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Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Toronto R. 56-26 
 2. Boston C. 48-34 
 3. New York K. 32-50 
 4. Brooklyn N. 21-61 
 5. Philadelph.76 10-72 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 57-25 
 2. Indiana P. 45-37 
 3. Detroit P. 44-38 
 4. Chicago B. 42-40 
 5. Milwaukee B. 33-49 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 48-34 
 2. Charlotte H. 48-34 
 3. Atlanta H. 48-34 
 4. Washington W. 41-41 
 5. Orlando M. 35-47 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 55-27 
 2. Portland TB 44-38 
 3. Utah Jazz 40-42 
 4. Denver N. 33-49 
 5. Minnesota T. 29-53 
Pacific Div.
 1. Golden St.W. 73-9 
 2. LA Clippers 53-29 
 3. Sacramento K. 33-49 
 4. Phoenix Suns 23-59 
 5. LA Lakers 17-65 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 67-15 
 2. Dallas M. 42-40 
 3. Memphis G. 42-40 
 4. Houston R. 41-41 
 5. N.Orleans P. 30-52 
Points Per Game
 Stephen CURRY
  Golden S.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Curry, Golden S.29.6 
 2. Harden, Houston R.28.8 
 3. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.1 
 4. Cousins, Sacramen.26.9 
 5. Lillard, Portland.25.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.25.1 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.24.3 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah.C.23.9 
 9. George, Indiana P.23.5 
 10. DeRozan, Toronto23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detro.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Drummond, Detro.14.5 
 2. Jordan, LA Clippers13.9 
 3. Howard, Houston R.11.9 
 4. Whiteside, Miami H.11.7 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.11.5 
 6. Gobert, Utah Jazz11.0 
 7. Gasol, Chicago B.11.0 
 8. Towns, Minnesot.10.4 
 9. Davis, N.Orleans P.10.3 
 10. Randle, LA Lakers10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Sacramen.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rondo, Sacramen.11.7 
 2. Westbrook, Oklah.C.10.5 
 3. Wall, Washington W.10.3 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.8 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.8.6 
 6. Harden, Houston R.7.5 
 7. Jack, Brooklyn N.7.4 
 8. Green, Golden S.7.2 
 9. James, Clevelan.6.8 
 10. Lillard, Portland.6.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  LA Clippers
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Paul, LA Clippers2.1 
 2. Rubio, Minnesot.2.1 
 3. Curry, Golden S.2.1 
 4. Westbrook, Oklah.C.2.1 
 5. Rondo, Sacramen.2.0 
 6. Lowry, Toronto R.2.0 
 7. Ariza, Houston R.2.0 
 8. Leonard, San A.1.9 
 9. Ellis, Indiana P.1.9 
 10. Wall, Washington1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Whiteside, Miami H.3.6 
 2. Jordan, LA Clippers2.3 
 3. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.1 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.0 
 5. Gasol, Chicago B.2.0 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.1.9 
 7. Henson, Milwauke.1.9 
 8. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.1.8 
 9. Millsap, Atlanta H.1.8 
 10. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
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LeBron James eyes Rio Olympics, says he wants to play in 2016 Games if healthy - Aug 20, 2012


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LeBron James
LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) squeezed his mom's hands, the way he did as a kid.

Moments before being honored again in his hometown, where they still love him and always will, James stood among family members and friends. With the days in this summer of summers dwindling quickly, this was another moment to savor. So as he waited to be introduced, James hugged his mom, Gloria, around the neck, took out his phone and snapped their picture.

He was home.

"I know this place," he said, "and it knows me."

Fresh off leading the U.S. men's team to a gold medal at the London Olympics, James was praised Sunday during a minor league game for his recent basketball accomplishments an MVP award, NBA title and the gold and for giving back to Akron, where his "Wheels For Education" initiative has provided inner-city kids with supplies, programs, mentors, and above all, hope.

"I was one of these kids," James said. "It means everything to me to be able to give back. I have a passion for it. I love seeing kids smile, and for them to have someone who can lead them. For me to be in this position and being able to help and give back, means a lot."

James received a warm ovation from the crowd of 3,843 more than double the average attendance when he walked onto the infield at Canal Park, home of the Double-A Akron Aeros, during the middle of the eighth inning escorted by Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic.

As James reached the area in front of the pitcher's mound, infielders for the Reading Phillies lined up on the grass between first and second base and gawked at the superstar.

It was also going according to plan before a malfunctioning microphone caused several anxious and awkward moments.

Plusquellic's comments kept cutting out over the ballpark's speaker system, allowing two anti-James fans, one of them wearing a Cleveland Browns jersey, sitting a few rows behind Akron's dugout to shout "traitor" and other insults at James, who seemed unsure of what to do as the delay dragged on and stadium personnel scrambled to find a new microphone.

When it became apparent James would not be able to address the crowd, he posed for pictures and then left the field, slapping hands with a few Reading players who leaned over their dugout railing to greet the All-Star, who was mobbed by fans as he made his way up the aisle.

