1. 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...

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  2. 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 1 month ago 34,939 reads 142 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 13,139 reads 11 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 9,293 reads 42 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 14,872 reads 131 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 11,541 reads 75 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 9,043 reads 53 comments

  8. 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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  9. 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 1 month ago 17,398 reads 141 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 2,096 reads 9 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 6,146 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 11,727 reads 68 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 14,306 reads 183 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 20,589 reads 49 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 5,875 reads 14 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 24,744 reads 70 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 123,557 reads 87 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 58,776 reads 115 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 3,113 reads 35 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 7,384 reads 55 comments

  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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 1 month ago 34,332 reads 88 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 6,423 reads 29 comments