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Recent articles by Sam:

How Larry Bird's departure affects Paul George's future with Pacers

With Bird there or not, the clock is still ticking on the Paul George question. → Read More

Orlando Magic considering Kevin McHale for team president

The Magic are interested in both McHale and current Cavs GM David Griffin. → Read More

Spurs eliminate Grizzlies, advance to Western Conference semifinals

The Spurs beat the Grizzlies in a closely-fought battle on Friday night and will now face James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals. → Read More

Rockets owner Les Alexander fined $100K for outburst at ref

Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander has been fined $100,000 for his outburst at a referee Tuesday night, according to USA TODAY Sports reporter Adi Joseph. → Read More

Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern weighs in on rest debate

Stern took issue with the Brooklyn Nets' decision to rest starting center Brook Lopez, starting point guard Jeremy Lin and reserve forward Trevor Booker on the final night of the season. → Read More

NBA investigating why Rockets owner Les Alexander spoke with ref

Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander's short stroll down the Toyota Center sideline on Tuesday night might cost him. → Read More

NBA investigating why Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander spoke with ref

Alexander's short conversation with a ref during Game 5 could cost him. → Read More

Rockets get best of Westbrook, eliminate Thunder with Game 5 win

Despite Westbrook's gaudy numbers, the Rockets are moving on to the second round. → Read More

Still 'awestruck' by stars, David Stern doesn't miss being NBA commissioner

Just because he's not commissioner doesn't mean Stern isn't paying close attention. → Read More

Steve Kerr to miss Warriors' Game 4 due to chronic back pain

Kerr missed Game 3, and he said he won't be able to coach Game 4, either. → Read More

Harden, Rockets seize control of series vs. Thunder using new formula

The team that prides itself on three-point shooting won Game 4 from inside the arc. → Read More

Nene, James Harden hit clutch shots late as Houston Rockets win Game 4

A team that prides itself on not taking mid-range jumpers won Game 4 because of one. → Read More

NBA fines Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics' Jae Crowder

Rondo appeared to lift his right leg as Crowder ran by the Bulls bench in Game 3. → Read More

Clippers announce Blake Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

Griffin suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe. → Read More

NBA investigating incident with fan and Rockets guard Patrick Beverley

The incident happened following the Thunder's Game 3 win in Oklahoma City. → Read More

Thunder, Westbrook hold off Rockets, Harden in crucial Game 3

The game came down to a last-second miss by James Harden, who finished with 44 points. → Read More

Kings hire longtime executive Scott Perry to add experience to front office

Perry was part of front office that built Pistons into title contender in early 2000s. → Read More

Rockets' plan: 'Make it as tough as possible on' Russell Westbrook

The Russell Westbrook debate has been raging yet again since the Oklahoma City Thunder star imploded in the fourth quarter of a Game 2 loss against the Houston Rockets in their first-round playoff series. → Read More

How JaVale McGee came to be a key piece for the Warriors

The 29-year-old big man has made his presence felt in limited minutes for Golden State. → Read More

Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale fined $30K for 'data' rant at refs

The NBA docked David Fizdale for Monday night's rant after his team's loss to San Antonio. → Read More