2013–14 NBA season

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2013–14 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration October 29, 2013 – April 16, 2014
April 19, 2014 – May 31, 2014 (Playoffs)
June 5 – 15, 2014 (Finals)
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
TV partner(s) ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick Anthony Bennett
Picked by Cleveland Cavaliers
Regular Season
Top seed San Antonio Spurs
Season MVP Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Top scorer Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Miami Heat
  Eastern runners-up Indiana Pacers
Western champions San Antonio Spurs
  Western runners-up Oklahoma City Thunder
Finals
Champions San Antonio Spurs
  Runners-up Miami Heat
Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard
NBA seasons

The 2013–14 NBA season was the 68th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The regular season began on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 with the Indiana Pacers hosting a game against the Orlando Magic followed by the 2012–13 NBA champions Miami Heat hosting a game against the Chicago Bulls followed by the Los Angeles Lakers hosting a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 2014 NBA All-Star Game was played on February 16, 2014, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cleveland's Kyrie Irving won the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award. The regular season ended on April 16, 2014, and the playoffs began on Saturday, April 19, 2014 and ended on June 15, 2014 with the San Antonio Spurs defeating the Miami Heat in five games to win the 2014 NBA Finals.

Transactions[edit]

Free agency[edit]

Free agency negotiation started on July 1, 2013, with players being able to sign starting July 10, after the July moratorium ended.[1]

Coaching changes[edit]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2012–13 season 2013–14 season
Atlanta Hawks Larry Drew Mike Budenholzer
Boston Celtics Doc Rivers Brad Stevens
Brooklyn Nets P. J. Carlesimo (interim) Jason Kidd
Charlotte Bobcats Mike Dunlap Steve Clifford
Cleveland Cavaliers Byron Scott Mike Brown
Denver Nuggets George Karl Brian Shaw
Detroit Pistons Lawrence Frank Maurice Cheeks
Los Angeles Clippers Vinny Del Negro Doc Rivers
Memphis Grizzlies Lionel Hollins David Joerger
Milwaukee Bucks Jim Boylan (interim) Larry Drew
Philadelphia 76ers Doug Collins Brett Brown
Phoenix Suns Lindsey Hunter (interim) Jeff Hornacek
Sacramento Kings Keith Smart Mike Malone
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Detroit Pistons Maurice Cheeks John Loyer (interim)

Offseason[edit]

  • On April 24, 2013, Mike Brown was rehired by the Cleveland Cavaliers as head coach.[7]
  • On May 21, 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers announced that Vinny Del Negro will not return as head coach after three years with the team.[11]
  • On May 21, 2013, the Toronto Raptors announced that GM Bryan Colangelo will not be returning as general manager after several seasons with the team.
  • On June 25, 2013, the NBA approved a trade of an unprotected 2015 NBA first round draft pick, which included an anti-trade clause prohibiting the Clippers and Celtics from engaging in future transactions between each other, including the exchanging of players for the duration of the 2013–14 season, for the release of the contract of Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics, freeing him up to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.[21]

In-Season[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Preseason began on Saturday, October 5, 2013 and ended on Friday, October 25, 2013. Earlier in March 2013, Commissioner David J. Stern announced that the NBA will be playing its first Preseason Game in the Philippines on October 10, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila featuring the Houston Rockets versus the Indiana Pacers. The arena was also the venue of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

Regular season[edit]

The regular season began on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 with the Indiana Pacers hosting a game against the Orlando Magic. The regular season ended on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The season featured the unveiling of national television games such as on Christmas Day along with Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks, Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers, along with other highly anticipated games.[25]

Standings[edit]

By division[edit]

By conference[edit]

Notes

  • z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • y – Clinched division title
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • * – Division champion

Statistics leaders[edit]

Individual statistic leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Statistics
Points per game Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 32.0
Rebounds per game DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers 13.6
Assists per game Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers 10.7
Steals per game Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers 2.48
Blocks per game Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans 2.82
Turnovers per game Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 3.8
Minutes per game Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks 38.7
FG% DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers 67.6%
FT% Brian Roberts New Orleans Pelicans 94.0%
3FG% Kyle Korver Atlanta Hawks 47.2%
Efficiency per game Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 29.8
Double-doubles Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves 65
Triple-doubles Lance Stephenson Indiana Pacers 5

