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daily_quote-05-4-11

We know the only way for us to win games, especially in the playoffs, is to play defense. Everyone has each other's back. If one guy gets beat, another steps up. They made a run, a heck of a run ... but we just kept grinding, kept playing our principles, and we finally wore them down."

Memphis Royalty

It's on to the second round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Memphis and Atlanta lead the upset charge after knocking off the No. 1 and No. 4 seed in their respective conferences. Now Memphis gets the No. 4 in the West while Atlanta gets the No. 1 in the East. Can they do it again? Eastern Confer...

Bulls still the one

Athlon Sports NBA Power Rankings — Second Round 1. Chicago — The series win over Indiana might not have looked pretty, but when does anything ever look pretty in the Eastern Conference? 2. Miami — Powered past Philadelphia and now LeBron gets another shot at Boston. But the alrea...

daily_quote-04-19-11

"If they're playing great, they're a better team. OK? If they're playing on top of their game, they're a better team. I mean, they won 58, we won 41. That doesn't mean that we aren't going to play and compete and fight. But when they come out tonight and defend the way they did ... it's going to...

Athlon Sports NBA Awards

Athlon Sports names its winners for the NBA's MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and Coach of the Year. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls He led Chicago to the league’s best record and the No. 1 seed in the East. On the way, he w...

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