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Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to an end. Written by Pole Henryk Sienkiewicz in 1895, the novel borrows its title from the biblical query "Quo vadis Domine?", Latin for "Where are you going, Lord…

  • Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams Reuters - 4 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: SAN ANTONIO SPURS Regular … More »Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams

    (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: SAN ANTONIO SPURS Regular season record: 62-20 How they qualified: Won Southwest Division Head coach: Gregg Popovich Top scorer: Tony Parker (16.7 points per game) Top rebounder: Tim …

  • Schedule of games for first round of NBA playoffs Reuters - 4 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Following is the schedule for the first-round, best-of-seven series in the National Basketball Association playoffs (prefix number denotes seeding, *-if needed): … More »Schedule of games for first round of NBA playoffs

    (Reuters) - Following is the schedule for the first-round, best-of-seven series in the National Basketball Association playoffs (prefix number denotes seeding, *-if needed): EASTERN CONFERENCE 1-Indiana Pacers vs. 8-Atlanta Hawks Game 1 - April 19 at Indiana Game 2 - April 22 at Indiana Game 3 - April 24 at Atlanta Game …

  • Profiles of NBA Eastern Conference playoff teams Reuters - 4 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: INDIANA PACERS Regular season … More »Profiles of NBA Eastern Conference playoff teams

    (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: INDIANA PACERS Regular season record: 56-26 How they qualified: Won Central Division Head coach: Frank Vogel Top scorer: Paul George (21.7 points per game) Top rebounder: Lance Stephenson …

  • NBA: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat
    Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami Reuters - 4 hours ago

    The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could … More »Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three. No club has won three straight titles since the Los Angeles Lakers in the early 2000s, and the 16-team field for …

  • NBA-Profiles of NBA Eastern Conference playoff teams Reuters - 4 hours ago

    April 17 (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: INDIANA PACERS Regular … More »NBA-Profiles of NBA Eastern Conference playoff teams

    April 17 (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: INDIANA PACERS Regular season record: 56-26 How they qualified: Won Central Division Head coach: Frank Vogel Top scorer: Paul George (21.7 points per game) Top rebounder: …

  • NBA-Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams Reuters - 4 hours ago

    April 17 (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: SAN ANTONIO SPURS … More »NBA-Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams

    April 17 (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: SAN ANTONIO SPURS Regular season record: 62-20 How they qualified: Won Southwest Division Head coach: Gregg Popovich Top scorer: Tony Parker (16.7 points per game) Top rebounder: …

  • NBA-Schedule of games for first round of NBA playoffs Reuters - 4 hours ago

    April 17 (Reuters) - Following is the schedule for the first-round, best-of-seven series in the National Basketball Association playoffs (prefix number denotes seeding, … More »NBA-Schedule of games for first round of NBA playoffs

    April 17 (Reuters) - Following is the schedule for the first-round, best-of-seven series in the National Basketball Association playoffs (prefix number denotes seeding, *-if needed): EASTERN CONFERENCE 1-Indiana Pacers vs. 8-Atlanta Hawks Game 1 - April 19 at Indiana Game 2 - April 22 at Indiana Game 3 - April 24 at Atlanta …

  • PREVIEW-NBA-Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Frank Pingue April 17 (Reuters) - The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less … More »PREVIEW-NBA-Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami

    By Frank Pingue April 17 (Reuters) - The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three. No club has won three straight titles since the Los Angeles Lakers in the …

  • Memorial service for 8-year-old fan who died of cancer set for Michigan State basketball arena The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. - An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood … More »Memorial service for 8-year-old fan who died of cancer set for Michigan State basketball arena

    EAST LANSING, Mich. - An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honoured by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.

  • NBA standings Reuters - 17 hours ago

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Wednesday 5. New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 More »NBA standings

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Wednesday 5. New Orleans 34 48 .415 28

  • NBA-Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games Reuters - 18 hours ago

    - - - Grizzlies 106, Mavericks 95 (overtime) Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks … More »NBA-Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

    - - - Grizzlies 106, Mavericks 95 (overtime) Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks in a game that decided who would be the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Memphis (50-32) took the honours and will now open the post-season against …

  • UPDATE 2-NBA results Reuters - 18 hours ago

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) CHARLOTTE 91 Chicago 86 (OT) Indiana 101 ORLANDO 86 CLEVELAND 114 Brooklyn … More »UPDATE 2-NBA results

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) CHARLOTTE 91 Chicago 86 (OT) Indiana 101 ORLANDO 86 CLEVELAND 114 Brooklyn 85 Philadelphia 100 MIAMI 87 NY KNICKS 95 Toronto 92 MEMPHIS 106 Dallas 105 (OT) Atlanta 111 MILWAUKEE 103 Utah 136 MINNESOTA 130 (OT) NEW ORLEANS 105 Houston …

  • New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) shoots over Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
    Knicks end disappointing season by beating Raptors, who get No. 3 seed anyway The Canadian Press - 19 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Raptors ended their regular season by blowing a 21-point lead in a 95-92 loss to the New York Knicks Wednesday. But with playoffs on the horizon, … More »Knicks end disappointing season by beating Raptors, who get No. 3 seed anyway

    New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) shoots over Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Raptors ended their regular season by blowing a 21-point lead in a 95-92 loss to the New York Knicks Wednesday. But with playoffs on the horizon, Toronto is looking toward its next game. With a Chicago Bulls loss to the Charlotte Bobcats in overtime, the Raptors still landed the No. 3 seed in the …

  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014

    April 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Milwaukee Bucks longtime owner Herb Kohl confirmed Wednesday that he reached an agreement to sell the NBA franchise to hedge-fund billionaires … More »NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    April 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Milwaukee Bucks longtime owner Herb Kohl confirmed Wednesday that he reached an agreement to sell the NBA franchise to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The purchase price is estimated at $550 million, ESPN.com reported. In January, Forbes valued the Bucks at $405 million, …

  • Raptor Rebrand: Canada's lone NBA club to launch new campaign: "We The North" The Canadian Press - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014

    TORONTO - Over the years, the Toronto Raptors have heard all about the perceived disadvantages of NBA life north of the border. "This is the statement we want to make … More »Raptor Rebrand: Canada's lone NBA club to launch new campaign: "We The North"

    TORONTO - Over the years, the Toronto Raptors have heard all about the perceived disadvantages of NBA life north of the border. "This is the statement we want to make to Canada and I think this is the chip we have, which is we're the north and there's no one else," Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president Tim Leiweke …