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ESPN - Westbrook records triple-double in first half
Sunday, April 23
Westbrook records triple-double in first half
NBA.com - Jusuf Nurkic won't play for Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 vs. the Golden State Warriors
Sunday, April 23
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jusuf Nurkic won't play for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Players From the One-and-Done Era
Sunday, April 23
People complained about the prep-to-pro era, and now they have the same reservations with the current system, but many NBA stars came up through it.
Yahoo Sports - Ranking LeBron James
Sunday, April 23
LeBron James is the first player to make it to six-consecutive NBA Finals since the guys on Bill Russell's Boston Celtics. Here's his appearances, ranked.
CBS Sports - WATCH: Larry Bird's disappointed look perfectly sums up Pacers' NBA playoff exit
Sunday, April 23
The Pacers president echoed the fans' feelings with one look
CBS Sports - Warriors vs. Trail Blazers: How to watch, live stream Golden State-Portland Game 4 online, TV channel, start time
Sunday, April 23
The Warriors can complete the series sweep on Monday night
NBA.com - Russell Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets
Sunday, April 23
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder guard Russell Westbrook achieved a triple-double in the first half of Sunday's playoff game against the Houston Rockets.
Yahoo Sports - These 10 NBA Teams Have the Longest Active Playoff Streaks
Sunday, April 23
Over half of the NBA makes the postseason each year, but it's still an achievement. These are the 10 longest active playoff streaks.
FOX Sports - Nurkic won't play for Portland in Game 4 vs. the Warriors
Sunday, April 23
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Jusuf Nurkic won't play for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
Yahoo Sports - How Does Steph Curry Compare to the Other MVP Point Guards?
Sunday, April 23
Stephen Curry is just the sixth NBA point guard to win the MVP award. How does he stack up to his contemporaries?
Yahoo Sports - 25 Most Expensive Contracts in NBA History
Sunday, April 23
With the salary cap exploding in recent years, NBA salaries are rising. Here are the 25 most expensive contracts in NBA history.
Yahoo Sports - 17 Myths About the NBA You Shouldn't Believe
Sunday, April 23
The NBA has a long history, which includes many myths and conspiracies. We break down 17 NBA myths that you shouldn't believe.
FOX Sports - 5 incredible LeBron James stats from the Cavaliers’ sweep of the Pacers
Sunday, April 23
They call him The King for a reason
FOX Sports - Paul George sick of losing to LeBron in playoffs
Sunday, April 23
Paul George wasn't interested in talking about free agency after being swept out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Sunday, April 23
David Yapkowitz looks at Game 4 of Raptors-Bucks, and breaks down Game 5.
CBS Sports - Warriors vs. Blazers: Portland's Jusuf Nurkic ruled out for Game 4 with leg soreness
Sunday, April 23
Nurkic, who had been out since March 30, played 17 minutes in his return in Game 3
CBS Sports - Did we really learn anything about LeBron James' Cavs as they swept the Pacers?
Sunday, April 23
Cleveland is off to the second round, but questions remain about the defending champs
FOX Sports - Bucks try to take back advantage against Raptors (Apr 24, 2017)
Sunday, April 23
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors regained their energy to bounce back in Game 4. Now it is up to the Milwaukee Bucks to do the same Monday night in Game 5 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
Sports Illustrated - Paul George on free agency: 'I ain't even at that point yet...Next question'
Sunday, April 23
Paul George isn't thinking about free agency yet.
ESPN - Beverley: NBA should protect players more
Sunday, April 23
Beverley: NBA should protect players more
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Best Uniforms in NBA History
Sunday, April 23
Basketball history has seen some great uniforms, so we've listed the 10 best jerseys that have ever graced an NBA stadium.
CBS Sports - Cavaliers' sweep of the Pacers ties '75 Warriors in one dubious measure
Sunday, April 23
Cleveland's margin of victory was just 16 points despite a dominant series from LeBron
FOX Sports - Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets
Sunday, April 23
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder guard Russell Westbrook achieved a triple-double in the first half of Sunday's playoff game against the Houston Rockets.
ESPN - LeBron, Cavaliers sweep away Pacers' challenge
Sunday, April 23
LeBron, Cavaliers sweep away Pacers' challenge
CBS Sports - LeBron continues historic first-round playoff dominance with Cavs' sweep of Pacers
Sunday, April 23
A look at just how good LeBron has been in the first round of the NBA playoffs
ESPN - Sources: Kerr walking but has neck, head pain
Sunday, April 23
Sources: Kerr walking but has neck, head pain
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James vs. Top NBA Players Ever: Where Does LeBron Rank?
Sunday, April 23
LeBron James is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players to ever suit up in the NBA. But where does he rank among the top 10 true titans of the game?
