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ESPN - Jazz's Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable
Sunday, April 23
Jazz's Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable
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
ESPN - Rockets' Beverley fined $25K for fan incident
Sunday, April 23
Rockets' Beverley fined $25K for fan incident
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.
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
Yahoo Sports - NBA fines Patrick Beverley over fan altercation
Sunday, April 23
The NBA has fined? Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley?$25,000 over his interaction with a fan during Game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs Friday night, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced Sunday. In the first half, Beverley got knocked down after attempting
FOX Sports - 5 things learned from Bucks-Raptors Game 4
Sunday, April 23
What stood out from Milwaukee's 87-76 loss to Toronto
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.
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.
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?
ESPN - Pacers' McMillan: More on line than one game
Sunday, April 23
Pacers' McMillan: More on line than one game
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 5.
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.
FOX Sports - Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder
Sunday, April 23
CHICAGO (AP) The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series.
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 - 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.
CBS Sports - Cavs vs. Pacers: How to watch, live stream Cleveland-Indiana Game 4 online, TV channel, start time
Sunday, April 23
Cleveland can complete the sweep on 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
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
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
CBS Sports - Celtics vs. Bulls: Chicago's Rajon Rondo fined $25K for trying to trip Jae Crowder
Sunday, April 23
The Bulls' point guard was still trying to make an impact, even from the bench
ESPN - Rockets look to fix first-quarter struggles
Sunday, April 23
Rockets look to fix first-quarter struggles
FOX Sports - Rajon Rondo fined by NBA for trying to trip Celtics’ Jae Crowder from bench
Sunday, April 23
Rondo is out indefinitely with a thumb injury.
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.
FOX Sports - Steve Kerr reportedly was in excruciating pain as Warriors try to diagnose his ‘illness’
Sunday, April 23
Steve Kerr missed Saturday’s game with what the team described as an “illness,” but it appears to be something serious. The Warriors haven’t provided specifics of Kerr’s condition – reportedly because they don’t have any answers yet. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the worst symptoms have left Kerr in excruciating pain and barely able to walk. A spinal fluid leak caused numerous symptoms that included debilitating headaches and nausea, which caused him to miss the first 43 games of the 2015-16 season.
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.
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
FOX Sports - Steve Kerr reportedly was in excruciating pain as Warriors try to diagnose his ‘illness’
Sunday, April 23
Kerr expected to miss the rest of the first-round series
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
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.
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."
FOX Sports - BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Sunday, April 23
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
FOX Sports - 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 - 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:
FOX Sports - Philadelphia 76ers: Exit Interviews Reveal Potential Player Movement
Sunday, April 23
Bryan Colangelo and Brett Brown recently held their exit interviews.Here we cover the major talking points and some possible targets in the offseason.As is customary for NBA teams, thePhiladelphia 76ers recently held their end-of-the-season exit interviews. While all players gave their time ...
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
FOX Sports - Denver Nuggets Should Re-Sign Danilo Gallinari
Sunday, April 23
Danilo Gallinari has announced his intentions to decline his player option and attempt to re-sign through free agency. The Denver Nuggets should oblige.Veteran forward and long time Denver Nuggets standout Danilo Gallinari has announced his plans to decline his player option for the 2017-18 ...
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.
FOX Sports - Los Angeles Lakers: Is Jordan Clarkson A Keeper Or Trade Piece?
Sunday, April 23
In figuring out what to do with the Los Angeles Lakers, Jordan Clarkson stands out as a solid trade piece. Should he be moved or invested in?With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, teams that missed the playoffs are reevaluatingeverything, from the front office to the coaching staff to the play...
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 - Sources: Cause of Kerr illness still unknown
Sunday, April 23
Sources: Cause of Kerr illness still unknown
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.
CBS Sports - Report: Warriors coach Steve Kerr out for first-round series vs. Trail Blazers
Sunday, April 23
Kerr's health situation is worse than previously thought
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
Yahoo Sports - Warriors rally to bury Blazers in Portland
Sunday, April 23
Portland led most of the way, but Golden State turned it on late and came from behind to take a 3-0 series lead.
CBS Sports - Warriors-Blazers playoff schedule: Series results, scores, dates, times, TV channels, streaming, online
Sunday, April 23
Golden State has a 3-0 lead heading to Portland on Saturday
CBS Sports - NBA playoff picks: Expert predictions, brackets, upsets, winners
Sunday, April 23
Our experts predict every series in the 2017 NBA postseason
CBS Sports - NBA playoffs 2017: First-round series predicitions, picks, bracket, championship winners
Sunday, April 23
Our NBA experts predict the first round of the NBA postseason
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 […]
CBS Sports - Warriors blitz Blazers in second half to take 3-0 series lead in NBA playoffs: Takeaways
Sunday, April 23
The Blazers had no answer for the Warriors once they got going in Game 3
ESPN - Marbury leaves Chinese club over salary, role
Sunday, April 23
Marbury leaves Chinese club over salary, role
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs: Conley's Grizzlies survive Kawhi's takeover for signature win vs. Spurs
Sunday, April 23
Memphis can still grind out these victories -- and this one ties its series with San Antonio
CBS Sports - WATCH: Injured Kevin Durant loses his mind during Warriors' incredible scoring run
Sunday, April 23
The Warriors erased Portland's lead in the blink of an eye
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. 
