1. Wednesday NBA Takeaways: Kawhi Leonard and Spurs' New Stars Shining by Necessity

    Kawhi Leonard 's ongoing evolution now includes perfect timing. His sense of the moment was obvious in the San Antonio Spurs' 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic Wednesday, as ...

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  2. The 'Stop Doing That' NBA All-Stars

    Though populated by many of the world's best and most versatile athletes, the NBA is still mostly a league of specialists...

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  3. A Change Is in Order for Sacramento Kings and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The Sacramento Kings looked a lot like themselves in Monday's 120-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that's kind of the problem...

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  4. Are Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder the NBA's Last Hope to Beat Golden State Warriors?

    Having handily dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs in January, the Golden State Warriors now turn their search for worthy foes toward Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 28,918 reads 88 comments

  5. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 50 Games

    It's funny how the key narrative from the NBA season's first week feels fresh all over again as we move well past the halfway point. Just as they did early on, the Golden State Warriors appear to be a separate species of basketball team...

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  6. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Officially America's Team, Curry America's Star

    Stephen Curry is as much spectacle as basketball player these days, the truly rare NBA superstar who can't miss and can't be missed...

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  7. The Biggest Issue Every Title Contender Faces Going into 2016 NBA Trade Deadline

    Don't let the historically dominant Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs pull one over on you; even teams that are chasing championships have their problems...

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  8. Monday NBA Roundup: Wizards Fail Again to Impress Free-Agent-to-Be Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant won't see his hometown Washington Wizards again until the Oklahoma City Thunder play them next season. Or until KD's new team plays them next season. Or until he shows up to training camp as a member of the Wizards...

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  9. And Now for Something Completely Different Awards: 2016 NBA All-Star Edition

    We'll pivot a little for this All-Star edition of the And Now for Something Completely Different Awards, which, as a preliminary matter, needs a shorter abbreviation—if only as a time-saver...

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  10. NBA Power Rankings 3 Months into 2015-16 Season

    It's been a long time since we had much movement among the top 10 spots in the NBA power rankings, which goes to show that little is decided after three months of action...

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  11. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Far from Satisfied with Their Own Dominance

    The Golden State Warriors are a team on a mountaintop, scanning the horizon for higher peaks to climb...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 55,858 reads 142 comments

  12. Stephen Curry's Dominance Is Unfair as Ever and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors smashed the San Antonio Spurs ' beautiful machine Monday, and Stephen Curry was the guy swinging the sledgehammer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 142,559 reads 424 comments

  13. Oklahoma City Thunder Are Elite, and It's Still Not Good Enough

    The Oklahoma City Thunder picked the wrong year to put it all on the line. And that's not really their fault; it's just how the timing worked out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 65,681 reads 307 comments

  14. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

    We finally got to see some of the elites square off last week, as the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs both faced the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 141,409 reads 417 comments

  15. Wednesday NBA Roundup: West Playoff Race Becoming Refreshingly Wild

    The Western Conference playoff race isn't what it used to be, and that's not a bad thing. Just past the halfway point of the 2015-16 NBA season, there are six teams crammed into the No...

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  16. 41 Takeaways at 2015-16 NBA Season's Halfway Point

    We're halfway home, folks! Roughly 41 games into the 2015-16 NBA season, we've learned a lot about expectation-smashing greatness, catastrophic failure and Jeremy Lin's hair—in some order...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 129,112 reads 199 comments

  17. Monday NBA Roundup: Warriors Put Woes Behind Them, Return to True Dubs Form

    Bounding up the floor after his fourth made three-pointer of the first quarter, Stephen Curry unleashed a primal scream...

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  18. Golden State Warriors Proving More Doubters Wrong on Current Historic Run

    The Golden State Warriors may not have needed the extra motivation supplied by so many preseason skeptics, but they got it anyway...

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  19. NBA Power Rankings Halfway Through the 2015-16 Season

    Life really does come at you fast, and the latest proof is this: We've already reached the midseason edition of NBA power rankings. Seriously, how'd we get here? What happened to November and December...

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  20. Boston Celtics Embracing Chaos and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Boston Celtics found themselves during a shocking late-game surge that produced a 103-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 27,097 reads 140 comments

  21. Benchwarming Days Fuel C.J. McCollum's Rise to NBA's Most Improved Player Status

    C.J. McCollum 's explosive scoring and dramatically improved facilitation skills have made the Portland Trail Blazers guard a legitimate candidate to win Most Improved Player honors in the NBA this season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 15,299 reads 40 comments

  22. Which of the NBA's Surprise Playoff Contenders Are for Real?

    There are four* NBA teams capable of winning an NBA title this season, and you already know who they are...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 20,003 reads 95 comments

  23. Golden State Warriors' Greatness Matched Only by Their Fragility

    This wildly successful Golden State Warriors season somehow feels fragile. Wait, what? Is this crazy? Is it ridiculous to wring hands over this team? This 36-2 monster? ...

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  24. The 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards: Volume 3

    Any honest assessment of the 2015-16 NBA season has to start with the admission that, almost halfway in, we still don't know what's going on...

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  25. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: Cavaliers Rising as Team Reaches Full Strength

    The first week of 2016 has been an eventful one in the NBA power rankings, with a shake-up in the top four signaling the emergence of a fully healed powerhouse...

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