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Jun 29, 2012

Olympics-Serena looking for a golden time in London

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – Firing an ominous verbal
volley to her Olympic rivals, Serena Williams says she is
anxious to seize the one piece of serious hardware yet to adorn
her trophy case: a gold medal in singles.

“It’s getting closer and closer and I’m getting more
excited,” the 13-time grand slam winner said recently of the
upcoming Olympics Games.

Jun 15, 2012

Heat’s Bosh plays “sensational” game as a starter

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Chris Bosh’s return to the starting line-up is a key reason the Miami Heat are headed home tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals, the team’s coach said.

Bosh, the sometimes forgotten player of the Heat’s Big Three, had 15 points and 16 rebounds in Thursday’s 100-96 victory and was the cornerstone of Miami’s 48-32 advantage in points in the paint.

Jun 15, 2012

Lots of questions, few answers for OKC’s slow starters

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Whether it’s ill-advised shots, poor defense or just bad luck, the Oklahoma City Thunder will need to avoid their early-game meltdowns if they’re going to win the NBA championship.

In the series opener of the best-of-seven NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, the Thunder trailed by 13 in the first half before rallying to win 105-94.

Jun 15, 2012

Heat survive Thunder rally to even series

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade signaled they were not yet ready to pass the torch to the next generation by leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

James scored 32 points and Wade added 24 as the veteran-laden Heat rebounded from Tuesday night’s lackluster 105-94 setback to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

Jun 15, 2012

Heat hang on to beat the Thunder and tie series

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade proved they were not yet ready to pass the torch to the next generation by leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

James scored 32 points and Wade added 24 as the veteran-laden Heat rebounded from Tuesday night’s lacklustre 105-94 setback to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

Jun 13, 2012

Veteran Collison a perfect fit for young Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Lost in the flashiness of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s offensive fireworks is soft-spoken forward Nick Collison, a steady hand on a young team playing for the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship.

The Thunder’s series-opening 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday in the NBA Finals was vintage Collison: eight points, 10 rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

Jun 13, 2012

Heat’s Wade vows to be more aggressive in NBA Finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – In the aftermath of the Miami Heat’s second-half meltdown in the opening-game loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals, the spotlight is focused on the spotty play of All-Star Dwyane Wade.

The Heat guard scored 19 points but 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.

Jun 13, 2012

Durant knocks out LeBron in first battle

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – When Kevin Durant went to the free-throw line in the fourth quarter the crowd started chanting “M-V-P, M-V-P,” a verbal jab at the reigning most valuable player, LeBron James.

At least for one night, the fans had it right.

Durant scored 36 points, including 17 in the final quarter, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the best-of-seven NBA Finals on Tuesday.

Jun 13, 2012

KD delivers KO punch in first LeBron battle

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – When Kevin Durant went to the free-throw line in the fourth quarter the crowd started chanting “M-V-P, M-V-P,” a verbal jab at the reigning most valuable player, LeBron James.

At least for one night, the fans had it right.

Durant scored 36 points, including 17 in the final quarter, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the best-of-seven NBA Finals on Tuesday.

Jun 13, 2012

Durant helps Thunder crack Heat in Finals opener

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Kevin Durant won the opening round of his highly anticipated duel with LeBron James, scoring 36 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the NBA Finals on Tuesday.

The NBA scoring champion hit 12-of-20 shots and added eight rebounds to help the Western Conference champions outscore the Heat by 18 points in the second half to draw first blood in the best-of-seven series.