1. J.R. Smith Says Cleveland's Lack of Nightlife Will Help His Game

    For the last decade or so, basketball experts have tried in vain to figure out the human Russian roulette routine that is J.R. Smith . His buckets come and go in spurts, with Kanye shrugs for the bad days and rapture for the good ones...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 7 hours ago 11,402 reads 23 comments

  2. If Warranted, Rest May Be in Cards Again for LeBron James

    If they think it's warranted, it doesn't appear as if the Cavaliers would hesitate to sit down LeBron James again this season...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 hours ago 137 reads 0 comments

  3. Staying on the Defensive Keeps Cavs on Roll

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 hours ago 109 reads 0 comments

  4. Blatt: LeBron Has Moved into MVP Contention

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have turned their season around, winning their seventh game in a row with Tuesday's 103-95 road victory over the Detroit Pistons ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 hours ago 295 reads 0 comments

  5. Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose Was Worth Waiting for

    In a 113-111 overtime win for the Chicago Bulls over the Golden State Warriors on the road, Derrick Rose was anything but efficient...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 hours ago 38 reads 0 comments

  6. Rose Still Wants 'That Shot' -- and Delivers

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  7. Raptors Propelled by Bench in Win over Pacers

    The Toronto Raptors ' strength in numbers philosophy paid big dividends again Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...

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  8. Capitals, Wizards Share National TV Spotlight for the Second Time in Two Weeks

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  9. John Wall's Wizards rally, send Lakers to 9th straight loss 98-92

    For one entertaining half, Wayne Ellington and Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson outscored and outplayed Washington 's star backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 5 reads 0 comments

  10. Could Ferry, the Hawks' GM-in-Limbo, Be the NBA Exec of the Year?

    Credit (or blame, depending on your perspective) esteemed former colleague Michael Lee, now of the Washington Post, for planting this seed...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 66 reads 0 comments

  11. Game Thread: Hawks on Verge of Matching Last Season's Win Total

    Another fact that has escaped the notice of most Hawks players is that a win tonight and they match last season's win total. That would be 38 wins by Jan. 28 – with two and half months and 36 games remaining...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 34 reads 0 comments

  12. Barnes Still Irked as NBA Clears Suns Owner

    SALT LAKE CITY -- An NBA spokesman told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the league's review of the incident "confirmed that it was not an interaction with Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver" that led to Matt Barnes' fine...

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  13. 'Plenty of Basketball Left' for Reeling Mavs

    So much for a statement road win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Day being the start of something for the Dallas Mavericks .....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 8 hours ago 17 reads 0 comments

  14. Finding Reasons for Raptors' Recent Struggles

    For the past month the Raptors have wallowed. It was as if their every defensive concern came to light, all at a time when Kyle Lowry -- clearly exhausted from fueling the team's offense without DeMar DeRozan -- fell from his early-season immortality...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 8 hours ago 67 reads 0 comments

  15. Rathbun: Hawks Showing Zero Glaring Weaknesses During Historic Win Streak

    They just go to work. I thought Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said something interesting after the game ( Hawks won 112-100): "You don't realize how good they are until you have to play them...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 48 reads 0 comments

  16. Chandler Parsons Braces for Boos Wednesday at Houston

    Coming off a six-point, zero-rebound performance in 30 minutes in Sunday's loss at New Orleans , Chandler Parsons scored seven points in the opening 2:29 Tuesday night against Memphis ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 8 hours ago 12 reads 0 comments

  17. How the Nets' Rebuild Plans Are Being Held Captive by Hawks

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 25 reads 0 comments

  18. Taylor: Truth Bonding New Mav Rondo, Carlisle

    The relationship between Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and point guard Rajon Rondo, as best we can tell, is just fine.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 8 hours ago 22 reads 0 comments

  19. Anthony Morrow Trying to Snap out of Prolonged Shooting Slump

    This offseason, Anthony Morrow arrived in Oklahoma City with a proven skill the Thunder roster was severely lacking. Widely known as a lethal and consistent spot-up shooter, Morrow boasted a career 43 percent 3-point mark...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 8 hours ago 716 reads 0 comments

  20. Glen Davis Gives Clippers a Jolt Often Just by Word of Mouth

    His teammates often don't know what he's saying, much less doing. They tend not to care when it brings them together as it did Monday night.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 8 hours ago 16 reads 0 comments

  21. Freeland Begins Shooting Since Hurting Shoulder

    CLEVELAND -- During his two-plus days in Cleveland , Joel Freeland has taken a baby step toward returning to the court.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 9 hours ago 16 reads 0 comments

  22. Who on the Denver Nuggets Is Untouchable?

    At this point the 18-27 Nuggets are at the intersection of all intersections when it comes to their future; a term veteran NBA fans refer to as a “crossroads:” when ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 9 hours ago 36 reads 0 comments

  23. Charles Barkley: The Suns 'Pinning Themselves in a Corner' with 3-Guard System

    A week ago, Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas said he thinks "everybody's getting comfortable with everybody," and the rotation of point guards is "hitting the stride...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 9 hours ago 84 reads 0 comments

  24. Phoenix Suns Hold 'Great Practice' at Owner's House

    PHOENIX -- Not the circus, not Disney On Ice, not even a concert or pay-per-view wrestling event had ever been big enough to compel the Phoenix Suns to go elsewhere for practice....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 9 hours ago 13 reads 0 comments

  25. King's Court: NBA Scouts Weigh in on Potential of College Hoops' Biggest Stars

    Listen to any broadcast of a Duke basketball game, and you'll hear commentators fawning over the strengths of Blue Devils center Jahlil Okafor, the likely No. 1 pick in this summer's NBA draft ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 9 hours ago 44,502 reads 97 comments