one in which you'd probably enjoy better with your eyes closed.
The match was slow and plodding, marred by a jam