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ESPN - Clippers suffer deflating Game 5 loss, on the brink of elimination
Wednesday, April 26
Clippers suffer deflating Game 5 loss, on the brink of elimination
Yahoo Sports - Can You Name the 12 Highest-Paid Sports Teams in the World?
Wednesday, April 26
Some franchises pay their players better than others. According to the 'Global Sports Salaries Survey,' these are the 12 highest-paid sports teams.
Yahoo Sports - Who Vegas Is Picking to Win the 2017 NBA Championship
Wednesday, April 26
With less than a month remaining in the 2016–17 NBA regular season, here's who the Vegas oddsmakers pick to win the 2017 NBA Championship.
Yahoo Sports - In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer
Wednesday, April 26
As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension. Basketball Without Borders has visited cities across the globe since 2001, using the
ESPN - Rockets win series highlighted by Beverley's battles with Westbrook
Wednesday, April 26
Rockets win series highlighted by Beverley's battles with Westbrook
ESPN - Manu Ginobili provides Spurs the 'juice' to pull out pivotal Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
Manu Ginobili provides Spurs the 'juice' to pull out pivotal Game 5
Yahoo Sports - The Best Players to Lose at Least 4 NBA Finals
Wednesday, April 26
Despite being one of the greatest players of all time, LeBron James has lost 4 NBA Finals. Fortunately for the King, he's not alone.
Yahoo Sports - 7 NBA Greats Who Died Way Too Soon
Wednesday, April 26
The world of pro sports loses many talented athletes too soon, and the NBA is no exception. Sadly, these 7 greats joined the list of untimely NBA deaths.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Most Promising NBA Careers Derailed By Injuries
Wednesday, April 26
All sports injuries are terrible, but the ones that resonate the most are those that fall onto franchise-defining talents.
Yahoo Sports - In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer
Wednesday, April 26
As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension. Basketball Without Borders has visited cities across the globe since 2001, using the
Yahoo Sports - These 10 NBA Teams Have the Longest Active Playoff Streaks
Wednesday, April 26
Over half of the NBA makes the postseason each year, but it's still an achievement. These are the 10 longest active playoff streaks.
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs Takeaways: Rockets oust Thunder; Jazz and Spurs take control
Wednesday, April 26
Houston advances, and San Antonio is set up to follow suit after its Game 5 win
FOX Sports - In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer
Wednesday, April 26
As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension.
CBS Sports - LOOK: Did Russell Westbrook actually block his own teammate's shot in Game 5?
Wednesday, April 26
This is fuel to the Westbrook haters' fire
FOX Sports - Rockets determined to play better in conference semis
Wednesday, April 26
HOUSTON (AP) James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason.
FOX Sports - Chris Paul and the Clippers in 3-2 hole vs. Jazz
Wednesday, April 26
Chris Paul and the Clippers in 3-2 hole vs. Jazz
FOX Sports - 3 things we learned from Day 11 of the 2017 NBA playoffs
Wednesday, April 26
The biggest takeaways from another outstanding night in the NBA playoffs.
FOX Sports - Thunder Live: A.D. solutes Collison, Westbrook
Wednesday, April 26
Antonio Daniels gives a salute to Nick Collison and Russell Westbrook following OKC's season ending loss in Game 5 to Houston.
FOX Sports - How valuable is Russell Westbrook, really?
Wednesday, April 26
Can a team win a title with Russell Westbrook as its best player?
Yahoo Sports - Harden and Rockets advance past Westbrook's Thunder, Spurs poised
Wednesday, April 26
James Harden and the Houston Rockets advanced to the Western Conference semi-finals thanks to Tuesday's 105-99 win.
CBS Sports - NBA playoff schedule 2017: Clippers-Jazz series dates, times, TV channels, streaming, online
Wednesday, April 26
How to watch the first-round series between L.A. and Utah
CBS Sports - NBA playoffs 2017 live scores: First-round series results, updates, bracket, schedule, matchups
Wednesday, April 26
The playoffs are getting interesting
CBS Sports - OKC-Rockets: Why Houston's first-round struggles bode well for its playoff future
Wednesday, April 26
Harden didn't play great, no one could shoot, and the Rockets still rolled to a 4-1 series win
FOX Sports - Hayward scores 27, Jazz beat Clippers 96-92 to take 3-2 lead (Apr 25, 2017)
Wednesday, April 26
LOS ANGELES (AP) Still weak and lacking his usual energy after a bout with food poisoning, Gordon Hayward leaned on his teammates. They came up big.
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: First-round matchups, scores, bracket, TV, streaming, online, times
Wednesday, April 26
The Cavs and Warriors have both swept their first-round opponents
FOX Sports - NBA Playoff Capsules
Wednesday, April 26
HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.
Yahoo Sports - Rockets withstand Westbrook's best shot
Wednesday, April 26
Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to clinch the series victory and advance to the second round.