CBS Sports - Wizards vs. Hawks: How to watch, live stream Atlanta-Washington Game 4 online, TV channel, start time
Sunday, April 23
The Wizards hold a 2-1 series lead
CBS Sports - Bucks vs. Raptors: How to watch, live stream Milwaukee-Toronto Game 5 online, TV channel, start time
Sunday, April 23
Toronto can take a 3-2 series lead on Monday night at home
FOX Sports - Paul George on free agency: 'I ain't even at that point yet...Next question'
Sunday, April 23
Paul George isn’t thinking about free agency yet.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Duos to Ever Play on the Court Together
Sunday, April 23
With the release of ESPN's '30 for 30' documentary, "The Magic Moment," we were reminded of the incredible effect the best NBA duos can have on the NBA.
Yahoo Sports - Cavs sweep Pacers in historically tight series
Sunday, April 23
LeBron James and the Cavaliers completed a first-round sweep for the third consecutive year, but this one was decided by a total of 16 points.
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James, Cavaliers hold off Pacers for historically tight first-round sweep
Sunday, April 23
LeBron James and the Cavaliers completed a first-round sweep for the third consecutive year, but this one was decided by a total of 16 points.
FOX Sports - Kyrie Irving says Cavs grew as a team during series with Pacers
Sunday, April 23
Irving had 28 points in the win.
FOX Sports - James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round (Apr 23, 2017)
Sunday, April 23
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday.
CBS Sports - NBA playoff schedule 2017: Cavaliers-Pacers series dates, TV channels, times, streaming, online
Sunday, April 23
How to watch Cleveland and Indiana in their first-round series
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: First-round matchups, scores, dates, TV, online, times, bracket, streaming
Sunday, April 23
The Warriors continue to roll without Durant
FOX Sports - LeBron James powers Cavs past Pacers to complete first-round sweep
Sunday, April 23
The defending champs are moving on.
CBS Sports - NBA playoffs 2017 live scores: First-round series results, updates, schedule, bracket, matchups
Sunday, April 23
The playoffs are starting to heat up
Yahoo Sports - Celtics vs. Bulls: Chicago's Rajon Rondo fined $25K for trying to trip Jae Crowder
Sunday, April 23
Rajon Rondo didn't even play in Game 3, but he still managed to do something fine-worthy. The Bulls point guard has been fined $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder during Friday's game, the league announced on Sunday. Boston went on to win the game, 104-87. Rondo was one
Basketball Insiders - Clippers’ Future Unclear in Wake of Blake Griffin’s Injury
Sunday, April 23
Another postseason injury and upcoming free agency leave the Los Angeles Clippers' future in question.
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: Rockets-Thunder series scores, dates, times, TV channels, streaming, online
Sunday, April 23
Houston has a 2-1 lead. Here's how to watch the rest of the series
CBS Sports - Rockets vs. Thunder: How to watch, live stream Houston-OKC Game 4 online, TV channel, start time
Sunday, April 23
OKC can even the series on Sunday
Yahoo Sports - Rockets’ Patrick Beverley fined $25,000 for incident with Oklahoma City Thunder fan
Sunday, April 23
Chicago Bulls PG Rajon Rondo had to dole out a nice chunk of change on Sunday. The league fined Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics wing Jae Crowder. But Rondo isn’t the only point guard during these playoffs who earned a fine from the league. Thanks to an altercation with a fan during
CBS Sports - Celtics vs. Bulls: How to watch, live stream Chicago-Boston Game 4 online, TV channel, start time
Sunday, April 23
After falling behind 0-2, Boston has a chance to even the series on Sunday
NBA.com - Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley says he was trying to protect himself
Sunday, April 23
OKLAHOMA CITY -- 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.
CBS Sports - NBA playoff schedule 2017: Celtics vs. Bulls series dates, times, TV channels, streaming, online
Sunday, April 23
Here is how to watch the Celtics-Bulls series
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs: The 10 amazing moments from the incredible Spurs-Grizzlies Game 4
Sunday, April 23
Kawhi goes nova, but Memphis gets the last laugh
ESPN - Jazz's Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable
Sunday, April 23
Jazz's Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable
FOX Sports - Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan
Sunday, April 23
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Basketball Insiders - NBA Sunday: Time For Pacers to Move Paul George
Sunday, April 23
The title window has closed. It's time for Larry Bird to trade his superstar, writes Moke Hamilton.
NBA.com - Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert could return for Game 4
Sunday, April 23
The Western Conference first-round matchup between the Jazz and Clippers could have a revolving-door feel Sunday for Game 4, with Blake Griffin out and Rudy Gobert possibly back in.
