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September 19

What do LeBron James and Nikola Jokic have in common? More than Jokic might realize

Denver's Nikola Jokic and the Lakers' LeBron James are alike in one crucial way — the ability to control a game with passing. L.A. won Game 1 by shutting down Jokic in that regard.
CBS Sports
September 19

Lakers vs. Nuggets: LeBron James orchestrates, Anthony Davis dominates as Denver looks overwhelmed in Game 1

Also, the Playoff Rondo legend continues
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Historic year: Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

Giannis Antetokounmpo's historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.
Yahoo Sports
September 19

The Fast Break - Best of Sept. 18

Catch up on all the action from Friday night.
ESPN
September 19

More Bam and a third-quarter blitz: How Miami got within two wins of the NBA Finals

The Heat rallied from 17 points down to take a 2-0 series lead over the Celtics. Our NBA experts break down Miami's latest statement.
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Nightly Notable: Anthony Davis - Sep. 18

Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds in game one of the Western Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 19

GAME RECAP: Lakers 126, Nuggets 114

Anthony Davis scores 37 points and adds 10 rebounds versus Denver as Los Angeles takes Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Play of the Day: LeBron James

Play of the Day: LeBron James - September 18, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Dunk of the Night: LeBron James

Dunk of the Night: LeBron James - September 18, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Draymond Green says Warriors' 2015 title was more gratifying than 2017

Your first is always the best.
ESPN
September 19

Follow live: LeBron, Lakers take on surprising Nuggets in Game 1

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RealGM
September 19

Get Your Latest NBA News From RealGM's Basketball Wiretap

Get all the latest news and happenings from around the NBA with RealGM's Basketball Wiretap.
ESPN
September 19

Murray: Nuggets 'can't worry' about foul disparity

Jamal Murray could only chuckle about the early foul disparity in Friday's Game 1 loss, when the Nuggets were called for 16 fouls in the pivotal second quarter.
ESPN
September 19

Giannis wins 2nd straight MVP award in landslide

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has won his second consecutive NBA MVP award, the league announced Friday.
ESPN
September 19

Celtics list Hayward as questionable for Game 3

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is listed as questionable for Saturday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat.
ESPN
September 19

LeBron on MVP voting totals: 'It pissed me off'

Lakers star LeBron James took issue with receiving only 16 of 101 first-place votes in the NBA MVP voting, saying that it "pissed me off."
ESPN
September 19

Adebayo sparks Heat, with assist from Spoelstra

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra continued to have the right touch Thursday, with his pep talk to Bam Adebayo sparking the big man in the second half and helping Miami rally to take a 2-0 series lead against Boston.
ESPN
September 19

Sources: Stevens met with Celtics leaders late

After emotions spilled into the locker room following a Game 2 loss to the Heat, Celtics coach Brad Stevens held a late-night meeting with team leaders, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN
September 19

Dwight Howard makes good on his promise to the Lakers

In Friday's series-opening win, the Lakers got a whole lot more from Howard than they could have expected.
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Lakers roll past Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener

Slow starters in the first two rounds, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be in a hurry to put away the Denver Nuggets. It was a strong statement to their opponent - and maybe to the NBA's MVP voters. Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists hours after finishing a distant second in the MVP voting, and the Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
ESPN
September 19

Raptors, Ujiri yet to discuss contract extension

Raptors president Masai Ujiri, despite working on extensions for coach Nick Nurse and GM Bobby Webster, said he has yet to talk to team ownership about his own contract, which has one year remaining.
CBS Sports
September 19

The Nuggets' self-inflicted wounds, and a lesson they can learn from the Lakers before Game 2

Denver couldn't get out of its own way in the opening game of the Western Conference finals
ESPN
September 19

Only six teams have done the impossible: Stop LeBron in the playoffs

How do you stop one of the greatest players of all time in the postseason? It's not easy -- and it doesn't last long.
Yahoo Sports
September 19

