1. Brook Lopez Proving His Importance to Brooklyn Nets' Playoff Run and Future

    Everyone knows what Brook Lopez can do on offense, but his defense has been an unheralded factor in the Brooklyn Nets ' series against the Atlanta Hawks , who lead 3-2 heading into Friday evening's Game 6...

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  2. Should the Dallas Mavericks Make Dirk Nowitzki Their Sixth Man?

    Father Time may be struggling against Tim Duncan, but he has Dirk Nowitzki on the ropes. So much so that, according to Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , the Dallas Mavericks are considering moving the soon-to-be 37-year-old to the bench..

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  3. Zach Randolph Assessed Technical Foul After Shoving Portland's Meyers Leonard

    Late in the third quarter of Game 5 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers, Zach Randolph and Meyers Leonard nearly got into a scuffle. First, Z-Bo was rightfully whistled for a foul after he shoved LaMarcus Aldridge on the block.

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  4. Anderson-Jack Combo Deadly in Game 5

    The Atlanta Hawks put away the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 on Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in the series. The pesky Nets hung around, but Atlanta outclassed them in the end...

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  5. Nets Head Home Now on Brink of Elimination

    ATLANTA — The Nets , for the third time in their series with the Hawks , gave themselves an opportunity to steal a win in their opponent's building. But, once again, the Nets let that opportunity slip through their fingers...

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  6. Hollins Not Planning to Rest Johnson & Lopez Much

    ATLANTA - Lionel Hollins has tightened his rotation during the playoffs and that means plenty of court time for his key guys...

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  7. Ranking Sacramento Kings' Biggest Priorities for 2015 NBA Offseason

    This is the biggest offseason in recent memory for the Sacramento Kings . It's the team's last dress rehearsal at Sleep Train Arena before moving to the new downtown entertainment and sports complex for the 2016-17 season...

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  8. Watch: Gasol Spins Past Defender for Slam

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  9. Kevin Love Injury Update: Cavaliers Star Out 4-6 Months After Shoulder Surgery

    Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love underwent surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday after dislocating it in Sunday's first-round series-clinching victory over the Boston Celtics ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 4 days ago 69,053 reads 258 comments

  10. Tim Duncan Becomes Oldest Player with 3 20-10 Games in 1 Series

    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan had 21 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's 111-107 Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, making him the oldest player in NBA history to ...

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  11. Vince Carter Showcases Vintage Hops, Throws Down Powerful Putback Dunk

    Serious question: Does Vince Carter have any idea how old he is? With his Memphis Grizzlies looking to close out the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5, the 38-year-old brought ...

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  12. Hawks Hold On, Edge Nets in Game 5

    ATLANTA (AP) Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 Wednesday night in an NBA playoff series that's closer than anyone envisioned...

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  13. Tony Allen Gets Flagrant-1 After Contact Sends C.J. McCollum Flying in Game 5

    Tony Allen has never been known for his gentle touch. As Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum drove to the hoop early in the second quarter of Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies, Allen gave him a one-handed shove from behind...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 days ago 3,004 reads 0 comments

  14. Nets vs. Hawks: Game 5 Video Highlights and Recap from 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Al Horford amassed 20 points, 15 rebounds and five assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 107-97 Game 5 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night at Philips Arena...

    Sam Westmoreland Written by Sam Westmoreland about 4 days ago 5,690 reads 17 comments

  15. Report: Donovan, OKC Nearing Agreement

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are nearing an agreement with Billy Donovan on a multiyear deal that will make the two-time NCAA title winner their new head coach, according to league sources...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 4 days ago 44 reads 0 comments

  16. Lessons Learned so Far from Los Angeles Clippers' First-Round Series with Spurs

    Through five games of the Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs series, things have not gone as Doc Rivers had planned. His team trails 3-2, and there are plenty of lessons to be learned after digesting each of these gut-wrenching games...

    Jeff Nisius Written by Jeff Nisius about 4 days ago 2,785 reads 15 comments

  17. Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Al Horford had 20 points and 15 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held off the Brooklyn Nets, 107-97, at Philips Area Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 4 days ago 1,711 reads 7 comments

  18. Mike Conley's Face Is Disgustingly Swollen

    Mike Conley was on the wrong end of an inadvertent elbow from C.J. McCollum in Game 3, and fans haven't seen him since he walked off to the locker room. During Thursday's Game 5, the country got a first hand look at just how beat up Conley is...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 4 days ago 662 reads 1 comments

  19. Breaking Down Dallas Mavericks' Biggest Needs for 2015 NBA Offseason

    The Dallas Mavericks went into the 2014-15 season with high expectations but were yet again bounced in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. The disappointment will eventually settle down, and the Mavs have a busy summer ahead...

    Vytis Lasaitis Written by Vytis Lasaitis about 4 days ago 8,220 reads 49 comments

  20. If Donovan Is Mulling, Presti Should Rethink Offer

    As of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Florida coach Billy Donovan reportedly was still mulling over an offer to become the Thunder's next coach...

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  21. Teague Returns After Right Ankle Sprain

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  22. Teague Limps off with Apparent Ankle Injury

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  23. NBA Playoffs 2015: Most Critical Bench Players Going Forward

    After the Houston Rockets' victory on Tuesday night, four first-round series remain undecided in the 2015 NBA playoffs. Those contests involve plenty of stars: Chris Paul , Blake Griffin , Marc Gasol and Damian Lillard among others...

    Robert Connor Written by Robert Connor about 4 days ago 1,978 reads 0 comments

  24. Nets' Alan Anderson Finishes Strong Move with 2-Handed Flush

    Is that Dwyane Wade wearing No. 6 for the Brooklyn Nets tonight? Nope, just Alan Anderson . But Double-A is playing like vintage D-Wade...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 days ago 14,338 reads 29 comments

  25. What the Los Angeles Clippers Must Do to Pull 1st-Round Upset vs. Spurs

    The Los Angeles Clippers are facing steep odds as they seek to climb out of a 3-2 series hole against the San Antonio Spurs . Entering a win-or-go-home Game 6, the Western Conference's No...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 days ago 5,868 reads 68 comments