Individual game highs[edit]

Category Player Statistics
Points Carmelo Anthony 62
Rebounds Timofey Mozgov 29
Assists Brandon Jennings 18
Rajon Rondo
Steals Michael Carter-Williams 9
Three Pointers Terrence Ross 10
Joe Johnson
C.J. Miles
Chandler Parsons
Trevor Ariza
J.R. Smith
Blocks Anthony Davis 9
DeAndre Jordan

Team statistic leaders[edit]

Category Team Statistics
Points per game Los Angeles Clippers 107.93
Rebounds per game Portland Trail Blazers 46.44
Assists per game San Antonio Spurs 25.17
Steals per game Philadelphia 76ers 9.33
Blocks per game New Orleans Pelicans 6.38
Blocked attempts per game Philadelphia 76ers 6.80
Turnovers per game Philadelphia 76ers 16.88
Fouls per game Denver Nuggets 23.05
FG% Miami Heat 50.1%
FT% Portland Trail Blazers 81.46%
3FG% San Antonio Spurs 39.73%
+/- San Antonio Spurs 7.72

Awards[edit]

Yearly awards[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Week Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
01Oct. 29 – Nov. 3 Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/1) Love, KevinKevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/2) [39]
02Nov. 4 – Nov. 10 George, PaulPaul George (Indiana Pacers) (1/2) Morris, MarkieffMarkieff Morris (Phoenix Suns) (1/1) [40]
03Nov. 11 – Nov. 17 James, LeBronLeBron James (Miami Heat) (1/2) Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/3) [41]
04Nov. 18 – Nov. 24 Wall, JohnJohn Wall (Washington Wizards) (1/2) Aldridge, LaMarcusLaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/3) [42]
05Nov. 25 – Dec. 1 James, LeBronLeBron James (Miami Heat) (2/2) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/6) [43]
06Dec. 2 – Dec. 8 Crawford, JordanJordan Crawford (Boston Celtics) (1/1) Aldridge, LaMarcusLaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (2/3) [44]
07Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/1) Aldridge, LaMarcusLaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (3/3) [45]
08Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (1/1) Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (2/3) [46]
09Dec. 23 – Dec. 29 Bosh, ChrisChris Bosh (Miami Heat) (1/1) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (2/6) [47]
10Dec. 30 – Jan. 5 Young, ThaddeusThaddeus Young (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/1) Lee, DavidDavid Lee (Golden State Warriors) (1/1) [48]
11Jan. 6 – Jan. 12 Anthony, CarmeloCarmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) (1/2) Cousins, DeMarcusDeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings) (1/1) [49]
12Jan. 13 – Jan. 19 George, PaulPaul George (Indiana Pacers) (2/2) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (3/6) [50]
13Jan. 20 – Jan. 26 Millsap, PaulPaul Millsap (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (4/6) [51]
14Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 Lowry, KyleKyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Dragić, GoranGoran Dragić (Phoenix Suns) (1/1) [52]
15Feb. 3 – Feb. 9 Sullinger, JaredJared Sullinger (Boston Celtics) (1/1) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (5/6) [53]
16Feb. 18 – Feb. 23 Walker, KembaKemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Love, KevinKevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) (2/2) [54]
17Feb. 24 – Mar. 2 Wall, JohnJohn Wall (Washington Wizards) (2/2) Harden, JamesJames Harden (Houston Rockets) (1/2) [55]
18Mar. 3 – Mar. 9 Anthony, CarmeloCarmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) (2/2) Harden, JamesJames Harden (Houston Rockets) (2/2) [56]
19Mar. 10 – Mar. 16 Jefferson, AlAl Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/2) Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (3/3) [57]
20Mar. 17 – Mar. 23 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets) (1/1) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (6/6) [58]
21Mar. 24 – Mar. 30 Vučević, NikolaNikola Vučević (Orlando Magic) (1/1) Duncan, TimTim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (1/1) [59]
22Mar. 31 – Apr. 6 Jefferson, AlAl Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (2/2) Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1) [60]
23Apr. 7 – Apr. 13 Teague, JeffJeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Ellis, MontaMonta Ellis (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1) [61]