LeBron James 'pissed off' to receive so few votes for NBA MVP

Lakers star LeBron James says he's upset to know he received only 16 out of 101 votes for the award: "It's just the voting scale is a little weird to me."
CBS Sports
September 19

LeBron James upset with lack of first-place MVP votes: 'It pissed me off'

James got only 16 of a possible 101 first-place MVP votes
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Assist of the Night: Rajon Rondo

Assist of the Night: Rajon Rondo - September 18, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Anthony Davis scores 37 as it was all too easy for Lakers in blowout win

The Lakers got whatever they wanted in Game 1.
Yahoo Sports
September 19

Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee get back to work in Lakers' Game 1 win

Lakers coach Frank Vogel knew centers JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard would be key factors against the Nuggets, and the big men were sharp in a Game 1 victory.
CBS Sports
September 19

2020 NBA playoffs: Daily conference finals schedule, scores, live stream, watch online, TV channel, start time

The conference finals are underway inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida
CBS Sports
September 19

Lakers vs. Nuggets: LeBron James orchestrates, Anthony Davis dominates as Denver is overwhelmed in Game 1

Also, the Playoff Rondo legend continues
CBS Sports
September 19

NBA playoff bracket 2020: TV schedule, updating scores and results, start time, live stream for every series

Find all the viewing information you need for every ongoing series in the NBA playoffs
CBS Sports
September 18

Celtics' Marcus Smart reportedly explodes at teammates in locker room after Game 2 loss to Heat

The Celtics now trail the Miami Heat 2-0
CBS Sports
September 18

Celtics' Marcus Smart reportedly exploded at teammates in locker room after Game 2 loss to Heat

The Celtics now trail the Miami Heat 2-0
SLAM
September 18
Aaron Gordon Releases New Single ‘LVL UP’
SLAM
September 18
Aaron Gordon Releases New Single ‘LVL UP’
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Celtics need to save their fight for the court

The Celtics showed more fight after Thursday night's loss than they have in the first two games of the ECF. As Chris Forsberg writes, that passion and focus is clearly lacking in key moments on the court.
ESPN
September 18

Lowe: LeBron vs. Giannis, Ja vs. Zion and the big awards debates

Zach Lowe makes his picks for MVP, ROY and the other major NBA awards.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Business Trip Butler Getting It Done

Business Trip Butler flexed his defensive muscles in Thursday's impressive come-from-behind, Game 2 win over the Celtics. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 1 Best Bets

Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz breaks down his favorite bets from Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and the Nuggets.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Warriors-Clippers Patrick Beverley trade makes sense, Tom Haberstroh says

Could Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Patrick Beverley all co-exist on the same roster?
CBS Sports
September 18

NBA playoffs: Betting odds, picks, schedule as Nuggets strike first vs. Lakers in Western Conference finals

The Lakers are series favorites, but Game 1 won't be easy for them
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Top 5 Plays - Sep. 18

Check out the top plays from Friday.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Top plays from Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

Top plays from Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets, 09/18/2020
ESPN
September 18

Monte McNair named Kings' general manager

Monte McNair on Thursday was hired as the Kings' new general manager, the team announced.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

LeBron James with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Anthony Davis with an alley oop vs the Denver Nuggets

Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) with an alley oop vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Rajon Rondo with a buzzer beater vs the Denver Nuggets

Rajon Rondo (Los Angeles Lakers) with a buzzer beater vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Jerami Grant with a 3-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Jerami Grant (Denver Nuggets) with a 3-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Alex Caruso with an and one vs the Denver Nuggets

Alex Caruso (Los Angeles Lakers) with an and one vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Shaq says Giannis should stay in Milwaukee: ‘I’m not gonna turn down $30 million’

The four-time NBA champion spoke to Yahoo News’ Marquise Francis and says the Milwaukee Bucks star (and now 2-time NBA MVP) shouldn’t leave the team for a larger market.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Anthony Davis and LeBron James power Lakers' Game 1 win over Nuggets