CBS Sports - WATCH: Westbrook, Beverley reveal trash talk details from heated Game 5 exchange
Wednesday, April 26
They weren't discussing their favorite movies
FOX Sports - Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead
Wednesday, April 26
Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead
Sports Illustrated - Russell Westbrook's Historic Season Has Come To An End
Wednesday, April 26
It is almost impossible to extricate the overwhelming volume of what Russell Westbrook accomplished on the floor this season from the limitations of the Thunder as a whole.
CBS Sports - Love or hate him, you won't forget Russell Westbrook's magical, awe-inspiring season
Wednesday, April 26
The OKC star exits in 4-1 series loss to Houston after one of the most remarkable individual seasons, ever
FOX Sports - Patrick Beverley trolls Russell Westbrook for bragging about his 40+ points in loss
Wednesday, April 26
The Houston Rockets got the series win, and Beverley got one last shot in at Westbrook.
RealGM - Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
Wednesday, April 26
Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
Sports Illustrated - Patrick Beverley on Russell Westbrook: "Men lie, women lie, but the numbers don't"
Wednesday, April 26
Patrick Beverley had the last laugh.
ESPN - The roller-coaster season ends, but the work is just beginning for OKC
Wednesday, April 26
The roller-coaster season ends, but the work is just beginning for OKC
Yahoo Sports - NBA investigating why Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander spoke with ref
Wednesday, April 26
Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander's short stroll down the Toyota Center sideline on Tuesday night might cost him. In the final seconds of the first quarter of his team's Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Alexander could be seen walking approximately 20 feet to have a word with official
CBS Sports - NBA playoff schedule 2017: Grizzlies-Spurs series dates, times, TV channels, online, streaming
Wednesday, April 26
How to watch the first-round series between San Antonio and Memphis
ESPN - Sources: Rondo trying for Game 5 comeback
Wednesday, April 26
Sources: Rondo trying for Game 5 comeback
Yahoo Sports - 9 Players With the Most to Prove in the 2017 NBA Playoffs
Wednesday, April 26
The postseason is when the truly great players rise to the occasion. With the 2017 NBA Playoffs now underway, these 9 players definitely feel the heat.
Yahoo Sports - 25 Most Expensive Contracts in NBA History
Wednesday, April 26
With the salary cap exploding in recent years, NBA salaries are rising. Here are the 25 most expensive contracts in NBA history.
CBS Sports - NBA investigating Rockets owner for approaching ref during Game 5 vs. Thunder
Wednesday, April 26
Les Alexander appeared to complain to a referee in the middle of live play
Yahoo Sports - 11 Big-Name NBA Players Who Are in for a Major Pay Raise This Offseason
Wednesday, April 26
With the salary cap expected to rise once again this offseason, here's a look at 11 NBA players who are looking at serious paydays.
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Russell Westbrook heads to locker room without shaking hands with Rockets
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook had no time for post-game handshakes.
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: Rockets-Thunder series scores, dates, times, TV channels, streaming, online
Wednesday, April 26
Houston has a 3-1 lead. Here's how to watch the rest of the series
Yahoo Sports - Russell Westbrook was the best thing about the NBA all season
Wednesday, April 26
The Year of the Brodie began the same way as every classic tale of vengeance, redemption, and maturity: with a text message. When Kevin Durant notified Russell Westbrook he was leaving Oklahoma City for the rival Golden State Warriors with that text, the most transcendent individual season in recent
CBS Sports - WATCH: Russell Westbrook gives birth to new meme in clash with Patrick Beverley
Wednesday, April 26
We'll be seeing this Westbrook face from Game 5 a lot
CBS Sports - Clippers vs. Jazz: How to watch, live stream L.A.-Utah Game 5 online, TV channel, start time
Wednesday, April 26
The series returns to Los Angeles for a pivotal Game 5
NBA.com - Report: Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo preparing to try and play in Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is preparing to make an attempt at playing in Game 5 on Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. Rondo missed the last two games with a broken right thumb. Doctors initially told the four-time All-Star he'd be sidelined for "a couple of weeks" due to the thumb fracture. Here's more from Charania:
ESPN - Rockets boss Alexander leaves seat, yells at ref
Wednesday, April 26
Rockets boss Alexander leaves seat, yells at ref
Yahoo Sports - Why it's OK that there are 182 early-entry candidates for this year's NBA draft
Wednesday, April 26
Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey (5) could have a long career overseas even if he goes undrafted. The NBA announced Tuesday that 137 college players and 45 international prospects filed as early-entry candidates for this year’s draft even though only 60 guys will be selected. Every college player who did not
ESPN - 'Heated film session' fuels Raptors' resurgence
Wednesday, April 26
'Heated film session' fuels Raptors' resurgence
CBS Sports - Spurs vs. Grizzlies: How to watch, live stream San Antonio-Memphis Game 5 online, TV channel, start time
Wednesday, April 26
The series heads back to San Antonio tied at 2-2
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs 2017: Bulls' Rajon Rondo will reportedly try to play in Game 5 vs. Celtics
Wednesday, April 26
No final decision has been made, but Rondo could suit up
Sports Illustrated - Report: Bulls' Rajon Rondo may attempt to play in Game 5 with injured thumb
Wednesday, April 26
Basketball Insiders - Post-Lottery Players Proving Their Worth This Postseason
Wednesday, April 26
Lottery players aren't the ones dominating this year's NBA playoffs, write Dennis Chambers.