Players of the month[edit]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
1October – November George, PaulPaul George (Indiana Pacers) (1/1) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/4) [62]
2December James, LeBronLeBron James (Miami Heat) (1/2) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (2/4) [63]
3January Anthony, CarmeloCarmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) (1/1) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (3/4) [64]
4February James, LeBronLeBron James (Miami Heat) (2/2) Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/1) [65]
5March Jefferson, AlAl Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/2) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (4/4) [66]
6April Jefferson, AlAl Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (2/2) Curry, StephenStephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) (1/1) [67]

Rookies of the month[edit]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
1October – November Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/4) McLemore, BenBen McLemore (Sacramento Kings) (1/1) [68]
2December Oladipo, VictorVictor Oladipo (Orlando Magic) (1/2) Burke, TreyTrey Burke (Utah Jazz) (1/3) [69]
3January Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (2/4) Burke, TreyTrey Burke (Utah Jazz) (2/3) [70]
4February Oladipo, VictorVictor Oladipo (Orlando Magic) (2/2) Calathes, NickNick Calathes (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1) [71]
5March Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (3/4) Dieng, GorguiGorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/1) [72]
6April Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (4/4) Burke, TreyTrey Burke (Utah Jazz) (3/3) [73]

Coaches of the month[edit]

The following coaches were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
1October – November Vogel, FrankFrank Vogel (Indiana Pacers) (1/1) Stotts, TerryTerry Stotts (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/1) [74]
2December Casey, DwaneDwane Casey (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Hornacek, JeffJeff Hornacek (Phoenix Suns) (1/1) [75]
3January Kidd, JasonJason Kidd (Brooklyn Nets) (1/2) Joerger, DavidDavid Joerger (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/2) [76]
4February Spoelstra, ErikErik Spoelstra (Miami Heat) (1/1) McHale, KevinKevin McHale (Houston Rockets) (1/1) [77]
5March Kidd, JasonJason Kidd (Brooklyn Nets) (2/2) Popovich, GreggGregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs) (1/1) [78]
6April Clifford, SteveSteve Clifford (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Joerger, DavidDavid Joerger (Memphis Grizzlies) (2/2) [79]

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2014 NBA Playoffs

The 2014 NBA Playoffs began on Saturday, April 19, 2014, and concluded with the 2014 NBA Finals which began June 5, 2014. ESPN broadcast the Eastern Conference Finals, and TNT will broadcast the Western Conference Finals.

Bracket[edit]

First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                       
1 Indiana* 4
8 Atlanta 3
1 Indiana 4
5 Washington 2
4 Chicago 1
5 Washington 4
1 Indiana 2
Eastern Conference
2 Miami 4
2 Miami* 4
7 Charlotte 0
2 Miami 4
6 Brooklyn 1
3 Toronto* 3
6 Brooklyn 4
E2 Miami 1
W1 San Antonio 4
1 San Antonio* 4
8 Dallas 3
1 San Antonio 4
5 Portland 1
4 Houston 2
5 Portland 4
1 San Antonio 4
Western Conference
2 Oklahoma City 2
2 Oklahoma City* 4
7 Memphis 3
2 Oklahoma City 4
3 L.A. Clippers 2
3 L.A. Clippers* 4
6 Golden State 3

* Division winner
Bold Series winner
italics Team with home-court advantage


Notable occurrences[edit]