Anthony Davis finishes with 37 points and LeBron James has 15 points and 12 assists in the Lakers' 126-114 win over the Nuggets in Game 1.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Jamal Murray with a buzzer beater vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets) with a buzzer beater vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Nikola Jokic with an and one vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) with an and one vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Mason Plumlee with an alley oop vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets) with an alley oop vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

PJ Dozier with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers

PJ Dozier (Denver Nuggets) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Shaun Livingston never pictured 'China Klay' Thompson becoming thing

Oh, it is definitely a thing.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Michael Porter Jr. with an assist vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Michael Porter Jr. (Denver Nuggets) with an assist vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/18/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Dwight Howard with an alley oop vs the Denver Nuggets

Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers) with an alley oop vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/18/2020
CBS Sports
September 18

The case for the Nuggets: How the Lakers, led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, are vulnerable against Denver

Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and the Nuggets have already upset one Los Angeles team with a star duo
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Los Angeles Lakers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/18/2020
CBS Sports
September 18

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA MVP for second straight season, per report

Giannis is the first player since Steph Curry to go back-to-back
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Lakers have their way with Nuggets in Game 1

Anthony Davis dropped 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead L.A. to a blowout victory over Denver in the opener of the Western Conference finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP for second straight year

Giannis Antetokounmpo absolutely dominated the regular season.
SLAM
September 18
Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019-20 MVP
Yahoo Sports
September 18

With LA story ruined, Lakers set for West finals vs Nuggets

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers were there waiting. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were right on the doorstep. One more win would have set up a Western Conference finals showdown between the Los Angeles teams, the top two seeds who share residence at Staples Center.
Basketball Insiders
September 18

Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA Most Valuable Player

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today. This is the second straight Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Antetokounmpo, who becomes the 12th player to earn the honor in consecutive seasons. A native of Greece, Antetokounmpo is the first player from Europe […]
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Watch the Alex Caruso to LeBron James alley-oop

The Lakers are hurting the Nuggets in transition.
CBS Sports
September 18

LeBron James doesn't stumble like Kawhi Leonard did -- that's what makes him LeBron James

LeBron is in position to take the Lakers to what would be his ninth NBA Finals in 10 years
CBS Sports
September 18

Cavaliers' Kevin Love details his depression: 'I can tell you that it does get better'

Love opened up about his battle with depression in a Players' Tribune essay
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Giannis Antetokounmpo winning MVP caps one of best seasons in NBA history

The Bucks may be out of the playoffs, but Giannis Antetokounmpo is the league's MVP for the second straight year.
RealGM
September 18
Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2nd Straight NBA MVP
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP over LeBron James, James Harden

Giannis Antetokounmpo beat out fellow former MVPs LeBron James and James Harden for the award.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

NBA draft rumors: Warriors 'higher on' Deni Avdija than LaMelo Ball

Avdija could fit in perfectly alongside Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Report: Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown bickered in Celtics’ locker room

None of this is new for Smart.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

LeBron James: 'Respect level is out of this world' for Nuggets

LeBron James watched the Nuggets-Clippers series from a fan's perspective.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Report: Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown at center of Celtics' 'heated' locker room incident

What happened in the Celtics' locker room after Game 2? Here are more reported details of an intense confrontation that apparently involved Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown.
RealGM
September 18
Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart Had Heated Confrontation After Game 2 Loss
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Celtics-Heat Notebook: Players' reactions to reported locker room blowup are telling

Several Celtics were asked about a reported locker room incident after Game 2, and their different responses shed light on who they are as players, writes Abby Chin.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Marcus Smart, Celtics go off in locker room after Game 2 loss to Heat

After losing Game 2 to go down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics lost their cool, according to reports.
HoopsHype
September 18

NBA draft prospect Cassius Winston: 'You can’t box me in as just one type of shooter'

Yahoo Sports
September 18

The Clippers' playoff collapse was historic. Will it hurt their 2021 title chances?

