1. Patrick Beverley Injury: Updates on Rockets Guard's Knee and Recovery

    The Houston Rockets suffered a gut-wrenching Game 1 overtime defeat at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers , and things only continued to get worse after the final horn...

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  2. Patrick Beverley Skips Away After Drawing Flagrant Foul

    The Houston Rockets ' Patrick Beverley drew a hard flagrant-1 foul on his way to the basket amidst a fast-break opportunity. But, if you were hoping for a scuffle after the fact, you're out of luck...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 hours ago 3,241 reads 6 comments

  3. Video: Shaquille O'Neal Calls Blazers C Robin Lopez "Barbecue Chicken"

    TNT's Shaquille O'Neal refers to Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez as "barbecue chicken" during halftime of Game 1...

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  4. Jeremy Lin Hurls Air-Ball, Mid-Range Jumper Over the Backboard Against Blazers

    There are those who use the glass, and there are those who overshoot it entirely. Jeremy Lin now belongs in the latter category. It's a little unclear what he was trying to do here...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 3 hours ago 34,530 reads 59 comments

  5. Mavericks Know They Let One Get Away

    SAN ANTONIO — The Mavericks blew a 10-point lead in the final 7:30 and lost Game 1 of the series against San Antonio 90-85...

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  6. Will More Dirk Nowitzki Even Make a Difference Versus San Antonio Spurs?

    In a nostalgic interview with ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon , Dirk Nowitzki recently recalled the 2003 series between his Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs , a series in which ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 7 hours ago 766 reads 2 comments

  7. Are San Antonio Spurs Vulnerable or Just Getting Started?

    Little about the San Antonio Spurs ' 90-85 Game 1 victory over the Dallas Mavericks was pretty, but it was still a victory. What should the Spurs hope it isn't? A sign of things to come...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 hours ago 12,322 reads 70 comments

  8. Gregg Popovich Says His Wine Routine Is Stifled by Noon NBA Game Start Times

    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich likes two things: wine and winning. Actually, he likes four things: wine, winning, precision offense and airtight defense. Or maybe five things; I'm not sure how he feels about cheese pairings...

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  9. Howard, Asik Might Share the Court Against Blazers

    In 2013, when Dwight Howard was the new guy and the Rockets were trying to get to know one another, they tried an experiment they did not expect to work. It didn't...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 15 hours ago 294 reads 0 comments

  10. From Howard on Down, Rockets Hunger for a Title

    The presentation - exhaustive, high-tech and prepared over months of painstaking work to persuade Dwight Howard to come to Houston - was complete but not enough. The Rockets had outlined their potential and plans...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 15 hours ago 296 reads 0 comments

  11. Blazers' Aldridge Presents Matchup Challenge for Rockets

    With red playoff T-shirts draped over every seat in Toyota Center on Saturday afternoon, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge stood just inside the 3-point line launching shot after shot...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 15 hours ago 95 reads 0 comments

  12. Another Playoff Journey Beckons for Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO — Looking back, the experience could have killed them. Not physically, of course, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 16 hours ago 140 reads 0 comments

  13. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every New Orleans Pelicans Player

    The book has closed on the initial season under the New Orleans Pelicans moniker. So what can we make of the performances by this young, talented group? It's hard to say how much ...

    Kyle Neubeck Written by Kyle Neubeck about 1 day ago 332 reads 0 comments

  14. Dwight Howard Defends James Harden's Defense

    James Harden is a superstar for the Houston Rockets . He's arguably the best shooting guard in the league. There's nothing he can't do out on the basketball court...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 1 day ago 959 reads 1 comments

  15. Prince Leaves vs. Thunder with Illness

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  16. Who Will Be the Memphis Grizzlies' Playoff X-Factor?

    Tony Allen must quit his fits in order that the Memphis Grizzlies have a deep playoff run. Allen's defense is essential to their playoff success...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 1 day ago 107 reads 0 comments

  17. Houston Rockets May Go Back to Ill-Fated Twin Towers Look During NBA Playoffs

    Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale didn't kill his experiment of pairing centers Dwight Howard and Omer Asik in the frontcourt earlier this season so much as he put it out of its misery...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 day ago 10,618 reads 22 comments

  18. Calathes Hires Prominent Lawyer for 'Unfair' Ban

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA 's drug policy, citing it as unfair...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 1 day ago 104 reads 0 comments

  19. Duncan Ready for More After 'OK' Season

    SAN ANTONIO — Calling his play in the recently completed regular season “not great, but OK,” Tim Duncan declared he is ready to take on a bigger workload during the ...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 1 day ago 469 reads 0 comments

  20. Calathes: 'I Deeply Regret' My Actions

    Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games for violating the NBA 's anti-drug policy, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 1 day ago 96 reads 0 comments

  21. NBPA Exec: Calathes Suspension an 'Injustice'

    After the NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes for 20 games because of a positive test for a banned substance, the players union's acting director called the banishment "a true injustice...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 1 day ago 65 reads 0 comments

  22. Building the Ideal Playoff Rotation for Memphis Grizzlies

    The Memphis Grizzlies will need a stellar playoff rotation in order to possibly advance, and we will give it to them...

    J.M. Poulard Written by J.M. Poulard about 2 days ago 669 reads 3 comments

  23. Report: Nick Calathes Faces 20-Game Suspension for Positive Drug Test

    Updated by Stephen Babb at 9pm ET on April 19, 2014: Nick Calathes isn't taking his suspension quietly. The Grizzlies card is instead defiantly criticizing the NBA 's decision according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and J...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 days ago 72,029 reads 113 comments

  24. Rockets Get 25th Pick in First Round

    The NBA broke ties in the draft order on Friday, with the Rockets slotted to have the 25th pick of the draft...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 2 days ago 1,097 reads 1 comments

  25. Video: Grizzlies/True Detective Mashup

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