  • The New Orleans Hornets officially renamed their franchise to New Orleans Pelicans to begin the 2013–14 season.[80]
  • The Charlotte Bobcats officially announced that the franchise would be renamed to the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014–15 season. This will return the Hornets name to Charlotte for the first time since the team now known as the Pelicans moved from Charlotte to New Orleans after the 2001–02 season.
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers win the #1 pick in the NBA draft for the second time in three years, as well as the fifth time in franchise history (1971, 1986, 2003, and 2011 were the previous four times), and selected Canadian forward Anthony Bennett of UNLV.
  • The NBA officially implements a tournament system in both of their Summer League systems; the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors were the inaugural champions of the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League Tournaments, beating out the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns respectively.
  • The Portland Trail Blazers officially announced that the Rose Garden would be renamed to the Moda Center before the start of the season.
  • The NBA Finals will return to the 2–2–1–1–1 format for the 2014 Finals, with the owners approving the format on October 23.[81][82] The NBA originally decided to have the NBA Finals enter a 2–3–2 format starting in the 1985 NBA Finals in order to accommodate commercial travelling from the east to the west and vice versa, as well as bring up economic advantages for marketing and newspapers at the time.
  • The NBA experiments with on-court advertising beginning this season. The Indiana Pacers court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be sponsored by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation with the slogan A State That Works. The Toronto Raptors court at Air Canada Centre will be sponsored by the Bank of Montreal, while the New York Knicks court at Madison Square Garden will be sponsored by Chase. The Miami Heat's American Airlines Arena court in November 2013 and the Golden State Warriors' Oracle Arena court on March 7, 2014 added Samsung Electronics as its on-court sponsor promoting the Samsung Galaxy. On January 11, 2014, the Philadelphia 76ers' Wells Fargo Center added PartyPoker.com as its on-court sponsor.[83]
  • On October 29, the regular season opened with a record of 92 international players on the opening night rosters. The San Antonio Spurs set an NBA record of 10 international players.
  • The Brooklyn Nets start out their season with Joe Prunty coaching their games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat instead of their original head coach Jason Kidd. The reason why Prunty was coaching at the start of the Nets' season instead of Kidd was due to Kidd serving a coaching suspension for having a DUI in July 2013. Prunty would start the year off with 1–1 for the Nets before Kidd came back and coached the team for the rest of the season.
  • Patrick Ewing coaches his first game ever as an interim head coach for the Charlotte Bobcats. He ended up coaching the Bobcats on November 8, 2013 against his former team, the New York Knicks, due to their coach Steve Clifford having heart surgery around that time period.[84] He would end up losing that game 101–91.
  • In a double overtime game on December 3, 2013, rookies Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic and Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers recorded triple-doubles in the same game. Oladipo recorded 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 52 minutes, while Carter-Williams recorded 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 47 minutes. These were the first career triple-doubles for both players. This marked the first and only time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded triple-doubles in the same game. The last time that two players had recorded their first career triple-doubles in the same game was when Detroit Pistons Donnie Butcher and Ray Scott did it on March 14, 1964 (they were not rookies). It was also the first time that two opponents had recorded triple-doubles in the same game since Caron Butler and Baron Davis had done so on November 23, 2007. Philadelphia won the game 126–125.[85][86]
  • The planned regular season game in Mexico City between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves on December 4 was postponed after a generator malfunction inside the Mexico City Arena. The rescheduled game was played on April 8, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis.[87]
  • On December 6, 2013, Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks set a new NBA record for most consecutive (regular season) games with a three-point field goal made with 90. The previous record holder was Dana Barros.[88][89] The streak ended at 127.
  • On December 11, 2013, Antawn Jamison of the Los Angeles Clippers became the 39th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 career points.[90]
  • On December 13, 2013, Kevin Garnett of the Brooklyn Nets surpassed 14,000 career rebounds, becoming only the tenth player in NBA history to do so. In reaching the milestone, Garnett also joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone as the only players to reach 25,000 points, 14,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists. He reached the milestone in the third quarter of a 99–103 road loss to the Detroit Pistons.[91]
  • On December 16, 2013, Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets scored 29 points in the third quarter of a 130–94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. In the quarter Johnson made 10 of 13 shots from the field and tied an NBA record with 8 of 10 three pointers.[92]
