1. Atlanta Hawks Poised for Toughest Test Yet and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    After getting throttled, 107-77, by the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks rebounded to take the second half of a home-and-home, 90-85, Saturday evening...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 17 hours ago 5,117 reads 11 comments

  2. 10 Biggest Question Marks in the NBA Entering 2015

    It's almost the New Year, which means it's time to pop a bottle of your favorite beverage and ponder the NBA 's most pressing questions. At least, I think that's how this goes...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 21 hours ago 34,015 reads 138 comments

  3. The 1 Thing Keeping Washington Wizards from True Title Contention

    Efficient offensive practices in today's NBA largely revolve around the three-point shot. Attempt more — in lieu of mid-range jump shots — and results will generally skew in your favor...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 11,605 reads 32 comments

  4. Ranking the 5 Most Surprising NBA Teams This Season

    The first trimester of the NBA season has come and gone, leaving us with impressions galore regarding the power structure of each conference...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 30,954 reads 115 comments

  5. Michael Jordan Tells Kobe Bryant to 'Go Get Karl' on NBA Scoring List

    Now that Kobe Bryant has leapfrogged Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list, His Airness has a request for the Black Mamba: Gun for second place...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 54,846 reads 109 comments

  6. Best and Worst Fan-Voting Choices from First NBA All-Star Ballot Returns

    The NBA 's All-Star fan vote is an inexact science. In many ways, it functions as a lifetime achievement award for the league's most esteemed players...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 38,344 reads 187 comments

  7. Russell Westbrook Beginning to Redefine His Point Guard Reputation

    The refrains were common, and they were loud. Russell Westbrook doesn't pass. Russell Westbrook is a ball hog. Russell Westbrook is too selfish down the stretch. Russell Westbrook doesn't play an efficient brand of ball...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 33,771 reads 140 comments

  8. New York Knicks' Nightmare Season Has Future Cloudier Than Ever

    It would be easy to act dismayed at the New York Knicks ' 102-91 loss to the Washington Wizards on Christmas Day, but really, it was just more of the same. Derek Fisher's 27th-ranked defense allowed the Wizards to shoot 51...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 12,976 reads 11 comments

  9. KJ McDaniels Quickly Proving to Be Critical Part of Philadelphia 76ers' Rebuild

    Don't look now, but the Philadelphia 76ers have quietly shot up the league's defensive ranks thanks to an influx of young length and dexterity that has thrived under the tutelage of head coach Brett Brown...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 7,265 reads 42 comments

  10. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score and Reaction

    In Kevin Love's first game against his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 125-104, Tuesday night behind 29 points (12-of-19 shooting) and four assists from Kyrie Irving ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 days ago 14,823 reads 131 comments

  11. Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Behind 29 points from Derrick Rose and 27 from Jimmy Butler, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Toronto Raptors, 129-120, Monday night to capture a third straight win...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 days ago 11,436 reads 75 comments

  12. Are the 76ers Killing Philadelphia's NBA Appetite?

    PHILADELPHIA — With the blessing of principal owner Joshua Harris, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie has embraced one of the most aggressive rebuilds in NBA history...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 days ago 8,587 reads 53 comments

  13. 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..

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 days ago 97,434 reads 115 comments

  14. 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 7 days ago 17,321 reads 141 comments

  15. 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 8 days ago 2,071 reads 9 comments

  16. 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...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 9 days ago 5,826 reads 3 comments

  17. 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 9 days ago 11,536 reads 68 comments

  18. 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 11 days ago 14,227 reads 183 comments

  19. 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 13 days ago 20,528 reads 49 comments

  20. 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 14 days ago 5,806 reads 14 comments

  21. 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 14 days ago 24,311 reads 70 comments

  22. 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 14 days ago 122,971 reads 86 comments

  23. 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 14 days ago 58,135 reads 115 comments

  24. 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 16 days ago 3,101 reads 36 comments

  25. 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 18 days ago 7,360 reads 55 comments