1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. Video: Raptors Fans Gear Up in The Square

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  4. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Recapping Saturday's First Round Action

    The 2014 NBA playoffs tip off with a first round full of intrigue. Acting as both the culmination of and beginning to career- and season-long storylines, the opening slate of hardwood contests has a little something for everyone...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 day ago 33,024 reads 6 comments

  5. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every NY Knicks Player

    It's been a season of disappointments for the New York Knicks , and with Phil Jackson announcing that there will be changes this summer, it's time to look back and grade the entire roster...

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  6. Final Regular Season Grades for Every Phoenix Suns Player

    Despite missing out on the playoffs in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns finished their Cinderella season with 48 wins—23 more than they won in 2012-13 and dozens more than most thought they win this year...

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  7. NBA Playoffs 2014: Schedule and Odds for Exciting Postseason Field

    The NBA's Western Conference reigned supreme during the regular season, as the Eastern Conference couldn't even hold a candle to the depth of the opposing conference...

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  8. Thunder Don't Wan't Grizzlies Fans to Buy Tix

    lk about home-court advantage. If you're a Memphis Grizzlies fan living in Tennessee who is trying to buy tickets to one of your team's playoff games against the Thunder in Oklahoma City, you are out of luck...

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  9. Nets vs. Raptors Game 1: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Deron Williams scores 24 points as the Brooklyn Nets take down the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 in Toronto, 94-87...

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  10. How Steph's Jumper Compares with Ray Allen

    Stephen Curry finished the regular season with 261 three-pointers, becoming the first player in NBA history to record back-to-back seasons with at least 250 threes...

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  11. Final Regular-Season Grade for Every Boston Celtics Player

    With the playoffs beginning, Boston Celtics fans can finally exhale now that this long, miserable 2013-14 season is over...

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  12. 'Toronto Sun' Trolls Nets' KG, Pierce with 'Raptors vs. Dinosaurs' Headline

    The Toronto Sun kicked off the NBA playoffs by trolling Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce with a "Raptors vs. Dinosaurs" headline on their front page...

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  13. 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 63 reads 0 comments

  14. Watch: McLemore, McCallum Pranked by Kings

    Hazing. It comes with the territory of being an NBA rookie. Every first year player goes through it because there's no escaping the league's initiation process. After all, the NBA is one of the most exclusive fraternities in all of professional sports..

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  15. 10 Burning Questions Entering 2014 NBA Playoffs

    It's that time of year. The time when dreams are either crushed or made into reality. A time when legends are made and goats (and scapegoats) rear their ugly heads...

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  16. Watch: Nets Head to Arena for Game 1

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  17. Bianchi: It's Time for the Magic to Start Winning

    Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan is a smart man. A very smart man. And this is why he knows that his franchise better stop rebuilding soon and start progressing...

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  18. 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...

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  19. Jackson Continues War of Words in Dubs-Clips Series

    J.J. Redick had the temerity to talk about the Clippers' offensive strategy against the Warriors on Friday. From ESPN L.A...

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  20. How the Bobcats Followed a Plan to 2014 Playoffs

    In the spring of 2010 the Charlotte Bobcats got a fleeting glance at the NBA playoffs. It was four games against the Orlando Magic, all losses to a Dwight Howard -led team that ...

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  21. Phil to Knicks: Personnel Changes Coming

    Knicks president Phil Jackson and owner James Dolan addressed the Knicks after their final game on Wednesday, a Knicks player confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com...

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  22. Suns GM: Preference Now to 'Trade for a Star'

    With 48 wins under their belts this season, the Phoenix Suns have already moved beyond the 'get as young as possible' phase of the rebuilding process. From now on, it is about acquiring top-end talent rather than stockpiling rookies...

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  23. 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...

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  24. NBA Playoff Predictions 2014: Odds and Picks for 1st-Round Series

    No more tanking. No more meaningless basketball. The NBA 's second season is here, and it's right on time...

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  25. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down the Best 1st-Round Pick for Each Franchise

    With the NBA playoffs finally about to get under way, the 2014 NBA draft is now the sole focus for the unlucky—or perhaps, unskilled—teams that won't play another game until the 2014-15 campaign...

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