1. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Anthony Davis Brings Historic Resume into Playoffs

    Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have done it. Matched up against a San Antonio Spurs team gunning for the Western Conference's No...

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  2. LeBron James Jokes That He Would Vote Kevin Love for MVP

    Kevin Love may have picked Russell Westbrook as his MVP, but LeBron James isn't afraid to support Love's MVP candidacy. Well, sort of...

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  3. Potential Playoff Scenarios Heading into Last Day of 2014-15 NBA Season

    One day and 14 games are all that stand in the way of NBA postseason clarity. Finally. But just because certainty is hovering on the horizon doesn't mean disorder is out of the picture just yet...

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  4. Setting the Price Tag for NBA's Pending Volatile Free-Agent Stocks

    The NBA 's free-agent signing period won't get underway until July, but with a regular season full of performances to pore over, it's time to start assessing how much cash prospective money-makers will be able to rake in this summer...

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  5. Paul Pierce Crushes Brooklyn Nets, Says Last Season Was 'Horrible'

    The Truth has no problem spitting truth. Now residing on the playoff-bound Washington Wizards , the 17-year veteran pulled no punches when discussing last season's rocky stint with the Brooklyn Nets ...

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  6. Boston Celtics Clinch Improbable Playoff Berth and Monday NBA Takeaways

    In the Eastern Conference, anything is possible . Despite starting the season 20-33, the Boston Celtics are on their way to the playoffs after the Brooklyn Nets were blown out by the Chicago Bulls, 113-86, Monday night...

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  7. NBA Playoffs 2015: Most Intriguing Potential 1st-Round Matchups

    At long last, the NBA playoffs are in sight. However, just because the postseason is bearing down doesn't mean clarity is in hand...

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  8. Portland Trail Blazers' Playoff Survival Depends on Damian Lillard's Awakening

    The Portland Trail Blazers escaped the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs thanks to Damian Lillard 's heroics , and they'll need a similar effort from him this time around to conquer the Western Conference gauntlet...

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  9. A Star Is Born: NBA Players Who Broke Out in 2014-15

    If the NBA is where amazing happens , then the 2014-15 regular season is where bewilderment merged with unpredictability to form the wildest 82-game slate in recent memory...

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  10. Will Houston Rockets' Total Dependence on James Harden Be Postseason Undoing?

    James Harden 's 2014-15 regular season has been an individual masterpiece, but his expansive offensive palette may not be enough to sustain the Houston Rockets ' title hopes through May and into June...

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  11. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Should Derrick Rose's Return Worry Contenders Out East?

    Derrick Rose started writing the third chronicle of his injury-related return trilogy Wednesday night, but nine points in 19 minutes weren't enough to keep the Chicago Bulls in occupation of the Eastern Conference's No...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 9 days ago 46,553 reads 309 comments

  12. Anthony Davis Can Crown Historic Season by Dragging Pelicans into NBA Playoffs

    Anthony Davis has been dangling his superstar credentials in front of the NBA for more than a year now, and the basketball universe should be prepped to stand in awe of the 22-year-old's ...

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  13. The Dark-Horse Candidate to Win Every Major 2015 NBA Award

    NBA award front-runners, step aside. It's time to acknowledge the dark-horse contenders for each of the league's most prominent pieces of hardware...

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  14. Thunder Losing Control of Their Playoff Destiny and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The Oklahoma City Thunder walked into a buzz saw Tuesday night, leaving their playoff hopes resembling a fragile piece of splintered plywood...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 10 days ago 69,387 reads 389 comments

  15. Texas Two-Step Offers Ideal Stage for Houston Rockets to Prove Contender Status

    The Houston Rockets haven't captured a division title since 1994, but they can make a definitive closing statement and validate their title-contending status during a crucial home-and-home set against the red-hot San Antonio Spurs this week...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 10 days ago 10,465 reads 45 comments

  16. Boston Celtics Put Playoff Tickets on Sale Before Officially Clinching Spot

    The bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff picture has been a volatile mess all season long, but the Boston Celtics aren't letting that stop their quest to pack the TD Garden should they ultimately nab the No...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 11 days ago 32,380 reads 150 comments

  17. The Case for Kawhi Leonard as 2015 NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    When unstoppable forces meet immovable objects, an air of unpredictability tends to shroud final outcomes...

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  18. Ranking the Biggest Games Remaining on the 2014-15 NBA Schedule

    Clarity? What clarity? This is the 2014-15 NBA regular season, where uncertainty consistently trumps predictability...

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  19. OKC Thunder's Struggles Opening Door for Anthony Davis to Get into 2015 Playoffs

    Russell Westbrook 's jaw-dropping exploits have sustained the Oklahoma City Thunder 's playoff push for more than a month now, but even the most prolific individual efforts may ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 12 days ago 27,928 reads 108 comments

  20. Saturday NBA Roundup: Warriors Clinch Home-Court Advantage Throughout Playoffs

    If it wasn't already official, it is now: The Golden State Warriors represent the new gold standard for Western Conference excellence...

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  21. Indiana Pacers Need More Than Paul George Magic to Make Playoffs a Reality

    The Indiana Pacers have been flirting with a playoff spot since the conclusion of the All-Star break, but an inability to close has left them with no margin for error as Paul George preps to make his return from a gruesome leg fracture Sunday night.

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  22. Wednesday NBA Roundup: James Harden Won't Let Steph Curry Run Away with MVP

    Stephen Curry made an MVP-caliber statement by sending Chris Paul stumbling to the Staples Center floor Tuesday night, and James Harden promptly responded with a career-high ...

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  23. Philadelphia 76ers' Rebuild Can Get Huge Push from International Secret Weapon

    In the midst of Nerlens Noel’s spring awakening, it’s been easy to forget the Philadelphia 76ers have a pipeline of talent that extends overseas...

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  24. Blake Griffin's Monster Night Not Enough and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The NBA 's best rivalry didn't disappoint Tuesday evening, packing theatrics and drama into seemingly every possession as the Golden State Warriors emerged with a 110-106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers...

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  25. Kevin Durant: 'I Love It Here and I Would Love to Get My Jersey Retired Here'

    Kevin Durant has transformed the Oklahoma City Thunder into a perennial powerhouse, so it's no surprise he'd like to continue pushing the franchise to new heights for years to come...

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