1. NBA Playoffs 2015: Complete Predictions Through the Finals

    At long last, it's time to bid farewell to the NBA season's 82-game slog and scrub our brains of all those wacky, end-of-season playoff scenarios and the mass confusion they inspired...

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  2. Playoff Battles Grinding Down to Final Day and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    If you're seeking honest-to-goodness clarity to this wild and wacky NBA playoff picture...well, you'll have to wait until tomorrow—which, according to Annie, is only a day away ...

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  3. NBA 2020: Predicting the League's Top 20 Stars in 2020

    The NBA is easily the most consistent and predictable league from year to year, but it is hardly immune to dramatic change over longer periods of time. Just think about what the league looked like five years ago...

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  4. NBA Power Rankings 2015: Sizing Up the Association Ahead of Season's Final Week

    To paraphrase the immortal Boyz II Men , it's so hard to say goodbye to the NBA regular season. It's a good thing, then, that we don't have to do that just yet...

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  5. Are the Lakers Losing Los Angeles?

    LOS ANGELES — If you were an alien who had only recently touched down in Los Angeles, you'd probably think this was a Clippers town and not the Lakers ' kingdom...

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  6. Ranking the Most Improved NBA Players This Season

    In the NBA , as in any competitive enterprise, if you're not getting ahead, you're probably falling behind. This is especially true for those youngsters still trying to establish themselves within the Association...

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  7. Despite Recent Struggles, Memphis Grizzlies Belong in NBA Championship Mix

    The NBA 's championship chase seems to have narrowed considerably since the middle of the 2014-15 season. Back then, as many as a dozen teams looked like they could conceivably lay claim to the Larry O'Brien Trophy...

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  8. What Painful 2014-15 Season Has Taught Us About DeMarcus Cousins

    It's been another run-of-the-mill, unfulfilling season for the Sacramento Kings , another trip through Punxsutawney by way of California's capital. The Kings have already sealed their ninth straight foray into the NBA draft lottery...

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  9. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake Out in Early April

    April isn't just for fools. In the NBA , it's for clinchers as well. This past week alone, the Golden State Warriors locked down the top seed in the West, the Atlanta Hawks did ...

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  10. Why Draymond Green Is Quickly Becoming One of NBA's Most Prized Possessions

    LOS ANGELES — If you look closely at Draymond Green for long enough, you can make out much of what's come to define basketball in the state of Michigan for the better part of the last four decades...

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  11. NBA Awards Odds 2014-15: Predicting the Favorites for NBA's Prized Hardware

    Tax Day is stressful for most Americans, but it will be doubly so this year for those media members with NBA awards ballots to cast...

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  12. Friday NBA Roundup: Third-Quarter Dominance Separating Warriors out West

    Like Eminem searching for the real Slim Shady, the Golden State Warriors are still waiting for a Western Conference challenger to please stand up...

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  13. Injuries Defining Western Conference Championship Picture

    The NBA has changed dramatically since the late David Halberstam published The Breaks of the Game , his essential basketball tome about the Portland Trail Blazers, following their 1977 championship run, in 1981...

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  14. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Who's Rising and Who's Falling Fast as Playoffs Near

    Soon enough, the NBA will have a Sweet 16 of its own, like the one the NCAA tournament is currently whittling down to eight and then four. But the Association's first round of cuts won't come for nearly another three weeks, for better or worse...

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  15. The Greatest 'What Ifs' in Recent NBA History

    The official announcement of Steve Nash's retirement was as sad as it was anticlimactic. The Los Angeles Lakers ruled out the now-41-year-old point guard for the 2014-15 NBA season—the ...

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  16. Zach LaVine Proving He's More Than Just a Slam Dunk King

    There's nothing wrong with being an NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion. That distinction seemed to suit Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins just fine. Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter wore it well in the late 1990s...

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  17. Every NBA Team's Most Pressing Priority This Offseason

    What does your favorite NBA team need? An upgrade up front? Improvement at the point? A new coach to guide the players, perhaps? Chances are that the front office already has ...

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  18. The NBA's All-NCAA Tournament Team: Which Active Pros Had Best Tourney Runs?

    March Madness isn't just for college basketball fans, office poolers and sports gamblers. It's also a time of fond reflection for much of the NBA ...

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  19. J.J. Redick Is the Secret Ingredient to NBA's Most Potent Offense

    LOS ANGELES — When Doc Rivers first took over the reins of the Los Angeles Clippers in the summer of 2013, he knew his new team needed another weapon to take its already potent offense to the next level...

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  20. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Where the Chips Fall with 1 Month Left

    To paraphrase Drake, if you're reading this, it's already the middle of March Madness...so thanks for taking some time away from college basketball to pay some attention to the pros...

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

    Spring break is right around the corner. For students across the country, that means hours and hours of cramming coffee and notes in preparation for midterms (for those on semester) ...

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  22. Clippers Learning to Keep Their Cool in Heated Western Conference Race

    LOS ANGELES — If you've seen one Los Angeles Clippers game, you've seen them all. A whistle blows, but the call goes against them. Or the whistle doesn't blow, and the Clippers complain about the silence...

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  23. For Kevin Garnett, Basketball Greatness Begins in the Locker Room

    LOS ANGELES — Before Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals, Kevin Garnett was in Doc Rivers' office. They were not discussing the plan of attack for the Boston Celtics ' eventual 131-92 victory over the rival Los Angeles Lakers ...

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  24. Better Buy in NBA Free Agency: Draymond Green or Khris Middleton?

    The 2014-15 NBA season may well go down as the Year of the Contract Year, as redundant as that sounds. Jimmy Butler bet on himself, reportedly declining a $40 million extension ...

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  25. NBA Power Rankings with 1 Month Left in the 2014-15 Season

    It's true: Time really does fly when you're having fun. The 2014-15 NBA season is evidence of as much. The excitement and unpredictability of this campaign has been such a joy to follow that it's easy to overlook just how close to the end we are...

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