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Wizards and interim head coach Randy-Whitman completed renewal. Washington Wizards Monday (local time) announced that Whitman continues next season as the teams head coach air jordan spizike bordeaux
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Wizards GM ERNIE-Greenfield, in the team's News Conference, said Whitman's support, he said: "he's to young players and we get along very well, helping them to grow, while he was in the team in trouble brought victory to the team. ”
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The combination of a healthy Candace Parker and standout rookie Nneka Ogwumike has the Los Angeles Sparks off to their best start since 2003 and riding their longest win streak in nearly nike dunk high supreme royal,three years.
The Sparks will attempt to improve to 8-1 and extend their run to six games Friday night when they visit nike dunk high supreme varsity maize,the Atlanta Dream, who are in the midst of another lackluster start.
Parker had 33 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and five blocks as Los Angeles pulled away for an 87-81 win in Connecticut on Wednesday. Ogwumike sealed the victory by scoring five of dunk high supreme spark black black rave pink citron her 18 points during a game-ending 7-0 run.
The No. 1 overall draft pick leads all rookies with 15.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and is fourth overall in the league in shooting at 63.9 percent. She made all seven of her attempts Wednesday.
"She's the type of player that when I miss a shot, I know she's going to get the rebound," Parker said. "I'm more comfortable taking shots, and I know that when she gets the ball, it's going to be a good play."
Parker is fifth in the league with 20.5 points per game and third with an average of 10.0 rebounds after missing a combined 39 games over the past two seasons with knee and shoulder injuries.
With her help, the Sparks are off to their best start since matching their own WNBA record by winning their first nine games in 2003. Their five-game win streak is their longest since a six-game run Aug 15-25, 2009.
Parker has missed two of the last three meetings against Atlanta, which has won five straight in the series and is off to a 3-5 start this year. The Dream lost nine of their first 12 games in 2011 before recovering to reach the WNBA finals for the second straight season.
Erika de Souza's absence hasn't helped the Dream. The Brazilian is training for the London Olympics and likely won't return until August.
Angel McCoughtry has helped pick up the slack, ranking second in the league with 21.6 points per game. She scored 23 and Sancho Lyttle added 21 points in Sunday's 92-73 road loss to the Sun, who shot 61.7 percent.
"I thought we fought hard all the way through," coach Marynell Meadors said. "We were definitely at a disadvantage most of the game simply because they shot the ball so well."
Heat's Wade vows to be more aggressive in NBA Fina
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - In the aftermath of the Miami Heat's
second-half meltdown in the opening-game loss to the Oklahoma City
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hit only seven of 19 shots and was at times listless in the 105-94 loss
to the Thunder at raucous Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday.
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championship since 2006 he will have to be more assertive and take the
pressure to score off league Most Valuable Player LeBron James.
He added, however, that he did not want to overreact after one game of a best-of-seven series.
"That's when you start thinking too much, too many questions start
coming up in your mind, you start over-analyzing things," he said. "I
want to score more points, I want to get my team to give us an
opportunity to win the series.
"I'll be more aggressive. Looking for my opportunities a lot more,
probably more than I have of late. So that will be my change."
Oklahoma City, playing in its first championship series since 1996 when
the franchise was located in Seattle, outscored the Heat 24-4 on
fast-break points in the series opener.
Heat Erik Spoelstra vowed to slow the Thunder's frenetic pace while
finding ways to free up Wade, an eight-time All-Star and former NBA
scoring champion. Game Two of the series is Thursday night in Oklahoma
"We're used to having the advantage on fast break opportunities, and
they dominated that area 24 to 4," Spoelstra said. "When we defend and
we impose our will by being disruptive and aggressive, it opens up
opportunities for us in the open court.
"And when we get our attackers in the open court, their confidence
soars. In the half court we have to find ways to execute with more
precision, to get (Wade) in places he can be aggressive and get into the
James had 30 points but was eclipsed by Kevin Durant, who scored 17 of
his 36 points in the final quarter, helping the Thunder overcome a
seven-point halftime deficit.
Spoelstra said it too early to write the Heat's epitaph.
"Our focus will be on playing more to our identity tomorrow night," he
said. "They imposed their identity more than we did in that game. We
didn't feel we played well.