ESPN - Draymond Green has mastered the 'art' of trash talking
Sunday, April 23
Draymond Green has mastered the 'art' of trash talking
ESPN - Bulls' Rondo fined $25K for attempted trip
Sunday, April 23
Bulls' Rondo fined $25K for attempted trip
Sports Illustrated - Beijing Ducks terminate Stephon Marbury's contract after role dispute
Sunday, April 23
Stephon Marbury is parting ways with the team that made him a star in China.
Yahoo Sports - Jazz's Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable
Sunday, April 23
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Follow on Twitter Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Sunday's Game 4 against the LA Clippers
NBA.com - Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley fined $25K for confronting fan
Sunday, April 23
NEW YORK -- Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $25,000 for confronting a fan, it was announced Sunday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks
Sunday, April 23
Buddy Grizzard breaks down the round one matchup between the Wizards and Hawks, and picks Game 4.
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs 2017 live scores: First-round series results, updates, schedule, bracket, matchups
Sunday, April 23
The second weekend of the playoffs has not disappointed. The Spurs and Grizzlies turned in one of the best games of the playoffs, led by Kawhi Leonard and Mike Conley's brilliant performances and Marc Gasol's heroics. The Warriors also showed us just how dangerous they can be, erasing a huge
Yahoo Sports - Peterson: Hey, NBA, Deonte Burton is an all-around player, not just a dunker
Sunday, April 23
Here's the deal: Do a Google search on Iowa State and Deonte Burton and dunk. You come up with at least 230,000 videos, stories and pictures. Type keywords Deonte Burton and Iowa State and shooting. That gets you about 227,000 fewer entries — and that's the point. “It doesn't bother me that
NBA.com - Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo fined $25K for attempting to trip Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder
Sunday, April 23
NEW YORK -- Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been fined $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder, it was announced Sunday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
Yahoo Sports - Magic Johnson should steer clear of Paul George in search for next Lakers superstar
Sunday, April 23
It didn't take long for Magic Johnson to come to the realization that what he's got in Laker-land isn't enough to challenge for an NBA title. Anybody can see what he's up against. D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle aren't going to take the Lakers where Magic wants
Yahoo Sports - NBA Playoffs Betting Odds April 23: Cavs-Pacers Elimination Game?
Sunday, April 23
Game Four of the Cavs-Pacers game could result in an elimination for the Indiana Pacers, who surprisingly have had their way with Cleveland of late Against The Spread. In fact, the Pacers will come into this game having gone 10-3-1 ATS against the Cavs over the past fourteen meetings. Elsewhere the Thunder
Sports Illustrated - Report: Warriors remain concerned with coach Steve Kerr's return
Sunday, April 23
Steve Kerr's status for Monday's Game 4 remains uncertain.
NBA.com - David Fizdale's rant becomes Memphis Grizzlies' rallying cry
Sunday, April 23
"Take that for data."
NBA.com - Shootaround (April 23): Golden State Warriors concerned about Steve Kerr's health
Sunday, April 23
No. 1: Kerr, not Durant, is Warriors' biggest health concern -- Kevin Durant's health might not be the deciding factor for the Golden State Warriors during this postseason run, wherever it ends. That distinction might belong to Steve Kerr, who like Durant missed the Warriors' Game 3 win over Portland Saturday night and could miss the remainder of the series dealing with an undisclosed "illness." Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group explores the uncertainty surrounding Kerr's situation going forward:
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
ESPN - Old dog, new tricks: Celtics' Gerald Green unexpected playoff starter
Sunday, April 23
Old dog, new tricks: Celtics' Gerald Green unexpected playoff starter
ESPN - Kawhi's performance is brilliant, yet empty in Game 4 loss
Sunday, April 23
Kawhi's performance is brilliant, yet empty in Game 4 loss
NBA.com - Report: Health could force Steve Kerr to miss rest of Warriors-Blazers series
Sunday, April 23
Kevin Durant's left calf strain, which kept him out of Games 2 and 3 in the first round, had been the eye-catching note on the Warriors' injury report.
