1. 2012 NBA Finals: Don't Bury Miami Heat After Game 1 Loss

    It's only one game. That's what Miami Heat players, coaches and fans need to tell themselves today. Repeatedly...

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  2. NBA Finals 2012 Preview: Breaking Down Each Miami Heat-OKC Thunder Matchup

    It's the NBA Finals matchup that everyone could only hope for at the beginning of the playoffs: Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder against LeBron James ' Miami Heat ...

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  3. NBA Playoffs 2012: Can LeBron James Find His Inner-Katniss Again for Game 7?

    As LeBron James wrapped up one of the greatest performance in his career Thursday night by dropping 45 points, 15 rebounds and five assists against the Boston Celtics , he staved off elimination (at least for two more nights)...

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  4. NBA Playoffs 2012: Despite Emerging Dynasty, OKC Thunder No Model for Rebuild

    Just like that, there's a new top dog out West. When the Oklahoma City Thunder finished off the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 on Wednesday night, they cemented themselves as the new team to beat in the Western Conference for the next few years...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 11,317 reads 96 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2012: No Time to Panic for San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat

    Chances are you have seen the stat already: In the playoffs, teams that win Game 5 after going in tied 2-2 have won the series 83.5 percent of the time (137-27)...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 4,837 reads 15 comments

  6. NBA Draft Lottery 2012: Breaking Down the Best 5 Options for the Top 5 Teams

    The tradition of NBA draft lottery upsets continued Wednesday night, as the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets won the No. 1 draft pick despite entering the night with only the fourth-best odds...

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  7. NBA Playoffs 2012: 15 Things We've Learned in This Year's Postseason

    We're just past the halfway point of the 2012 NBA playoffs, with only four of our original 16 playoff teams still competing for an NBA championship...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 14,923 reads 83 comments

  8. NBA Playoffs 2012: Postseason Grades for Every Philadelphia 76ers Player

    The Philadelphia 76ers ' season came to an end on the floor of Boston's TD Garden on Saturday night, but Sixers fans have little to complain about this postseason...

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  9. NBA Playoffs 2012: Kevin Garnett's Comments About 76er Fans Apply to Both Sides

    This second-round series between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers just got personal. Following the Celtics' Game 5 win on Monday night, Boston forward Kevin Garnett couldn't resist taking a shot at Philadelphia fans...

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  10. NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Keys to Game 5 of the 76ers-Celtics Series

    Following a thrilling Game 4 comeback, the Philadelphia 76ers head back to Boston for Game 5 on Monday night tied 2-2 in the series...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 1,388 reads 6 comments

  11. 2012 NBA Playoffs: 5 Reasons the Philadelphia 76ers Can Take Down the Celtics

    It's not a series until someone wins a game on the road, right? Well, game on. The Philadelphia 76ers stole home-court advantage from the Boston Celtics with their 82-81 Game ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 684 reads 1 comments

  12. 2012 NBA Playoffs: LeBron James, Chris Paul and the Top 12 Players in Round 2

    Only eight teams are left in the hunt for the 2012 NBA championship, but this next round of the playoffs certainly won't be devoid of star power. Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers took out reigning MVP Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 3,969 reads 44 comments

  13. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Evan Turner Key to Philadelphia 76ers Chances Against Celtics

    When Andre Iguodala sank the two most clutch free throws of his life in the Sixers' Game 6 victory against the Chicago Bulls , Philly moved onto the second round for the first time since 2003...

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  14. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Philadelphia 76ers Fans Should Secretly Root for the Bulls

    With the Philadelphia 76ers heading back to Chicago with 3-1 series lead over the Chicago Bulls , optimism is brimming in Sixers-land. That optimism couldn't be more misguided...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 1,781 reads 20 comments

  15. Philadelphia 76ers: Seven Players That Won't Be Back Next Season

    With a few tweets sent out the morning of April 18, new Philadelphia 76ers owner Adam Aron sent a shockwave to the fanbase of the franchise...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 4,570 reads 6 comments

  16. NBA Playoffs 2012: Power Ranking the Championship Favorites, 2 Games in

    My, how a few days can change everything. One fight with a fire extinguisher, a few torn ACLs and a comeback for the ages later, the 2012 NBA playoff landscape has dramatically shifted...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 828 reads 1 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Keys to the Chicago Bulls-Philadelphia 76ers Series

    Evan Turner just had to go open his mouth, didn't he? The Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard recently told The Delaware County Daily Times that the team was glad to draw ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 660 reads 1 comments

  18. 2012 Olympics: Team USA Basketball Making a Mistake by Not Adding to Roster

    With Dwight Howard officially sidelined for the 2012 Summer Olympics with a back injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers ' Andrew Bynum already saying thanks but no thanks to Team ...

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  19. Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Prove John Calipari Won't Leave Kentucky

    Only one day after winning his first NCAA championship, the rumor mill began to swirl: Was coach John Calipari about to leave Kentucky in favor of the New York Knicks this summer? ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 5,182 reads 0 comments

  20. Philadelphia 76ers: Why a Lineup Change Isn't the Cure to Their Long-Term Ails

    The Philadelphia 76ers officially entered free-fall mode this week, having been blown out by more than 20 against the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics in the past seven days...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 527 reads 3 comments

  21. Georgetown Hoyas: Replacing John Thompson III Would Be Crazy

    The buzzer had barely sounded on N.C. State's third-round victory over Georgetown on Sunday when the usual buzzards started swirling around the head of Hoyas coach John Thompson III...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 1,270 reads 1 comments

  22. 2012 NCAA Tournament: 5 Reasons the Georgetown Hoyas Won't Be Upset Early

    About two minutes after the full NCAA tournament bracket was announced on Sunday, CBS analyst Seth Davis honed in on one particular early upset special: No. 3 seed Georgetown against No...

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  23. Philadelphia 76ers: Evan Turner's Breakout Should Be No Surprise

    Before last week, you didn't have to look far to find someone ready to declare Evan Turner , the Philadelphia 76ers ' No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft, a massive bust ...

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  24. Colt McCoy Concussion: Why Does the NFL Allow Any Helmet-to-Helmet Hits?

    If you haven't seen footage of the Steelers ' James Harrison giving Browns quarterback Colt McCoy a concussion with a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit this past Thursday, watch this video before reading ahead...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 3 years ago 4,931 reads 32 comments

  25. NBA Lockout 2011: 8 Silver Linings to the Work Stoppage

    It's official, as of 12:01 A.M. today the NBA is locking out its players until the owners and union can agree upon a new collective bargaining agreement. For basketball fans, it's natural to be upset at first...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 3 years ago 2,335 reads 6 comments