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  1. Ibaka's Return Fuels More 'What If' Questions Abou...

    Zach Lowe

    Serge Ibaka has changed the entire look and feel of the Western Conference finals. A non-fan watching from the future would assume Games 3 and 4 came from a different season than Games 1 and 2 -- that the team in black jerseys won the first series, a...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Silver and Black Basketball Attack

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk, Danny Chau and Louisa Thomas

    You daily look at last night's NBA action. Louisa Thomas: If Serge Ibaka were not out with a calf injury, the Spurs would not have scored 120 points in the paint in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. They would not have...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  3. Conference Finals Preview: How the Absence of Ibaka Will Tip the ...

    Zach Lowe

    Midway through the 2012 Western Conference finals, after the Spurs had passed and cut the Thunder into a dizzy haze, Oklahoma City came to a collective realization that tipped the league's balance of power: Holy crap! We are crazy athletic and l...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  4. All the Kings’ Men

    Jonathan Abrams

    "In between games, I didn't sleep much. I lost weight. The stress level was high. There was no pleasure." Those are Rick Fox's memories from the breathtaking 2002 Western Conference finals against the Sacram...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. Q&A: Mike Conley on Being Tricky and the ‘Why Not Us?&r...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a disjointed season for the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite making the Western Conference finals in 2013, the team made the semi-surprising decision to let Lionel Hollins walk and replace him with Dave Joerger. The new coach has revamped the o...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Please, Basketball Gods, Let the Thunder and Warriors Play in the...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, this has been a weird little season so far. Everybody looks terrible on the second night of back-to-backs, and back-to-backs are happening all the time. Miami looks human, Indy looks unbeatable, Brooklyn looks old, J.R. Smith hates Brandon Jenni...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  7. NHL playoffs conference finals

    Katie Baker

    Chicago takes a 3-1 series lead over the L.A. Kings in the Western Conference finals, while the Bruins look to sweep the Penguins in the East.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  8. NHL Playoffs and the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks

    Katie Baker

    Can the defending Stanley Cup champs come back against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  9. Bill Simmons's Video Tribute to Tim Duncan

    Grantland Staff

    With San Antonio's sweep of the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals, Tim Duncan is set to play in his fifth NBA Finals — 14 years after playing in his first. In this video essay, Bill Simmons pays tribute to the greatest NBA player of hi...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  10. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's show, The Basketball Jones preview and predict the Western Conference finals. They also discuss George Hill's injury, Mike Woodson finally playing Chris Copeland, guys who have boosted their free-agency stock, whether Paul Pierce has playe...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  11. San Jose struggles and NHL Week 9

    Katie Baker

    Pull it together, San Jose! Plus the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  12. Who are the NBA's top title contenders this season? And who's tra...

    Zach Lowe

    Determining the Association's tiers of success - or lack thereof - after a wild offseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  13. NBA Finals Preview: Can the Thunder Beat the Heat?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder's pick-and-roll play is integral to their offense, which you might remember from my Western Conference finals preview. Of the Thunder's 1,304 half-court possessions in the playoffs, 426 were pick-and-rolls, according to Syne...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  14. Is Derek Fisher More Important Than We Think?

    Mark Titus

    Thanks to a brilliant second-half comeback and some questionable officiating, on Wednesday night the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since Cla...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  15. What Adjustments Do the Spurs Need to Make?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Everyone expected an exciting Western Conference finals from the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and they have not disappointed. The Spurs looked untouchable on the offensive end through Games 1 and 2, executing to perfection and sco...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  16. A Spurs fan travels to Oklahoma City for game 4 of the Western Co...

    Carles

    A Spurs fan travels to Oklahoma City.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012