ESPN - Warriors overcome 17-point deficit to win Game 3 in Portland
Sunday, April 23
Warriors overcome 17-point deficit to win Game 3 in Portland
Basketball Insiders - Marc Gasol Hits Game Winner to Lift Memphis in Game Four
Sunday, April 23
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points. Marc Gasol laughed and insisted he didn’t know his teammate was an alternative on the game-winning play. Zach Randolph backed […]
Basketball Insiders - NBA Looking Into Incident Between Rockets’ Beverley, Fan
Sunday, April 23
The NBA is investigating an incident between a fan and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley after Game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs on Friday night, multiple league sources told ESPN. In the first half, Beverley got knocked down after attempting a layup and landed at a fan’s feet, identified as Stuart Scaramucci, son of […]
Basketball Insiders - Jusuf Nurkic Returns for Portland in Game Three
Sunday, April 23
Portland saw the return of Jusuf Nurkic, who had missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg, started at center. Nurkic, known as the Bosian Beast, played limited minutes and contributed two points and 11 rebounds. […]
Basketball Insiders - Markieff Morris on Paul Millsap: ‘He’s a Crybaby’
Sunday, April 23
Atlanta’s Paul Millsap and Washington’s Markieff Morris have been jawing at each other in their first-round playoff matchup, likening the physical style of play to mixed martial arts. The bad blood took a personal turn Saturday night in Atlanta, though, after the Wizards’ blowout loss in Game 3 put the Hawks back in the series. […]
Basketball Insiders - Durant, Kerr Both Out in Warriors Game Three Win
Sunday, April 23
Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr were both out for the Golden State Warriors in Saturday night’s 119-113 win over the Trail Blazers. Durant missed his second straight game in the Western Conference first-round series due to a left calf strain. Kerr, meanwhile, did not coach because he is sick. Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain) and […]
ESPN - Marbury leaves Chinese club over salary, role
Sunday, April 23
Marbury leaves Chinese club over salary, role
Sports Illustrated - Kawhi Leonard's Incredible Fourth Quarter Can't Save San Antonio
Sunday, April 23
In the final 246 seconds of Game 4 against the Grizzlies, Kawhi Leonard provided a transcendent moment in a series that has become required viewing. 
Yahoo Sports - NBA: The 5 Worst Uniforms of the 1990s
Sunday, April 23
The NBA is one of the more stylish leagues in pro sports. But it's seen its fair share of the ugliest uniforms. We call that period of time: the 1990s.
Yahoo Sports - 5 NBA Teams That Started Well but Missed the Playoffs
Sunday, April 23
Many teams get off to a hot start, but sometimes they fizzle out just as quickly. These 5 NBA teams experienced success but missed the playoffs.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Top 8 Players With the Most Career Assists
Sunday, April 23
Here are the top career assist-leaders of all time for a sense of what today's passers have in store for them to be among the best for career assists.
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James vs. Top NBA Players Ever: Where Does LeBron Rank?
Sunday, April 23
LeBron James is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players to ever suit up in the NBA. But where does he rank among the top 10 true titans of the game?
NBA.com - Portland Trail Blazers get center Jusuf Nurkic back in lineup
Sunday, April 23
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jusuf Nurkic will start for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Sports Illustrated - Pettiness And Defense Have Turned Hawks-Wizards Into A Series
Sunday, April 23
Markeiff Morris and Paul Millsap's beef is at the center at a rejuvenated postseason rivalry between the Hawks and Wizards. 
Yahoo Sports - Duke's Frank Jackson, a Lone Peak grad, declares for NBA draft but will not hire agent
Sunday, April 23
Jackson averaged 10.9 points per game in his first season as a Blue Devil. He played in 36 of Duke's 37 games, making 16 starts. He finished with 61 assists and 49 turnovers for the season, shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 75.5 from the free-throw line. Jackson informed Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz
Sunday, April 23
The Clippers won Game 3 but lost Blake Griffin for the remainder of the playoffs to injury. Who will take Game 4?
Yahoo Sports - BREAKING NEWS: Steve Kerr OUT for Game 3
Saturday, April 22
AT AN ARENA NEAR YOU – Welcome to the latest and greatest edition of the CSN Insiders Notebook. The rumor mill is starting to get hot and heavy with some of the game's biggest names being talked about as being on the move. At the top of the list these days is the New York Knicks and their star player
Sports Illustrated - Warriors coach Steve Kerr sidelined for Game 3 with illness, Kevin Durant also out
Saturday, April 22
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will not coach the team on Saturday night due to illness, the team announced.
Yahoo Sports - Peninsula icon, former NBA referee Jess Kersey remembered for 'magnetic personality'
Saturday, April 22
Jess Kersey's proudest officiating moment wasn't about him. It didn't involve Kareem, Jordan, Bird or LeBron. It wasn't derived from the staggering numbers he compiled refereeing professional basketball for three decades. Indeed, the memory that made Kersey beam most came eight years
Yahoo Sports - NBA combine in Chicago kicks off NBA draft process for Detroit Pistons
Saturday, April 22
Next month's NBA draft combine is the first major event in the process for the Pistons as they try to return to the playoffs. Here's a look at the key events and dates leading to the draft in June. Early-entry eligibility deadline (Sunday): NCAA rules allow underclassmen to go through the predraft
Yahoo Sports - Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing
Saturday, April 22
They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Saturday, April 22
Can the Oklahoma City Thunder keep the momentum rolling at home? An important Game 4 looms large.
Yahoo Sports - Report: NBA looking into incident postgame between Patrick Beverley, son of Thunder minority owner
Saturday, April 22
The Rockets requested the league look into this.