Durant leads Thunder over Miami in Finals opener
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Kevin Durant won round one of his highly anticipated match-up with LeBron James, spongebob nike dunk heels high
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12 of 20 shots and added eight rebounds to help the Thunder overcome a
seven-point halftime deficit. Point guard Russell Westbrook scored 27
points and had eight rebounds and 11 assists for Oklahoma City.
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of 24 shooting while adding nine rebounds but it was Durant who
triggered the Thunder's 18-point turnaround in the second half.
Miami led by as many as 13 in the opening half but fell apart in the
third quarter and when Westbrook made a three-point play late in the
period to give the Thunder their first lead at 74-73 the raucous
Chesapeake Energy Arena erupted.
While she missed out on a chance to make WNBA history in her last game, Epiphanny Prince scored enough to nike dunk heels high soft pink white challenge red
, lead the Chicago Sky to the longest win streak in team history.
The Sky will try to add to that five-game run and their franchise-best
start when they host the Seattle Storm on Wednesday night.
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when the Sky (6-1) visited New York on Sunday. She scored 26, but lifted
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scored 30.5 and shot 55.0 percent in the four contests while going 19
of 31 (61.3 percent) from 3-point range. She's powered the Sky, who have
never made the playoffs, into a first-place tie in the Eastern
"She's one of the five best players in the league right now," coach Pokey Chatman said. "She's just a special player."
Chicago will try to remain atop the standings by beating the Storm, who
are off to the worst start in team history. Seattle has made the
playoffs in each of the past eight seasons but has been hurt by the
absence of three-time MVP Lauren Jackson, who is preparing for the
Olympics with the Australian national team.
The Storm also traded away one of the key players from their 2010 WNBA
championship run, and she'll face her former team for the first time
The Sky acquired Swin Cash, Le'coe Willingham and a second-round draft
pick in January for the No. 2 overall draft pick, which the Storm used
on Shekinna Stricklen. Cash is averaging 9.6 points and 5.1 rebounds
this season after producing 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in
four years with Seattle.
Without those two players, the Storm are averaging a league-low 65.9
points and shooting 38.3 percent. They shot 36.4 percent during an 80-67
loss to San Antonio on Saturday, and Stricklen was the only Seattle
player to score more than 10 points with 14 off the bench.
Leading scorer Sue Bird endured a 1-for-13 performance from the field
and was 1 of 7 from 3-point range, finishing with five points. Bird has
gone 7 for 34 over the last three games.
"I just think we are not playing very well. I think it starts with me,"
Bird said. "We know need to get better. We know we need to get wins."
Bird and her teammates will try to avoid a season-high fourth straight
loss and earn their first road win in six tries by snapping a three-game
skid in Chicago. Bird scored 26 points at Allstate Arena on July 19,
but Sylvia Fowles had 24 and Prince added 23 in a 78-69 victory.
Memphis Grizzlies owner finds buyer for NBA club
Michael Heisley, the majority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, nike dunk high brown
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"I am confident that the franchise will continue its development toward
being a perennial championship contender and an important member of the
Memphis community," he said. "I am particularly gratified that we have
put together a team which is poised to continue its improvement."
Pera is the founder and chief executive of the communications technology
company Ubiquiti Networks. The 34-year-old is on Forbes' list of the 10
youngest billionaires in the world.
ESPN.com, citing unnamed sources, said the purchase price is in the $350
million range and that Heisley received an eight-figure deposit from
The sale is subject to the approval of the NBA board of governors.
