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June 21, 2013 | By David Wharton
As night faded into the early morning hours, Miami Heat players celebrating a newly won NBA championship had their choice of South Beach hot spots. Cameo. Club LIV. The Mynt Lounge. Oh, and Denny's. According to his 3:19 a.m. post on Twitter, veteran forward Shane Battier chose a Grand Slam breakfast instead of the hot lights and a pulsating beat. Denny's. a championship tradition. #Grandslam pic.twitter.com/mveVEocxAY - Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) June 21, 2013 Hours earlier, reporters had asked him where he might spend the evening.
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June 21, 2013 | By David Wharton
As night faded into the early morning hours, Miami Heat players celebrating a newly won NBA championship had their choice of South Beach hot spots. Cameo. Club LIV. The Mynt Lounge. Oh, and Denny's. According to his 3:19 a.m. post on Twitter, veteran forward Shane Battier chose a Grand Slam breakfast instead of the hot lights and a pulsating beat. Denny's. a championship tradition. #Grandslam pic.twitter.com/mveVEocxAY - Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) June 21, 2013 Hours earlier, reporters had asked him where he might spend the evening.
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May 26, 2013 | By Ira Winderman
INDIANAPOLIS - The reality is that this is what the Indiana Pacers do. They run three-point shooters off the three-point line or make them take attempts under duress. And it's not just in the playoffs. For Miami Heat three-point specialists Ray Allen and Shane Battier, their struggles in these NBA Eastern Conference finals are nothing new against the Pacers, who host Game 3 on Sunday evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. At one for six on three-pointers in this series, Allen is now two for 15 this season on three-pointers against the Pacers, when factoring in the teams' three regular-season meetings.
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June 9, 2013 | By Shandel Richardson
MIAMI  - The previous two series for the Miami Heat were all about matching the opponent's physical play. That hasn't been the case against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. The Heat doesn't expect it to happen the rest of the series, either. "It's a lot less physical," guard Mario Chalmers said. "I'll say that. I feel like Eastern Conference basketball is a lot more physical than Western Conference basketball. When you go against teams like Chicago or Indiana, they're two physical teams.
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February 10, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (24-27) visit the surging Miami Heat (33-14) on Sunday afternoon. LeBron James has been on a serious tear recently.  The last three games he has shot an incredible 33 of 43 from the field (76.7%).  The Heat have won four straight. Both Chris Bosh and Ray Allen sat out Friday against the Clippers because of flu.  Their status against the Lakers isn't clear. If the Lakers, who are missing big men Pau Gasol (foot) and Jordan Hill (hip), can benefit from a couple of missing players on the Heat, so be it.  Then again, the short-handed Heat destroyed the Clippers by 22 points.
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January 21, 2001 | From Associated Pres
Jason Williams and Carlos Boozer dominated the first half for Duke. Shane Battier was unstoppable in the second. Georgia Tech never had a chance. Williams and Boozer combined for 34 points before halftime, then turned over the ball to Battier, who scored 30 of his 34 points in the second half as No. 2-ranked Duke cruised past Georgia Tech, 98-77, Saturday. "Not that they need my approval, but I've got a lot of respect for that Duke team," said Paul Hewitt, Tech's first-year coach.
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April 4, 2009 | Broderick Turner
Maybe the Lakers were still weary from a seven-game, 13-day journey. Maybe they were still tired from a grueling season that appeared to take its toll during the just-completed trip in which they went 5-2. Still, the Lakers had to press on against a bruising Houston Rockets team to reach their goal of winning 60 games. And that they did, blowing by the Rockets, 93-81, Friday night at Staples Center. In the process, the Lakers improved to 60-16.
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December 1, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Reporting from Houston ? It may not be crisis time for the Lakers. Or it just may be. It all depends on the perspective. But perhaps there is some level of concern on several fronts after the Lakers lost their fourth consecutive game, a 109-99 defeat to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. One concern has to be the health of center Pau Gasol, who came down with a sore left hamstring that limited his effectiveness and forced him to get treatment on it in the locker room at the end of the third quarter.
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May 6, 2009 | Broderick Turner
No, "the sky is not falling on the Lakers," as Coach Phil Jackson admonished the media after practice Tuesday. But in the eyes of Lakers Nation, these are gloomy days. The Lakers' faithful reached the stage of despondency after just one loss, after the Houston Rockets defeated their beloved team in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Monday night at Staples Center, taking home-court advantage in the process.
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April 7, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His last shot in college was a slam dunk--and so was winning his last major award. Capping one of the most well-rounded and remarkable careers in college basketball history, 6-foot-8 senior forward Shane Battier of Duke won the 25th John R. Wooden Award, presented Friday at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. "Winning the Wooden Award a week after the national championship is truly the perfect way to end my career," Battier said. "It's fitting we're near Hollywood."
