Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 16th 2014 Contents MIAMI—Miami and San Antonio
both advanced to the NBA confer-
ence finals in contrasting fashion
on Wednesday, with the Heat
storming over the top of Brooklyn
to pinch a narrow victory while the
Spurs cruised past Portland.
Miami trailed almost the entire
game and was eight points down
with less than five minutes left but
found a way to pull out a 96-94 win
that clinched a 4-1 series victory and
a place in the Eastern Conference
finals for the fourth-straight year.
The Heat will face either Indiana or
San Antonio did not require any
such dramatics, who again won com-
fortably against Portland, with the
104-82 victory also clinching a 4-1
win which put the Spurs in the West-
ern Conference decider for a third
successive season. Their opponent
will be Oklahoma City or the Los
Angeles Clippers. Miami’s Ray Allen
scored a 3-pointer with 32 seconds
left to cap the memorable comeback,
aided by 29 points from LeBron
James and 28 from Dwyane Wade.
James made one of two free throws
with 9.5 seconds left to put the Heat
up by two, and the Nets almost failed
to get a potentially game-tying shot
off after Paul Pierce lost it out of
bounds, but it stayed with Brooklyn
However, the Nets still couldn’t
get a shot away: Allen knocked the
ball away from Joe Johnson as he
made his move, and time expired.
Johnson had 34 points, Pierce scored
19 and Deron Williams had 17 for
the Nets. Miami is bidding for a
fourth straight trip to the NBA
Finals—something only the Lakers
and Celtics franchises have accom-
James is heading there for the sixth
time in eight seasons, the first two
of those trips coming with Cleveland
in 2007 and 2009.
San Antonio had a more relaxed
time of it, with Danny Green and
Kawhi Leonard each scoring 22 points
in the 104-82 win.
Patty Mills scored 18 points and
Tim Duncan had 16 points and eight
rebounds for San Antonio, which had
four blowout victories in the five-
San Antonio remains on track for
another NBA Finals showdown
against Miami, which won a hard-
fought seven-game series last season.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points for
Portland, while Damian Lillard added
17 points and 10 assists.
The Trail Blazers’ bench con-
tributed only seven points compared
to 40 by the Spurs’ reserves. After
playing with various injuries through-
out last postseason, the Spurs had
been healthy in these playoffs until
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Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, top right,
shoots over San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan, left,
and Tiago Splitter during the first half of Game 5 of
an NBA basketball playoiffs Western Conference
semifinal, on Wednesday, in San Antonio. AP PHOTO
Heat, Spurs clinch 4-1 series wins
Doc Rivers fined for
NEW YORK—The NBA fined Clippers coach Doc
Rivers US$25,000 yesterday for publicly criticising
the officiating in Los Angeles’ 105-104 loss to the
Oklahoma City Thunder this week. Rivers was livid
after the game on Tuesday, saying the Clippers were
The Clippers believed the Thunder’s Reggie Jackson
knocked the ball out of bounds with 11.3 seconds
remaining, but officials ruled it Oklahoma City ball.
After going to replay, the call stood, and the Thunder
rallied to win the match.
NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn
said in a statement: “In order to reverse the call made
on the court, there has to be ‘clear and conclusive’
evidence. Since no replay provided such evidence,
the play correctly stood as called with the Thunder
retaining possession.” (AP)
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