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Thunder Will Have To Beat Warriors And Refs To Win Tonight
NBA Enters Professional Wrestling Mode As TV Networks Attempt To Get Warriors, Cavaliers Into Championship Round
ABC Will Do Everything Possible To See Thunder, Raptors Get Knocked Out In Championship Round
By Kelso SturgeonPermanent residents of the sports betting world trust no one, believe no one and know for a fact the higher powers that rule sports have been rendered have no conscience and are absolutely amoral because of television money. If a little move here or there can please the TV networks, let's do what it takes to make them happy.Reality: a nine-year $24 billion contract, worth $2.6 billion to the NBA this season, rules the day. This means there will again be behind-the-scenes maneuvering to get the public's favorite team, the Golden State Warriors, and the popular LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship round, which would insure the biggest TV audience in history.
Thunder Storm Stuns the NBA
AP Source: Rockets, D'Antoni agree on 4-year deal
Coach Mike D'Antoni is headed to Houston to try his ''Seven Seconds or Less'' offense with James Harden, one of the NBA's most explosive offensive threats.
Harper, Espinosa HRs carry Nationals over Cardinals 2-1
WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper hit a slump-busting home run, Danny Espinosa also went deep and the Washington Nationals got seven strong innings from right-hander Joe Ross in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.