CBS Sports - LOOK: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich may have left a $5K tip at a Memphis restaurant
Wednesday, April 26
The service must have been outstanding
CBS Sports - Rockets vs. Thunder: How to watch, live stream Houston-OKC Game 5 online, TV channel, start time
Wednesday, April 26
The Rockets look to close out the series at home
CBS Sports - LOOK: Rockets wear all black to Game 5, appear to dress for a Thunder funeral
Wednesday, April 26
A few Rockets decided to wear all black to the game
ESPN - Record 182 early entrants for 2017 NBA draft
Tuesday, April 25
Record 182 early entrants for 2017 NBA draft
Yahoo Sports - Mavericks' draft lottery history: In 2013, Dallas whiffed on a 'freak' star-to-be
Tuesday, April 25
The Mavericks don't have much recent history with the NBA draft lottery, but in their previous incarnation they had a long, storied history of hoping for the ping-pong ball gods to look favorably upon them. Alas, they did not. In fact, the Mavericks'  history in the lottery is anything but storied
Yahoo Sports - Drake to host of NBA Awards
Tuesday, April 25
His team may be still fighting to advance in the playoffs, but Drake is sure to have a sure spot in one important postseason event. The NBA announced on Tuesday that Raptors brand guru/rapper/former DeGrassi star will be hosting the 2017 NBA Awards, which takes place June 26 in New York. The inaugural
Basketball Insiders - 2017 NBA Draft Early Entry List
Tuesday, April 25
The National Basketball Association announced today that 182 players -- 137 players from colleges and 45 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA Draft.
Yahoo Sports - How Norman Powell has neutralized the Bucks and saved Toronto's season
Tuesday, April 25
TORONTO - Though he put together a season-saving performance against the Indiana Pacers around this time last year, Norman Powell entered the Raptors' Game 4 starting lineup against the Milwaukee Bucks as a relative unknown outside of Toronto. The 23-year-old averaged fewer than 17 minutes per game
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Isaiah Canaan, Changing of the Guard
Tuesday, April 25
In Rajon Rondo's injury, Isaiah Canaan has suddenly found himself with a tremendous opportunity.
Yahoo Sports - Still 'awestruck' by stars, David Stern doesn't miss being NBA commissioner
Tuesday, April 25
David Stern, same as he ever was, wouldn't let the premise of the question go unchecked. “What part of you misses being commissioner of the NBA?” he was asked in a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports on Monday. The 74-year-old man who spent three decades building the league into a $5 billion global
NBA.com - NBA announces early entry candidates for 2017 NBA Draft
Tuesday, April 25
NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that 182 players -- 137 players from colleges and 45 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA Draft presented by State Farm.
RealGM - NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft
Tuesday, April 25
NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft
RealGM - Blazers Won't Bring Back Festus Ezeli
Tuesday, April 25
Blazers Won't Bring Back Festus Ezeli
ESPN - Trail Blazers share hilarious live tweets during Game 4 loss
Tuesday, April 25
Trail Blazers share hilarious live tweets during Game 4 loss
RealGM - Gordon Hayward 100 Percent Recovered From Food Poisoning
Tuesday, April 25
Gordon Hayward 100 Percent Recovered From Food Poisoning
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Shoots At Practice, Could Return For Boston Series
Tuesday, April 25
Rajon Rondo Shoots At Practice, Could Return For Boston Series
Yahoo Sports - NBA Buzz: Time for Fred Hoiberg to make adjustments for the Bulls
Tuesday, April 25
Fourteen-year veteran and three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade admitted as much on Monday. "They made adjustments (after losing the first 2 games in Boston). Fred Hoiberg indicated before practice on Tuesday that the Bulls had studied mistakes made against Boston's staggered screen-and-roll
ESPN - Celts' Smart laughs at Butler's 'tough' talk
Tuesday, April 25
Celts' Smart laughs at Butler's 'tough' talk
Yahoo Sports - Shooting Touch Summer Kids Basketball Camp at Roxbury Latin with NBA, College and High School Stars !
Tuesday, April 25
10th Annual Shooting Touch Kids Basketball Camp with Hall of Fame coaches and stars coming to Roxbury Latin this July! If you are looking for an amazing basketball experience for your kiddos this summer, the Shooting Touch Kids Camp July 17th - July 20th over at Roxbury Latin (grades 2-9, girls and boys
Yahoo Sports - ‘NBA 2K17’ Locker Code Offers Free VC To Twitch Prime Subs
Tuesday, April 25
‘NBA 2K17’ players can get 75,000 VC and a solid MyTeam Card provided they have a Twitch Prime subscription. Click here for everything we know about the limited-time reward.