There have been several instances in NBA playoff history of teams blowing 3-1 series leads, twice by the Clippers. A look at what happened to those teams in the ensuing seasons.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Report: Heat tried to trade Goran Dragic away in Jimmy Butler deal

The Miami Heat are not in control of the Eastern Conference Finals — just two wins from the NBA Finals — without the combination of Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. They are the shot creators, the two penetrating into the paint, breaking down the Celtics' defense, then kicking out to shooters. Butler is an All-NBA
ESPN
September 18

Experts' picks: Who wins Lakers-Nuggets in the West finals?

Does Denver's magical run end here? Our experts make their picks for Lakers-Nuggets in the Western Conference finals.
ESPN
September 18

NBA coaching candidates: Top names the league is buzzing about

From familiar faces to fresh ones, here's who could be calling the shots on NBA sidelines next season, according to 30 league insiders.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Celtics Talk Podcast: There's a simple fix for C's vs. Heat's zone defense

The Celtics forgot how to score against the Heat's zone defense in Game 2, but A. Sherrod Blakely offered a simple solution to their offensive woes on a new Celtics Talk Podcast.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Draymond Green explains why Giannis deserved to win 2019-20 NBA MVP

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second straight NBA MVP on Friday.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Lakers vs. Nuggets: How the teams match up for Western Conference finals

How the Lakers and Nuggets match up in the Western Conference finals that begin on Friday night in Orlando, Fla.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Gordon Hayward reportedly feels good, hopes to return for Game 3

The Boston Celtics could use the boost.
CBS Sports
September 18

Watch Kobe Bryant share the story of the first time he tried to guard Michael Jordan

Even the greats can be mesmerized
CBS Sports
September 18

2020 NBA Playoffs: Lakers vs. Nuggets odds, picks, Game 1 predictions from proven model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Friday's Lakers vs. Nuggets game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Brad Stevens hosts late night meeting with Smart, Brown, Celtics’ leadership

The Celtics say they have moved on from Thursday nights postgame venting.
ESPN
September 18

LeBron: Respect for Nuggets 'out of this world'

After watching the Denver Nuggets rally to win a pair of playoff series in which they trailed 3-1, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said Thursday that his team's respect level for the Nuggets "is out of this world."
CBS Sports
September 18

2020 NBA Playoffs: Lakers vs. Nuggets odds, picks, Game 1 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Friday's Lakers vs. Nuggets game 10,000 times.
HoopsHype
September 18

Report: Joe Johnson not calling it a career, could play overseas

CBS Sports
September 18

Nikola Jokic says Nuggets 'surprised' Clippers, expects Lakers to be locked in for Game 1

Focused or not, can Los Angeles stifle a team that is used to solving problems on the fly?
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Why Detroit Pistons are eyeing short route to winning: 'We're not really rebuilding here'

On Wednesday, Casey hinted that the Pistons could be pursuing a potentially quicker path toward playoff contention.
CBS Sports
September 18

Gordon Hayward injury update: Celtics star questionable for Game 3 vs. Heat, expected back during series

Hayward has been out since the first round with a Grade 3 ankle sprain
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Celtics, Heat agree: A 2-0 lead in East finals means nothing

If there was a sliver of consolation for the Boston Celtics on Friday, it probably could have been found within the understanding that a 2-0 lead for the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals doesn't guarantee anything. The Celtics learned that two years ago against Cleveland. ''I think this series is far from over,'' Celtics forward Jaylen Brown said.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Kings mailbag: Monte McNair is new GM, but many questions remain

Kings Insider James Ham answers all of your pressing questions.
RealGM
September 18
Gordon Hayward Upgraded To Questionable For Game 3
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Xavier Tillman a first-round pick in SB Nation 2020 NBA Mock Draft

Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation released an updated version of his 2020 NBA Mock Draft which features Xavier Tillman as a first-round draft pick. Simply put, Tillman was one of the best players in college basketball each of the last two years, Riky O'Donnell. Ricky O’Donnell projects the Boston Celtics taking Xavier Tillman with the 26th overall pick
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Sixers' Joel Embiid seems to feel disrespected after missing All-NBA cut

