1. NBA Playoffs 2017: Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Monday's Bracket Matchups

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs both emerged victorious in the opening contest of their first-round series on Saturday. They just did so in different ways. LeBron James and Co...

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  2. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Ranking Top 100

    You've seen how the league's best point guards stacked up against one another, learning whether Russell Westbrook or James Harden reigned supreme and how far down in the pecking order Stephen Curry sits on the heels of back-to-back MVPs...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 384,994 reads 0 comments

  3. Is Cleveland Cavaliers' Secret Playoff Defense a Smoke Screen or the Real Deal?

    CLEVELAND — For weeks, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue teased a secret playoff defense that the team was working on in practice but wouldn 't reveal until the completion of the regular season...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 1 month ago 55,472 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Playoff Bracket 2017: Predictions for Remainder of Postseason Picture

    NBA playoff basketball just started, but it’s never too early to provide predictions on matchup favorites and teams to watch going forward. Most analysts picked the Golden State Warriors to represent the West...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 1 month ago 9,495 reads 0 comments

  5. LeBron James Scores on Alley-Oop from Kyrie Irving vs. Pacers

    With the NBA playoffs underway, fans anticipated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers flipping the switch after a sluggish end to the season...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 3,740 reads 0 comments

  6. NBA Playoffs 2017: Schedule Guide, Standings and Predictions for Round 1 Results

    The NBA playoffs aren't a one-and-done affair like March Madness—and after an entertaining path to the postseason, that's a good thing. Sometimes criticized for a long regular season, the NBA's playoffs get the same treatment...

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  7. Cleveland Has Swept Its Opponents in the 1st Round Last 2 Postseasons

    Fact: The Cavaliers and Pacers open up the NBA playoffs on Saturday afternoon. Cleveland has swept its opponent in the opening round in each of the last two postseasons...

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  8. NBA Playoff Bracket 2017: Full Review of Postseason Picture, Matchups and Odds

    Anyone waiting for the NBA playoffs to weed out some superfluous squads will miss an intriguing first-round slate. Even if it's all a prelude to the third Finals installment of Golden State Warriors vs...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 10,399 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: TV Guide, Live-Stream Coverage for Entire Postseason

    The NBA playoffs start on Saturday when the Indiana Pacers face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 3 p.m. ET. Here's a look at all the information you'll need, starting with the known ...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 1 month ago 10,231 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Playoffs 2017: TV Schedule and Predictions for Saturday's Round 1 Games

    The pathway to the NBA Finals and a shot at hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy starts on Saturday. With four games slated to tip off the 2016-17 NBA postseason, first-round storylines enrich the playoff experience...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 1 month ago 1,909 reads 0 comments

  11. LeBron James Goes Dark on Social Media for 2017 NBA Playoffs

    As has been the case since 2012, LeBron James is going dark on social media for the NBA playoffs. The three-time champion made as much clear late Friday evening, when he posted ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 37,252 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA Playoffs 2017: Postseason Schedule, Bracket Format and Odds

    The 2016-17 NBA season is finally over. For those of you who can't stand the monotony and the grind of the 82-game regular season (you know who you are), it's finally time to enjoy basketball again...

    Kristopher Knox Written by Kristopher Knox about 1 month ago 4,506 reads 0 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's NBA Expert Awards Picks

    Can't we just give them all an award? (Resounding "heeeeeelllll no" from audience.) OK then. With that feedback in mind, we kick it to Bleacher Report's NBA national writers and analysts...

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  14. Metrics 101: Who's the NBA MVP?

    Triple-doubles. That's the last time they'll be mentioned throughout this article, because they shouldn't serve as the crux of any argument about the NBA MVP...

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  15. Lance Stephenson Is the Playmaker LeBron Wanted but the Pacers Got

    MANY NBA PLAYERS ARE entertaining for 30 or 35 minutes per game. That is, they are worth watching while they are on the floor, and that is fantastic for them and their fans...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Leo Sepkowitz about 1 month ago 185,791 reads 0 comments

  16. LeBron James Says Cavaliers Have 'Good Chance' to Win 2017 NBA Championship

    Despite his team's struggles prior to the playoffs, LeBron James still believes the Cleveland Cavaliers can repeat as NBA champions...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 22,087 reads 0 comments

  17. LeBron James Previews Kendrick Lamar's New Album Before Release on Instagram

    [ Warning: Lyrics contain profanity ] The day before Kendrick Lamar is slated to release his newest album, LeBron James teased snippets of Damn. through an Instagram story...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 44,944 reads 0 comments

  18. LeBron James Is Shredding the NBA Scoring Record Books

    LeBron James is defying the laws of age as the 32-year-old's nightly numbers only continue to grow with absolutely no signs of slowing down...

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  19. Keeping Up with the Warriors Forced the NBA to Embrace Its Fun Side in 2017

    Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors over the summer, the superteam was formed, and a lot of people said it was over before it started. One thing becoming super, however, does not mean everything else turns rotten...

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  20. Bleacher Report Staff NBA Playoff Predictions

    This is why the NBA plays the regular-season games. So that Bleacher Report's merry band of round-ball soothsayers have an adequate sample off which to base playoff predictions...

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  21. NBA Playoff Bracket Round-by-Round Predictions

    Do you smell it? Not the flow of pollen from flower children filing out to California's desert to Coachella. Not the sweet scents of spring holiday confections. And certainly not the stench of NBA teams tanking their way to more lottery combinations...

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  22. Ranking Potential for Upsets in First-Round NBA Playoff Matchups

    Everybody loves an underdog story, and we'll do our best to find some among the eight pairings that compose the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs...

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  23. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: Known Dates, TV, Live-Stream Coverage for Postseason

    The NBA regular season is over. For those teams who didn't clinch a playoff berth, better luck next year and best wishes in the lottery. But for the rest of the league, it's time to saddle up...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 1 month ago 3,248 reads 0 comments

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers' Top 5 X-Factors Entering 2017 NBA Playoffs

    The Cleveland Cavaliers ' regular season has officially come to an end, although most players appeared to have checked out by the All-Star break...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 1 month ago 9,400 reads 0 comments

  25. Everything You Need to Know Before Final Night of 2016-17 NBA Season

    For 28 NBA teams, there's only one step left on the 2016-17 regular-season marathon. While the Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets get an early start on their summer vacations, ...

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