1. UNINTERRUPTED: LeBron James and J.R. Smith Watch "Nutty Professor," NBA Playoffs

    Warning: Video contains NSFW language. LeBron James and J.R. Smith spend their day off watching The Nutty Professor before turning catching some NBA Playoff action during their off day...

    UNINTERRUPTED Written by UNINTERRUPTED about 3 months ago 16,253 reads 15 comments

  2. Cavaliers Can Be Optimistic in Title Quest Despite Their Own Vulnerabilities

    While it wasn't easy, the Cleveland Cavaliers became just the second NBA team to sweep their first-round opponent this season and are one step closer to a title...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 months ago 36,238 reads 111 comments

  3. Reggie Jackson Advocates for NBA Officials to Be Punished for Bad Calls

    As Reggie Jackson 's three-point attempt from the top of the key fell short at the buzzer Sunday night, the Detroit Pistons lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers , 100-98, and were swept out of the first round of the playoffs...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 3 months ago 12,962 reads 38 comments

  4. Paul George, Jonas Valanciunas Talk Physical Play in Pacers vs. Raptors Series

    Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was none too pleased with the physical play of the Toronto Raptors ' Jonas Valanciunas during the Pacers' 100-83 win in Game 4 of the teams' first-round playoff series Saturday...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 11,537 reads 89 comments

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers Finally Unlocking Secret of the Big 3

    Just weeks ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers ' Big Three was still being questioned for fit, chemistry and maximization of collective talent...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 months ago 65,259 reads 81 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 22,669 reads 34 comments

  7. Cavs Earning Battle-Tested Label Early in Playoffs, but at What Cost?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are just one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, although it's been far from an easy ride...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 months ago 106,626 reads 396 comments

  8. Paul George Is Proving He's Back, Even If His Indiana Pacers Aren't Yet

    Paul George is a superstar again. He's been back for a while, but the Toronto Raptors are noticing it more than ever in the playoffs. "He is playing unbelievable," Kyle Lowry told Bleacher Report...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 3 months ago 24,805 reads 101 comments

  9. Kyrie Irving Drains Dagger with 0.7 Seconds to Shoot, LeBron James Gets Fired Up

    Pressure? Pssh. Kyrie Irving can handle it. When tasked with extinguishing the Detroit Pistons ' hopes of a comeback victory, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard came through ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 3 months ago 6,156 reads 5 comments

  10. Andre Drummond Hits Off-Balance Shot, Does 'Hit Dem Folks' to Fan's Delight

    Hype. Attitude. Swagger. All are required when down 0-2 in a playoff series against a first-seeded squad...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 3 months ago 3,124 reads 3 comments

  11. Reggie Bullock Injury: Updates on Pistons SF's Leg and Return

    Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock is dealing with an inflamed nerve in his left leg that has forced him out of the lineup, and it is uncertain when he will be able to return...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 3 months ago 1,230 reads 4 comments

  12. Cavaliers Tie Single-Game Playoff Record with 20 3-Pointers Made

    The Cleveland Cavaliers tied a single-game NBA playoff record by making 20 three-point shots in Wednesday's 107-90 win over the Detroit Pistons in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 3 months ago 4,749 reads 5 comments

  13. Detroit Pistons' Odd Mind Games Transforming LeBron James, Cavaliers into Beasts

    Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson made it clear entering the playoffs that his team wanted to face Goliath. His wishes have come true, as Detroit has woken a sleeping giant...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 months ago 78,786 reads 143 comments

  14. LeBron James Unimpressed with the Late Defense on His 3-Pointer

    LeBron James ' best three-point plays typically involve a drive into the paint and a free-throw-line finish, but don't count him out from behind the arc. Marcus Morris and the Detroit Pistons defense did Wednesday...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 3 months ago 12,535 reads 23 comments

  15. Cleveland Cavaliers Tie NBA Postseason Record with 20 Made 3-Pointers

    In their 107-90 Game 2 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers tied an NBA playoff record with 20 made three-pointers in the game, via the NBA ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 3 months ago 4,486 reads 23 comments

  16. Jimmy Butler Comments on Tom Thibodeau, Bulls' Struggles and More

    Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler isn't pointing any fingers for his team's failure to reach the playoffs after making seven straight trips to the postseason...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 3 months ago 109,910 reads 207 comments

  17. NBA Betting Preview: Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 Odds

    The Detroit Pistons did just about everything right in Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers except win it, falling just short in a 106-101 road loss...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 3 months ago 1,899 reads 0 comments

  18. Don't Overlook LeBron James' 1st-Round Dominance in NBA Playoffs

    Facing LeBron James in the first round is essentially a death sentence for opposing teams. After failing to reach the playoffs during his first two seasons, James-led teams have qualified for the past 11 postseasons...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 months ago 59,414 reads 256 comments

  19. Ian Mahinmi Injury: Updates on Pacers C's Back and Return

    The Indiana Pacers dropped Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors on April 18, and Ian Mahinmi suffered a back injury in the process. However, he's ready to return...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 1,352 reads 8 comments

  20. Stan Van Gundy Fined for Criticizing Officials: Latest Comments, Reaction

    Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy didn't even wait until halftime of Game 1 of his team's first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers to complain about the officiating...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 16,100 reads 113 comments

  21. Pistons Match Franchise Playoff Record with 15 3-Pointers Made

    The Detroit Pistons tied a franchise playoff record with their 15 three-pointers made in Sunday's 106-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, per NBA...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 3 months ago 681 reads 0 comments

  22. Kevin Love Already Exorcising Last Year's Playoff Demons

    CLEVELAND — Kevin Love 's first playoff experience in 2015 didn't even last four full games. Now, the Cleveland Cavaliers power forward is looking to make up for lost time...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 months ago 63,066 reads 180 comments

  23. Cleveland Cavaliers' Quest for Redemption Has Zero Margin for Error

    Less than 10 months ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers solemnly walked to their locker room after suffering a devastating Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 months ago 43,513 reads 80 comments

  24. Derrick Rose Comments on Free Agency, Injury History and More

    Following a disappointing season for the Chicago Bulls that saw them miss the playoffs, star point guard Derrick Rose commented on his future with the franchise...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 3 months ago 58,492 reads 135 comments

  25. Man Behind Chicago's 'Benny the Bull' Mascot Is Leaving After 12 Years

    Kobe Bryant 's retirement was emotional enough. But now? It's time to say goodbye to Benny. Benny the Bull...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 3 months ago 75,137 reads 55 comments