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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?
Yahoo Sports - 10 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Will Never Win an NBA Championship
Monday, April 24
Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to better his chances of winning NBA championships. But this may be easier said than done.
ESPN - BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
Monday, April 24
BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Players From the One-and-Done Era
Monday, April 24
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.
ESPN - Is LeBron slowing down?
Monday, April 24
Is LeBron slowing down?
Yahoo Sports - How Does Steph Curry Compare to the Other MVP Point Guards?
Monday, April 24
Stephen Curry is just the sixth NBA point guard to win the MVP award. How does he stack up to his contemporaries?
FOX Sports - Skip Bayless reacts to LeBon's performance in Cavaliers' sweep of Pacers | UNDISPUTED
Monday, April 24
Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe react to LeBron's performance in Cleveland's sweep against the Indiana Pacers.
Yahoo Sports - 17 Myths About the NBA You Shouldn't Believe
Monday, April 24
The NBA has a long history, which includes many myths and conspiracies. We break down 17 NBA myths that you shouldn't believe.
Yahoo Sports - The 8 Best Players in Los Angeles Clippers History
Monday, April 24
The Los Angeles Clippers have the best record in the NBA and are true contenders this year. Here are the 8 best players to ever put on their uniform.
FOX Sports - Russell Westbrook should be the runaway MVP - Skip Bayless explains why | UNDISPUTED
Monday, April 24
Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe react to Houston's win over Oklahoma City on Sunday. Hear their thoughts on James Harden, Russell Westbrook and more.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Duos to Ever Play on the Court Together
Monday, April 24
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 - Charles Barkley blasts 'idiots who use analytics' in rant about NBA player rest
Monday, April 24
The player rest argument has subsided for the most part now that the NBA playoffs are in full swing, but Charles Barkley is still talking about it. Appearing Monday morning on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" the basketball analyst started talking about player rest after complimenting Russell Westbrook
FOX Sports - Oklahoma City Thunder: 3 Takeaways From Game 4 Loss
Monday, April 24
The Oklahoma City Thunder succumbedto the Houston Rockets 113-109 in Game 4 Sunday, falling behind 3-1 in the series.The Oklahoma City Thundercertainly had their chances, but were unable to convert Sunday against the Houston Rockets.After leading the majority of the game, the Thunder gave up 4...
FOX Sports - Atlanta Hawks: 3 Takeaways From A Critical Game 3 Win
Monday, April 24
The Atlanta Hawks have never been able to come back to win a 7-game series after dropping the first two in 18 tries. The team took a critical first step toward that goal by claiming a 116-98 victory over the Washington Wizards Saturday afternoon.It took the Atlanta Hawks just 19seconds to create s...
Yahoo Sports - Is this the beginning of LeBron James' end?
Monday, April 24
Henry Abbott TrueHoop, NBA Close Senior writer for ESPN.com Founder of TrueHoop blog and network Began writing about NBA for magazines in 1999 IF THERE'S A LOW POINT of LeBron James' career, you could make a case for Game 5 against the Celtics in the 2010 Eastern Conference finals. James is 25
FOX Sports - Future Coaching Candidates For The San Antonio Spurs
Monday, April 24
The San Antonio Spurs are a smart franchise. They've seen David Robinson and Tim Duncan retire, whileManu Ginobili and Tony Parker will soon follow. But what will they do when their true leader, Gregg Popovich, callsit a career?The sad truth for the San Antonio Spurs family is that head coach...
Yahoo Sports - 5 Things LeBron James Would Have to Do to Pass Michael Jordan
Monday, April 24
By leading the Cavaliers to an improbable NBA title, LeBron James has silenced most of his critics. Still, he has some work to do to catch Michael Jordan.
CBS Sports - NBA Trade Rumors: The Paul George clock has officially started for the Pacers
Monday, April 24
What does a first-round sweep mean for PG13's future in Indiana?
Yahoo Sports - NBA mock draft: The 76ers reach the end of The Process with another No. 1 pick
Monday, April 24
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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? 
Yahoo Sports - These 10 NBA Teams Have the Longest Active Playoff Streaks
Monday, April 24
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 - Remembering former NBA official Jess Kersey, who passed away Saturday
Monday, April 24
He officiated more than 2,200 NBA games, including being part of 19 NBA Finals,
Yahoo Sports - NBA Playoffs Takeaways: Cavaliers use their brooms; OKC fumbles big opportunity
Monday, April 24
This, my friends, is why your favorite team keeps that veteran on the bench.  Fans always want something shiny and new. They want the youngster to get time, they want the rookies to be on the floor, they want athleticism over experience. But Joe Johnson showed on Sunday night why you want guys like him
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:
Yahoo Sports - 11 Big-Name NBA Players Who Are in for a Major Pay Raise This Offseason
Monday, April 24
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 - 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.