Yahoo Sports - A Leaked Photo Shows Possible Inclusion Of The WNBA In NBA Live 18
Saturday, April 22
The WNBA is a league that was created in the United States to inspire young girls. Unfortunately, although the popularity of women's sports has increased in recent years, which culminated with the U.S. women's soccer team winning the Women's World Cup in 2015, the WNBA hasn't caught on
Sports Illustrated - NBA fines Patrick Beverley $25,000 over fan altercation
Saturday, April 22
Patrick Beverley was fined $25,000 by NBA for his role in a fan interaction after Game 3.
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
Yahoo Sports - NBA Playoffs: League investigating altercation between Patrick Beverley, Thunder fan
Saturday, April 22
Clearly they don't forgive and forget, as one fan was seen berating Patrick Beverley during the Rockets' Game 3 matchup with Oklahoma City. That moment incited Beverley to go back for more. Beverley went to address the fan after the game, as seen in both the video and the GIF above. Words were
Sports Illustrated - Blake Griffin Can't Put Off Free Agency Plans Any Longer
Saturday, April 22
Despite his recurring health issues, Blake Griffin remains arguably the top target in this summer’s free agency class and he should start thinking big. 
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls
Saturday, April 22
Without Rajon Rondo, the Chicago Bulls were shellacked by the Boston Celtics in Game 3. Will Game 4 bring more of the same?
RealGM - Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts Interviewed As Package Deal In 2008
Saturday, April 22
Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts Interviewed As Package Deal In 2008
RealGM - Vlade Divac Tried To Hire Scott Perry In Past
Saturday, April 22
Vlade Divac Tried To Hire Scott Perry In Past
Yahoo Sports - The NBA is letting James Dolan screw over 'a—hole' fan
Saturday, April 22
The NBA commissioner's office on Friday informed Knicks season-ticket holder/heckler Mike Hamersky it can't help him in his duel with owner James Dolan. More than a week after Hamersky was denied from renewing his partial season-ticket plan at the first deadline, the NBA finally got back to the
Yahoo Sports - Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Former Arizona Wildcat Matt Brase one step away from D League title
Saturday, April 22
To get a job in the NBA, Matt Brase didn't rely on his Arizona basketball lineage or a phone call from his grandfather, Lute Olson. Brase sent a letter with a resume to every NBA owner, general manager and head coach. Because this took place during the five-month NBA lockout of 2011, no one was hiring
Basketball Insiders - John Wall Gives Washington Wizards A Mental Edge
Saturday, April 22
John Wall has played a central role in helping his team keep a mental edge, resulting in a 2-0 series lead.
Sports Illustrated - The Wizards' Offensive Resurgence Has Put The East On Notice
Saturday, April 22
The Wizards pose a legitimate threat in the East thanks to the offensive machine that is its starting lineup.
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs 2017: Celtics return to form, Thunder outlast Rockets, Chris Paul saves Clippers
Saturday, April 22
Friday night's NBA playoff games saw the Eastern Conference's one seed finally play like a one seed and two Western Conference battles that went down to the wire. The Celtics showed up in Chicago to shrink the Bulls' advantage in the series to 2-1. The Thunder outlasted the Rockets after
RealGM - Inspirational Video From Kevin Garnett Helps Lift Celtics In Game 3
Saturday, April 22
Inspirational Video From Kevin Garnett Helps Lift Celtics In Game 3
ESPN - BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
Saturday, April 22
BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
RealGM - Blake Griffin Ruled Out For Playoffs With Toe Injury
Saturday, April 22
Blake Griffin Ruled Out For Playoffs With Toe Injury
Basketball Insiders - Blake Griffin Out For Playoffs With Toe Injury
Saturday, April 22
The L.A. Clippers announced that forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe suffered during the Clippers’ 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round Playoff series. Griffin will be re-evaluated upon […]
Sports Illustrated - Blake Griffin will miss remainder of playoffs due to big toe injury
Saturday, April 22
Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a big right toe injury.
Basketball Insiders - NBA Saturday: The Philadelphia 76ers’ Best Case Scenario
Saturday, April 22
What is the best possible scenario for the 76ers this offseason? Dennis Chambers examines the possibilities.
Yahoo Sports - This year was supposed to be different for the Toronto Raptors. Instead, it's more of the same.
