1. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 50,634 reads 210 comments

  2. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 14,053 reads 122 comments

  3. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 91,602 reads 478 comments

  4. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 59,855 reads 241 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 57,897 reads 294 comments

  6. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 20,036 reads 72 comments

  7. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 24,740 reads 100 comments

  8. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 72,671 reads 297 comments

  9. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 47,127 reads 231 comments

  10. 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 ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 69,789 reads 136 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 30,964 reads 280 comments

  12. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 154,114 reads 504 comments

  13. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 70,296 reads 362 comments

  14. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 26,594 reads 83 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 31,106 reads 38 comments

  16. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 121,831 reads 354 comments

  17. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 39,129 reads 133 comments

  18. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 54,014 reads 247 comments

  19. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 131,733 reads 186 comments

  20. Everything You Need to Know About NBA-Bound Brazilian Marcelo Huertas

    After a sterling career overseas, Brazilian combo guard Marcelo Huertas is ready to give the NBA a try...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 10,084 reads 13 comments

  21. Complete 2015 All-NBA First Team and Second Team Predictions

    Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis just spent the first round of the NBA playoffs trying to knock each other out, but they're about to wind up on the same team, which can mean only one thing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 97,427 reads 300 comments

  22. First-Round Sweep Puts Toronto Raptors' Future in Limbo and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Toronto Raptors had no answer for the Washington Wizards. Now, the freshly swept Raps will face an offseason of top-to-bottom organizational questions...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 109,890 reads 314 comments

  23. How a Generation of Aussie Ballers Established Themselves in the NBA

    San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills does not spend time idly. He does things with a purpose, and when no purpose readily presents itself, he gets a little antsy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 58,747 reads 97 comments

  24. 5 NBA Restricted Free Agents Likely to Change Teams During 2015 Offseason

    Restricted free agency is the NBA 's greatest oxymoron. Players hit the market with what may seem like all the liberty in the world, but both they and the team they most recently played for know that freedom is really just an illusion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 112,979 reads 267 comments

  25. How Far Can San Antonio Spurs Go Without a Healthy Tony Parker?

    The San Antonio Spurs notched a huge Game 2 win over the Los Angeles Clippers without getting anything from Tony Parker , and the most surprising thing about that result may be that it shouldn't have been surprising at all...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 12,394 reads 51 comments