1. Toronto Raptors Are Running Out of Time to Be Taken Seriously

    The Toronto Raptors entered the NBA playoffs seeking validation. What they have found is more cause for concern and confusion. Two consecutive first-round exits were supposedly behind them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 hours ago 20,831 reads 107 comments

  2. NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors Game 2 Odds, Analysis

    For the second straight playoff series, the Toronto Raptors lost Game 1 at home to put themselves in an early hole. After falling to the Miami Heat 102-96 in overtime as 3.5-point favorites, the Raptors are listed as 4...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 14 hours ago 2,612 reads 0 comments

  3. Brilliant 2015-16 Season Cements Isaiah Thomas' Place in Boston Celtics' Future

    BOSTON — Just over one year ago, Isaiah Thomas was a surprise trade deadline acquisition for the Boston Celtics , his third team in only eight months after being dealt away by the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns , respectively...

    Brian Robb Written by Brian Robb about 1 day ago 347 reads 0 comments

  4. DeRozan Passes Vince Carter as Raptors' All-Time Leading Playoff Scorer

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan passed Vince Carter to become the franchise's all-time leading playoff scorer during Tuesday's 102-96 overtime loss to the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, per Sportsnet Stats ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 day ago 1,765 reads 9 comments

  5. Carmelo Anthony Comments on Olympics, Safety in Brazil and More

    New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is coming off yet another disappointing NBA season after his team went 10-28 to finish the 2015-16 campaign at 32-50...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 2 days ago 10,571 reads 49 comments

  6. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Boston Celtics

    Avery Bradley's hamstring injury left the Boston Celtics shorthanded against the Atlanta Hawks , leading to a 4-2 first-round series loss and a premature end to Boston's thrilling 2015-16 campaign ...

    Vytis Lasaitis Written by Vytis Lasaitis about 3 days ago 1,907 reads 0 comments

  7. Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Fact: The Toronto Raptors have lost six straight Game 1's. They have also never won a Game 1 at home in the postseason (0-4 all time)...

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  8. DeRozan Sets Raptors Record for Field-Goal Attempts in Playoff Game

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan set a single-game franchise playoff record with his 32 field-goal attempts in Sunday's 89-84 Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers , per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 3 days ago 498 reads 1 comments

  9. Raptors on the Brink of Playoff Disaster and Friday NBA Takeaways

    The Toronto Raptors fell 101-83 in Game 6 on Friday, failing to eliminate the Indiana Pacers in panic-inducing fashion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 23,880 reads 102 comments

  10. Drake Surprises Raptors Fans Watching Game 6 at Jurassic Park with Halftime Show

    The Toronto Raptors headed to Indianapolis for Game 6 of their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers on Friday, but you can bet Drake held down the North...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 6 days ago 58,053 reads 106 comments

  11. Carmelo Anthony Says He's a Better Scorer Than LeBron James, Stephen Curry

    New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has never lacked self-confidence, and that was evident Thursday when he made a lofty declaration on The Dan Patrick Show ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 7 days ago 77,047 reads 152 comments

  12. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers are not a very good basketball team. There probably isn’t going to be a lot of controversy over that statement. That they aren’t that far from being one probably is controversial...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 days ago 10,757 reads 35 comments

  13. Carmelo Anthony Responds to Phil Jackson's Critique of Knicks' Play

    Earlier in April, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said of the team and its superstar, Carmelo Anthony, " Some of our best games we played were when Carmelo didn't play and ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 7 days ago 38,512 reads 152 comments

  14. Carmelo Anthony Comments on Triangle Offense, Knicks' Coaching Search, More

    New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is at a career crossroads with a rebuilding franchise, but the 31-year-old hopes to have input on the team’s future direction. During an appearance Thursday on The Dan Patrick Show (via ESPN...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 days ago 26,644 reads 100 comments

  15. NBA Betting Preview: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics Game 6 Odds, Analysis

    The Boston Celtics have lost all three of their away games to the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round playoff series and will try to return the favor by winning their third straight at home in Game 6 on Thursday...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 8 days ago 2,486 reads 0 comments

  16. Isaiah Thomas Injury: Updates on Celtics Guard's Ankle and Return

    Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas left the floor during Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks with a sprained left ankle . However, he's ready to return. Continue for updates...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 9 days ago 9,228 reads 47 comments

  17. Knicks Fans Pray for Better Days in Short Film 'Porzingod'

    New York Knicks fans have endured their share of disappointment over the years. But with the help of young phenom Kristaps Porzingis, the team might finally find salvation...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 10 days ago 25,604 reads 25 comments

  18. NBA Betting Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 5 Odds, Analysis

    In what has become a competitive first-round playoff series in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks hope to use their home court to regain an edge against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 on Tuesday...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 10 days ago 1,982 reads 0 comments

  19. Isaiah Thomas' Sons Declare Dad 'The Greatest Basketball Player' at Presser

    They've watched Isaiah Thomas secure two consecutive postseason victories. They've witnessed his NBA -leading playoff production. And now, sources very close to the Boston Celtics point guard have said, "Isaiah's the greatest basketball player...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 10 days ago 29,322 reads 35 comments

  20. Paul George Gets into a Mini Scuffle with Jonas Valanciunas and DeMarre Carroll

    Things got a little heated between Paul George and the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. With Indiana Pacers big man Ian Mahinmi at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 12 days ago 22,586 reads 34 comments

  21. Celtics' Marcus Smart Fined for Absurd Flop Against Hawks

    There is a new contender for worst NBA flop ever, folks. We're talking next-level diving. What Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart did in Game 3 of his team's first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks defies explanation...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 12 days ago 18,277 reads 116 comments

  22. Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Schroder Comment on Game 3 Incident

    Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas denied intentionally hitting Dennis Schroder of the Atlanta Hawks in the head during Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Friday night...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 13 days ago 9,785 reads 19 comments

  23. Isaiah Thomas, Celtics Keeping NBA Playoff Hopes Alive Amid Adversity

    Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics needed their 111-103 Game 3 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Friday night. Quite obviously, they needed it to avoid the 3-0 grave from which no NBA team has ever escaped...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 13,780 reads 77 comments

  24. Boston Celtics Backcourt Is Running Low on Upside Versus Atlanta Hawks

    BOSTON — The backcourt was the one strength the Boston Celtics could rely on at the start of this postseason. It had been a key to Boston's 48 wins in the regular season...

    Brian Robb Written by Brian Robb about 13 days ago 11,631 reads 51 comments

  25. DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry Finally Step Up to Carry Toronto Raptors

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Toronto Raptors badly needed this 101-85 Game 3 win Thursday over the Indiana Pacers . Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan needed it even more...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 14 days ago 10,741 reads 72 comments