Saturday, April 22
This was supposed to be the year that things were different for the Toronto Raptors. The combination of finally breaking through and winning a pair of playoff series last season – the first time Toronto had done so in 15 years – and making a pair of shrewd deals at February's trade deadline to bring
Yahoo Sports - Smart on KG's Message: "Play Like Dogs"
Saturday, April 22
CHICAGO – Kevin Garnett's words are so powerful that he can inspire a team that he doesn't even play for. Garnett, a former champion with the Boston Celtics who is more than four years removed from his last game in green and white, sent a message to the team this week that lit a fire in its belly
ESPN - Rockets right there at Game 3 finish, but slow start stung
Saturday, April 22
Rockets right there at Game 3 finish, but slow start stung
Yahoo Sports - How Kevin Garnett gave the Celtics inspiration in the midst of their pain
Saturday, April 22
Down 2-0 to the Bulls and mourning the death of Isaiah Thomas' sister, the Celtics needed to regain some swagger. They turned to an old legend for help.
ESPN - Bulls appear to be in big trouble without Rondo running the show
Saturday, April 22
Bulls appear to be in big trouble without Rondo running the show
ESPN - Westbrook's more reserved triple-double is just enough in Game 3 win
Saturday, April 22
Westbrook's more reserved triple-double is just enough in Game 3 win
ESPN - Celtics have renewed zest, swagger after Game 3 win
Saturday, April 22
Celtics have renewed zest, swagger after Game 3 win
Basketball Insiders - Warriors’ Durant Remains Questionable for Game Three
Saturday, April 22
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant participated fully in a “light” practice on Friday and remains questionable with a left calf strain for Saturday’s Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant said he felt good after practice but that it was frustrating to be injured again. “I want to play,” he said. “I want […]
Basketball Insiders - Westbrook Fined 15k For Post-game Comments
Saturday, April 22
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been fined $15,000 for using inappropriate language during a postgame interview, the NBA announced Friday. Westbrook used a profanity when asked about his 51-point, 10-rebound, 13-assist line after the Thunder’s Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Basketball Insiders - Kevin Garnett Sends Inspirational Video to Celtics Prior to Tip-off
Saturday, April 22
Kevin Garnett recorded an inspirational video message aimed at pumping up the Celtics after they lost the first two games of their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls. Boston players suggested it set the tone for their 104-87 Game 3 triumph on Friday night. After being shown the video by teammate Avery Bradley, Celtics guard […]
Basketball Insiders - Clippers’ Blake Griffin Leaves Game With Toe Injury
Saturday, April 22
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin suffered a bruised right big toe Friday in a 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. He left the game in the first half and was ruled out to return as the Clippers awaited the results of X-rays, which were negative. […]
Sports Illustrated - Chris Paul torched the Jazz in the fourth quarter
Saturday, April 22
With Blake Griffin sidelined due to a right toe injury, Chris Paul carried the Clippers past the Utah Jazz in the fourth quarter of Game 3.
Yahoo Sports - How NBA two-way contracts impact on the Miami Heat
Saturday, April 22
A brief primer, via dleaguedigest, on the new NBA two-way contracts clears up the confusion surrounding them. How do the new contracts affect the Miami Heat salary cap? “A player an NBA team wishes to designate with a two-way contract will receive $50,000 in training camp, a number that is paid by the
Yahoo Sports - Bradley Reacts to Win
Saturday, April 22
Avery Bradley discusses the Celtics Game 3 win over the Bulls. In the game, Bradley earns 15 points, grabs seven rebounds and dishes seven assists.
Yahoo Sports - Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo picking up the point from NBA great Jason Kidd
Saturday, April 22
While catching his breath during a break along the sideline, the Milwaukee Bucks' star pupil put his arms on his hips and leaned his 6-foot-11 frame over to listen to coach Jason Kidd. Giannis Antetokounmpo is learning the nuances of running a team from one of the best point guards and triple-double
Yahoo Sports - The NBA’s Longest Team Might Be Around for a While
Saturday, April 22
Giannis Antetokounmpo is now a transcendent star and the Milwaukee Bucks are playing like the best team in the Eastern Conference
Sports Illustrated - Blake Griffin out for remainder of playoffs due to right toe injury
Saturday, April 22
Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a big right toe injury.
Yahoo Sports - Gary Payton: Draymond, not Kawhi, should get defensive award
Saturday, April 22
As one of best defensive players of his generation, Gary Payton knows what it takes to thrive on that end of the floor. In one of the tightest races for defensive player of the year in quite some time, the nine-time All-Star told The Associated Press that he is leaning toward Golden State's Draymond
Sports Illustrated - Rajon Rondo fined $25,000 for trying to trip Jae Crowder during Game 3
Saturday, April 22
Bulls guard Rajon Rondo denied trying to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench during Game 3 on Friday night.