Yahoo Sports - NBA Playoffs: From Fizdale's rant to JaVale's arrival, 20 things we've learned
Tuesday, April 25
The NBA playoffs have been going for 10 days, with two series finished and others completely up in the air. Now that we have had a bit of time to step back and look at what has happened, here's what we've learned: Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey recycled one of his favorite quotes Saturday
Yahoo Sports - 20 Great NBA Teams That Didn't Win a Championship
Tuesday, April 25
Only one team can win the NBA championship each year, and sometimes great teams are left empty-handed. Here are 20 great NBA teams that came up short.
NBA.com - Shootaround (April 25) -- James Harden ready to play in Game 5 tonight
Tuesday, April 25
No. 1: Harden 'ready to go' for Game 5 -- The Houston Rockets are one playoff win away from reaching the Western Conference semifinals. To pull that off, they'll need everyone ready to go, starting with All-Star guard James Harden. After the Rockets won Game 4, word circulated that Harden was playing in that game with an ankle injury. He says he'll be ready for Game 5 tonight (8 ET, TNT):
Yahoo Sports - 6 burning questions remaining in 2017 NBA Playoffs first round
Tuesday, April 25
At least four games have now been played in every first-round NBA Playoffs series. Cleveland and Golden State have already advanced after four-game sweeps, and Oklahoma City faces elimination Tuesday night. But with the other five series set to go at least six games, this is a good point to pause, exhale
Yahoo Sports - Allen Iverson on palming accusations: 'I carried my crossover all the way into the Hall of Fame'
Tuesday, April 25
Coldly, Allen Iverson wants Tim Hardaway to check the scoreboard in Springfield.
Yahoo Sports - Five biggest losers now that the NBA draft's early entry deadline has passed
Tuesday, April 25
Jordan Bell is one of three Oregon stars who have entered the NBA draft. When the NBA’s draft’s early entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday, it didn’t provide the same clarity it used to before testing the waters again became an option. 1. Kentucky: John Calipari’s remarkable ability
Yahoo Sports - Ian Mahinmi optimistic he can return by end of Wizards-Hawks playoff series
Tuesday, April 25
Once thought to be hoping for a return in the second round, Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi is now optimistic he can get back before the Wizards-Hawks first round playoff series is over. With the series locked at 2-2, Mahinmi believes he is not far from coming back from the calf strain that has sidelined
Yahoo Sports - Can't get enough Raptors superfan/rapper Drake? The NBA Awards show is all you
Tuesday, April 25
On June 26, after an NBA champion has been crowned and a new No. 1 pick has been drafted, the league will host its first awards show, during which we'll learn the winners of major honors, such as MVP, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, etc.  With all the talented players sure to be in attendance
Yahoo Sports - Dion Waiters' retelling of the moment he became a meme is as great as the moment itself
Tuesday, April 25
In a first-person piece titled "The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles," Dion Waiters recalls the moment he became a meme. It's very good.
Sports Illustrated - Pat Riley wishes the Heat had maxed out Dwyane Wade instead of Chris Bosh
Tuesday, April 25
Pat Riley expressed some regret over the events that led to Dwyane Wade’s departure from Miami.
Yahoo Sports - How to get free in-game currency and card pack for 'NBA 2K17'
Tuesday, April 25
The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and now there's even more reason to spend time playing "NBA 2K17."  Amazon Prime members (even those on a free 30-day trial) are being given $20 worth of in-game currency known as "VC" and a MyTeam pack for free.  Amazon owns the popular video
RealGM - Hornets To Wear Jordan Brand Next Season
Tuesday, April 25
Hornets To Wear Jordan Brand Next Season
Yahoo Sports - Why Draymond Green, the NBA's best defender, is at his best when guarding nobody
Tuesday, April 25
The central paradox to the NBA’s premier defensive player is what makes him so great. Before the NBA playoffs began, I listed 31 set plays and player quirks that these 16 teams use that you need to look closely to discover. Call them the Easter Eggs or the cheat sheet of the NBA Playoffs.
Yahoo Sports - The popularity of the Golden State Warriors has skyrocketed
Tuesday, April 25
In 2013, the Golden State Warriors were in the midst of their first winning season in five years...
