San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, left, an ex-San Diego State star, will be the main defender against LeBron James, who is averaging 26.2 points in the playoffs.
SAN ANTONIO - Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.
Miami guard Dwyane Wade, reacting to a dunk against Chicago in Game 5, says his bruised right knee is good enough for him to play tonight.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade's rookie season ended with a playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. The next year, the Miami Heat were headed to the Eastern Conference finals and certain that an NBA championship was in their sights.
San Antonio's Tony Parker dribbles to the hoop as teammate Tim Duncan sets a pick on Golden State's Stephen Curry.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half, Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
LeBron James struggled for most of the night - and was sent sprawling to the court on a shove by Chicago's Nazr Mohammed - but came through down the stretch to lift visiting Miami to a 10-point win.
CHICAGO - So much for South Beach style. The Miami Heat showed again it can get down and dirty.
LeBron James slams down two of his 19 points as Miami evened the series at 1. The Heat must win in Chicago to regain home-court advantage.
MIAMI - For the first time in these playoffs, the Miami Heat was facing some real adversity.
U.S. forward Andre Iguodala, a former Wildcat, goes up for the ball before teammate Kevin Love and Tunisia's Salah Mejri can get to it in the second half Tuesday.
LONDON - Halftime ended. Showtime began.
By playing in Oklahoma City, 23-year-old Kevin Durant's talents have been somewhat hidden, but they are on full display now in the NBA Finals.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he's pretty good.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant dunks over Miami's Chris Bosh (1) and Joel Anthony in the first half. Durant scored 17 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant showed LeBron James how to play the fourth quarter in the NBA Finals.
MIAMI - LeBron James has no idea what he will do for an encore. He offered a simple vow instead.
MIAMI - A week ago, the Boston Celtics were too old.