Yahoo Sports - Give Joe Johnson your sick, your poor, your injured centers
Monday, April 24
No 2016 NBA free agent who changed teams has been more important thus far in the 2017 NBA playoffs than Joe Johnson. This dude is 35 years old and is known for two main things in the NBA: playing a retrograde, discredited style of hero ball, and making inordinate amounts of money. The Clippers led
FOX Sports - Preview: Bucks at Raptors
Monday, April 24
Going into Game 5, the best-of-seven series is tied at two
FOX Sports - The Pacers' big Paul George question has an easy answer
Monday, April 24
Time for Indy to make a call (or two)
ESPN - Porzingis wants to be Knick, but win most of all
Monday, April 24
Porzingis wants to be Knick, but win most of all
FOX Sports - 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? 
Yahoo Sports - The Greatest 4th Quarter Comebacks in NBA Playoff History
Monday, April 24
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.
FOX Sports - 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.
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs 2017 live scores: First-round series results, updates, bracket, schedule, matchups
Monday, April 24
The second weekend of the playoffs has not disappointed. The Spurs and Grizzlies turned in one of the best games of the playoffs, on Saturday night, and Sunday was highlighted by the Cavs-Pacers and Rockets-Thunder matchups that went down to the wire. Below is where every series stands before Monday&
FOX Sports - Forget the stats – there has been no more impressive playoff performer than Isaiah Thomas
Monday, April 24
The context for his performances elevate this to all-time status.
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 […]
Basketball Insiders - Schroder Hopes to Work Out With Wall, Irving This Summer
Monday, April 24
Dennis Schroder and John Wall have done plenty of on-court trash talking during the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between the Hawks and Wizards. Schroder hopes there will be more civil dialog following the season. The Hawks young point guard said he has learned a lot from his All-Star Wizards counterpart and would like to […]
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.
Yahoo Sports - 25 Most Expensive Contracts in NBA History
Monday, April 24
With the salary cap exploding in recent years, NBA salaries are rising. Here are the 25 most expensive contracts in NBA history.
RealGM - Dunc'd On: All 8 Series Thru Game 4
Monday, April 24
Dunc'd On: All 8 Series Thru Game 4
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Horford Still Roots for Hawks
Monday, April 24
This is Al Horford's first year watching the Hawks in the playoffs, but he wishes them well.
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Monday, April 24
After another improbable comeback, the Warriors are poised for a sweep, Dennis Chambers writes.
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs Takeaways: Cavaliers use their brooms; OKC fumbles big opportunity
Monday, April 24
Celtics reverse course in Chicago; Pacers head home
Yahoo Sports - Weekend Sports In Brief
Monday, April 24
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets. A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City's tendency to lose leads when Westbrook sits in the second half. Thunder center Steven Adams was asked about
ESPN - Theme of the series for Clippers-Jazz: Next man up!
Monday, April 24
Theme of the series for Clippers-Jazz: Next man up!
CBS Sports - NBA playoffs 2017: First-round series predictions, bracket, picks, championship winners
Monday, April 24
Our NBA experts predict the first round of the postseason
CBS Sports - Clippers vs. Jazz: How to watch, live stream L.A. vs. Utah Game 5 online, TV channel, start time
Monday, April 24
Can the Clippers close the series without Blake Griffin?
CBS Sports - NBA playoffs 2017 live scores: First-round series results, updates, bracket, schedule, matchups
Monday, April 24
The playoffs are starting to heat up
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: First-round matchups, scores, dates, TV, online, bracket, times, streaming
Monday, April 24
The Cavs are the first team to move on to the next round
ESPN - Isaiah Thomas after big night vs. Bulls: 'Not one man can guard me'
Monday, April 24
Isaiah Thomas after big night vs. Bulls: 'Not one man can guard me'
Yahoo Sports - The joy of victory, the agony of Steve Kerr
Monday, April 24
The Warriors' coach isn't sure if he'll return in the playoffs. Some close to him see the pain on his face and wonder if he'll walk away for good.
CBS Sports - NBA playoff picks: Expert predictions, brackets, winners, upsets
Monday, April 24
Our experts predict every series in the 2017 NBA postseason
Yahoo Sports - Highlights of Sunday's NBA games
Monday, April 24
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games: Cavaliers 106, Pacers 102 LeBron James scored 33 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:08 remaining, and Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of Indiana in their NBA playoff opening-round series.
