1. 7 Remaining 2014 NBA Free Agents Who Will Be Major Bargains

    Sometimes, it's the role players—not stars—that make or break NBA championship teams. The Boris Diaws . The Mike Millers. The J.J. Bareas ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 5 days ago 53,428 reads 60 comments

  2. Boston Celtics Direction Crystal Clear After 2014 NBA Draft

    Going into Thursday night's NBA draft, the direction of the Boston Celtics was still up in the air. Would they trade for Kevin Love and immediately vault themselves back into contention ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 month ago 3,930 reads 4 comments

  3. San Antonio Spurs Exemplify the Beauty of Team Basketball

    What you witnessed Sunday night was the stuff of fairy tales. Beyond fairy tales, actually. It was so extraordinary that Hollywood would never, ever script it. Disney would say it was a bit too happy-go-lucky for its taste...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 month ago 2,965 reads 3 comments

  4. 2014 NBA Finals: Biggest X-Factors for San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

    You have all heard the expression "time flies"; sometimes, things that happened eons ago feel like they just occurred yesterday. It's a phenomenon that we have all experienced in our lives...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 month ago 22,389 reads 124 comments

  5. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Russell Westbrook scored 40 points, Kevin Durant added 31 and the Oklahoma City Thunder handled the San Antonio Spurs, 105-92, Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, tying the Western Conference Finals at two games apiece...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 2 months ago 6,186 reads 48 comments

  6. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 51 points and Serge Ibaka contributed 15 points despite a bad calf as the Oklahoma City Thunder downed the San Antonio ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 2 months ago 3,771 reads 18 comments

  7. Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    LeBron James scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat pulled away late to defeat the Indiana Pacers, 99-87, at AmericanAirlines Arena Saturday night, taking a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 2 months ago 16,115 reads 63 comments

  8. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Russell Westbrook scored 38 points, Kevin Durant added 27 and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit with just over four minutes to go to shock the Los Angeles ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 5,209 reads 35 comments

  9. Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    LeBron James equaled a playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 57 seconds to go and the Miami Heat outlasted the Brooklyn Nets, 102-96, ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 8,949 reads 32 comments

  10. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Live Score and Analysis

    Tony Parker scored 29 points, Tim Duncan added 19 to pass Karl Malone for fifth on the all-time postseason scoring list and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 19,107 reads 200 comments

  11. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Live Score and Analysis

    Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers, 118-112, at the ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 23,417 reads 419 comments

  12. Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs: Live Score and Analysis

    Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and seven San Antonio Spurs players scored in double figures as the Spurs routed the Portland Trail Blazers, 114-97, at the AT&T Center Thursday ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 14,747 reads 138 comments

  13. Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Trevor Ariza added 22 and the Washington Wizards remained undefeated on the road in this postseason, topping the ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 2,977 reads 6 comments

  14. Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Joe Johnson scored 26 points, Kevin Garnett posted a double-double, and the Brooklyn Nets topped the Toronto Raptors 104-103 on Sunday afternoon, winning their first-round Eastern ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 5,824 reads 54 comments

  15. Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Live Score and Analysis

    Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan had double-doubles and the Los Angeles Clippers climbed out of an early 12-point hole to outlast the Golden State ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 37,375 reads 392 comments

  16. Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors: Live Score and Analysis

    Kyle Lowry scored 36 points, DeMar DeRozan added 23 and the Toronto Raptors recovered after squandering all of a 26-point lead to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 115-113, at the Air Canada ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 25,782 reads 236 comments

  17. Doc Rivers Told Shelly Sterling to Attend Clippers-Warriors Game 5

    Just because Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is now banned from the NBA for life, per ESPN.com, does not mean that his estranged wife, Shelly, is an unwanted presence at games...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 1,929 reads 4 comments

  18. Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    DeAndre Jordan posted 25 points and 18 rebounds, Chris Paul scored 20 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors, 113-103, at the Staples Center Tuesday night, ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 3,309 reads 5 comments

  19. Washington Wizards Twitter Account Trolls ESPN Analysts

    There weren't many who predicted that the Washington Wizards would beat the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs. Well, it happened, and the Wizards are making sure we all hear about it...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 111,064 reads 63 comments

  20. Staples Center Fans Give L.A. Clippers Standing Ovation Before Game 5

    It's been a tumultuous last few days for the Los Angeles Clippers, and for the first time since the whole Donald Sterling fiasco started, the Clippers were at the Staples Center ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 46,747 reads 130 comments

  21. Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers: Live Score and Analysis

    Shelvin Mack scored 20 points off the bench and six Atlanta Hawks players scored in double figures in a 107-97 win over the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Monday night, ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 37,537 reads 391 comments

  22. Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points, and three other Portland Trail Blazers players scored over 20 in a 123-120 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets at the Moda Center Sunday ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 6,127 reads 53 comments

  23. Dwight Howard Blows Wide-Open Dunk Opportunity

    Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard has been enjoying a very solid first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. He had a pretty embarrassing moment in the first quarter of Game 4, however, blowing a wide-open dunk attempt...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 44,049 reads 68 comments

  24. Nene Has No Regrets After Headbutting Jimmy Butler

    Washington Wizards big man Nene was ejected from the team's Game 3 loss to the Chicago Bulls Friday night for headbutting Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 22,816 reads 158 comments

  25. Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Paul George scored 24 points, David West added 18 and the Indiana Pacers topped the Atlanta Hawks 91-88 at Philips Arena Saturday afternoon, tying their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series 2-2...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 3 months ago 706 reads 0 comments