Joel Embiid seems to feel disrespected as other top NBA big men draw attention and accolades.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Why Dame D.O.L.L.A. wanted Snoop Dogg on his latest track “Kobe”

Dame D.O.L.L.A knew exactly who to call.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Shaun Livingston reveals two ex-Warriors who are underrated trash talkers

Great question, great answer.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo: Agents will position me to succeed ‘with the team or another team’

Giannis Antetokounmpo's moment has arrived.
CBS Sports
September 18

NBA DFS: Best Lakers vs. Nuggets FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 18, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
HoopsHype
September 18

Photos: NBA legends receiving their MVP trophies

CBS Sports
September 18

Bam Adebayo says two of his fingers went numb after Jayson Tatum block in Eastern Conference finals

A small price to pay for a game-saving play
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Source: Kings assistant GM Ken Catanella expected to remain on staff

The lone holdover from the previous regime, Ken Catanella, is expected to stay with the Kings.
CBS Sports
September 18

Jimmy Butler reportedly files trademark for 'Big Face Coffee': What to know about Heat star's coffee obsession

The Heat star has been busy with more than just basketball in the NBA bubble
CBS Sports
September 18

NBA DFS: Top Lakers vs. Nuggets FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 18, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
RealGM
September 18
RealGM Radio: Jared Weiss On The Celtics And Playoffs
Yahoo Sports
September 18

The Celtics had plenty of reasons to be upset, but what happens next?

Their meltdown after Game 2 was justifiable, but the Celtics have plenty to fix if they're to turn around this ECF series. Chris Forsberg breaks down why the C's were so upset and what needs to happen.
RealGM
September 18
OG Anunoby Signs With Klutch Sports
CBS Sports
September 18

Why Giannis Antetokounmpo winning MVP is a big deal, plus the best bets for a busy weekend

We shouldn't ignore the history of the NBA MVP award altogether
RealGM
September 18
Giannis Antetokounmpo Sees Himself With Bucks 'As Long As Everybody's Fighting For The Same Thing'
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Giannis Antetokounmpo: If Bucks are on same page, I could be in Milwaukee for 15 years

The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player spoke with TNT's Ernie Johnson about his future with the team after accepting the league's top individual honor on Friday.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Giannis Antetokounmpo on winning 2nd NBA MVP: 'This means a lot to me'

The Milwaukee Bucks star is presented with his second consecutive Kia NBA MVP award by commissioner Adam Silver and speaks with Ernie Johnson.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Bucks are ‘unlikely’ to pursue Chris Paul trade over salary concerns

Chris Paul’s days as a member of the Thunder may be numbered. But those hoping that he would find his way to Milwaukee to team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo may be out of luck. According to Eric Nehm and Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Bucks’ ownership is wary of Paul’s price tag — his contract calls for him to earn about $85 million over the next two seasons. Because Milwaukee is over the salary cap, constructing a trade for Paul would be difficult without including some combination of Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe and George Hill
Yahoo Sports
September 18

The Rush: Celtics, Bengals, Donaldson all implode

The Boston Celtics imploded on and off the court as the Miami Heat won Game 2, 106-101, the Cleveland Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 in the battle of Ohio, and Minnesota Twins 3B Josh Donaldson got ejected after hitting a homerun and kicking dirt onto home plate, which may have inadvertently given the Chicago White Sox the win and their first playoff berth since 2008.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 MVP award, LeBron finishes 2nd in voting

The NBA announced Friday that Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo won the league’s Most Valuable Player award for the second straight season. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA while averaging career highs in scoring and rebounds. LeBron James was 2nd in the MVP voting, receiving 16 1st votes. Houston’s James Harden finished 3rd in the voting. For James, finishing 2nd in the MVP voting after being named 1st Team All-NBA is yet another marker of his excellence in coming back from the most severe injury of his career in 2018-19
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 MVP award, LeBron finishes 2nd in voting

