1. Jazz Escape Clippers 96-92 Behind Gordon Hayward's 27 Points

    The Utah Jazz are one win away from a second-round date with the mighty Golden State Warriors . Utah won Game 5 of its playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 at Staples Center to take a 3-2 series lead...

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  2. Festus Ezeli Won't Be on Trail Blazers Next Season, According to Neil Olshey

    Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey told reporters Tuesday that center Festus Ezeli will not return to the team next season, according to the Oregonian 's Joe Freeman ...

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  3. Blazers Tweet at Chance the Rapper, Kim Kardashian Following Warriors' Sweep

    The Portland Trail Blazers never stood a chance against the Golden State Warriors . This was obvious to most NBA fans before the reigning Western Conference champions swept the eighth seed by an average margin of 18 points per victory...

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  4. Biggest Offseason Priorities for Portland Trail Blazers

    It was merely a matter of when, not if, the Portland Trail Blazers would meet their maker in Round 1 of the 2017 NBA playoffs...

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  5. Damian Lillard Says 'You Have to Be Obsessed' to Beat Warriors

    Following the Portland Trail Blazers ' 128-103 playoff-elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, Blazers guard Damian Lillard expressed the need to be "obsessed" in order to take down the Dubs...

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  6. Gordon Hayward Exits Game 4 of Clippers vs. Jazz Due to Food Poisoning

    The Utah Jazz announced star forward Gordon Hayward was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers with food poisoning after he played nine minutes in the first half...

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  7. Rudy Gobert Returns for Game 4 vs. Clippers After Recovering from Knee Injury

    The Utah Jazz received a nice boost in Game 4 with the return of center Rudy Gobert . The team announced the news pre-game after Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune first reported Gobert's return...

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  8. Russell Westbrook, Reporter Have Heated Exchange After Question on OKC Struggles

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook expressed his frustration with a reporter's question during a postgame press conference following the Thunder's 113-109 Game 4 defeat to the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday...

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  9. Russell Westbrook Becomes 2nd Player to Record 3 Straight Playoff Triple-Doubles

    After filling up the record books all season long, Russell Westbrook has kept his pace in the playoffs. Per ESPN , Westbrook joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players with three straight triple-doubles in the postseason...

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  10. Jusuf Nurkic out for Game 4 of Warriors vs. Blazers with Leg Injury

    Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said big man Jusuf Nurkic will not play in Monday's Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors , per Mike Richman of the Oregonian ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 days ago 12,696 reads 0 comments

  11. Jusuf Nurkic Will Play in Game 3 vs. Warriors After Recovering from Leg Injury

    Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will return to the team's lineup for Saturday's Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors , the team announced . Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the big man's minutes will be limited...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 8,249 reads 0 comments

  12. Thunder Take Game 3 vs. Rockets 115-113 Behind Russell Westbrook Triple-Double

    The Oklahoma City Thunder survived another big fourth quarter by the Houston Rockets for a 115-113 victory in Game 3 of the 2017 Western Conference playoffs and cut their series deficit to 2-1 in the process...

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  13. Jerry West Says Russell Westbrook Looks Like 'Reincarnation of Michael Jordan'

    NBA Hall of Famer and Golden State Warriors front office adviser Jerry West said on Friday's edition of ESPN's The Jump that he believes Russell Westbrook rivals Michael Jordan in terms of the players' athleticism...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 days ago 30,316 reads 0 comments

  14. Russell Westbrook Fined $15,000 for Swearing in Press Conference After Game 2

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was fined $15,000 for swearing during his press conference following Wednesday's Game 2 playoff loss to the Houston Rockets , according to ESPN...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 days ago 19,618 reads 0 comments

  15. Danilo Gallinari Plans to Opt Out of Nuggets Contract, Prefers to Stay in Denver

    Danilo Gallinari confirmed he plans to opt out of his current deal with the Denver Nuggets but added he'd be open to returning to the Mile High City...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 5 days ago 5,303 reads 0 comments

  16. Alec Burks out for Game 3 vs. Clippers After PRP Injection in Injured Knee

    The Utah Jazz announced on Thursday that guard Alec Burks would miss the team's Game 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers after undergoing a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left knee...

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  17. Rudy Gobert Ruled out for Game 3 vs. Clippers with Knee Injury

    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been ruled out of the team's Game 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 days ago 5,906 reads 0 comments

  18. Kevin Garnett Upset with Timberwolves over Flip Saunders Memorial Service

    Minnesota Timberwolves legend Kevin Garnett revealed Wednesday that he took issue with the manner in which the organization honored late head coach Flip Saunders...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 7 days ago 12,244 reads 0 comments

  19. Timberwolves Win Tiebreaker over Knicks, Get No. 6 Lottery Slot in NBA Draft

    The Minnesota Timberwolves won a tiebreaking pingpong ball draw Tuesday against the New York Knicks to land the sixth-seeded position in the 2017 NBA draft lottery. The Knicks will slot in at No...

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  20. Jazz Fan Performs Rap About Playoff Series vs. Clippers

    One Utah Jazz fan recently went hard at the "ugly" and "disgusting" Los Angeles Clippers in a rap predicting a sweep. Aaron "ZDOG" Zabriskie called the Clippers the "worst team in the NBA...

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  21. Metrics 101: Best NBA Players Who Never Made the Playoffs

    Almost every great NBA player eventually experiences the postseason. Most studs advance to the playoffs early in their careers or during their primes...

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  22. Rudy Gobert Out for Game 2 vs. Clippers with Knee Injury

    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will miss the team's Game 2 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers , the team confirmed Monday. Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune first reported the news...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 9 days ago 16,459 reads 0 comments

  23. Rudy Gobert Tells ESPN He Hopes to Return vs. Clippers Despite Knee Injury

    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert hopes to play again during the team's first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers despite suffering a knee injury in Game 1. "Trying to get better every day," Gobert told ESPN...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 9 days ago 5,670 reads 0 comments

  24. Jusuf Nurkic Out for Game 1 vs. Warriors with Leg Injury

    Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will miss Sunday's Game 1 matchup against the Golden State Warriors as he continues recovering from a lower leg fracture. Casey Holdahl of the Blazers official website received word from the team...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 10 days ago 11,362 reads 0 comments

  25. Jazz Escape with Game 1 Win vs. Clippers Despite Rudy Gobert Injury

    On the road and without arguably their best player, the Utah Jazz defied the odds and defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 97-95 in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals ...

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