1. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Who's Rising and Who's Falling Fast as Playoffs Near

    The fight for playoff position is spilling into NBA power rankings, and the combatants are running short on time to claim territory...

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  2. Stephen Curry, Warriors Rediscover Identity and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    For Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors , fun is a weapon. The Los Angeles Clippers found themselves in the crosshairs Wednesday, as the Dubs delightedly fired away in a 114-98 win...

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  3. Suddenly, Clippers Seeking Legitimacy Against Warriors

    Just two years ago, the unproven Golden State Warriors were looking up at the Los Angeles Clippers . Laden with established stars and a title-winning coach, L.A. was something of a measuring stick...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 52,026 reads 90 comments

  4. Monday NBA Roundup: Cavaliers Under Microscope Whether They Rest Starters or Not

    Nothing is ever simple for the Cleveland Cavaliers . They beat the Denver Nuggets by a final of 124-91 Monday at Quicken Loans Arena but made bigger news earlier in the day when head coach Tyronn Lue told Dave McMenamin of ESPN...

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  5. Sunday NBA Roundup: Did Anthony Davis Do Enough for All-NBA Honors?

    Anthony Davis' fourth NBA season ended Sunday with worlds undevoured and records unshattered—a surprising disappointment to everyone expecting last year's breakout superstar to shake the foundations of the sport in 2015-16...

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  6. NBA Power Rankings Entering Final Weeks of 2015-16 Season

    The 2015-16 NBA regular season ends April 13, which means everyone—from playoff hopefuls to lottery locks to genuine championship contenders—is running out of time...

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  7. James Harden's Solo Act Not Cutting It for Rockets and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    You have to wonder if James Harden gets tired of going it alone. And then you observe his style of play and notice the way it so often forces the rest of the Houston Rockets into the background, and you realize maybe Harden is fine with it...

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  8. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team Entering Final Stretch

    With a month left in the NBA season, it's evaluation time. You know how report cards work, yes? Great! The only tweak here is we're grading performance relative to expectation...

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  9. Monday NBA Roundup: Playoff Hopes Shouldn't Stop Wizards from Inevitable Rebuild

    Don't let the Washington Wizards do it. Don't let them get you the same way they've gotten you before...

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  10. Sunday NBA Roundup: The Cleveland Cavaliers Are Finally Playing Nice Together

    The big story in the Cleveland Cavaliers ' 114-90 matinee win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday wasn't LeBron James scoring 27 points or Kevin Love looking more involved than usual...

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  11. NBA Power Rankings with 1 Month Left in 2015-16 Season

    This past week the NBA saw order (partially) restored and opportunities (unfortunately) missed, and the top few spots in the latest power rankings shuffled around accordingly...

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  12. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 22,110 reads 57 comments

  13. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 34,058 reads 30 comments

  14. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 76,648 reads 69 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 50,111 reads 188 comments

  17. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 31,510 reads 111 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 70,364 reads 163 comments

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 44,722 reads 116 comments

  25. 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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