Yahoo Sports - The weirdest, most regrettable Knicks sightings in NBA playoffs
Tuesday, April 25
As if this offseason wasn't going poorly enough for Knicks president Phil Jackson, there appeared Jose Calderon at the post-game podium Monday night after keying the Hawks' series-tying Game 4 victory over the Wizards in Atlanta. After Game 2, Brandon Jennings and Jason Smith were being hailed
Yahoo Sports - How Spurs thrive even after losing Tim Duncan
Tuesday, April 25
Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2010 Previously covered Bears for ESPN.com Played college football at West Texas A&M Follow on Twitter Backed against a wall in front of reporters jammed into a tight hallway at Portland's Moda Center, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich
Yahoo Sports - Larry Bird's eye-popping entrance at NBA headquarters
Tuesday, April 25
(CNN)Larry Bird is certainly an NBA hero in Boston, where he helped the Celtics win three championships in the 1980s. Bird drove up to NBA headquarters on Fifth Avenue in an IndyCar racer, similar to the ones they drive at the Indianapolis 500. Except this ride was tricked out in the Indiana Pacers'
NBA.com - NBA Soundsystem -- NBA Playoffs Fashion Review, Origins of 'Rip City' & 2017 NBA Draft Lookahead
Tuesday, April 25
On this week's episode of NBA Soundsystem with hosts Brent Barry and Laurence Scott:
Sports Illustrated - The Rockets Adapt Out Of Playoff Necessity
Tuesday, April 25
The Rockets were the most prolific three-point shooting team in history during the regular season, but they've been forced to adapt during the postseason.
ESPN - Norman Powell is storming through the postseason
Tuesday, April 25
Norman Powell is storming through the postseason
RealGM - Damian Lillard: Defeating Warriors Becoming An Obsession
Tuesday, April 25
Damian Lillard: Defeating Warriors Becoming An Obsession
Basketball Insiders - Game 6 Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks
Tuesday, April 25
David Yapkowitz breaks down what could be a series-deciding Game 6 between the Raptors and Bucks.
Yahoo Sports - Warriors sweep Blazers, earn rest for 2nd round
Tuesday, April 25
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama. With a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State now awaits the conclusion of the series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers — currently tied at 2. The Warriors will also await word
RealGM - Pat Riley Wishes He Would Have Given Dwyane Wade Max In 2014 Instead Of Chris Bosh
Tuesday, April 25
Pat Riley Wishes He Would Have Given Dwyane Wade Max In 2014 Instead Of Chris Bosh
Yahoo Sports - NBA rules LeBron James' series-clinching 3-pointer shouldn't have counted
Tuesday, April 25
On Cavs superstar LeBron James' pivotal go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining, the NBA determined "James moves his pivot foot at the start of his dribble."
Yahoo Sports - A Kid Reporter's All-Star Weekend
Tuesday, April 25
I recently spent covered NBA All-Star Weekend. Here's what I saw.
Sports Illustrated - More Drake: Which Version Of The 6God Will Host NBA Award Show?
Tuesday, April 25
Drake, a man of many personas, will host the NBA's inaugural award show. Which version of the Canadian rapper will show up on June 26?
RealGM - Pat Riley Wanted To 'Say Something Like Dan Gilbert' After LeBron Left Heat
Tuesday, April 25
Pat Riley Wanted To 'Say Something Like Dan Gilbert' After LeBron Left Heat
Yahoo Sports - Patrick Beverley: ‘If the NBA won’t protect the players… I have to protect myself’
Tuesday, April 25
Rockets guard was fined for confronting Thunder fan
ESPN - NBA 2K esports league tabs Brendan Donohue as managing director
Tuesday, April 25
NBA 2K esports league tabs Brendan Donohue as managing director
Yahoo Sports - NBA 2K eSports league tabs Brendan Donohue as managing director
Tuesday, April 25
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University
Yahoo Sports - 10 NBA Stars Who Have Been Overshadowed by LeBron James
Tuesday, April 25
Much like Michael Jordan used to eclipse fellow NBA stars, LeBron James has a list of players he's overshadowed during his career.
Yahoo Sports - The NBA coaching carousel has stopped cold. Why?
Tuesday, April 25
Is the newfound stability for NBA head coaches a blip or a trend? The NBA coaching carousel is shockingly quiet. Does this mark a permanent shift in sideline turnover or are we in a weird vortex of random stability?
NBA.com - Drake to host first-ever NBA Awards on TNT
Tuesday, April 25
NEW YORK -- Turner and the NBA today announced Drake – platinum-selling recording artist and multi-faceted entertainer – as host of the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, airing Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The inaugural event, held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, will be the NBA's official annual award show to honor all of the league's top performers on one night for the first time.
Sports Illustrated - Drake will host inaugural NBA awards show
Tuesday, April 25
The NBA landed a big name for the upcoming awards show. 
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Pacers Have Some Big Questions
Tuesday, April 25
As the Indiana Pacers enter the offseason, they face tough questions and decisions about their future.
Yahoo Sports - Is Stephen Curry NBA's cockiest player?
Tuesday, April 25
PORTLAND, Ore. — Look up "perfunctory" in the dictionary. First of all, why do you still own a dictionary? Are you a time traveler from the year 2000? I'll save you the effort: "An action or gesture carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection." There's no photo from
Yahoo Sports - Watch: Lillard receives standing ovation as he exits Game 4
Tuesday, April 25
Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images A blowout loss on his home floor to clinch a sweep for the opposition is probably not how Damian Lillard envisioned his 2016-17 campaign coming to an end. Regardless, the Portland Trail Blazers point guard gave it his all against the powerhouse Golden State
Sports Illustrated - The All-Microwave Team: The Unsung Heroes Of The NBA Playoffs
Tuesday, April 25
When NBA stars go to the bench, these guys are called upon. Here are five players providing instant offense during the playoffs.
