Western Conference Finals

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Blackhawks Fail To Fight Back As Kings Get One Back

The Blackhawks’ series lead has been trimmed to 2-1 with another game at the Staples Center — where the Kings have now won 15 straight — Thursday night.

06/05/2013

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Thunder Push Past Spurs & Into NBA Finals

Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, leading the Thunder past the Spurs 107-99 and into the NBA Finals.

06/07/2012

Thabo Sefolosha of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives ahead of Stephen Jackson of the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 31, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (credit: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder Grab Game 3 Win Over Spurs

Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Thunder snapped San Antonio’s winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 on Thursday.

06/01/2012

Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs is defended by Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Thunder

Parker had 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 points, and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 victory over the Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

05/30/2012

Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs  drives to the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2012 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Get “Nasty” To Top Thunder In Game 1

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s caught-on-camera “I want some nasty!” command is likely coming soon to shirts and memes after they beat the Thunder 101-98 on Sunday.

05/28/2012

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Banged-Up Sharks Hope To Learn From Playoff Battles

From separated shoulders, to broken pinkies, sprained ankles, wrenched knees and broken noses, the injury report for the San Jose Sharks is extensive after their Stanley Cup playoff run ended in the Western Conference final for the second straight year.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hurt Or Not, Thornton Ready To Go For Game 5

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton plans to play Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in Vancouver on Tuesday night.

CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011

Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks pass the puck past Antti Niemi #31 and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks to teammate Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks who scored a goal on the play in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 22, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Lose Game 4 To Canucks

Sami Salo scored twice and Ryan Kesler added a goal as the Vancouver Canucks capitalized on three two-man advantages in the second period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 Sunday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals to take a 3-1 series lead.

CBS San Francisco–05/22/2011

Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a save on shot by Jannik Hansen #36 of the Vancouver Canucks in the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on May 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Sharks Have Some Catch Up To Do In Western Finals

San Jose is trailing in a series for the first time this postseason and will have a chance to get even on Wednesday night in Game 2 in Vancouver.

CBS San Francisco–05/18/2011

Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Sharks’ Niemi Gets Benefit Of The Doubt In Playoffs

Antti Niemi can’t seem to lose. He proved his mental mettle by winning the Stanley Cup in Chicago last year.

CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011

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