1. Spurs-Grizzlies Triple-Overtime Thriller Begs for Playoff Rematch

    SAN ANTONIO — The Memphis Grizzlies outlasted the San Antonio Spurs in what's almost certainly emerged as the young season's most thrilling contest, winning Wednesday night's triple-overtime marathon by a final score of 117-116...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 10 hours ago 30,704 reads 144 comments

  2. The 7 Most Desperate Teams in the NBA Right Now

    Desperation isn't measured in wins and losses alone. Even as the Philadelphia 76ers occupy the bottom of the league standings with a 2-22 record, that's more or less what general manager Sam Hinkie had in mind...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 17 hours ago 17,701 reads 42 comments

  3. Grizzlies End Warriors' Incredible Streak and Other Tuesday Takeaways

    The 21-3 Golden State Warriors still own the league's best record after Tuesday night's 105-98 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies , but their dominant 16-game winning streak finally came to an end against a team making a statement in its own right...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 day ago 42,178 reads 232 comments

  4. Portland Trail Blazers Should Embrace Small-Ball Lineup After Robin Lopez Injury

    There's an obvious solution to the Portland Trail Blazers ' temporary life without starting center Robin Lopez , but it may not be the best one...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 day ago 2,978 reads 6 comments

  5. Healthy Houston Rockets Appear Ready to Roll and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    Though power forward Terrence Jones remains sidelined by nerve problems, the Houston Rockets were as healthy as they've been in a while on Saturday night...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 4 days ago 11,700 reads 46 comments

  6. 10 Trade Targets Who Make the Most Sense for Struggling NBA Teams

    There's no shame in admitting you need help. And the NBA 's 10 worst teams could all use a little help...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 5 days ago 2,580 reads 10 comments

  7. Derrick Rose Shows Flashes of Former Dominance and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    President Barack Obama offered a prescient assessment of the Chicago Bulls on Friday morning, telling ESPN’s Colin Cowherd he believes his home team has what it takes to keep LeBron James from making his fifth consecutive NBA Finals...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 days ago 45,452 reads 134 comments

  8. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Players of the 2014-15 NBA Season's Early Portion

    Admit it. You probably didn't expect Jimmy Butler to become one the league's 10-most prolific scorers in just his fourth season. Once billed as something of a defensive specialist, few saw this kind of output coming...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 days ago 40,899 reads 59 comments

  9. Golden State Warriors Should Avoid Collateral Damage of Signing Ray Allen

    Between their 14-game winning streak and Stephen Curry 's MVP-caliber play, the 19-2 Golden State Warriors have quickly inserted themselves into the title conversation just a month ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 days ago 21,127 reads 36 comments

  10. Who Made the Bigger Mistake: Carmelo Anthony or the New York Knicks?

    Even while Carmelo Anthony remains sidelined by a nagging knee injury that may require surgery, the face of the New York Knicks has problems on his hands that no scalpel can solve...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 7 days ago 10,016 reads 110 comments

  11. Kenneth Faried's Struggles Flying in the Face of $50M Extension with Nuggets

    Kenneth Faried 's return from a lower back strain on Wednesday night, according to to The Denver Post 's Christopher Dempsey , isn't quite as momentous as it should be...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 8 days ago 7,423 reads 37 comments

  12. Dallas Mavericks Getting Exposed Against Western Conference Elite

    Despite this summer's infusion of new talent and a championship mandate accompanying the sunset of Dirk Nowitzki 's career, the Dallas Mavericks still have some work to do. Though they're leading the league in offensive efficiency—with 113...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 8 days ago 3,247 reads 13 comments

  13. Cavaliers Proving to Be Eastern Conference Favorite, and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Just as one shouldn't have made too much of the Cleveland Cavaliers ' 5-7 start this season, we should avoid overreacting to a winning streak that's now lasted eight games...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 9 days ago 96,288 reads 312 comments

  14. Buying or Selling the Atlanta Hawks as Legitimate Eastern Conference Threat

    Even those most ardent and delusional of Atlanta Hawks fans probably wouldn't have predicted these kind of results after the first month of regular-season action...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 9 days ago 3,059 reads 7 comments

  15. Spurs Make Statement in NBA's Toughest Division and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    Tim Duncan recorded his first triple-double since Nov. 30, 2010, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 107-101 victory over the 15-4 Memphis Grizzlies with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 12 days ago 22,434 reads 142 comments

  16. Does Tayshaun Prince Make Any Sense for Cleveland Cavaliers?

    You probably haven't cared that much about Tayshaun Prince since his prime years with the Detroit Pistons back in the 2000s...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 13 days ago 16,945 reads 54 comments

  17. Golden State Warriors Streaking to League of Their Own in Crowded West

    The Golden State Warriors tied a franchise record with their 11th straight win, this time a 112-85 clinic against the up-and-coming New Orleans Pelicans . It was a lopsided microcosm of this team's young season at large...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 13 days ago 42,955 reads 158 comments

  18. Cleveland Cavaliers Can Thrive with Kyrie Irving as Scoring Point Guard

    The Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to five games with a 90-87 victory over the struggling New York Knicks on Thursday night, and they did it with a little help from a 22-year-old point guard doing what he does best...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 13 days ago 38,713 reads 187 comments

  19. Tobias Harris Showing He's Invaluable Part of Orlando Magic's Uncertain Future

    A 7-14 start to the 2014-15 campaign may not sound like your traditional definition of success, but it's a sign of progress for the Orlando Magic —especially when accounting for the fact that 14 of those first 21 games have been on the road...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 14 days ago 4,643 reads 11 comments

  20. The Biggest Early-Season Concern Facing Every NBA Team

    Even LeBron James and his much-anticipated new-look Cleveland Cavaliers aren't immune to slow starts. In November, James told reporters patience was his " biggest test" while noting ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 15 days ago 211,218 reads 177 comments

  21. Watch Stephen Curry Hit Game-Winning 3-Pointer vs. Orlando Magic

    Point guard Stephen Curry extended the Golden State Warriors ' winning streak to 10 games by draining a go-ahead three-pointer with just 2.2 seconds remaining in the team's 98-97 victory over the Orlando Magic Tuesday night in Oakland...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 15 days ago 72,465 reads 97 comments

  22. Houston Rockets Can Only Survive for so Long Without Dwight Howard

    The Houston Rockets have quickly established themselves as one of this young season's most pleasant surprises, lifting off to a 13-4 record despite injuries to starters Dwight Howard , Patrick Beverley and Terrence Jones...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 15 days ago 8,510 reads 17 comments

  23. Anthony Davis Steals the Show in Kevin Durant's Return and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Kevin Durant tallied 27 points in 30 minutes on Tuesday night in his first taste of action since returning from a foot fracture that had sidelined him since preseason tuneups in mid-October...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 15 days ago 46,125 reads 86 comments

  24. NBA's Best and Worst Individual Performances of November

    It's been a tale of two seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers' most recent superstar arrivals. LeBron James has—for the most part—been himself...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 19 days ago 52,351 reads 127 comments

  25. Have Phoenix Suns Watered Down Offense with Too Many Point Guards?

    The Phoenix Suns may have stockpiled too much of a good thing this summer. Having acquired Isaiah Thomas from the Sacramento Kings via sign-and-trade and reached a five-year, ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 19 days ago 16,957 reads 76 comments