The Oklahoma City Thunder’s visiting opponents usually stay in the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, where a housekeeper’s ghost may or may not leave them shaken and bleary-eyed.
Harrison Barnes’s late block of Chris Paul started a crucial fast break that propelled Golden State to a Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Andrei Kirilenko, who never made it onto the court in the Nets’ Game 1 win over the Raptors on Saturday, said he understood Coach Jason Kidd’s decision.
The N.B.A. playoffs begin Saturday, with familiar teams occupying some of the top seeds. In a league that often seems obsessed with the future, the focus will decidedly be on the present.
A.S.F. Fratia Bucharest, a soccer team in the Romanian fifth division, is the only club in its league run on the principles of equality and nondiscrimination.