Sports Illustrated - How Slow-Mo Joe Is Picking Apart The Clippers
Tuesday, April 25
After being unceremoniously cut by the Clippers in 2014, Joe Ingles is tasting revenge against his former team.
Yahoo Sports - Every NBA team's greatest playoff moment
Tuesday, April 25
Not every NBA franchise has a title in their history, but every team has a playoff moment fans can hang their hats on. It's a fool's errand to try and equate all 30 NBA franchises in terms of playoff success. After all, there are 12 teams that have never won a championship, while seven teams
Yahoo Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: First-round matchups, scores, bracket, TV, online, times, streaming
Tuesday, April 25
The Warriors join the Cavs in the second round on Monday after putting an end to the Blazers' season after four games. While Golden State advanced, the Raptors moved a step closer to putting away the Bucks with a huge Game 5 win. Also, the Hawks took Game 4 to even up the series with the Wizards.
Yahoo Sports - After surviving Year Zero, what's next for the Brooklyn Nets?
Tuesday, April 25
The 2016-17 season, for all intents and purposes, meant nothing for the Nets. Instead, it represented a total reset for the organization. The team won 21 games in 2015-16 under Lionel Hollins and last summer resulted in a total organizational shift. In came Sean Marks of the Spurs as general manager.
ESPN - Lillard: Beating Warriors became an 'obsession'
Tuesday, April 25
Lillard: Beating Warriors became an 'obsession'
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz
Tuesday, April 25
Joe Johnson turned back the block and willed Utah to victory in Game 4. Now the series moves back to L.A. for a crucial Game 5.
RealGM - Dunc'd On: TOR/MIL, WAS/ATL, GSW/POR, Could Non-Playoff All-Stars Beat GSW?
Tuesday, April 25
Dunc'd On: TOR/MIL, WAS/ATL, GSW/POR, Could Non-Playoff All-Stars Beat GSW?
Basketball Insiders - Bulls’ Rondo Out of Cast, Isaiah Canaan to Start at PG
Tuesday, April 25
Rajon Rondo was out of his cast Monday but won’t play in Game 5 Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, while Isaiah Canaan gets the start at point guard, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. Canaan made a surprise appearance in the Bulls’ Game 4 loss to the Celtics on Sunday night, scoring 13 points in 34 […]
Basketball Insiders - James Harden on Ankle Injury: ‘Ready to Go Tomorrow’
Tuesday, April 25
Houston Rockets guard James Harden revealed that it’s been difficult for him to get a burst on drives to the basket since he rolled his ankle in Game 3 of the first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he vowed he’ll be ready to go for Tuesday’s Game 5. “Got some treatment, and I’ll […]
Basketball Insiders - Larry Bird Delivers All-Star Bid for Pacers
Tuesday, April 25
Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car to deliver the Pacers’ bid to host the 2021 game to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, fitting his 6-foot-9 frame into a car usually driven by […]
Basketball Insiders - Warriors’ Durant Returns For Game Four Sweep of Blazers
Tuesday, April 25
After missing the previous two games with a calf strain, Kevin Durant returned to the Golden State Warriors’ lineup and started Monday night’s Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant scored 10 points and added three rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 20 minutes as the Warriors beat the Blazers 128-103 to sweep […]
Basketball Insiders - Stephon Marbury to Play Another Year in China?
Tuesday, April 25
Stephon Marbury’s agent says they are in talks with several clubs in China after the former NBA All-Star parted ways with the Beijing Ducks at the weekend. Wang Meng told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Marbury “will definitely play one more year.” Marbury helped the Ducks secure three China Basketball Association championship titles since […]
ESPN - Warriors score 45 in opening quarter, sweep Trail Blazers
Tuesday, April 25
Warriors score 45 in opening quarter, sweep Trail Blazers
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Warriors sweep Trail Blazers, Raptors claim key win
Tuesday, April 25
Stephen Curry was dominant and Kevin Durant returned as the Golden State Warriors advanced in the NBA playoffs.
Sports Illustrated - The Golden State Warriors Are Looking Scarier Than Ever
Tuesday, April 25
The Warriors’ dismantling of the Blazers in Game 4 proved they are far and away the best team in the postseason field—and they have the potential to reach another level.
Yahoo Sports - Why the NBA's premier defender is at his best when guarding nobody
Tuesday, April 25
Before the NBA playoffs began, I listed 31 set plays and player quirks that these 16 teams use that you need to look closely to discover. Call them the Easter Eggs or the cheat sheet of the NBA Playoffs. Click the link to learn more about them. Each night, I'll round up examples of those 31 set plays
Basketball Insiders - PODCAST: The Future of Blake Griffin and Paul George
Tuesday, April 25
Basketball Insiders Publisher Steve Kyler and NBA Writer Spencer “Spin” Davies get into the situation with Blake Griffin in LA and Paul George in Indiana as well as the situation with Steve Kerr and the Warriors and the Orlando Magic’s front office job.
