1. Penny Hardaway Talks LeBron, Steph Curry and NBA Finals with Bleacher Report

    It's been 20 years since Penny Hardaway got his first (and last) taste of the NBA Finals. At the time, Hardaway was an anomaly...

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  2. Game 5 of Finals Will Test LeBron James' Resolve After Hitting Wall in Game 4

    First came Andre Iguodala . Then came the double-teams—sometimes triple-teams—followed by passes out to the Cleveland Cavaliers' other sets of heavy legs...

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  3. Can Matthew Dellavedova Fill Kyrie Irving's Void for Cavaliers in NBA Finals?

    Before the start of the 2015 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt expressed full confidence in Matthew Dellavedova's ability to contribute to his team under any circumstances...

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  4. How Does Kyrie Irving's Injury Impact Warriors in Finals vs. Cavaliers?

    The Golden State Warriors had enough trouble finding answers to every question LeBron James posed. Kyrie Irving playing like his healthy self presented the NBA 's top team with a whole different set of problems in Game 1 of the 2015 Finals...

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  5. NBA Free Agents 2015: The Most Likely Signing for Every NBA Team

    The month of June is typically filled with rampant speculation in the NBA . By this time, only two of the league's fanbases are still fixated on their teams' immediate futures...

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  6. What Can Golden State Warriors Do to Slow Down LeBron James?

    For every problem they've faced during their run through the 2015 NBA playoffs, the Golden State Warriors have summoned a solution...

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  7. The Best Trade Chip Every Team Has to Dangle Before the 2015 NBA Draft

    If you work at the NSA and have proper clearance to comb through the country's phone records, you may have noticed a spike in calls between numbers belonging to NBA front offices over the past week or so...

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  8. 5 Starters Who Could Lose Their Spots to Incoming 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    By and large, the 2015 NBA draft will be a cause for celebration. Teams across the league will have new hope for the future, while those prospects they select will be knee-deep in ...

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  9. Los Angeles Lakers Can Add to Historic Big-Man Lineage with No. 2 Pick

    Being the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft is at once a blessing and a curse. As Bleacher Report's Howard Beck put it, " To be No. 1 is to be labeled a can't-miss star, a superstar, a savior...

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  10. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Warriors Remain on Top Entering Conference Finals

    A month-and-a-half after the NCAA narrowed its field down to the Final Four, the NBA has followed suit. Where once 16 teams of disparate strength stood, now the four heartiest remain...

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  11. Rested James Harden Now Has No Excuse but to Show Up in Game 7 vs. Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — All season long, James Harden carried the Houston Rockets . On Thursday night, Harden's supporting cast put him on its back and put the Rockets in ...

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  12. Houston Rockets May Be Unwatchable, but Ugly Style Is Only Hope for Survival

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers have solidified themselves as the NBA 's answer to Triple H, heels turned against the tide, at least as far as normal decorum is concerned...

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  13. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Remaining Top Players by Position

    It's only taken two games per team for the conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA playoffs to obliterate the first round, at least as far as drama and intrigue are concerned...

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  14. Will Brad Stevens, Billy Donovan Reopen Coaching Pipeline Between NCAA and NBA?

    There may be a movement afoot in the NBA coaching ranks. That is, if you put any stock in the pop wisdom of TED Talks...

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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...

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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