Yahoo Sports - Frustrated Kevin Durant still uncertain for Game 3
Friday, April 21
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant participated fully in a "light" practice on Friday and remains questionable with a left calf strain for Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant said he felt good after practice but that it was frustrating
Yahoo Sports - Gary Payton: Draymond, not Kawhi, should get defensive award
Friday, April 21
As one of best defensive players of his generation, Gary Payton knows what it takes to thrive on that end of the floor. In one of the tightest races for defensive player of the year in quite some time, the nine-time All-Star told The Associated Press that he is leaning toward Golden State's Draymond
Sports Illustrated - Jerry West calls Russell Westbrook a ‘reincarnation of Michael Jordan’
Friday, April 21
Jerry West had the highest of praise for Russell Westbrook.
RealGM - Bulls May Shift Course On Jimmy Butler's Future Due To Playoff Success
Friday, April 21
Bulls May Shift Course On Jimmy Butler's Future Due To Playoff Success
Sports Illustrated - LaVar Ball responds to Nike exec: 'Big Baller Brand about to be your competition'
Friday, April 21
LaVar Ball responded to Nike global basketball sports marketing director George Raveling on Friday, saying that his Big Baller Brand will soon compete with the apparel giant.
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Friday, April 21
The Memphis Grizzlies made a statement in Game 3 and now look to even the series in Game 4.
Yahoo Sports - NBA Green Energy All-Star Campaign
Friday, April 21
On , NBA Green will join the global celebration of the 47th annual Earth Day by officially launching the to highlight the NBA's commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy. NBA Green partnered with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to create a vignette featuring NBA
Yahoo Sports - Bucks believe rookies Malcolm Brogdon, Thon Maker can do the job
Friday, April 21
MILWAUKEE — Unusual as it is for an NBA playoff team to start one rookie, the Milwaukee Bucks start two — guard Malcolm Brogdon and forward center Thon Maker. The Bucks are the first team to start two rookies in a playoff game since Golden State did it with Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli in the 2013
Yahoo Sports - NBA Social Rankings: Who Won The Week?
Friday, April 21
Welcome back to The Crossover’s weekly social media power rankings, where we determine who won the week off the court.
Sports Illustrated - NBA Social Rankings: Who Won The Week?
Friday, April 21
We determine who won the week in and off the court, with Carmelo Anthony, Dion Waiters and others taking center stage. 
RealGM - Celtics' Coaches Wanted To Trade For Carmelo Anthony At Deadline
Friday, April 21
Celtics' Coaches Wanted To Trade For Carmelo Anthony At Deadline
RealGM - Kings Hire Scott Perry As Executive VP Of Basketball Operations
Friday, April 21
Kings Hire Scott Perry As Executive VP Of Basketball Operations
Yahoo Sports - With James Harden at point guard, 'Everybody eats'
Friday, April 21
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Yahoo Sports - The Greatest 4th Quarter Comebacks in NBA Playoff History
Friday, April 21
Cleveland overcame a 25-point halftime deficit to complete one of the best comebacks in NBA Playoff history. Imagine if they had to do it all in the fourth.
Yahoo Sports - Russell Westbrook's news-conference expletive cost him 15 bleepin' grand
Friday, April 21
As it turns out, the NBA doesn't like it when players say the F-word during nationally televised press conferences.
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers
Friday, April 21
Spencer Davies looks back at a miraculous Cavs Game 3 comeback, and forward to a potential clinching Game 4.
Sports Illustrated - Rajon Rondo Injury Another Strange Turn For Bizarre Bulls
Friday, April 21
The Bulls season continues to get weirder, as Rajon Rondo suffers a fractured thumb just when he started to gel with his teammates and coaches. 
Yahoo Sports - Soccer-Bulgarian championship group B results and standings
Friday, April 21
April 21 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Bulgarian championship Group B matches on Friday Friday, April 21Naftex Bourgas 0 Beroe Stara Zagora 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Pirin Blagoevgrad 28 11 5 12 33 38 38 2 Beroe Stara Zagora 29 10 7 12 30 32 37 -------------------------3 Naftex Bourgas
Yahoo Sports - Grizzlies Morning After: Z-Bo, role players make Grizzlies dangerous
Friday, April 21
Zach Randolph made his head coach's decision to reinsert him in the starting lineup as anything but desperate. Grizzlies coach David Fizdale watched a vintage performance from his veteran power forward. Randolph gave the struggling Grizzlies offense a much-needed third scorer to go alongside Mike
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Friday, April 21
David Yapkowitz breaks down Game 3 between the Bucks and Raptors, and previews Game 4.
RealGM - Russell Westbrook Fined $15,000 For Inappropriate Language After Game 2
Friday, April 21
Russell Westbrook Fined $15,000 For Inappropriate Language After Game 2
Basketball Insiders - Bulls: Rajon Rondo Has Fractured Thumb, Out Indefinitely
Friday, April 21
The Chicago Bulls released the following statement regarding Rajon Rondo: “Rajon Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 at Boston on Tuesday night. Rondo underwent a subsequent exam and x-rays that confirmed a thumb fracture. Surgery is not required for this injury, and he is out indefinitely.” Source: Chicago Bulls
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Thumb Fracture
Friday, April 21
Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Thumb Fracture
Sports Illustrated - Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb fracture
Friday, April 21
Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb fracture.