It was somewhat poetic, James going in one week from stepping onto a gold-medal podium with his teammates on the world's largest stage to a mix-up inside a minor league ballpark where he grew up and where Thursday's postgame entertainment will include midget wrestling.

Before taking the field, James retreated to a dusty stairwell corner with large rakes leaning on one cinder-block wall and reflected on his spectacular summer, a three-month whirlwind of awards that began with his third MVP trophy and was capped by a second gold medal.

James told the Associated Press he would like to play in a fourth Olympics. He has not yet informed USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo of his intentions, but the 27-year-old said he'd like to step inside the five rings one more time.

"We haven't had that conversation," James said. "But if I'm healthy, I did the math and I'll be 31, and if I have the opportunity to be out there, I will do it. I love it. I love being a part of it and representing my country. I don't know what may happen in four years, but it would be great to be back out there again. Definitely."

Since winning gold, James said he hasn't heard from any members of the immortalized 1992 Dream Team, which scoffed at the idea that this year's U.S. Olympic team could beat them.

"Nah," he said. "I don't expect to hear from any of them."

James was the U.S. team's best all-around player in London, doing whatever coach Mike Krzyzewski needed while leading the Americans to their second straight gold. He was virtually unstoppable, just as he was in carrying the Miami Heat to an NBA championship in June.

In doing so, he silenced those critics who wondered if he could ever win the big one. James is on top, and he plans to stay there.

"I want that feeling again," he said of winning his first title.

James doesn't know if being a champion and the only player other than Michael Jordan to win an MVP, an NBA title and Olympic gold in the same year will change the way he's viewed. Since announcing his decision to leave Cleveland as a free agent two years ago, he has been cast as the villain, reviled outside South Florida perhaps more than any athlete in memory.

Some fans have moved on. Some can't. Some never will.

James once succumbed to the pressure produced by the constant condemnation. He's not bothered by it any longer.

Love him or hate him, James is only going to be himself.

"I don't even get involved with that anymore," he said. "I don't look for it. I don't shy away from it. I just kind of roll with what's going on. For me, and it started before last season, I came in with a different mindset and a different attitude and it didn't matter if you believed in me or not, I was still going to be how I was and stay true to who I was and who I am.

"And that's all that matters."

Courtesy of www.huffingtonpost.com
  




LeBron James
LeBron, Love power Cavaliers to 116-78 romp over Raptors - May 26, 2016

Back home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. They rudely roughed up the Raptors again. LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) scored 23 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, Kevin Love (6'10''-PF-88, college: UCLA) scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 on Wednesday night. On their court in front of 20,000-plus screaming fans following two straight losses in Canada, the Cav...   [read more]

Russell
Westbrook
Thunder, in Rout, Push Warriors to Brink - May 25, 2016

The Golden State Warriors came here with a well-earned reputation as cool and collected, the greatest basketball show on earth. The defending league champions and the most credentialed regular-season team in N.B.A. history, with 73 victories, the Warriors left Chesapeake Energy Arena late Tuesday night on the brink of elimination, battered in successive games by an Oklahoma City Thunder team that played like a tornado. With a convincing 118-94 Game 4 victory, the Thunder took a three-game...   [read more]

Kawhi
Leonard
Kawhi, Draymond Lead NBA All-Defensive Teams - May 25, 2016

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) and Warriors forward Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90, college: Michigan St.) were the leading vote-getters for the NBA's All-Defensive teams for the 2015/16 season, with Leonard earning first-team votes from all 130 respondents. Leonard and Green were joined on the NBA All-Defensive first team by center DeAndre Jordan (6'11''-C-88, college: Texas A&M), along with guards Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) and Avery Bra...   [read more]


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Sergey Karasev leaves The Nets - May 24, 2016  
Nets coaching staff filling out with addition of Chris Fleming from Nuggets - May 24, 2016  
Timberwolves announce mass firings - May 24, 2016  
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder race past Warriors at full wallop in 133-105 Game 3 blowout - May 23, 2016  
Portland's Nate Tibbetts to meet about Warriors' top assistant job - May 23, 2016  
Griffin Interviews For Rockets Coaching Job - May 23, 2016  
DeRozan, Raptors end Cavaliers' streak with 99-84 win - May 22, 2016  
Stephen Silas to meet with Steve Kerr about Warriors' top assistant job - May 22, 2016  
Raptors no match for Cavaliers, down 2-0 in East final - May 20, 2016  
James Anderson opts out of Kings contract - May 20, 2016  
Warriors Even Series With Thunder Behind Stephen Curry's 28 Points - May 19, 2016  
The Magic hire Frank Vogel as head coach, per report - May 19, 2016  
Towns, Porzingis Headline All-Rookie Selections - May 19, 2016  
Rockets bring in Stephen Silas for second interview - May 19, 2016  
Knicks To Hire Jeff Hornacek As Head Coach - May 19, 2016  
Suns To Hire Jay Triano As Associate Head Coach - May 19, 2016  
Mike D'Antoni Frontrunner For Rockets Post - May 18, 2016  
Philadelphia 76ers win lottery to get first pick in NBA draft - May 18, 2016  
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