1. Only Hope for Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis Holds All the Cards vs. Phil Jackson

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — It could take weeks to fully unpack all the batty claims Phil Jackson made Friday during his end-of-season press conference...

    Yaron Weitzman Written by Yaron Weitzman about 13 days ago 82,378 reads 0 comments

  2. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions and Analysis for Top Prospects Available

    The NBA playoffs started with a fury, and plenty more postseason action remains on the docket. Yet nearly half the league awaits May 16's draft lottery...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 13 days ago 31,464 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Ranking Top 100

    You've seen how the league's best point guards stacked up against one another, learning whether Russell Westbrook or James Harden reigned supreme and how far down in the pecking order Stephen Curry sits on the heels of back-to-back MVPs...

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  4. 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 13 days ago 5,671 reads 0 comments

  5. Is Cleveland Cavaliers' Secret Playoff Defense a Smoke Screen or the Real Deal?

    CLEVELAND — For weeks, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue teased a secret playoff defense that the team was working on in practice but wouldn 't reveal until the completion of the regular season...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 13 days ago 55,371 reads 0 comments

  6. Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Analysis, NBA Playoff Betting Pick

    The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to finish stronger than they did in their first-round playoff series opener when they host the Indiana Pacers as home favorites for Game 2 on Monday...

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  7. Believe It or Not, the 2016-17 Season Was a Success for the Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — For the first time in two decades, the Los Angeles Lakers gathered together for training camp in late September without future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant on the roster...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 13 days ago 25,344 reads 0 comments

  8. Ranking the Rookie-Deal Players of the 2017 NBA Playoffs

    One of the best NBA postseason past times, starting right now, entails giving shoutouts to the non-superstars playing above their pay grade. It's easy to forget about these kiddos when the playoffs tip off...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 67,439 reads 0 comments

  9. Al Horford, Brad Stevens, More Talk Isaiah Thomas' Game 1 After Sister's Death

    The Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 106-102 Sunday in the first game of their playoff series, but there were things other than basketball on the mind of the home team...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 72,799 reads 0 comments

  10. Rockets Crush Thunder 118-87 as James Harden Outplays Russell Westbrook

    James Harden 's Houston Rockets landed the first blow Sunday in a heavyweight postseason showdown with fellow MVP candidate Russell Westbrook 's Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 50,763 reads 0 comments

  11. James Harden Puts Enes Kanter on Skates, Makes Him Look Foolish on Defense

    There are a few universal truths in basketball, and two were revealed again Sunday at the Toyota Center. One, Houston Rockets guard James Harden has a ridiculous handle and offensive IQ...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 13 days ago 3,264 reads 0 comments

  12. Clint Capela Pulls Off an Unbelievable Layup While Drawing the Foul

    Who said big men don't have soft hands at the basket? Houston Rockets center Clint Capela may not be the world's greatest shooter, but he knows how to finish around the rim...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 13 days ago 1,783 reads 0 comments

  13. Bulls, Jimmy Butler Shock Top-Seeded Celtics Despite Isaiah Thomas' Big Night

    The Boston Celtics battled all season to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and finish with the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed. Then they lost their corresponding home-court advantage in the first playoff series in one game...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 47,210 reads 0 comments

  14. Draymond Green, Steve Kerr Talk Warriors' Game 1 Win vs. Blazers in NBA Playoffs

    After he nearly posted a triple-double in the Golden State Warriors ' 121-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday at Oracle Arena, Draymond Green was naturally one of the biggest topics of discussion after the game...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 13 days ago 26,096 reads 0 comments

  15. Paul Millsap Says Wizards 'Were Playing MMA' During Game 1 Win vs. Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap took issue with the Washington Wizards ' game plan in the opening game of their first-round playoff series Sunday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 14 days ago 41,790 reads 0 comments

  16. Boston Celtics Honor Chyna Thomas with Pregame Tribute, Fans Give IT4 MVP Chant

    Boston Strong is a movement, and Boston Celtics fans showed the spirit of the movement Sunday. After news spread of the death of Chyna Thomas , the younger sister of Celtics ...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 14 days ago 5,395 reads 0 comments

  17. Draymond Green Continues His Block Party, Swats Damian Lillard's Dunk Attempt

    Just give Draymond Green the Defensive Player of the Year award already. After stuffing Portland Trail Blazers big man Noah Vonleh at the rim earlier in the game, Green—also ...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 14 days ago 1,130 reads 0 comments

  18. Warriors Outlast Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum in 121-109 Game 1 Win vs. Blazers

    Like the Cleveland Cavaliers a day prior, the Golden State Warriors faced far more resistance than expected in their playoff opener...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 14 days ago 26,914 reads 0 comments

  19. Russell Westbrook, James Harden Talk on Friendship Ahead of Thunder vs. Rockets

    Russell Westbrook has complete focus heading into the upcoming playoff matchup against James Harden and the Houston Rockets...

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  20. Draymond Green Stuffs Noah Vonleh at the Rim

    Can someone see if Noah Vonleh is doing all right? The Portland Trail Blazers big man looked as if he were about to add a poster dunk on Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green ...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 14 days ago 2,498 reads 0 comments

  21. Isaiah Thomas 'Struggling' After Sister's Death, Plays in Game 1 vs. Bulls

    A family tragedy is weighing heavily on Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas . Head coach Brad Stevens provided an update Sunday, per the team's Twitter account: Thomas ...

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  22. Wizards PG John Wall Overpowers Hawks in Game 1 Win

    John Wall was locked in Sunday. The Washington Wizards star point guard steamrolled the Atlanta Hawks with game highs of 32 points and 14 assists in a 114-107 victory. He was everywhere, including above the rim...

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  23. John Wall, Markieff Morris Power Wizards to 114-107 Game 1 Win vs. Hawks

    The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks did anything but put on a beautiful basketball game Sunday. There were a near-constant barrage of tipped passes, bad fouls and turnovers ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 14 days ago 10,808 reads 0 comments

  24. John Wall Chases Down Dennis Schroder for Vicious Block vs. Hawks

    Washington Wizards star John Wall led all point guards in blocks during the 2016-17 NBA regular season. He showed why Sunday...

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  25. John Wall and Marcin Gortat Hook Up for Impressive Alley-Oop vs. Hawks

    The Washington Wizards are playoff-ready. In the opening quarter of their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, star point guard John Wall floated an alley-oop for Marcin Gortat off a screen-and-roll with the Polish big man...

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