ESPN - Bulls' Hoiberg blasts refs' officiating of Thomas
Monday, April 24
Bulls' Hoiberg blasts refs' officiating of Thomas
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs 2017: Bulls' Hoiberg being washed away as Celtics turn the tide
Monday, April 24
No answers, no challenges, no adjustments as Bulls fall into 2-2 tie
CBS Sports - Joe Johnson takes over against Chris Paul and the Clippers while wearing CP3's shoes
Monday, April 24
The veteran forward comes up clutch in the fourth quarter, and Utah ties its first-round series at 2
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Cavs sweep Pacers, Rockets poised to advance
Monday, April 24
LeBron James led NBA champions the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-102 win against the Indiana Pacers in Sunday's game four.
NBA.com - Russell Westbrook goes on rant defending Oklahoma Thunder teammates
Monday, April 24
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets.
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. 
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: Rockets-Thunder series scores, dates, times, TV channels, streaming, online
Monday, April 24
Houston has a 3-1 lead. Here's how to watch the rest of the series
ESPN - Celtics' Thomas: Loss of sister weighs heavily
Monday, April 24
Celtics' Thomas: Loss of sister weighs heavily
ESPN - Those fighting Rockets seize control of series with Thunder
Monday, April 24
Those fighting Rockets seize control of series with Thunder
Yahoo Sports - NBA play-offs 1st round results
Monday, April 24
April 24 (Gracenote) - Results from the NBA Play-offs 1st Round games on Sunday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 4 T CHICAGO 18 28 24 25 95 Boston 30 27 22 25 104 (The best-of-seven series is level at 2-2) 1 2 3 4 T Cleveland 22 36 30 18 106 INDIANA 24 28 25 25 102 (Cleveland win the best-of-seven series by
Yahoo Sports - Ranking LeBron James
Monday, April 24
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 - Rose Says Attending Bulls Game Was 'A Little Weird'
Monday, April 24
The Chicago Bulls were the stars of the show even as they lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the teams' series on Sunday night, but one player from the team's past certainly got people talking. That player is former Bulls (and current New York Knicks) point guard Derrick Rose, who sat courtside
Yahoo Sports - 27 Most Hated Coaches of All Time
Monday, April 24
The job of a coach is never easy, having to manage the egos of his players while trying to win games. Here are the 27 most hated coaches in sports history.
Yahoo Sports - NBA alters emphasis for shooting fouls in '11-12
Monday, April 24
NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson confirmed Wednesday that several new rule interpretations will be a point of emphasis for the league's referees when the regular season begins on Dec. 25. "Rip-through" moves, in which an offensive player swings the ball into a defender
ESPN - LeBron averages nearly a triple-double in first-round sweep
Monday, April 24
LeBron averages nearly a triple-double in first-round sweep
Yahoo Sports - LeBron averages nearly a triple-double in first-round sweep
Monday, April 24
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer Close Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate Follow on Twitter INDIANAPOLIS -- It could have been any conversation between any mother and son leaving
CBS Sports - WATCH: Jazz Bear lays out Clippers fan for messing with a kid during on-court contest
Monday, April 24
Jazz Bear is for the kids
NBA.com - Utah Jazz lose Gordon Hayward due to food poisoning
Monday, April 24
Just when the Jazz thought they were at full strength, reality set in.
Yahoo Sports - Why returning home to play for the Lakers could come with its own risk for Paul George
Monday, April 24
Swept out of the playoffs by LeBron James, Paul George now has an uncertain future with the Pacers to ponder.
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Best Uniforms in NBA History
Monday, April 24
Basketball history has seen some great uniforms, so we've listed the 10 best jerseys that have ever graced an NBA stadium.
CBS Sports - Clippers-Jazz: Food poisoning sidelines Gordon Hayward for second half of Game 4
Monday, April 24
Hayward scored three points in nine minutes during the first half
CBS Sports - Celtics-Bulls: Hoiberg rips refs for letting Isaiah Thomas travel at will in Game 4
Monday, April 24
Chicago's coach wasn't happy after Thomas torched his team for 33 points in a Game 4 win
Sports Illustrated - Gordon Hayward leaves Game 4 due to food poisoning, does not return
Monday, April 24
Gordon Hayward left the Game 4 between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers and did not return
CBS Sports - Isaiah Thomas rises through personal tragedy to deliver for Celtics in Game 4
Monday, April 24
Boston's small weapon comes up big at a key moment
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James vs. Top NBA Players Ever: Where Does LeBron Rank?
Monday, April 24
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 - Mike Brown's evolution is unique as he replaces Steve Kerr
Monday, April 24
Mike Brown's evolution is unique as he replaces Steve Kerr
Basketball Insiders - PODCAST: Which NBA Teams Will Have Spending Power?
Monday, April 24
Basketball Insiders' Larry Coon and Eric Pincus break down how much spending power each of the 30 NBA teams project to have this summer.
