POINTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POINTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Meyerson: Cities form cradles of progressivism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57859266-82/cities-percent-democratic-mayors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57859266-82/cities-percent-democratic-mayors.html.csp">Meyerson: Cities form cradles of progressivism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harold Meyerson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T06:30:02.39-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 06:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Twenty years ago, half of America’s dozen largest cities had Republican mayors. Today, just one does. Of the 30 largest U.S. cities, 26 have Democratic mayors — the greatest partisan imbalance perhaps since the presidency of James Monroe, when the nation had only one political party. What’s more, many of these mayors are progressives who came to power by besting more centrist Democratic establishments. New York’s Bill de Blasio is just one of a number of insurgent liberals who won municipal elec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57859266@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:30:02 MDT NBA playoffs: Aldridge's 43 carry Blazers past Rockets 112-105 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858335-77/points-houston-aldridge-portland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858335-77/points-houston-aldridge-portland.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Aldridge's 43 carry Blazers past Rockets 112-105</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristie Rieken</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T23:28:15.847-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Aldridge has made the most of the return to his home state and put the Trail Blazers in control heading home for Game 3 in Portland. Aldridge became the first player with consecutive 40-point games in the playoffs since LeBron James did it in May of 2009 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578583352014-04-23T23:28:15.847-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T23:28:15.847-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57858335@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:28:15 MDT NBA playoffs: Monta Ellis leads Mavericks to big win at Spurs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858011-77/0-0-antonio-dallas-san.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858011-77/0-0-antonio-dallas-san.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Monta Ellis leads Mavericks to big win at Spurs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Raul Dominguez</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T23:17:43.187-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Antonio • Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece. Shawn Marion scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16, Devin Harris had 18 and Jose Calderon 12 for Dallas, which never trailed after the opening minutes of the second quarter. Manu Ginobili had 27 points, Tony Parker added 12 and Tim Duncan 11 for the Spurs. Dallas didn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578580112014-04-23T23:17:43.187-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T23:17:43.187-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57858011@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:17:43 MDT NBA playoffs: Lebron, Heat survive to beat Bobcats for 2-0 series lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858106-77/miami-charlotte-heat-bobcats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858106-77/miami-charlotte-heat-bobcats.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Lebron, Heat survive to beat Bobcats for 2-0 series lead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tim Reynolds</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T23:17:43.151-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward. It was fitting. Miami took Charlotte’s best shot, and survived. James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Heat wasted two big leads before hanging on to beat the Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578581062014-04-23T23:17:43.151-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T23:17:43.151-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57858106@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:17:43 MDT NBA notes: Suns’ Dragic honored as Most Improved Player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57857098-77/dragic-jackson-nba-player.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57857098-77/dragic-jackson-nba-player.html.csp">NBA notes: Suns’ Dragic honored as Most Improved Player</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T18:25:53.256-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 06:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Goran Dragic, whose breakout season helped the Phoenix Suns make a remarkable transformation, has been named the NBA’s most improved player. The 6-foot-3 Slovenian, who turns 28 in two weeks, flourished under first-year coach Jeff Hornacek’s double-point guard system, teaming with Eric Bledsoe to form a dynamic backcourt. Dragic averaged 20.5 points and 5.9 assists per game, and was the only NBA player to shoot better than 50 percent from the field (50.5) and 40 percent from 3-point range (40.8)...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578570982014-04-23T18:25:53.256-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T18:25:53.256-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Washington rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter after blowing a 17-point first-quarter lead. Nene scored the first six points in overtime after being held in check by Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in regulation, and the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578551022014-04-23T11:02:23.707-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T11:02:23.707-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. A first-time All-Star this season, DeRozan struggled in his postseason debut on Saturday. He went 3 for 13 from the field and scored 14 points in Toronto’s 94-87 loss. On Tuesday, DeRo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57851752@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:22:23 MDT NBA: Wizards beat Bulls for 2-0 series lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851797-77/washington-chicago-0-0-beal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851797-77/washington-chicago-0-0-beal.html.csp">NBA: Wizards beat Bulls for 2-0 series lead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By andrew seligman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T23:08:24.154-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Washington rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter after blowing a 17-point first-quarter lead. Nene scored the first six points in overtime after being held in check by Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in regulation, and the Wizards hung on after Kirk Hi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578517972014-04-22T23:08:24.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-22T23:08:24.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Kevin Durant had 36 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook scored 29 points for Oklahoma City, but he made just 11 of 28 shots. Randolph’s layup with 26 seconds left in overtime put the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578498792014-04-23T16:37:58.158-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T16:37:58.158-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57849879@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:58 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars fall in upset bid against UConn (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747378-88/byu-cougars-game-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747378-88/byu-cougars-game-uconn.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars fall in upset bid against UConn (VIDEO)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T14:10:34.996-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • For 24 minutes, BYU was not just a 12 seed. The Cougars weren’t Cinderella, or just happy to be in the Sweet 16. They were a contender, trading body blows with the nation’s best team. For 24 minutes, it wasn’t David vs. Goliath — just two basketball teams scrapping to survive. It fell apart for BYU — slowly at first, but surely — as top-ranked, undefeated Connecticut eventually topped the upstart Cougars, 70-51. BYU put up a fight to remember in a game few thought it could compet...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57747378@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:10:34 MDT Grizzlies defeat Thunder in OT http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57847290-77/game-memphis-durant-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57847290-77/game-memphis-durant-oklahoma.html.csp">Grizzlies defeat Thunder in OT</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By cliff brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T23:36:30.358-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies. Not squandering a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter and a five-point lead in the final 19 seconds of regulation. Not Kevin Durant’s 20 points after the third quarter. Not even giving up an improbable game-tying putback that forced overtime. The Grizzlies remained steady and took care of business in the extra period. Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help Memphis defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578472902014-04-21T23:36:30.358-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T23:36:30.358-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57847290@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:36:30 MDT Flaming Gorge Fishing Report - Find your rainbow (trout) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/fishing/57844691-83/fish-fishing-gorge-rainbows.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/fishing/57844691-83/fish-fishing-gorge-rainbows.html.csp">Flaming Gorge Fishing Report - Find your rainbow (trout)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T21:12:01.711-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 09:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for the UDWR, spend shis off time fishing the gorge. He sent in this report Monday. Spring fishing for rainbow trout on the Gorge is getting better as the mercury rises. After a week with daytime highs in the 60s, surface temps have now risen into the low to mid-40s.Most of the rainbow trout in the Gorge will go through their spawning motions in the spring. Some stocked strains of rainbows will spawn in the fall and mid-winter, but they don't get the not...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57844691@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:12:01 MDT NBA playoff capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57845113-77/points-scored-playoff-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57845113-77/points-scored-playoff-game.html.csp">NBA playoff capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T23:36:31.705-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">TRAIL BLAZERS 122, ROCKETS 120 HOUSTON • LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Aldridge fouled out with about a minute left in overtime and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over. He scored the next five points for Portland and put the Trail...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578451132014-04-21T23:36:31.705-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T23:36:31.705-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57845113@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:36:31 MDT Spurs rally past Mavericks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842779-77/points-antonio-duncan-san.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842779-77/points-antonio-duncan-san.html.csp">Spurs rally past Mavericks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Raul Dominguez</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:30:06.261-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Antonio • The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory. The Mavericks were not going to let San Antonio beat them with 3-pointers, and they did not want Tony Parker using the lane as his personal playground. So the veteran Duncan overcame a brief injury scare to score 27 points. The Spurs held Dallas to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 win Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. The Mavericks also went scoreless for 5½ minutes during ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57842779@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:30:06 MDT NBA Playoffs: Spurs 90, Mavericks 85 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842113-77/mavericks-antonio-duncan-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842113-77/mavericks-antonio-duncan-game.html.csp">NBA Playoffs: Spurs 90, Mavericks 85</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAUL DOMINGUEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:29:56.713-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Antonio • Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. The Mavericks also went scoreless for 5½ minutes during that stretch, their lone field goal coming as time expired. Tony Parker had 21 points, and Manu Ginobili added 17. Kawhi Leonard had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Tiago Splitter pulled down 11 rebounds for top-seeded San ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57842113@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:29:56 MDT Heat beat Bobcats; Jefferson hobbled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842564-77/game-james-miami-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842564-77/game-james-miami-points.html.csp">Heat beat Bobcats; Jefferson hobbled</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM REYNOLDS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:29:52.925-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments when a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs. James scored 27 points, Wade added 23 and the Heat rode two big runs — one late in the first half, the other down the stretch — to beat the Charlotte Bo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578425642014-04-20T23:29:52.925-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T23:29:52.925-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57842564@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:29:52 MDT Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57843323-77/chicago-points-wizards-bulls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57843323-77/chicago-points-wizards-bulls.html.csp">Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW SELIGMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:29:45.079-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night. John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the fifth-seeded Wizards pulled out the victory even though they looked like they were ready to be blown out. They cut a 13-point deficit to one in the third and trailed by three going into the fourth, before outscori...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578433232014-04-20T23:29:45.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T23:29:45.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57843323@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:29:45 MDT NBA playoffs: LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57843471-77/houston-aldridge-points-portland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57843471-77/houston-aldridge-points-portland.html.csp">NBA playoffs: LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:32:04.51-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Aldridge fouled out with about a minute left in overtime and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over. He scored the next five points for Portland and put the Trail Blazers on top by one point wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578434712014-04-20T23:32:04.51-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T23:32:04.51-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57843471@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:32:04 MDT Nene leads Wizards to victory over Bulls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842834-77/chicago-nene-wizards-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57842834-77/chicago-nene-wizards-points.html.csp">Nene leads Wizards to victory over Bulls</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Andrew Seligman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:30:08.067-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this. Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night. John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the fifth-seeded Wizards pulled out the victory even though they looked like they ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578428342014-04-20T23:30:08.067-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T23:30:08.067-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57842834@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:30:08 MDT NBA Playoffs: Warriors 109, Clippers 105 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840280-77/clippers-paul-griffin-warriors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840280-77/clippers-paul-griffin-warriors.html.csp">NBA Playoffs: Warriors 109, Clippers 105</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETH HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T16:58:19.831-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. Stephen Curry glanced at the clock and realized there was still plenty of time left to knock off the Los Angeles Clippers. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, spiking the ball as time expired, and Golden State beat Los Angeles 109-105 after getting Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578402802014-04-22T16:58:19.831-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-22T16:58:19.831-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840280@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:58:19 MDT