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May 26, 2013 | By Ira Winderman
INDIANAPOLIS - The reality is that this is what the Indiana Pacers do. They run three-point shooters off the three-point line or make them take attempts under duress. And it's not just in the playoffs. For Miami Heat three-point specialists Ray Allen and Shane Battier, their struggles in these NBA Eastern Conference finals are nothing new against the Pacers, who host Game 3 on Sunday evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. At one for six on three-pointers in this series, Allen is now two for 15 this season on three-pointers against the Pacers, when factoring in the teams' three regular-season meetings.
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February 10, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (24-27) visit the surging Miami Heat (33-14) on Sunday afternoon. LeBron James has been on a serious tear recently.  The last three games he has shot an incredible 33 of 43 from the field (76.7%).  The Heat have won four straight. Both Chris Bosh and Ray Allen sat out Friday against the Clippers because of flu.  Their status against the Lakers isn't clear. If the Lakers, who are missing big men Pau Gasol (foot) and Jordan Hill (hip), can benefit from a couple of missing players on the Heat, so be it.  Then again, the short-handed Heat destroyed the Clippers by 22 points.
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November 26, 2011
A majority of the NBA's 450 players, plus a majority of the 30 team owners, still have to approve the proposed new labor deal. But after the 149-day lockout, their tweets sounded pretty upbeat about the news Saturday. Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons: "Yessirrrrrrrrrr. We are back in business. " Shane Battier, free agent: "Getting mad love from Grizz nation, Heat nation, Thunder nation and Rocket nation. Let free agency begin!!!" Jared Dudley, Phoenix Suns: "Can't wait to get back to phx Dec 9 for training camp.
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December 1, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Reporting from Houston ? It may not be crisis time for the Lakers. Or it just may be. It all depends on the perspective. But perhaps there is some level of concern on several fronts after the Lakers lost their fourth consecutive game, a 109-99 defeat to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. One concern has to be the health of center Pau Gasol, who came down with a sore left hamstring that limited his effectiveness and forced him to get treatment on it in the locker room at the end of the third quarter.
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May 8, 2009 | Broderick Turner
Leave it to Ron Artest to offer up a theory on why the Lakers became tough guys in Wednesday's Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. "I think last year they got punked by the Celtics and they don't want that to happen again," Artest said after the Rockets' practice Thursday, referring to how the Lakers were beaten by Boston in the 2008 NBA Finals. "That was the word on the street, that they got punked by the Celtics, so this year they came out tough.
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May 6, 2009 | Broderick Turner
No, "the sky is not falling on the Lakers," as Coach Phil Jackson admonished the media after practice Tuesday. But in the eyes of Lakers Nation, these are gloomy days. The Lakers' faithful reached the stage of despondency after just one loss, after the Houston Rockets defeated their beloved team in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Monday night at Staples Center, taking home-court advantage in the process.
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March 20, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
He's too smart. He's too thoughtful. He's too good. C'mon, Shane Battier, show us that tattoo on your hip, the one with a tiny Blue Devil sticking his pitchfork through the words, "IMA FREAK." "I'm just plain Shane," he apologizes. "That's not a cliche, is it?" What's wrong with cliches, especially the ones that stay within themselves and take it one game at a time? "I like to challenge you guys," he says. Fine, no cliches and no tats.
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June 9, 2013 | By Shandel Richardson
MIAMI  - The previous two series for the Miami Heat were all about matching the opponent's physical play. That hasn't been the case against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. The Heat doesn't expect it to happen the rest of the series, either. "It's a lot less physical," guard Mario Chalmers said. "I'll say that. I feel like Eastern Conference basketball is a lot more physical than Western Conference basketball. When you go against teams like Chicago or Indiana, they're two physical teams.
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April 4, 2009 | Broderick Turner
Maybe the Lakers were still weary from a seven-game, 13-day journey. Maybe they were still tired from a grueling season that appeared to take its toll during the just-completed trip in which they went 5-2. Still, the Lakers had to press on against a bruising Houston Rockets team to reach their goal of winning 60 games. And that they did, blowing by the Rockets, 93-81, Friday night at Staples Center. In the process, the Lakers improved to 60-16.
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April 7, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His last shot in college was a slam dunk--and so was winning his last major award. Capping one of the most well-rounded and remarkable careers in college basketball history, 6-foot-8 senior forward Shane Battier of Duke won the 25th John R. Wooden Award, presented Friday at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. "Winning the Wooden Award a week after the national championship is truly the perfect way to end my career," Battier said. "It's fitting we're near Hollywood."
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