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AP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

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Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA's All-Star weekend returning to Indiana....

Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after six games....

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thursday night to take the series 4-2....

Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The crowd on the road was rowdy. The 25-point lead was gone. The Toronto Raptors were frazzled, in danger of losing a Game 6 in the playoffs again....

Top-seeded Celtics headline trio of elimination games

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The top-seeded Boston Celtics are back from the brink of disaster....

Column: Refs won't bite as Hoiberg tries 'palming' off blame

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We pause in a postseason packed with great press-conference performances to award a gold star to Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg for his "get-off-my-lawn" rant against Celtics' guard Isaiah Thomas....

Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury
CHICAGO (AP) -- If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo....



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