The NBA announced Friday that Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo won the league’s Most Valuable Player award for the second straight season. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA while averaging career highs in scoring and rebounds. LeBron James was 2nd in the MVP voting, receiving 16 1st votes. Houston’s James Harden finished 3rd in the voting. For James, finishing 2nd in the MVP voting after being named 1st Team All-NBA is yet another marker of his excellence in coming back from the most severe injury of his career in 2018-19
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Lorenzen Wright shoots to fame with basketball talent: Part 1

Wright’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, loves basketball, and he was a hometown hero. After making it to the NBA, those who knew him said he’d give back to his family and the community.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Giannis Antetokounmpo: 'This means a lot to me'

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is presented with his second consecutive Kia NBA MVP award and speaks with Ernie Johnson.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Shaun Livingston shares moment from Warriors tenure that stands out most

With the Warriors trailing by 16 points midway through the second quarter, Livingston took over.
HoopsHype
September 18

NBA Best Bet of the Day: Denver Nuggets cover Game 1 vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Yahoo Sports
September 18

Do latest comments from Giannis Antetokounmpo spell doom for Knicks' hopes of signing him as free agent?

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo can be an unrestricted free agent after the 2020-21 season, at which point the Knicks -- and any other team with cap space -- would fall all over themselves trying to sign him.
ESPN
September 18

Malone: Nuggets can't be satisfied facing Lakers

Simply reaching the NBA's Western Conference finals can't be enough for the Denver Nuggets, coach Mike Malone said Thursday, as the team prepares to face the Los Angeles Lakers.
CBS Sports
September 18

Celtics vs. Heat: Live stream, watch NBA playoffs online, TV channel, Game 3 time, odds, prediction, pick

The Celtics are playing with their backs against the wall entering Game 3 down 0-2 in the series
Yahoo Sports
September 18

LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan in career MVP voting shares

Giannis Antetokounmpo won MVP.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Why the Miami Heat may have a model the Wizards can follow

The Wizards may see some similarities when they watch the Heat, who have built one of the NBA's best teams.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the NBA's MVP again, but LeBron James still owns the playoffs

It is because James was not the regular-season MVP that he has been able to maintain his status as the most important player on a title contender so late into his legendary career.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Joel Embiid's inaugural sneaker pays homage to the Sixers star's Cameroonian roots

For Embiid, there's no place like home.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA's MVP award for the second straight year

Giannis Antetokounmpo is only the third player in league history to win both most valuable player and top defensive player awards in the same season.
SLAM
September 18
Kyle Kuzma: Lakers Were ‘Never Focused’ on the Clippers
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Celtics' pursuit of answers vs. Heat creates more questions about who they are

The Celtics have moved on from their post-Game 2 blowup, our A. Sherrod Blakely reports. But there's still plenty of work to be done if they want to extend their stay in Orlando.
CBS Sports
September 18

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA MVP for second straight season

Giannis is the first player since Steph Curry to go back-to-back
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Celtics try to play down postgame yelling, things thrown in locker room

"You're not supposed to be happy when you're down 0-2."
Yahoo Sports
September 18

To Bam Adebayo, Heat game days are always Mother's Day

Miami center Bam Adebayo went into the locker room at halftime of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals knowing that he wasn't doing enough. Or talk to Heat teammates. ''That first half wasn't me and I had to reboot myself, man,'' Adebayo said.
CBS Sports
September 18

Nike LeBron 18 colorways, release dates unveiled ahead of Western Conference Finals

Get details on the latest LeBron James signature sneaker
SLAM
September 18
Inside the Design of the Nike LeBron 18
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Gordon Hayward upgraded to 'questionable' for Celtics-Heat Game 3

The Celtics desperately need a spark in their Eastern Conference finals series against the Heat -- and Gordon Hayward hopes to give it to them by potentially returning for Game 3.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Knicks Mailbag: Everything we know about the 2020 NBA Draft (and if they'd tank for 2021)

Here's our Knicks mailbag with SNY's NBA Insider Ian Begley...
Yahoo Sports
September 18

