1. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Avoiding Crunch Time Key for Russell Westbrook, Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder found a way to fix the clutch collapses that have plagued them all year: skip close-and-late situations altogether by riding the overwhelming talent of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to a double-digit win...

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  2. The 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards: Stretch Run Edition

    Keep the MVP, All-NBA First Team and Defensive Player of the Year races out of this. We don't care about that stuff. This is the space for celebrating the weird, slipped-through-the-cracks, generally unsung achievements of the 2015-16 NBA season...

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  3. DeAndre Jordan Proving He's in the Perfect Spot and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The boos raining down on DeAndre Jordan Monday suggested Dallas Mavericks fans are still hung up on what life with the big man would have been like...

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  4. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams Before the Home Stretch

    As we begin the final full month of the 2015-16 NBA season, the instability atop the power rankings proves there's a lot left to be decided in a short amount of time...

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  5. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Clippers Already Contenders, Even Without Blake Griffin

    The Los Angeles Clippers played well enough without Blake Griffin to fool the rest of us for a while, and their 103-98 comeback win against the Oklahoma City Thunder showed they may have even fooled themselves...

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  6. Sorry, but We're Going Here: Is Stephen Curry's Wild Season a Playoff Problem?

    Stephen Curry has played at least 40 minutes in just four games this year, and he hasn't done it since Jan. 13. So it may not seem like the Golden State Warriors are leaning on him too hard...

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  7. Monday NBA Roundup: LeBron James Carrying Cavs Only Masks Team's Problems

    The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't solve all their problems in a 100-96 win against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, but LeBron James played. So they won anyway...

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  8. Sunday NBA Roundup: Cleveland Cavaliers Need More from Frustrating Kyrie Irving

    The Cleveland Cavaliers need to see something new from Kyrie Irving . Because the same old sights are as tiring as they are troublesome for the team's future...

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  9. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Breaking Down All 30 Teams at the End of February

    Stephen Curry may soon get his own spot in our NBA power rankings. Until then, we'll stick to organizing all 30 teams based on their current quality. With the All-Star break behind and the real stretch run ahead, things are as volatile as ever...

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  10. Wednesday NBA Roundup: It's Only a Game Until Stephen Curry Takes Over

    The Miami Heat didn't have their full roster, but they might have played their best game of the year in Wednesday's 118-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors ...

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  11. Criticism Reaching Critical Mass for James Harden, But Is It Fair?

    The narrative may already be out of James Harden 's control. After leading the Houston Rockets to last year's Western Conference Finals and finishing second in MVP voting, Harden ...

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  12. Monday NBA Roundup: Is Everyone Overlooking the Los Angeles Clippers?

    Nobody will be all that impressed by the Los Angeles Clippers ' 124-84 win against the imploding Phoenix Suns , but that's actually kind of perfect for a Clips team that has been overlooked all year...

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  13. The 23 Million Reasons New Orleans Pelicans Should Stick Anthony Davis at Center

    Though Anthony Davis' progression toward intergalactic basketball superpower has hit a bit of a snag this year, he's still given us a glimpse of a developmental step everyone wanted...

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  14. NBA Sunday Roundup: LeBron James Exposes Kevin Durant's Hidden Limitation

    If LeBron James looked hesitant in the early parts of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 115-92 road win over Kevin Durant 's Oklahoma City Thunder, it was only because he was processing everything...

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  15. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    Though the 2016 NBA trade deadline didn't feature many high-profile exchanges, there were still some moves that made an impact on this week's power rankings...

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  16. Last-Minute 2016 NBA Trade Deadline Ideas

    General managers are running out of time as the 2016 NBA trade deadline approaches. And just in case they're also running out of ideas, we've got a few worth considering...

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  17. Why Dwight Howard Is the NBA's Most Untradeable Star

    It wasn't so long ago (the summer of 2013, to be exact) that signing Dwight Howard was the goal of half the NBA teams. Now, as trade season kicks off less than three years later, the Houston Rockets may not be able to give him away...

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  18. Kobe Bryant's All-Star Going-Away Party Comes at Fitting Time in NBA's Evolution

    The 2016 NBA All-Star Game capped a weekend devoted to celebrating Kobe Bryant , just as it signaled that the league he iconically defined for two decades no longer needs him. That's different than saying it doesn't want him anymore...

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  19. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Who's Hot and Who's Not at All-Star Break?

    Chemistry takes on greater importance in the All-Star break edition of NBA power rankings as the grind of the regular season begins to expose the rough edges on teams across the league...

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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 4 months ago 30,347 reads 88 comments

  24. 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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  25. 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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