ESPN - Agitated Westbrook defends teammates in rant
Monday, April 24
Agitated Westbrook defends teammates in rant
CBS Sports - NBA playoff schedule 2017: Celtics vs. Bulls series dates, times, TV channels, streaming, online
Monday, April 24
Here is how to watch the Celtics-Bulls series
CBS Sports - WATCH: Robin Lopez loses his shoe, then ties Jae Crowder's shoe in bizarre exchange
Monday, April 24
The Celtics forward tried to toss away Lopez' shoe after it slipped off
Yahoo Sports - Derrick Rose sits courtside at Bulls-Celtics Game 4, receives standing ovation from United Center crowd
Monday, April 24
Derrick Rose was back in familiar territory on Sunday.
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
ESPN - Harden played Game 4 win with injured ankle
Monday, April 24
Harden played Game 4 win with injured ankle
Basketball Insiders - NBA Chat With Tommy Beer 4/24/17
Monday, April 24
Join Basketball Insiders Senior NBA analyst Tommy Beer for a chat session on Monday at 2:00 p.m. EST. Submit all of your NBA-related questions now!    
RealGM - James Harden Reveals He Injured Ankle In Game 3
Monday, April 24
James Harden Reveals He Injured Ankle In Game 3
NBA.com - Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert returns to lineup for Game 4
Monday, April 24
After missing all but 11 seconds of the first round, Rudy Gobert was declared good to go for Game 4 against the Clippers.
NBA.com - Ailing Steve Kerr won't coach Golden State Warriors in Game 4
Monday, April 24
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Sports Illustrated - Russell Westbrook Lashes Out At Question About Thunder Subs: 'Don't Split Us Up'
Monday, April 24
Following the Thunder's Game 4 loss to Houston, Russell Westbrook admonished those who have criticized Oklahoma City's supporting cast.
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs 2017: Rudy Gobert will play Game 4 of Jazz vs. Clippers
Monday, April 24
The Jazz big man was injured just 17 seconds into Game 1, and has not played since
Yahoo Sports - NBA needs to control rowdy fans or else I have to protect myself - Beverley
Sunday, April 23
The Houston Rockets forward was slapped with a $25,000 fine on Sunday for a run-in with an Oklahoma City Thunder fan and he is not happy.
RealGM - Jusuf Nurkic Ruled Out For Game 4
Sunday, April 23
Jusuf Nurkic Ruled Out For Game 4
Sports Illustrated - The Cavs' Defense Still A Concern With Raptors, Bucks Looming
Sunday, April 23
Despite a sweep of the Pacers, the Cavaliers' lackadaisical defense is still a gigantic weakness en route to the Finals. 
ESPN - Warriors' Kerr won't coach Game 4 vs. Blazers
Sunday, April 23
Warriors' Kerr won't coach Game 4 vs. Blazers
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Sunday, April 23
The Grizzlies tied the series up 2-2, but the Spurs should benefit from a return to their home court for Game 5.
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
Sports Illustrated - Warriors' Steve Kerr out for Game 4, may miss rest of postseason
Sunday, April 23
Steve Kerr said he will not coach the Golden State Warriors for Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ESPN - Draymond Green has mastered the 'art' of trash talking
Sunday, April 23
Draymond Green has mastered the 'art' of trash talking
Yahoo Sports - Draymond Green has mastered the 'art' of trash talking
Sunday, April 23
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter PORTLAND, Ore. -- Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is establishing himself as arguably the best trash-talker in the NBA. “I absolutely love it,” Green told ESPN after the Warriors overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Portland Trail
Basketball Insiders - NBA Sunday: It’s Time to Trade 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.
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
Yahoo Sports - Dombeck: NBA season, playoffs far too long
Sunday, April 23
When the NBA playoffs began, there was a buzz of excitement in the air. The No. 6-seeded Milwaukee Bucks throttled the No. 3 Toronto Raptors to begin the postseason. I happened to check the schedule to see when Game 2 would be on, and to my dismay it wouldn't be played for another three days. SPORTS
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 - 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
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
Sports Illustrated - Steve Kerr will not coach Warriors in Game 4 due to back discomfort
Sunday, April 23
Steve Kerr's status for Monday's Game 4 remains uncertain.
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 - 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
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 […]
Yahoo Sports - Jazz notes: Game 4 first Sunday NBA contest in Salt Lake since 2008; Jeff Withey inactive
Sunday, April 23
SALT LAKE CITY — Game 4 between the Utah Jazz and LA Clippers marked the first time in nine years that NBA basketball had been played in Salt Lake City on a Sunday. At shootaround on Sunday morning, Jazz players were admittedly unsure what the atmosphere at Vivint Arena would be like. “I don't know
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 - 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.
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 - 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
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
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
RealGM - Blake Griffin Ruled Out For Playoffs With Toe Injury
Saturday, April 22
Blake Griffin Ruled Out For Playoffs With Toe Injury
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Thumb Fracture
Friday, April 21
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
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
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
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