1. Thunder Face Severe Stylistic Shift vs. Warriors After Eliminating Spurs

    Not many teams could show the type of resiliency necessary to bounce back from a 32-point blowout in Game 1 to advance in six contests, especially after spending the season blowing leads in crunch-time situations...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 121,387 reads 336 comments

  2. Only Kawhi Leonard Can Save the San Antonio Spurs Now

    It wasn't long ago that Dion Waiters spoke about the Oklahoma City Thunder 's willingness to face off against a one-man version of the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 52,629 reads 141 comments

  3. Future Power Rankings for the 2016 NBA Lottery Teams

    Finishing outside the NBA 's playoff picture means you had a bad season. It doesn't, however, mean your future isn't bright, as some lottery squads are brimming over with young talent still learning on the job...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 125,190 reads 366 comments

  4. OKC Thunder Discover Late-Game Formula in Critical Game 4 Win over Spurs

    As evidenced by their 111-97 victory over the San Antonio Spurs to even up the series 2-2, the Oklahoma City Thunder don't understand how narratives are supposed to work...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 62,898 reads 190 comments

  5. Have You Heard the One Where Kevin Durant Joins the Spurs This Offseason?

    Currently locked in a tough second-round battle against the San Antonio Spurs , Kevin Durant may find himself in the same matchup next season. Wearing a different uniform. A black one...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 57,774 reads 152 comments

  6. Cleveland Cavaliers' 3-Point Barrage Sends Statement to Atlanta Hawks, NBA

    The Atlanta Hawks set the series' early tone with a furious Game 1 comeback. Though it still ended in defeat, the second half proved they weren't going to roll over for the Cleveland Cavaliers and bow out of the second round without a fight...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 294,223 reads 420 comments

  7. 6 NBA Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade During the 2016 Draft

    Before and during the 2015 NBA draft, 15 trades came to fruition and involved 19 of the league's 30 teams. One year earlier, the world tried to process 13 separate draft-day and near-draft-day swaps that featured 21 franchises making moves...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 118,001 reads 204 comments

  8. Bizarre Game 2 Finish Helps Oklahoma City Thunder Exorcise Personal Demons

    Thanks to a bizarre ending and some outstanding fourth-quarter play, the Oklahoma City Thunder managed to steal home-court advantage away from the San Antonio Spurs with a 98-97 Game 2 victory...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 70,600 reads 213 comments

  9. Sunday NBA Playoffs: Klay Thompson Showing Alpha-Dog Swagger Without Steph Curry

    Beating the Houston Rockets without Stephen Curry was one thing. While James Harden and Dwight Howard refused to coalesce and the entire team displayed a stunning lack of ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 111,023 reads 206 comments

  10. Hawks Eye LeBron James, Cavaliers After Clearing Historical Playoff Hurdle

    A tougher test now awaits in the form of the Cleveland Cavaliers , but the Atlanta Hawks finally did the impossible by beating the Boston Celtics in a playoff series...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 12,923 reads 93 comments

  11. NBA Restricted Free Agents Likely to Change Teams During 2016 Offseason

    Andre Drummond isn't going anywhere, since the Detroit Pistons will surely match any offer sheet he signs once he becomes a restricted free agent this summer. Ditto for Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 52,783 reads 110 comments

  12. Tuesday NBA Playoff Roundup: Clippers' Season Unravelling After Injuries

    Once in possession of a 2-1 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers and faced with the possibility of playing a Stephen Curry -less version of the Golden State Warriors in ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 80,037 reads 152 comments

  13. Are Golden State Warriors Too Dependent on 3-Pointers Without Stephen Curry?

    Though the date of Stephen Curry 's eventual return from his latest injury is uncertain, one thing is crystal clear: The Golden State Warriors will need to forge ahead in the 2016 ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 24,501 reads 164 comments

  14. Spurs Taking Plenty of Positives into 2nd Round Following Sweep of Grizzlies

    One never knows what might happen in an NBA playoff series, as injuries and prolonged stretches of unexpected ineffectiveness can turn a matchup 180 degrees...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 22,377 reads 87 comments

  15. Oklahoma City Thunder Regaining Urgency, Reclaiming Series vs. Dallas Mavericks

    During Thursday night's 131-102 victory, the Oklahoma City Thunder presumably wanted to make it clear the Dallas Mavericks weren't their true enemies. Sure, there's been some animosity during the first-round series...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 10,987 reads 17 comments

  16. Celtics Have No Answers for Hawks Defense and Tuesday NBA Playoff Takeaways

    With nine minutes, 33 seconds remaining, Terry Rozier received a tough transition feed from Evan Turner and found the bottom of the net on a reverse layup, giving the Boston Celtics their 50th and 51st points of the night...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 77,869 reads 163 comments

  17. Are the Golden State Warriors the Wave of the Future or a Statistical Anomaly?

    NBA historians can wax poetic about any era's best shooters, but we've never seen anything like Stephen Curry and his record-setting 402 triples this season...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 47,136 reads 233 comments

  18. NBA Saturday Roundup: Celtics, Hawks Lay Foundation for Classic Playoff Series

    In a series widely expected to be a lengthy one , the Atlanta Hawks could've sent a deafening message. But instead of punctuating Game 1 with an exclamation point, they merely survived and advanced, limping to the finish and a 102-101 victory...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 21,595 reads 70 comments

  19. NBA Superstar Rankings: Playoffs Edition

    The NBA playoffs are upon us, and that means a number of established stars are no longer relevant. As we update the March 28 edition , we're no longer concerned with players ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 26,492 reads 86 comments

  20. NBA Playoff Bracket 2016: Round-by-Round Guide to the Postseason

    The real NBA season begins now. We've already eliminated 14 teams from the championship field, but only one will remain after four rounds of playoff battles...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 192,369 reads 481 comments

  21. How Much Better Would Peak Michael Jordan Have Made Your Team This Season?

    The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a free Michael Jordan. So too are the Golden State Warriors. The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat? They can have clones as well, since every team is getting a carbon copy of the man who torched the NBA for 32...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 103,894 reads 150 comments

  22. Friday NBA Roundup: Jazz Loss Means Race for West's Final Playoff Spot Rages on

    The Utah Jazz shouldn't be in this position. After a brutal 102-99 overtime loss to the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers, the fight for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference drags on...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 35,408 reads 139 comments

  23. The Definitive 2016 Offseason Shopping List for Every NBA Team

    Every NBA team has a plan for the offseason, though some will certainly have more to do than others. And the difference isn't solely determined by the quality of the squad in 2015-16...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 49,656 reads 75 comments

  24. Play That Man!: Potential NBA Diamonds in the Rough Who Deserve More Burn

    With only a handful of games remaining before the NBA transitions from the regular season to the playoffs, lottery-bound teams don't have many reasons to remain competitive...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 46,659 reads 76 comments

  25. Storylines for Every NBA Fan to Watch During the 2016 NBA Playoffs

    Intriguing storylines have been omnipresent during the regular season, but they're all mere appetizers before the main course—the NBA playoffs...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 12,666 reads 45 comments