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant cleared to return for Game 4 against Portland Trail Blazers
Tuesday, April 25
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Golden State's Kevin Durant is available to play in Monday night's Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers after missing the past two games because of a strained left calf, the Warriors announced.
Sports Illustrated - Jazz beat writer recounts harrowing moments when United flight’s engine failed over ocean
Tuesday, April 25
Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy was on board a plane when one engine failed over the ocean. 
RealGM - Kevin Durant Returns To Warriors Lineup For Game 4
Tuesday, April 25
Kevin Durant Returns To Warriors Lineup For Game 4
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Past Decision Haunting Doc Rivers and Clippers
Tuesday, April 25
Doc Rivers' decision to waive Joe Ingles in 2014 is coming back to haunt the Clippers in Round 1.
RealGM - Magic Johnson To Represent Lakers At Lottery
Monday, April 24
Magic Johnson To Represent Lakers At Lottery
RealGM - All-NBA Teams To Be Announced Prior To June 26th Award Show
Monday, April 24
All-NBA Teams To Be Announced Prior To June 26th Award Show
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Monday, April 24
Can the Oklahoma City Thunder stave off elimination in Game 5?
NBA.com - Austin Rivers to return for Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5
Monday, April 24
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers will be getting reserve guard Austin Rivers back for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz.
NBA.com - Chicago Bulls to start Isaiah Canaan in Game 5 at Boston
Monday, April 24
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls will start seldom-used point guard Isaiah Canaan in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. Coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed the lineup switch on Monday.
ESPN - Vote: Who would pose a bigger threat to the Cavs in the second round?
Monday, April 24
Vote: Who would pose a bigger threat to the Cavs in the second round?
NBA.com - Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car
Monday, April 24
NEW YORK (AP) -- Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it -- in an Indy car.
RealGM - Magic Johnson Didn't See Player Worth Building Around On Lakers' Roster
Monday, April 24
Magic Johnson Didn't See Player Worth Building Around On Lakers' Roster
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Standouts
Monday, April 24
Jake Rauchbach breaks down several of the top prospects at the recent Portsmouth Invitational.
Basketball Insiders - Predicting The 2017 NBA Playoffs – First Round
Monday, April 24
Basketball Insiders writers and editors will weigh in with predictions all throughout the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Here is how they see the First round.
Sports Illustrated - Watch: LeBron James sends get-well message to Steve Kerr
Monday, April 24
LeBron James wishes a quick recovery to Steve Kerr. 
RealGM - Kristaps Porzingis Declines To Comment On Why He Skipped Exit Meeting
Monday, April 24
Kristaps Porzingis Declines To Comment On Why He Skipped Exit Meeting
RealGM - Austin Rivers Expected To Return For Game 5
Monday, April 24
Austin Rivers Expected To Return For Game 5
Sports Illustrated - TIME 100: Former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove writes tribute to LeBron James
Monday, April 24
Rita Dove writes about LeBron James for TIME. 
RealGM - Kobe Bryant Doesn't Miss Playing In NBA
Monday, April 24
Kobe Bryant Doesn't Miss Playing In NBA
Basketball Insiders - Atlanta Hawks’ Youth Movement Is Ahead Of Schedule
Monday, April 24
The Atlanta Hawks are already seeing early dividends on a hybrid youth movement, writes Buddy Grizzard.
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics
Monday, April 24
Isaiah Thomas finally exploded in Game 4 after two slow outings, and the Celtics take re-taken control of their series.
RealGM - Bam Adebayo To Sign With Agent, Stay In Draft
Monday, April 24
Bam Adebayo To Sign With Agent, Stay In Draft
RealGM - Paul George Not Ready To Think About Future
Monday, April 24
Paul George Not Ready To Think About Future
Sports Illustrated - NBA draft 2017: Early entry list
Monday, April 24
Full list of underclassmen who have declared for the NBA draft.
Sports Illustrated - Jimmy Butler Is The Bulls' Last Bastion Of Hope
Monday, April 24
Jimmy Butler has to be the best player in the Bulls' NBA playoff series for Chicago to beat out the Celtics. 
ESPN - BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
Monday, April 24
BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
ESPN - Is LeBron slowing down?
Monday, April 24
Is LeBron slowing down?
RealGM - Steve Kerr Believes He Can Participate In Practice, Film Sessions
Monday, April 24
Steve Kerr Believes He Can Participate In Practice, Film Sessions
Sports Illustrated - How Paul George's Exit Interview With Larry Bird Will Probably Go Down
Monday, April 24
A frustrating season ended with a first-round sweep for Paul George. Will the Pacers star still be in Indiana next season? 
