Stephen Jackson of the San Antonio Spurs was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for making a “hostile statement” on Twitter that was directed at Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took Duke University’s Kyrie Irving with the top pick in the National Basketball Association draft as they seek to rebuild a team that had a 19-63 record last season after losing LeBron James.
National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern vowed to impose “substantial sanctions” on the San Antonio Spurs, who lost at Miami last night after sending four top players home before the game.
Kevin Durant had 22 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder broke the San Antonio Spurs’ 20-game winning streak with a 102-82 home victory in Game 3 of the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference finals.
The San Antonio Spurs pushed their winning streak to 19 games by rallying from a nine-point fourth- quarter deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 in the opening game of the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference finals.
The Orlando Magic took a 3-0 lead in their National Basketball Association playoff series after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 90-86, while the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.