CBS Sports - WATCH: Marc Gasol makes Grizzlies history with winning shot in Game 4 against Spurs
Sunday, April 23
Memphis' franchise center made franchise history
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.
CBS Sports - NBA playoff schedule 2017: Grizzlies-Spurs series dates, times, TV channels, online, streaming
Sunday, April 23
How to watch the first-round series between San Antonio and Memphis
CBS Sports - LOOK: Twitter blasts Grizzlies fan for world's lamest dab during Game 4 vs. Spurs
Sunday, April 23
Social media was not impressed with this guy's celebration
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.
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs: Desperation won't always save Raptors, and confident Bucks know it
Sunday, April 23
Milwaukee knew DeRozan and Lowry would respond in a must-win Game 4 for Toronto
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.
NBA.com - Washington Wizards' Otto Porter exits Game 3 with neck injury
Sunday, April 23
Otto Porter left the Wizards' 116-98 loss to the Hawks in the second half with a strained neck and did not return. The injury occurred midway through the third quarter when Porter was seen grimacing after colliding with Tim Hardaway Jr.
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. 
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors will not have Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr for Game 3 at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, April 23
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Warriors are without Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr tonight against the Trail Blazers, with the team announcing about 3 ½ hours before tipoff Kerr will miss Game 3 because of illness and a strained left calf will cost Durant a second consecutive outing.
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
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr to miss Game 3 due to illness
Saturday, April 22
PORTLAND, Ore. – Steve Kerr will not coach the Warriors in Game 3 against the Trail Blazers tonight because of illness, the team announced about 3 ½ hours before tip off, putting experienced top assistant Mike Brown in the interim job.
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
NBA.com - San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Saturday, April 22
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs will be without starting center Dewayne Dedmon in Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies because of an illness.
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.
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
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. 
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.
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
Yahoo Sports - Sources: Orlando Magic interested in Cavaliers GM David Griffin
Friday, April 21
Griffin’s contract with Cleveland expires at the end of the season and talks on a new contract with ownership have been stalled for months.
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs 2017: Cavs make history, Bucks obliterate Raptors, Grizzlies take Game 3
Friday, April 21
Thursday night's NBA playoff games gave us one of the greatest comebacks in postseason history, a brutal blowout and a classic visit to the "Grindhouse" in Memphis. You know, standard stuff. The Pacers suffered a demoralizing loss at home in Game 3 against the Cavs and are on the verge
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.
Yahoo Sports - Seven things we've learned from the NBA playoffs so far
Friday, April 21
People like to say playoff basketball is better than the regular season because the players try harder. Maybe that's the case to an extent, but the real reason the playoffs are so much more intense is because there is heightened scrutiny about every little detail. Coaches have more time to gameplan
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 […]
Basketball Insiders - Celtics Expect Thomas to Rejoin Team for Game Three
Friday, April 21
The Boston Celtics gathered Thursday afternoon at the United Center for an off-day practice without All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. Stevens said Thomas, who returned home to Tacoma, Washington, to be with family following the death of his younger sister, is expected to rejoin the team late Thursday night and be ready to play in […]
Basketball Insiders - Billy Donovan: ‘Have Enormous Amount of Trust [in Westbrook]’
Friday, April 21
Russell Westbrook has been able to do just about anything he wants this season. He averaged a triple-double, broke Oscar Robertson’s single-season record for triple-doubles and carried the Thunder to the playoffs despite the loss of Kevin Durant in free agency. Thus far in the playoffs, however, his individual brilliance hasn’t translated into wins against […]
Basketball Insiders - Warriors’ Durant Hopeful to Play in Game Three
Friday, April 21
Kevin Durant said he felt ready to play in Golden State’s Game 2 playoff win Wednesday, yet the Warriors opted to be cautious with their superstar as he nurses a strained left calf. Durant posted an update about his injury during a livestream on his personal YouTube channel Thursday evening. He is hopeful of playing […]
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.
Sports Illustrated - Watch: LeBron James shares personal connection to Kendrick Lamar’s music
Friday, April 21
LeBron James was asked about Kendrick Lamar’s music after Cleveland’s playoff win over Indiana in Game 3, and gave a poignant response.
ESPN - Pelton mail: How special were NBA superstars this season?
Friday, April 21
Pelton mail: How special were NBA superstars this season?
Sports Illustrated - Cleveland's Historic Comeback Epitomizes Greatest Offense Of LeBron James's Career
Friday, April 21
The Indiana Pacers scored 74 points in the first half of Game 3. Then LeBron James flipped the Cavaliers' demonstrative switch. 
RealGM - Kings Hire Luke Bornn As VP Of Analytics And Strategy
Friday, April 21
Kings Hire Luke Bornn As VP Of Analytics And Strategy
Sports Illustrated - Kobe Bryant forms ‘Mamba League’ to teach kids fundamentals
Thursday, April 20
Kobe’s taking the teaching of the game into his own hands.
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