"We have an outstanding team of players, coaching staff, and basketball
and business management," Heisley said. "In (Pera), we have a new owner
who has expressed a total commitment to build on our success in
As Heat return, Thunder get 1st taste of finals
<p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) When the Oklahoma City Thunder signed five-time champion Derek Fisher late in the season, they added a veteran guard with <a href="http://www.cdunk.net/nike-dunk-high-bergwing-shoes">nike dunk high heels</a> oodles more NBA finals experience than the rest of the roster he was joining.<br /><br />Whether Fisher can prepare his Thunder teammates for <a href="http://www.cdunk.net/womens-nike-dunk-high-sun-flower-silver-grey">womens nike dunk high sun flowers</a> what they're about to face is another matter.<br /><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/.beZxZvJ.DQgCH9TRpXgsg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/boston-celtics-v-miami-heat-20120609-203837-426.jpg" /><br />While the Miami Heat are returning to the finals for the second straight season, <a href="http://www.cdunk.net/nike-dunks-high-graffiti-explosion">nike dunks high graffiti</a> it'll be an eye-opening, first-time experience for most of Oklahoma City's youthful players. Only Fisher, starting center Kendrick Perkins and backup Nazr Mohammed have ever made it this far - all winning titles with other teams.<br /><br />But for all the leadership Fisher has provided since joining the Thunder in late March, he doesn't plan any lectures for the team's younger set that includes three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant and All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook.<br /><br />''With my experience, I've found it better to on some level allow guys to experience things for themselves in its natural state,'' Fisher said. ''You can't always tell someone what they should feel or what they should be thinking as they get ready to go into what may be the biggest moment of their life or their career.<br /><br />''I think it's important to allow people to be who they are and experience it the way they naturally would.''<br /><br />The finals are sure to disrupt some parts of the Thunder's routine. Their practices will be uprooted from their brand new training facility on the north side of town and instead held downtown at Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Heat will also work out. They'll be surrounded by hundreds of additional media members, and it's not uncommon for old friends and family to come out of the woodwork at what might not be the most opportune time.<br /><br />''Those are things that you can control and basically block out. If they haven't called you in the past couple months, then don't take their call now,'' Fisher warned.<br /><br />''It's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Just politely don't answer or don't respond to the text. And then in a couple weeks, once you're done, you can reply back that you were busy. That's how you keep that part under control.''<br /><br />Not so easy for some to handle, Fisher said, are the heightened emotions that come with playing for a championship. It could be anxiety, tension or excitement. Some players might not be able to sleep.<br /><br />''The bottom line is on the basketball court everybody feels comfortable,'' said coach Scott Brooks, a reserve on Houston's 1994 NBA championship team. ''Everybody will have nerves, nervous butterflies, before the game. ... You're always nervous before the games until the tipoff. As a coach, I'm the same way. As a player, I was the same way. But that's part of it.''<br /><br />Brooks even considers the nerves to be good, a sign that players care.</p>
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Seattle did it right
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They will say, "If you would have fought harder for your team, they would still be in Seattle." The truth is that fans did fight for this team. In the end, nike dunk high ac untg varsity maize
city leaders let this team go. The other truth is that those leaders did the right thing. As much as it was tough to see a team go, the city did what others around the country should have done. They stood up to a rich owner and refused to use more public money to finance something that he could build himself. Not many other cities have had the courage to do that. I love my Seattle sports teams, but some things are more important.
Clay Bennett lied
The truth of this entire situation is that Clay Bennett willfully deceived the city of Seattle. That has been well documented, so it is hard to see someone get away with a lack of integrity and then have a squad that is vying for a championship. Unfortunately, this is the real world, and some devious people escape with prizes that should go to people that are more deserving. I can root for the players, but I can't root for the owner.
Oklahoma City doesn't deserve it yet
The Seattle Supersonics were around for decades, and they delivered one championship during their tenure. Oklahoma City has been pretty spoiled in terms of basketball success. They didn't have to deal with the tough early years of having an expansion club. The city inherited an up-and-coming team that was easy to get excited about in terms of current and future success. Eventually when this team goes into inevitable years of rebuilding that seems to befall every NBA team, it will be interesting to see fans jump off the bandwagon.
You don't move on
I know what Thunder fans are going to say. Get over it. Move on. Stop whining. If only it were that simple. To be a loyal sports fan is to be loyal, through thick and thin. When a deceptive owner who is aided by a calculating commissioner steals your team, it is a bit difficult to stomach. If, a few years from now, Clay Bennett becomes unhappy with OKC and moves the team, the Thunder fans will feel the same way that Seattle fans feel right now.
I like Kevin Durant. I am happy for someone like Nick Collison, who has been the blue-collar guy on this team for a long time. You don't necessarily root against the players. Rather, you root against the system that allowed this to happen. This should be Seattle's team in the NBA Finals right now, but it is not. If the Thunder can win it all, it is not the fault of OKC fans that were handed this team. You root for the team that is placed in your city, even if they were acquired through unscrupulous means. It doesn't change the fact that Seattle fans have mixed feelings about Thunder success.
Let's go, Stern. Give Seattle a team back. You owe the city that much.