1. One Thing on Every NBA Team's Christmas Wish List

    It's Christmas time, which means we're in a giving mood. With more than a quarter of the NBA season in the books, strengths and weaknesses of the league's 30 teams have been revealed to the point where we can diagnose clear needs for each franchise.

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  2. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the shorthanded Memphis Grizzlies, 105-91, Sunday afternoon behind 25 points (9-of-15 shooting) and 11 assists from LeBron James...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 14 hours ago 16,770 reads 138 comments

  3. Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind the 11th-career double-double (25 points, 10 rebounds) from Eric Bledsoe, the Phoenix Suns defeated the New York Knicks, 99-90, Saturday afternoon...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 2,022 reads 9 comments

  4. 5 Problems Cleveland Cavaliers Must Fix Before NBA All-Star Break

    Just when it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to establish some much-needed continuity in the midst of an eight-game winning streak, David Blatt 's club received a rude awakening...

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  5. OKC Thunder Must Embrace Russell Westbrook as Lead Guy This Year

    Once entered as contestants in the NBA 's regression sweepstakes, the Oklahoma City Thunder have suddenly jolted back to life as likely Western Conference playoff contenders...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 11,142 reads 68 comments

  6. Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    On a night when they shot 64.5 percent from the field and 57 percent from three, the Atlanta Hawks dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers, 127-98, behind a career-high 24 points from Shelvin Mack...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 days ago 14,185 reads 183 comments

  7. Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind double doubles from LeBron James (27 points, 13 assists) and Kevin Love (22 points, season-high 18 rebounds), the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte Hornets, 97-88, and snapped a two-game losing streak...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 20,506 reads 49 comments

  8. Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Report Cards: Grading 1st-Year Players' 2014-15 so Far

    Although Joel Embiid and Dario Saric won't be hitting the hardwood this year, the Philadelphia 76ers have accumulated enough talent over the past two drafts to compile the league's most intriguing troupe of youngsters...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 5,517 reads 14 comments

  9. Wilson Chandler Trade Would Put Oklahoma City Thunder over the Top

    With Kevin Durant , Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka , the Oklahoma City Thunder possess one of the NBA 's most intimidating superstar triumvirates...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 23,857 reads 70 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant Compares Andrew Wiggins to a 17-Year-Old Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant doesn't dole out compliments lightly, so listen up, folks. After passing Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list and propelling the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 122,553 reads 86 comments

  11. Best Potential Free-Agent Fits for Ray Allen Among NBA's Contenders

    Don't look now, but the midseason rumor mill is starting to churn with rumblings of a potential Ray Allen return...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 57,697 reads 115 comments

  12. New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The New York Knicks halted a 10-game losing skid and defeated the Boston Celtics, 101-95, Friday night behind 22 points (9-of-20 shooting), five rebounds and three assists from Carmelo Anthony...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 9 days ago 3,094 reads 36 comments

  13. Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind 23 points from Derrick Rose (8-of-15 shooting, 3-of-7 from three), the Chicago Bulls crushed the depleted Brooklyn Nets, 105-80, Wednesday night. The Nets (8-12) have now lost three straight by an average margin of 23...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 11 days ago 7,346 reads 55 comments

  14. Biggest Early-Season Storylines for the Philadelphia 76ers

    The first quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers ' season has been marked by a hefty number of losses and some excruciating growing pains. But in the midst of a 2-18 start, the Sixers have quietly been making strides...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 14 days ago 4,540 reads 2 comments

  15. Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind a team-high 20 points and 12 rebounds from Jon Leuer, the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Miami Heat, 103-87, Sunday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 15 days ago 5,480 reads 53 comments

  16. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-96, Friday night behind a career-high 24 points (10-of-11 shooting) and season-high 14 rebounds from Tyler Zeller...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 16 days ago 9,603 reads 90 comments

  17. Best and Worst Contracts in the NBA Right Now

    At the root of sustained NBA prosperity is savvy financial workmanship by front offices. While a good contract like Stephen Curry 's four-year, $44 million deal with the Golden ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 18 days ago 34,124 reads 89 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Washington Wizards defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 111-95, Wednesday night behind 27 points and seven assists from Bradley Beal. The Wizards (12-5) have now won four straight games against the Lakers (5-14) while L...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 19 days ago 6,353 reads 29 comments

  19. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 111-108, Tuesday night behind 26 points and 10 rebounds from LeBron James...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 20 days ago 12,871 reads 109 comments

  20. Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind Kobe Bryant 's 20th-career triple-double, the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated the Toronto Raptors, 129-122, in overtime Sunday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 21 days ago 17,153 reads 307 comments

  21. San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The San Antonio Spurs captured a seventh straight win behind 18 points, six rebounds and three assists from Danny Green in a 111-89 victory over the Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 22 days ago 10,683 reads 34 comments

  22. Dirk Keeping Mavericks Elite for Now, and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Dallas Mavericks own the NBA 's most potent offense by a sizable margin , but their season has been defined by an odd mixture of blowout wins, close calls and a few disappointing losses...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 25 days ago 20,121 reads 58 comments

  23. Breaking Down What Role Earl Clark Can Fill for Desperate Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers are in desperate need of help on the wing. With Xavier Henry officially out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 25 days ago 18,021 reads 55 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant: 'I've Never Heard' Tony Allen Ask for Help on Defense

    Take a bow, Tony Allen. It's not every day that one of the greatest scorers in league history bestows compliments upon your defensive stylings, but that's exactly what Kobe Bryant ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 25 days ago 74,782 reads 66 comments

  25. Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind six double-figure scorers, the Denver Nuggets captured their fifth straight win with a 114-109 victory over the Chicago Bulls...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 26 days ago 4,558 reads 141 comments