  • On December 23, 2013, Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks passed Alex English for 13th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list with a 13-foot jumper in the opening minute of the third quarter of a 111–104 road win over the Houston Rockets.[93]
  • On December 25, 2013, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder recorded the eighth triple-double on Christmas Day in NBA history. He recorded 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in 29 minutes in a 123–94 road victory over the New York Knicks. The win was also the largest margin of victory in a Christmas Day game in NBA history.[94]
  • On December 27, 2013, LeBron James of the Miami Heat passed Larry Bird and Gary Payton for 29th on the NBA's all-time scoring list. James did so in a 108–103 loss versus the Sacramento Kings.
  • On January 16, 2014, the Houston Rockets scored a season-high 73 points in the first half, and a season-low 19 points in the second half. That 54-point disparity is the largest by a team in a game in NBA history. They ended up losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder 104–92.[95]
  • On January 24, 2014, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks scored a career, franchise, and league season high 62 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • On January 25, 2014, sophomore Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors scored a career-high 51 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. His 51 points tied a franchise-high.[96] Ross recorded the lowest season scoring average the year of a 50-point game,[97] averaging only 10.9 points.
  • On January 31, 2014, the Brooklyn Nets recorded an all-time low of 17 rebounds in a 125–90 blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. This broke a record low of 18 rebounds that was originally recorded by the Detroit Pistons in a November 28, 2001 game against the Charlotte Hornets.
  • David Stern officially retires as commissioner of the NBA on February 1, 2014. Adam Silver would end up taking his place as commissioner in the process, with Mark Tatum taking on the role of deputy commissioner in the process.
  • The New Orleans Arena that the New Orleans Pelicans played under was re-branded as the Smoothie King Center on February 5, 2014. Therefore, while some of the earlier games played in New Orleans were under the New Orleans Arena name, further home Pelicans games, as well as the All-Star break that happened from February 14–16, 2014 will end up being mentioned as the Smoothie King Center from now until at least 10 more NBA seasons.
  • On February 23, Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first openly gay athlete in North America's four major professional sports.[98]
  • On March 3, LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats. His 61 points was also a franchise-high.[99]
  • On March 4, Russell Westbrook recorded the fastest triple-double since 1955. He recorded 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds while playing only 20 minutes and 17 seconds against the Philadelphia 76ers.[100]
  • On March 16, 2014 with a 122–104 victory over the Utah Jazz, the San Antonio Spurs notched their 50th win of the season and extended their 50+ wins in a season streak to 15 seasons.
  • The New York Knicks would assign former player and Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson as the team's newest President of Basketball Operations on March 18, 2014.[101]
  • On March 27, The Philadelphia 76ers tied a league record of 26 consecutive losses. This mark is currently tied with the 2010–11 Cleveland Cavaliers.[102]
  • On April 11, 2014, Corey Brewer of the Minnesota Timberwolves scored a franchise record-tying and career-high 51 points against the Houston Rockets. He also joined Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan & Rick Barry as only players with 50 points & 6 steals in a game.[103]
  • The San Antonio Spurs won their franchise-record 18 straight win against the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs also finished March with a 16–0 record, the second time in franchise history where they have a perfect month going back from the 1995-96 NBA season of the same month.[104]
  • The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers failed to qualify for the playoffs. This marked the first time in 20 seasons that both teams missed the playoffs. For the Lakers, it marked the first time in nine seasons that they missed the playoffs.[105] With the New York Knicks also missing the playoffs, this marked the first time in NBA history that none of the three teams qualified for the playoffs.[106]
  • On April 25, 2014, TMZ leaked an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly making racist comments to his girlfriend. The NBA has launched an investigation.[107] The team held a meeting the following day to discuss the incident. Both coaches and players reportedly expressed anger toward the comment and they briefly raised the possibility of boycotting Game 4 of their series against the Golden State Warriors before deciding against it.[108] On April 29, 2014, Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life as well as fining him $2.5 million. Silver also began proceeding of forcing Sterling out of the league.[109]
  • On April 28, 2014, the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder played in their fourth straight overtime game, the first time in NBA playoff history that there have been four straight overtime games.[110]

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