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Mavericks all about the tempo against Spurs

SAN ANTONIO -- Once the NBA playoffs start, games tend to slow to a crawl.

Teams still run their basic schemes. They just run less of them.

Possessions become fewer and fewer as the game generally turns into a half-court contest. It's a process ...

Warriors surprise Clippers in Game 1

LOS ANGELES -- After coaching the Golden State Warriors to an upset win against the Los Angeles Clippers to kick off the postseason, Mark Jackson listed the adversity each of his players had faced in their careers.

The Warriors had battled and ...

Ranking the NBA teams

Records and stats final regular season:

1. San Antonio Spurs (62-20, Last week 1): Could home-court advantage throughout the playoffs be enough to help Tim Duncan win a fifth NBA title?

2. Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23, LW 2): If Russell ...

D.J. Augustin pumped up for NBA playoffs

If D.J. Augustin doesn't sleep well Saturday night, he surely won't blame his newborn son, Trey.

It would be as a result of his Sunday agenda -- Game 1, NBA playoffs.

"I've been anxious the last few nights," he said Saturday after practice. "It ...