1. Bulls Rout Celtics 111-97 to Take 2-0 Series Lead in 2017 NBA Playoffs

    Since the NBA moved to a 16-team playoff format in 1984, a No. 1 seed has only been eliminated in the first round five times. The Boston Celtics have their work cut out to avoid becoming the sixth...

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  2. Raptors Beat Bucks 106-100 to Even Series 1-1 in 2017 NBA Playoffs

    The Milwaukee Bucks countered every Toronto Raptors run Tuesday night with a scoring flurry of their own, but the Eastern Conference title contenders avoided a fourth-quarter ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 10,727 reads 0 comments

  3. Mike Conley Buys 500 Tickets to Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 3 for Fan Giveaway

    NBA playoff tickets are not always easy to come by, but a few hundred Memphis Grizzlies fans won't even have to pay for Thursday's Game 3 battle against the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 days ago 185,446 reads 0 comments

  4. Joel Embiid to Dirk Nowitzki: 'Keep Processing' Bayern Munich's Loss

    Joel Embiid is a big Twitter guy. On Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers star center—a dedicated Real Madrid fan —celebrated Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick performance ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 7 days ago 56,963 reads 0 comments

  5. Nigel Williams-Goss Declares for 2017 NBA Draft, Will Hire Agent

    Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss announced Tuesday he will enter the 2017 NBA draft on June 22 and hire an agent —meaning he won't be eligible to return to the Bulldogs next season...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 7,901 reads 0 comments

  6. Timberwolves Win Tiebreaker over Knicks, Get No. 6 Lottery Slot in NBA Draft

    The Minnesota Timberwolves won a tiebreaking pingpong ball draw Tuesday against the New York Knicks to land the sixth-seeded position in the 2017 NBA draft lottery. The Knicks will slot in at No...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 7 days ago 38,848 reads 0 comments

  7. Scott Walker Shares 'Make the Bucks Great Again' Hat Given to Donald Trump

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to make sure President Donald Trump knows how big of a deal it is that the Milwaukee Bucks are in the playoffs, and he's doing so through the power of merchandising...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 days ago 5,347 reads 0 comments

  8. Kevin Durant Questionable for Game 2 vs. Trail Blazers with Calf Injury

    The Golden State Warriors have listed Kevin Durant as questionable for Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 days ago 28,195 reads 0 comments

  9. Jazz Fan Performs Rap About Playoff Series vs. Clippers

    One Utah Jazz fan recently went hard at the "ugly" and "disgusting" Los Angeles Clippers in a rap predicting a sweep. Aaron "ZDOG" Zabriskie called the Clippers the "worst team in the NBA...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 7 days ago 56,764 reads 0 comments

  10. Jordan Bell Declares for 2017 NBA Draft After Calling Report 'Fake News'

    Oregon Ducks forward Jordan Bell has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NBA draft on June 22. Bell made his announcement Tuesday in a piece for the website Rise Long Beach ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 days ago 4,606 reads 0 comments

  11. Grizzlies Design 'Take That for Data' Shirt Inspired by David Fizdale's Rant

    Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale delivered a postgame speech for the ages following Monday night's Game 2 loss to the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 7 days ago 10,949 reads 0 comments

  12. Markelle Fultz Talks Lonzo Ball Rivalry, Says He's Aiming to Be MVP as Rookie

    University of Washington standout point guard Markelle Fultz doesn't just want to become the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. The Huskies star also said he plans to contend for the league's Most Valuable Player Award as a rookie...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 7 days ago 17,571 reads 0 comments

  13. 'The Full 48' Podcast: Brent Barry Talks NBA Playoff Myths, NY Knicks Drama

    In Episode 2 of Bleacher Report's The Full 48  podcast, two-time NBA champion Brent Barry joins  senior B/R writer Howard Beck and B/R's Jordan Brenner...

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  14. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: Updated Bracket Guide and Postseason Dates

    Little has caught fans off guard to start the 2017 NBA playoffs . Even the surprises aren't really registering as such for those who pay close attention...

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  15. Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Odds, Analysis, NBA Playoff Betting Pick

    The top-seeded Boston Celtics will try to bounce back Tuesday from a tough loss in their first-round series opener against the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls as solid home favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark for Game 2...

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  16. NBA Mock Draft 2017: Latest Projections for 1st-Round Prospects

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing after beginning last Saturday. Some teams look like they'll sleepwalk to the second round, while others might be headed home early after a four- or five-game series...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 8 days ago 18,058 reads 0 comments

  17. Ranking the Best Handles in 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The 2017 NBA draft class will be loaded with point guards who dazzle off the dribble. The sharper the handle, the tougher a player is to contain in isolation and ball-screen situations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 days ago 20,433 reads 0 comments

  18. NBA Devil's Advocacy: The Argument for Top 10 Free Agents Bolting This Summer

    With the financial incentives being what they are, it's tough to steer NBA free agents away from their current teams. But there's always an argument to be made if you're willing to stretch a little...

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  19. Metrics 101: Best NBA Players Who Never Made the Playoffs

    Almost every great NBA player eventually experiences the postseason. Most studs advance to the playoffs early in their careers or during their primes...

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  20. 'You've Got to Hit First': Draymond Green Reveals His Secrets to Stopping Stars

    It has been said of any number of top-flight NBA defenders over the years: "He can guard all five positions." Warriors forward Draymond Green is among them, with one exception—he not only can, he does, sometimes in the same game...

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  21. Carmelo Anthony, Gentleman's Club Dancer Allegedly Pregnant Together

    New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is alleged to have impregnated a woman who works at a New York City gentleman's club...

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  22. David Fizdale Goes on Rant Ripping Refs After Grizzlies' Game 2 Loss to Spurs

    Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale was furious with the officiating following his team's 96-82 Monday loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the teams' playoff series...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 days ago 10,705 reads 0 comments

  23. Kawhi Leonard, Spurs Blast Grizzlies 96-82 to Take 2-0 Series Lead

    The San Antonio Spurs are one of the legitimate obstacles standing in the way of an NBA Finals rubber match between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers , and they proved why Monday...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 days ago 16,188 reads 0 comments

  24. Paul George Says Lance Stephenson Must Control Body Language After Game 2 Loss

    Paul George was not happy with Indiana Pacers teammate Lance Stephenson after the team's Game 2 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 8 days ago 57,296 reads 0 comments

  25. LeBron James Talks Mentality After Cavaliers' Win vs. Pacers in Game 2

    Neither of the Cleveland Cavaliers ' first two playoff wins were perfect, but their 2-0 series lead is all that matters to LeBron James . "Just want to win, man. I don't care," James said after Monday's game, per Joe Vardon of Cleveland...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 8 days ago 14,506 reads 0 comments