NBA.com - Shootaround (April 24) -- Kevin Durant still questionable for Game 4
Monday, April 24
No. 1: Durant still questionable for Game 4 -- Given their druthers, the Golden State Warriors would always prefer to have All-Star forward and former NBA MVP Kevin Durant in their lineup. That wasn't the case on Saturday, as Durant sat out a Game 3 comeback win with a left calf strain. As a closeout Game 4 tonight looms (10:30 ET, TNT), the Warriors may again be without Durant, writes Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Sports Illustrated - NBA Report Card: The Playoffs Are Getting Nuts
Monday, April 24
So much for a sleepy first round. The NBA playoffs are off to a roaring start thanks to a few mind-blowing performances and unexpected epic clashes.
Basketball Insiders - Westbrook Comes to Defense of Teammates in Rant
Monday, April 24
A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City’s tendency to lose leads when (Russell) Westbrook sits in the second half. Thunder center Steven Adams was asked about the issue, and Westbrook interrupted. “Hold on Steven,” Westbrook said. “I don’t want nobody to try and split us up. We’re all one team. If I […]
Basketball Insiders - Warriors’ Kevin Durant Out Until WC Semifinals?
Monday, April 24
With Steve Kerr ruled out for Game 4 of the first round Monday, the Warriors still face an important question: Will Kevin Durant play? The eight-time All-Star is questionable, a team spokesman told The Chronicle. It is possible that, with a 3-0 series lead over the Trail Blazers, Golden State might not want to bring […]
Basketball Insiders - Bulls’ Hoiberg Upset With How Isaiah Thomas Officiated
Monday, April 24
After watching Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas dominate his team to the tune of 33 points in a 104-95 Game 4 loss on Sunday night, the frustration that has been building up inside of Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg finally boiled over. Hoiberg believes that Thomas has been carrying the ball at various points […]
Basketball Insiders - Beverley: If NBA Won’t Protect Me, I’ll Protect Myself
Monday, April 24
After being fined $25,000 by the NBA for a postgame exchange with a fan Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Rockets guard Patrick Beverley said he was only trying to protect and stand up for himself. When the Thunder’s 115-113 win was over, Beverley, who was not in the game at the time, approached the […]
Basketball Insiders - Jeff Teague Wants to Remain With Pacers
Monday, April 24
(Jeff) Teague will be a free agent this summer, and after finishing Game 4 with 15 points and 10 assists, including a critical steal and three-pointer down the stretch, he made clear that he hopes to remain with the Pacers. “I love Indiana,” Teague said. “You all know me, born and raised, tattoos on my […]
Basketball Insiders - Warriors’ Steve Kerr May Miss Remainder of Playoffs
Monday, April 24
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Sunday he won’t return to the sideline until he can find a remedy for the painful symptoms he’s experiencing due to complications from back surgery almost two years ago. He acknowledged this could keep him out the remainder of the playoffs. Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
Basketball Insiders - Harden Discloses Ankle Injury Sustained in Game 3
Monday, April 24
Houston Rockets star guard James Harden said he has been hobbled by an ankle injury that occurred in Game 3 of this first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harden made the revelation to ESPN’s Lisa Salters after the Rockets’ 113-109 Game 4 victory on Sunday afternoon. Harden went 5-for-16 from the field (including 0-for-7 […]
Sports Illustrated - Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg blasts refs
Monday, April 24
Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg blasts refs about how officiating of Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas.
RealGM - Dunc'd On: All 8 Series Thru Game 4
Monday, April 24
Dunc'd On: All 8 Series Thru Game 4
Sports Illustrated - After Lineup Change, Isaiah Thomas Has Celtics In Control Against Bulls
Monday, April 24
Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics even their first round series with the Chicago Bulls by rediscovering their identity. 
RealGM - Russell Westbrook: Don't Try To Split Us Up
Monday, April 24
Russell Westbrook: Don't Try To Split Us Up
RealGM - Rudy Gobert Returns For Game 4
Monday, April 24
Rudy Gobert Returns For Game 4
RealGM - James Harden Reveals He Injured Ankle In Game 3
Monday, April 24
James Harden Reveals He Injured Ankle In Game 3
RealGM - Jusuf Nurkic Ruled Out For Game 4
Sunday, April 23
Jusuf Nurkic Ruled Out For Game 4
RealGM - Patrick Beverley Fined By NBA, Says League Needs To Protect Players Better
Sunday, April 23
Patrick Beverley Fined By NBA, Says League Needs To Protect Players Better
RealGM - Steve Kerr Out Indefinitely With Back Issues
Sunday, April 23
Steve Kerr Out Indefinitely With Back Issues
RealGM - Frank Jackson Declares For Draft, Won't Hire Agent
Sunday, April 23
Frank Jackson Declares For Draft, Won't Hire Agent
RealGM - Steve Kerr's Illness Cause Remains Unknown
Sunday, April 23
Steve Kerr's Illness Cause Remains Unknown
RealGM - NBA Reviewing Incident Between Patrick Beverley, Son Of Thunder Minority Owner
Saturday, April 22
NBA Reviewing Incident Between Patrick Beverley, Son Of Thunder Minority Owner
ESPN - 2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news
Saturday, April 15
2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news