1. 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 3 months ago 20,239 reads 58 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 18,049 reads 55 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 75,574 reads 66 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 4,615 reads 141 comments

  5. Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Thanks to a go-ahead fadeaway jumper from Chris Bosh with 31.1 seconds remaining in regulation, the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Hornets, 94-93, Sunday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 1,203 reads 39 comments

  6. Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind a career-high 36 points (9-of-19 shooting, 15-of-15 from the free-throw line) from Lou Williams, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 110-93, Saturday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 36,092 reads 262 comments

  7. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind 26 points apiece from Blake Griffin and Chris Paul , the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Miami Heat, 110-93, on a night when Dwyane Wade missed his fourth-straight game with a left hamstring strain...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 10,430 reads 146 comments

  8. Who Is the True Leader of Every NBA Team?

    Which player is the heart and soul of your favorite NBA team? You know, the guy who dives on the floor for loose balls, leads by example and sets the tone for how his club is going to play night in and night out...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 56,840 reads 149 comments

  9. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Milwaukee Bucks (5-5) defeated the Miami Heat (5-5), 91-84, Sunday night behind 20 points, five rebounds and four assists from Brandon Knight. Miami has now last three consecutive games...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 10,026 reads 74 comments

  10. Kings Showing True Fight in Western Conference and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    Just when it looked like the Sacramento Kings (6-4) were falling back to earth, Mike Malone's club showed tremendous resolve, downing the San Antonio Spurs 94-91 Saturday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 7,203 reads 17 comments

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

    The Cleveland Cavaliers (5-3) captured a fourth-straight win with a 127-94 thrashing of the Atlanta Hawks (5-4) Saturday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 25,919 reads 174 comments

  12. Trey Burke Reminds Knicks They're Doomed and Other NBA Takeaways

    Just when it looked like a stroke of good fortune had graced the New York Knicks (2-8), Trey Burke sent a stern reminder: They're still the New York Knicks...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 24,723 reads 95 comments

  13. NBA Records We'll Never See Broken

    After setting the NBA record for missed field goals, Kobe Bryant 's mark of 13,439 misses and counting feels untouchable. "Bryant will eventually own this record by a significant margin," Bleacher Report's Stephen Babb wrote...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 32,936 reads 55 comments

  14. Blazers Emerging as Underrated Threat in West and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Portland Trail Blazers were rightfully considered candidates for modest regression following a breakout 54-win season, but Terry Stotts' club is quietly emerging as a threat ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 27,794 reads 77 comments

  15. 5 NBA Reserves Who Could Soon Push for Starting Roles

    Patience isn't a virtue many NBA teams can afford to practice, especially when discussing interchangeable contributors who flounder early in the season. Take the Los Angeles Lakers, for instance...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 23,081 reads 44 comments

  16. San Antonio Spurs Show They Can Still Set the Standard and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    In the midst of a 2-3 start, the San Antonio Spurs appeared to be enveloped by a post-title malaise. But as the NBA has learned throughout the course of Gregg Popovich's tenure ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 30,866 reads 47 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant Says Anthony Davis Could Be One of Greatest Power Forwards Ever

    Tim Duncan. Karl Malone. Charles Barkley. Dirk Nowitzki . Anthony Davis? According to Kobe Bryant , the 21-year-old phenom is on track to be grouped among that esteemed crop of power forwards when his career comes to a close...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 47,760 reads 92 comments

  18. Phoenix Suns Must Make Early Run in Wide-Open Western Conference

    The Phoenix Suns have started a modest 4-3, but the time has come for Jeff Hornacek 's club to seize the moment and make a run up the Western Conference standings...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 2,957 reads 4 comments

  19. LeBron James-Anthony Davis Pressure Gap on Display and Monday's NBA Takeaways

    It was only a matter of time before LeBron James stabilized the Cleveland Cavaliers offense with a statistical outburst, and that's exactly what happened Monday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 67,266 reads 108 comments

  20. Dallas Mavericks Will Be Beautiful, Frustrating Work-in-Progress

    The Dallas Mavericks may own the NBA 's top-ranked offense, but a team possessing several new pieces isn't going to resemble a homogeneous, well-oiled machine in less than a month...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 2,434 reads 40 comments

  21. Finding Perfect Rotation for the Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers ' roster is still a major work in progress, but head coach Brett Brown is slowly discovering what his most reliable rotation looks like...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 4,436 reads 11 comments

  22. Miami Heat Proving They're Still a Threat and Other Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Miami Heat (5-2) must not be big fans of narratives, because they're shredding the one that was supposed to dominate a 2014-15 season sans LeBron James...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 81,947 reads 222 comments

  23. Los Angeles Clippers Need More Than They're Getting from Blake Griffin

    The Los Angeles Clippers ' 4-2 start has been anything but auspicious, and Blake Griffin 's shoddy offensive production has been one reason why. Although Griffin is averaging a career-high 24...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 4,210 reads 15 comments

  24. Miami Heat Taking Page from San Antonio Spurs Book

    Defeat is a funny thing in that it can breed a sense of doubt in even the most successful operations. But the Miami Heat , possessing organizational fortitude in spades, seem to represent an exception to that rule...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 14,291 reads 26 comments

  25. New Orleans Pelicans Making Convincing Strides with Big Test Ahead

    The New Orleans Pelicans (3-2) are fighting an uphill battle to validate their status as playoff contenders in the Western Conference, but they took a step in the right direction with a 100-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs (2-3) on Saturday night..

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 2,308 reads 7 comments