Western Conference

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NBA Playoffs: Western Conference First Round Preview

The NBA regular season has come to an end and now we’ve got the marathon of playoff basketball to take us to Mid-June. The Western Conference was stacked as usual during the regular season and provides multiple options for teams that could end up representing in the Finals.

04/16/2015

Miami Heat v New Orleans Pelicans

Ajinca Scores Career High Lifting Pelicans Past Heat 104-102

Not only did Alexis Ajinca score a career-high 24 points, but he also made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left, lifting the New Orleans Pelicans past the Miami Heat 104-102 on Friday night.

02/27/2015

Dwyane Wade #3 and Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat talk during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 21, 2015 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Source: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Set To Take On New Orleans Pelicans

After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans.

02/27/2015

NBA All-Star Game 2015

West Edges East In NBA All-Star Game

Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the NBA All-Star Game record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163-158 on Sunday night.

02/15/2015

Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 6, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Panthers Start West Coast Road Swing In Anaheim

The Florida Panthers are back on the road, starting a west coast swing with a Sunday matchup against the Western Conference’s top team.

11/16/2014

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media prior to Game One of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

NHL Commish Bettman Says League Has No Plans To Expand

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league has no immediate plans to expand and adjust its unbalanced conference alignment.

09/23/2014

Florida Panthers logo

Panthers Look For A Win Against Stars

With five games remaining, a number of clichés can be applied to the Dallas Stars’ push toward the playoffs.

04/06/2014

15. Washington Wizards (38-35)

Report: NBA’s Eastern Conference Historically Bad This Year

The Western Conference in the NBA has routinely played the best basketball from top to bottom. But never has that been more evident than in the current season.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

4. San Antonio Spurs (14-3)

Spurs Continue Dominance In Western Conference

While the Philadelphia 76ers are on a historic losing streak, the San Antonio Spurs continue to show every other team how to be the best organization in professional sports.

CBS Miami–03/18/2014

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 9:  Ed Jovanovski #55 of the Florida Panthers talks with teammate Scott Clemmensen #30 of the Florida Panthers as they face the Buffalo Sabres during their NHL game at First Niagara Center on December 9, 2011 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Panthers Take On Canucks

Roberto Luongo won the Vezina Trophy twice during his seven-plus seasons with Vancouver and helped the Canucks push the 2011 Stanley Cup finals to seven games.

03/16/2014

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