1. Heart, Head and Wallet Destinations for NBA's Top 2015 Free Agents

    NBA free agency presents players with serious internal battles, as competing concerns of the head, heart and wallet pull them in different directions. That struggle will play out with some big names this summer...

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  2. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Updated Rankings at Every Position

    The NBA playoff field is thinning as the second round winds down, which is making it easier to pick out the truly influential stars at each position...

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  3. Warriors Cooking with Familiar Recipe to Reclaim Regular-Season Identity

    The Golden State Warriors ' 98-78 bulldozing of the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday was a study in reclamation...

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  4. Pau Gasol's Return Is Only Shot Chicago Bulls Have to Keep Series vs. Cavs Alive

    Pau Gasol is officially listed as probable for Game 6, and he may be the only thing standing between his Chicago Bulls and definite elimination against the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 32,187 reads 95 comments

  5. Warriors' Key Adjustments Leave Grizzlies with Nowhere to Turn

    The Golden State Warriors changed things up in a decisive Game 4 win against the Memphis Grizzlies , seizing momentum with critical defensive tweaks that allowed everyone (no, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 20,560 reads 45 comments

  6. Best Potential Replacements for Monty Williams as New Orleans Pelicans Coach

    The New Orleans Pelicans are moving on from head coach Monty Williams. Fighting significant injuries to key rotation players Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson, Williams led the ...

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  7. Stephen Curry's MVP Performance Gets Warriors Back on Track vs. Grizzlies

    The Golden State Warriors evened things up at 2-2 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday by playing like the total-package, weakness-free engine of devastation they resembled all season long...

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  8. Chicago Bulls Left Searching for Front-Line Answers Without Pau Gasol

    The Chicago Bulls ' front line was supposed to be a source of strength this season, but it has never looked weaker than it does right now...

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  9. Houston Rockets Facing Crisis of Leadership as Playoffs Slip Away

    Landing at the bottom of a 3-1 second-round series hole against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday was bad, but the way the Houston Rockets dove headlong into the pit was worse...

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  10. Steve Kerr Facing Toughest Test Yet as Golden State Warriors Head Coach

    Like most 67-win campaigns, the Golden State Warriors ' brilliant 2014-15 season never gave them the opportunity to get familiar with adversity...

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  11. Houston Rockets' Stars Shine to Avert Playoff Disaster vs. Los Angeles Clippers

    It took more than six quarters of second-round postseason basketball, but the Houston Rockets finally found the urgency they needed to secure a win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 57,887 reads 294 comments

  12. Eastern Conference Is Wide Open in Race to 2015 NBA Finals

    With one NBA postseason round gone, the Eastern Conference field sits at four teams, and not one of them can rightly be called the favorite...

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  13. Re-Signing Goran Dragic Would Set Table for Miami Heat to Rise Again Next Season

    Re-signing Goran Dragic this summer is the most important step the Miami Heat must take if they want to return to Eastern Conference contention. From the looks of it, it'll also be the easiest...

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  14. NBA Playoffs 2015: Updated Odds for Every Remaining Team to Win a Title

    As the second round of the 2015 NBA postseason rolls on, a clearer picture of the true title contenders is beginning to emerge. Or maybe that should be singular: title contender...

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  15. Blake Griffin's Triple-Double Puts Clippers in Driver's Seat vs. Rockets

    With Chris Paul out and the beleaguered Los Angeles Clippers barely recovered from a brutal first-round series, the Houston Rockets approached Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals confident they could win at half-speed...

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  16. Warriors Have No Choice but to Max Out Draymond Green in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    It's hard to remember when it happened, but at some point during Draymond Green's breakout year—amid the floor burns, buried threes and vice-grip rebounds—a growing fear gripped fans of the Golden State Warriors ...

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  17. Do Gassed Clippers Have Enough Left to Compete with Rested Rockets?

    The Los Angeles Clippers gave everything they had in their first-round victory over the San Antonio Spurs . Now, they'll have to give a little more...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 30,960 reads 280 comments

  18. Stephen Curry Emerges from Craziest MVP Race in Recent Memory

    Stephen Curry triumphed over a vast, incredibly competitive MVP field by playing as though the exploits of his superstar peers were merely distractions from his own unwavering MVP narrative...

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  19. Predicting the Next Wave of NBA MVP Candidates

    Even for the very best players in the league, the circle of NBA life is brutally predictable. Every MVP, no matter how seemingly invincible, eventually cedes his spot to the next star in line...

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  20. Memphis Grizzlies Season Rides on Mike Conley's Return vs. Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors toyed with the opposition in a 101-86 Game 1 win on Sunday, outshooting, out-passing and out-defending the gritty Memphis Grizzlies with relative ease...

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  21. Chasing 1,000: The NBA's 3-Point Revolution Has Only Just Begun

    The Houston Rockets set an NBA record by making 933 three-point shots this season, a mark that, for now, represents the pinnacle of NBA long-range prowess...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 31,043 reads 38 comments

  22. Has LaMarcus Aldridge Played His Final Game with the Portland Trail Blazers?

    If the Portland Trail Blazers ' Game 5 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday was the final chapter of LaMarcus Aldridge 's story in Rip City, it'll be a disappointing one...

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  23. 8 NBA Up-and-Comers Who Deserve Bigger Roles Next Season

    Not every NBA player can make Kawhi Leonard's brisk, uninterrupted ascent to superstardom. Some require more time to grow, while others just need better luck and the right opportunities...

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  24. Cleveland Cavaliers About to Find Out How Valuable Kevin Love Really Is

    Kevin Love probably won't miss the memories of his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but his team is sure going to miss him as its postseason run continues...

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  25. NBA Roundup: Deron Williams, Bucks Turn Eastern Conference Playoffs Upside Down

    The narrative saying the first round of this year's NBA playoffs lacked excitement and unpredictability died on Monday, and Deron Williams killed it...

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