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All-NBA unanimous picks goes to LeBron James and Dwight Howard

compiled from staff, wire and NBA reports

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LeBron James and Dwight Howard were unanimous choices for the All-NBA Team, while Kobe Bryant received 119 of 122 votes from writers and broadcasters.

James was unanimous pick for the second straight season and made his fourth All-NBA Team. the Cleveland megastar won the NBA MVP award for the second year in a row.

Kevin Durant and Dwayne Wade completed the first team on Thursday. Durant led the NBA in scoring for Oklahoma City with a 30.1 average, and James was second at 29.7. Howard led the league in rebounding with a 13.2 average and also averaged 18.3 points.

Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Amare Stoudamire, Steve Nash and Deron Williams were selected to the second team. Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bogut, Joe Johnson, and Brandon Roy were third-team picks.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Eastern and Western Conference (Saturday results)

compiled from wire reports

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John Salmons scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Kurt Thomas had 8 point, 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks never let up after a hot start in 107-89 Game 3 win after a three-day layoff.

Atlanta still leads the series 2-1 after two-double=digit wins at home, when the bcuks looked overmatched without the injured Andrew Bogut.

Milwaukee is 12-26 at the Bradley Center in the playoffs.

Kevin Durant Thunder (nba)

Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Thunder evened the first-round series against the Lakers with a 110-89 victory in Game 4.

For the second straight game, the Thunder capitalized on a significant edge at the foul line and on the boards despite the presence of the Lakers’ 7-foot tandem of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.

Oklahoma City never trailed after the opening 5 minutes and led by double digits for the final three quarters in a thorough dismantling.

Among those seated at courtside in Oklahoma City were Governor Brad Henry, NFL wide receiver Mark Clayton and Gerald McCoy, the former Oklahoma defensive tackle taken third overall by Tampa Bay in the NFL draft.

Brandon Roy (nba)

Portland coach Nate McMillian and team owner Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft were convinced by Brandon Roy to let him play despite skepticism by team doctors.

Roy was activated off injured reserve and then helped Portland to a 96-87 win over Phoenix that evened their series at two games apiece.

Eight days removed from arthroscopic surgery on right knee, Roy made his surprising return to the court to the theme from  “Rocky” blasting from the Rose Garden sound system. Roy then made a key 3-pointer late in the game that shifted the momentum to the Trail Blazers.

Milwaukee Bucks John Hammond NBA Executive of the Year

compiled by staff, wire and Milwaukee Bucks news

John Hammond Bucks (nba)

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond name has now been added to a long list of NBA executive of the year, including Hall of Fame members Jerry West and Red Auerbach.

Hammond became the first Bucks executive to win the award, after Milwaukee finished the regular season with 12 more wins than last season and earned its first playoff berth since 2006.

Bucks owner and United States Senator Herb Kohl hired Hammond, who had been Joe Dumars’ assistant in Detroit, just over two years ago to rebuild the floundering team’s fortunes.

Hammond received 12 of 30 votes from a panel of fellow NBA executives. Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti was second with nine votes and Cleveland’s Danny Ferry  took third with two votes in results announced on Saturday.

Despite losing Michael Redd to a season-ending knee injury in January and season-ending injuries to Andrew Bogut in early April, Milwaukee finished 46-36 to earn the sixth seed in the East and a first-round matchup with Atlanta.

Hammond’s decision to select Brandon Jennings with the 10th overall pick of  last year’s draft paid off when the guard earning a starting spot in training camp and went on to average 15.5 points during his rookie season.

The Bucks have emphasized defense since Hammond hired Scott Skiles as the  coach when he took over. The team was allowing 103.9 ppg in 2007-08 (23rd) to 96.0 ppg in 2009-10 (7th).

NBA PLAYOFFS: Eastern Conference (Saturday results)

compiled by megasportsnews.com staff

BOSTON CELTICS-MIAMI HEAT

Kevin Garrett had 15 points and nine rebounds and Boston played Miami-style defense to beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference series opener.

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With 40 seconds left in the game, a scuffle broke out near the Miami bench resulted in two technical fouls against Garnett, an automatic ejection, and one each to Boston’s Glen Davis and Miami’s Udonis Haslem and Quentin Richardson.

Trailing 44-41 at halftime, the Celtics held the Heat to 32 points in the second half. They shadowed Dwayne Wade with backup guard Tony Allen and the Miami Heat star couldn’t get going in the game, though he scored a mild 26 points.

ATLANTA HAWKS-MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Joe Johnson scored 22 points, and Mike Bibby had 19 for Atlanta in Playoff game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, en route to a 102-92 victory.

Mike Bibby (nba)

Jamal Crawford, playing in the first playoff game of his 10-year career, scored 17 points for Atlanta.

Rookie Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 34 points.

The Hawks had mismatches all over the court, taking advantage of the fact that Milwaukee was without Andrew Bogut who’s season ended with an injury.

Cleveland 101 Milwaukee 98; LeBron James and Mo Williams lead the way

compiled by the megasportsnews.com staff

LeBron James Cleveland (file)

Mo Williams sank four free throws in the final 12.8 seconds as the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for 101-98 win over the most-improved team in the NBA this season, the Milwaukee Bucks.  The Wednesday night’s contest showed that Milwaukee can be a dangerous team in the upcoming playoffs.

LeBron James scored 23 points and Mo Williams put in 21 for Cleveland, who have won 10 of their last 11 and are closing in on the league’s best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

John Salmons scored 28 and Andrew Bogut had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Bucks, who attempted just nine free throws, none in the all important fourth quarter. The Cavaliers shot 45 free throws.