RealGM - Wizards' Home Playoff Uniforms Can No Longer Be Bought By Fans
Friday, April 21
Wizards' Home Playoff Uniforms Can No Longer Be Bought By Fans
RealGM - Magic Interested In David Griffin For GM Job
Friday, April 21
Magic Interested In David Griffin For GM Job
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: LeBron James is Still the King
Friday, April 21
Even in his 14th year, LeBron James shows us things we haven't seen before.
Sports Illustrated - NBA Playoffs: A Conversation About The Bulls And Celtics
Friday, April 21
The Bulls are shockingly leading the Celtics 2–0, which called for an emergency conversation about the NBA playoffs' most surprising series. 
RealGM - Dunc'd On Game 3s: CLE Comes Back On IND, MIL/TOR, MEM/SAS
Friday, April 21
Dunc'd On Game 3s: CLE Comes Back On IND, MIL/TOR, MEM/SAS
Basketball Insiders - LeBron Guides Cavs to Overcome Largest Halftime Deficit
Friday, April 21
It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round […]
Sports Illustrated - The Bucks' Defense Has Quarantined DeMar DeRozan
Friday, April 21
The Milwaukee Bucks have discovered a secret formula to holding Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan without a field goal.
ESPN - Pelton mail: How special were NBA superstars this season?
Friday, April 21
Pelton mail: How special were NBA superstars this season?
RealGM - Kings Hire Luke Bornn As VP Of Analytics And Strategy
Friday, April 21
Kings Hire Luke Bornn As VP Of Analytics And Strategy
RealGM - Rudy Gobert Ruled Out For Game 3, Jazz May Use Hack-A Strategy
Thursday, April 20
Rudy Gobert Ruled Out For Game 3, Jazz May Use Hack-A Strategy
RealGM - RealGM Radio: Jared Dubin
Thursday, April 20
RealGM Radio: Jared Dubin
RealGM - David Fizdale: Kawhi Leonard Bleeds Antifreeze
Thursday, April 20
David Fizdale: Kawhi Leonard Bleeds Antifreeze
RealGM - David Stern: NBA In Great Position For All Parties
Thursday, April 20
David Stern: NBA In Great Position For All Parties
RealGM - Jeff Withey's Ex-Fiancee Files Police Report Alleging Domestic Violence
Thursday, April 20
Jeff Withey's Ex-Fiancee Files Police Report Alleging Domestic Violence
RealGM - Russell Westbrook Shattering Usage Rate Record In Playoffs
Thursday, April 20
Russell Westbrook Shattering Usage Rate Record In Playoffs
RealGM - Russell Westbrook Claims To Not Care About 51/10/13 Line After Game 2 Loss
Thursday, April 20
Russell Westbrook Claims To Not Care About 51/10/13 Line After Game 2 Loss
RealGM - Dunc'd On: OKC/HOU (Did Russ Play Selfishly?), ATL/WAS, POR/GSW Game 2s
Thursday, April 20
Dunc'd On: OKC/HOU (Did Russ Play Selfishly?), ATL/WAS, POR/GSW Game 2s
RealGM - Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Remain With Knicks, Doesn't Explain Skipped Meeting
Thursday, April 20
Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Remain With Knicks, Doesn't Explain Skipped Meeting
RealGM - Kevin Durant Ruled Out Of Game 2 With Strained Left Calf
Thursday, April 20
Kevin Durant Ruled Out Of Game 2 With Strained Left Calf
RealGM - Heat Expect Chris Bosh Situation To 'Run Its Course, Take Care Of Itself'
Wednesday, April 19
Heat Expect Chris Bosh Situation To 'Run Its Course, Take Care Of Itself'
RealGM - Chris Paul 'Would Love' To Have Staples Center Statue
Wednesday, April 19
Chris Paul 'Would Love' To Have Staples Center Statue
RealGM - Marcus Smart Fined $25,000 For Flipping Off Fan
Wednesday, April 19
Marcus Smart Fined $25,000 For Flipping Off Fan
RealGM - Daryl Morey Subtweets Russell Westbrook On Rebounds
Wednesday, April 19
Daryl Morey Subtweets Russell Westbrook On Rebounds
ESPN - 2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news
Saturday, April 15
2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news
ESPN - Experts predict Eastern Conference first-round series
Friday, April 14
Experts predict Eastern Conference first-round series
ESPN - Experts' first-round Western Conference picks
Friday, April 14
Experts' first-round Western Conference picks