1. What Oklahoma City Thunder Need from Kevin Durant During NBA Playoffs

    Kevin Durant 's flash may come in his scoring, but his value extends so far beyond merely putting the ball in the basket...

    Fred Katz Written by Fred Katz about 1 hour ago 42 reads 0 comments

  2. Superstars Come Out to Play in Blazers-Rockets Overtime Thriller

    We knew this series was going to be good, but wow. Game 1 between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers was an overtime classic, replete with roller-coaster runs throughout and a tightly-contested ending decided by just two points...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 hours ago 5,465 reads 42 comments

  3. Blazers vs. Rockets: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The NBA saved its best for last. Capping off a day full of playoff basketball, the Portland Trail Blazers knocked off the Houston Rockets, 122-120, in a back-and-forth overtime ...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 3 hours ago 8,805 reads 148 comments

  4. What Brooklyn Nets Need from Deron Williams During NBA Playoffs

    As the Brooklyn Nets embark on their prospective journey through the Eastern Conference playoffs, one enormous question looms above the team...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 3 hours ago 70 reads 0 comments

  5. LaMarcus Aldridge Sinks Tip-in to Force Overtime Against Houston Rockets

    The Portland Trail Blazers went for a go-ahead three with seven seconds remaining but ended up sending Game 1 to overtime with a putback—by none other than LaMarcus Aldridge ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 3 hours ago 2,737 reads 3 comments

  6. Wizards vs. Bulls: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs

    So much for home-court advantage. The Washington Wizards walked into Chicago and stole Game 1 from the Chicago Bulls, 102-93...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 6 hours ago 11,769 reads 95 comments

  7. Craig Sager's Closet Features a Rainbow of Colors

    If you've seen sideline announcer Craig Sager during an NBA game, you won't be surprised by how bright and packed his closet is. Sager's son, Craig Sager Jr...

    Tyler Brooke Written by Tyler Brooke about 9 hours ago 15,500 reads 22 comments

  8. Toronto Raptors Hope to Avoid Repeat of Shot-Clock Debacle

    Two shot-clock debacles would be inexcusable, so it's a good thing the Toronto Raptors are getting theirs in order. Midway through the third quarter of their first playoff game since 2008, the team's shot clocks stopped working...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 hours ago 4,752 reads 22 comments

  9. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Recapping Sunday's 1st-Round Action

    Let the NBA playoffs continue. Upset Saturday was a great start to a much-anticipated postseason, with three away teams bilking higher seeds of home-court advantage from the jump...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 hours ago 18,445 reads 5 comments

  10. 5 Things the Los Angeles Clippers Learned Against the Golden State Warriors

    The Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors series has been hyped by many as the most intriguing first-round matchup in this year’s playoffs, and Game 1 on Saturday did not disappoint...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake Hoffman about 20 hours ago 466 reads 16 comments

  11. Best Highlights from Saturday's NBA Playoff Action

    The 2014 NBA postseason is underway, and it is not a good time to be the home team. While only one of the four higher seeds was able to claim victory on Saturday, there were still plenty of highlights from every game...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 1 day ago 2,234 reads 11 comments

  12. April 19 NBA Playoff Roundup and April 20 Primer

    Finally, the moment for which we've waited an eternity: the kickoff of the 2014 NBA Playoffs . OK, we waited exactly two days. That's still excessive...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 1 day ago 6,321 reads 8 comments

  13. 2014 NBA Playoff Bracket: Day 1 Scores, Updated Day 2 Predictions and Schedule

    Day 1 of the 2014 NBA playoffs didn't exactly follow the script, will Day 2 bring more surprising results? Teams such as the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will hope that the answer to that question is "no...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 1 day ago 5,463 reads 3 comments

  14. NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Day 1 Results, Day 2 TV Coverage, Updated Bracket

    Day 1 of the 2014 NBA playoffs is in the books, and it's set the stage for 39 more nights of epic postseason action...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 1 day ago 1,009 reads 0 comments

  15. Warriors vs. Clippers: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The Golden State Warriors stole home-court advantage from the rival Clippers on Saturday in Los Angeles, turning up the defensive pressure late en route to a pivotal 109-105 victory ...

    Patrick Clarke Written by Patrick Clarke about 1 day ago 32,466 reads 305 comments

  16. Andrei Kirilenko's Wife Wondering Why Jason Kidd Benched Him for Playoff Game

    The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff matchup on Saturday afternoon, snatching away home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series in the process...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 1 day ago 6,439 reads 12 comments

  17. NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Predictions and How to Watch Each Round 1 Series

    Success in the NBA regular season means nothing if you cannot match it in the playoffs. The 16 remaining teams will try to build on their 2013-14 seasons by coming through with strong performances in the next few weeks...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 day ago 215 reads 0 comments

  18. Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 94-87, at the Air ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 day ago 3,684 reads 22 comments

  19. Nets vs. Raptors: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The Toronto Raptors were trying to send a message that they have been overlooked all season, but the experience of the Brooklyn Nets helped the road team win Game 1, 94-87...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 day ago 23,029 reads 184 comments

  20. NBA Playoffs 2014: Unheralded Players Destined to Thrive in 1st Round

    The NBA playoffs offer a stage for the game's biggest stars to showcase their skills. While the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant will undoubtedly mystify basketball fans, there is a place for under-the-radar players to excel as well...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 day ago 161 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA Playoffs TV Schedule: Full Round 1 Network Coverage and Live Stream Info

    The 2014 NBA playoff picture has come to fruition. Teams continued jockeying for position up until the bitter end of the regular season and some surprising movement took place...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 1 day ago 2,600 reads 0 comments

  22. NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Day 1 TV Coverage and Bracket Predictions

    While five months of the NBA regular season helped shape the playoffs, nothing done up until this point matters...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 2 days ago 2,357 reads 1 comments

  23. NBA 2K14 Simulations for Entire 2013-14 NBA Playoffs

    The 2014 NBA Playoffs are finally here, which gives us a great excuse to combine two of our favorite things: NBA 2K14 and postseason predictions. We've decided to use the incredible basketball videogame to sim every round of this year's playoffs...

    Sam Richmond Written by Sam Richmond about 2 days ago 14,349 reads 72 comments

  24. What the OKC Thunder Need from Russell Westbrook During NBA Playoffs

    Even the best superheroes need a sidekick. For Kevin Durant , that man is Russell Westbrook . Westbrook missed 36 games this season due to a series of knee injuries...

    Fred Katz Written by Fred Katz about 2 days ago 4,247 reads 47 comments

  25. NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: TV Coverage Guide and Full Bracket for Postseason

    What's a first round without a few upsets? As much as fans complain about competitive imbalance, the NBA title really is up in the air at the moment. All of the top teams have holes that could torpedo their NBA Finals aspirations...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 2 days ago 83 reads 0 comments