1. Celtics Can't Join Eastern Elite Without Making a Statement Against Cavs

    The Boston Celtics are starting to look like the pseudo-contender most projected they'd be, and a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night—their seventh in ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 3,724 reads 8 comments

  2. What a Time to Be a 5: Why NBA Bigs Are Launching More Threes Than Ever

    Joel Embiid entered the NBA with the tools to rule the paint. The arachnoid frame, with room to pack on mass. The footwork of a ballet dancer. The gliding strides of a gazelle...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 25,699 reads 39 comments

  3. DeMarcus Cousins Says Joel Embiid Could Be NBA's 'Best Big' After He Retires

    DeMarcus Cousins doesn't usually play nice with competitors, but he developed a soft spot for Joel Embiid . On Monday night, the two big men squared off for the first time...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 3 months ago 6,332 reads 10 comments

  4. Jeremy Lin Injury: Updates on Nets PG's Hamstring and Return

    Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin left the Dec. 26 game against the Charlotte Hornets with a strained left hamstring and has not played since. It is unclear when he'll return to the court...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 3 months ago 6,252 reads 11 comments

  5. Al Horford Drops the Hammer on Kristaps Porzingis in Christmas Game

    Make room for Al Horford . The Boston Celtics forward unleashed a hammer on the New York Knicks ' Kristaps Porzingis on Sunday. The young Latvian tried to block the dunk, but he had no chance...

    Aaron Siegal-Eisman Written by Aaron Siegal-Eisman about 3 months ago 637 reads 0 comments

  6. Kristaps Porzingis Finishes Strong at the Rim vs. Celtics on Christmas

    Merry Kristapsmas! Twenty-one-year-old forward Kristaps Porzingis brought a holiday present to the New York Knicks ' Christmas game against the Boston Celtics . Porzingis opened a lane with a fake and quickly took advantage...

    Aaron Siegal-Eisman Written by Aaron Siegal-Eisman about 3 months ago 675 reads 0 comments

  7. It's Time to Stop Stalling and Move Kristaps Porzingis to Center

    NEW YORK — For all the promise the New York Knicks have shown this season—a 16-13 record, one of the top marks in the Eastern Conference—they're still a team littered with flaws...

    Yaron Weitzman Written by Yaron Weitzman about 3 months ago 47,120 reads 33 comments

  8. Joel Embiid Powers Through Marquese Chriss for the Slam

    Joel Embiid just moved through Marquese Chriss as if he were a ghost. During the first quarter of Friday night's matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers , Embiid ran for an early dunk to pull Philly up to a 3-3 tie...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 3 months ago 3,385 reads 0 comments

  9. Quarter-Season Grades for Each New York Knicks Player

    The fall semester is over. Time for the New York Knicks to go home for the holidays and either brag about or apologize for the grades they've earned...

    Sara Peters Written by Sara Peters about 3 months ago 10,075 reads 18 comments

  10. Quarter-Season Grades for Each Boston Celtics Player

    The Boston Celtics faced high expectations this preseason, but they have struggled to live up to that hype a quarter of the way through their 2016-17 campaign...

    Brian Robb Written by Brian Robb about 3 months ago 6,557 reads 6 comments

  11. Nerlens Noel Benched by 76ers: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Nerlens Noel 's vocal outburst about his playing time has led the Philadelphia 76ers to bench their young power forward for the time being...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 months ago 9,975 reads 27 comments

  12. Raptors Mascot Drops TV Giveaway Down Stairs

    This is why Santa Claus uses reindeer and a sled to deliver gifts. During the Toronto Raptors ' Friday night contest against the Atlanta Hawks at Air Canada Centre, the team's mascot tried to deliver a TV to a lucky contest winner...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 3 months ago 3,313 reads 2 comments

  13. Nerlens Noel Comments on Playing Time in Loss vs. Lakers

    Philadelphia 76ers power forward Nerlens Noel expressed frustration with the team's frontcourt rotation after playing just 18 total minutes in his first two appearances of the season...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 32,341 reads 46 comments

  14. NY Knicks' Offense Is Improved, Yet Still Looks Doomed to Mediocrity

    NEW YORK — It’s been a strange season so far for the Knicks . They’re 14-12 and owners of the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference, yet they’ve also been outscored by 3...

    Yaron Weitzman Written by Yaron Weitzman about 3 months ago 4,067 reads 13 comments

  15. Overlooked No More, Brooklyn Nets' Sean Kilpatrick Is the Real Deal

    At the end of a surprise double-overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 29, Sean Kilpatrick made his way off the floor, embracing each of his Brooklyn Nets teammates as he went...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 20,762 reads 15 comments

  16. B/R Makes Special 'Star Wars' Video for Terrence Ross Dunk

    Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross terrorized the rim during Wednesday's 123-114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers . Bleacher Report decided to honor that moment in anticipation of Friday morning's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story release...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 3 months ago 3,828 reads 1 comments

  17. Jerryd Bayless Injury: Updates on 76ers PG's Recovery from Wrist Surgery

    The Philadelphia 76ers announced they will be without guard Jerryd Bayless for the remainder of the 2016-17 season after he underwent successful surgery for a torn ligament in his wrist, per Tom Moore of Calkins Media...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 2,096 reads 3 comments

  18. From Hardwood to 'Hulk': Jeremy Lin Makes Cameo in Latest Marvel Comic

    Marvel is getting a helping hand from Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin in its latest issue of Totally Awesome Hulk . Check out his big assist above...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 2,413 reads 0 comments

  19. Phil Jackson Enjoying His Knicks Reunion so Much, He's Planning Long-Term Stay

    PHOENIX — He truly enjoys living in New York. He truly is committed to the Knicks . So midway through his five-year contract as Knicks president, Phil Jackson isn't expected to go anywhere ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 41,348 reads 42 comments

  20. Jaylen Brown Robs Manu Ginobili, Coasts for Easy Dunk

    Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown introduced himself to San Antonio Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili in a rather disrespectful way Wednesday evening...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 2,145 reads 3 comments

  21. DeMar DeRozan Posterizes Jahlil Okafor

    Click click, Jahlil Okafor. Late in the second quarter of Wednesday's game between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center, Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan completed a solo journey into the paint...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 2,122 reads 4 comments

  22. Kristaps Porzingis Throws Down 1-Handed Alley-Oop in 4th Quarter vs. Suns

    In the third quarter of Tuesday's matchup against the Phoenix Suns , New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis got into an altercation with Marquese Chriss...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 7,816 reads 3 comments

  23. Kyle Lowry Offers DeMar DeRozan His Raptors Hat During Interview

    Selflessness comes with the territory for elite NBA point guards, and Kyle Lowry proved it by offering an assist off the court to DeMar DeRozan. According to Basketball-Reference...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 14,478 reads 4 comments

  24. Monday NBA Roundup: Raptors' Old-School Offense Looks Historically Potent

    With every offensive explosion, buckets-from-all-angles barrage and 30-point quarter, it's getting clearer: Nobody told DeMar DeRozan or the Toronto Raptors about regression...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 28,850 reads 68 comments

  25. Raptors' Terrence Ross Fails Dunk Attempt Against the Bucks

    Terrence Ross got just a little too cocky against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. With an 18-point lead over the Bucks in the fourth quarter, the Toronto Raptors swingman attempted a windmill dunk in transition...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 4 months ago 5,103 reads 1 comments