1. Los Angeles Clippers Ride Chris Paul's Heroics into 2nd Round of NBA Playoffs

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had one good leg to work with. He'd pulled up lame with a left hamstring strain late in the first quarter and hobbled his way through the final ...

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  2. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Top Remaining Stars by Position

    If you're like most folks, you probably haven't been all that impressed with the 2015 NBA playoffs so far. By and large, this year's eight series have lacked the overall drama that made last year's opening round so compelling...

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  3. San Antonio Spurs Bench Exposing Los Angeles Clippers' Fatal Flaw

    LOS ANGELES — There were more than a few moments during Game 5 when the Los Angeles Clippers seemed to have the San Antonio Spurs —and their hopes of defending their NBA title—on the ropes...

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  4. Jamal Crawford Is Key to Los Angeles Clippers Escaping 1st Round Alive

    Sunday's 114-105 Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs was an anomaly for the Los Angeles Clippers . Not because the Clippers beat the defending NBA champions in the Alamo City—L...

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  5. Dallas Mavericks' Season Slipping Away and Friday NBA Takeaways

    Chandler Parsons' bad knee sealed his fate for the season after Game 1 of the 2015 NBA playoffs. Rajon Rondo's bad back and poor performance all but ended his time with the Dallas Mavericks after Game 2...

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  6. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Top Performers at Every Position

    The 2015 NBA playoffs have already yielded a string of memorable performances from stars on both sides of the bracket. There's Tim Duncan turning back the clock in L.A...

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  7. Marc Gasol's Uncertain Future Fueling Memphis Grizzlies' Title Chase

    Marc Gasol already owns the most impressive resume of any player to come through the Memphis Grizzlies ' ranks—his older brother Pau included...

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  8. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Who's on Top Heading into Playoffs?

    Playoffs? Playoffs?? No, Jim Mora . We're not kidding you. We, too, are excited for the NBA playoffs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 71,104 reads 201 comments

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 81,806 reads 405 comments

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 18,025 reads 125 comments

  16. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 13,715 reads 80 comments

  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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