To Bam Adebayo, Heat game days are always Mother’s Day

“I’m happy to be on this team with these guys because everybody here has a different story,” Adebayo said. “We all come from nothing and that’s what’s beautiful about this team.”
RealGM
September 18
Vince Carter Joins ESPN As NBA, College Basketball Analyst
RealGM
September 18
Gordon Hayward Making Progress Towards Game 3 Return
Yahoo Sports
September 18

NBA odds: Heat are up 2-0 in the East, and a Miami title would be a 7-figure profit for BetMGM

A Heat win would be worth a fortune in Nevada.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

The Heat, not Celtics, are keeping their cool

Miami is beating Boston at its own game, and suddenly a Celtics team thought to be a poised and mature is throwing a tantrum in the locker room after a loss.
CBS Sports
September 18

Biggest questions facing Rockets this offseason: Who replaces Mike D'Antoni? One last chance for Daryl Morey?

Also, could the Rockets possibly look to trade Harden or Westbrook?
Yahoo Sports
September 18

New Nets head coach Steve Nash plans to use Kevin Durant 'in all five positions' this upcoming season

New Nets head coach Steve Nash is receiving a blessing most first time coaches don't get in the NBA: having two super stars in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on their roster.
CBS Sports
September 18

Jimmy Butler and Heat's zone defense confound Celtics in miserable 41-point second half

Boston had no idea how to attack Miami's zone
RealGM
September 18
Marcus Smart Heard Yelling At Teammates Following Game 2 Loss
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Kings 2020 NBA Draft targets: Why Precious Achiuwa could be right pick

Precious Achiuwa could be a long term solution at the five for Kings
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Predicting the NBA Western Conference Finals

The Denver Nuggets have gone on a run for the ages. Can they continue it against the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals? Charles Curtis and Mike Sykes discuss
RealGM
September 18
Brad Stevens Holds Meeting With Celtics Leaders To Clear Air
ESPN
September 18

Celtics downplay locker room angst after loss

Celtics guard Marcus Smart could be heard yelling at his teammates in the locker room following Thursday night's loss to the Heat, according to ESPN's Malika Andrews. After the game, players and coach Brad Stevens tried to downplay the situation.
ESPN
September 18

LeBron, Giannis, Luka part of All-NBA 1st team

LeBron James was named to a 16th All-NBA team Wednesday, breaking a tie with Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most in NBA history. He was joined on the first team by Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Luka Doncic and Anthony Davis.
Yahoo Sports
September 18

Why James Harden must be more like Steph Curry in Stan Van Gundy's eyes

Warriors fans are going to enjoy this one a lot.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Patrick Beverley's trash talk to Warriors' Steph Curry off to bad start

The Clippers fell way short of expectations.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Report: 76ers want to hire Mike D’Antoni as coach

The Pacers were reportedly expected to hire Mike D'Antoni as coach.
CBS Sports
September 17

76ers head coaching search: Job is Mike D'Antoni's to lose, per report

D'Antoni served as an assistant under Brett Brown on the 76ers during the 2015-16 season
SLAM
September 17
Goran Dragic: ‘It’s My Job To Do What Needs To Be Done’
Yahoo Sports
September 17

The Rush: Big Ten flip flops while the Clippers just flop

The fallout continues from the Los Angeles Clippers shocking Game 7 loss as stories of the team’s dysfunction continue to trickle out.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Can Nuggets pull off another playoff shocker?

Denver has rallied from 3-1 series deficits to stun the Jazz and Clippers. Now it gets an even bigger challenge in LeBron James and the Lakers.
ESPN
September 17

How the Lakers became the NBA's no-drama team

Inside the secret dinner that took LeBron James' Lakers from all-drama to all-business.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

ITF HOOPS EXTRA: Harrison Ingram Nearing Decision

Five-star target Harrison Ingram is expected to decide this week between Stanford, U-M  Purdue. Here's the latest ...
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Did this guy really forget about a signed Michael Jordan baseball bat in his trunk for 13 years?

A Hollywood stuntman claims that he forgot he even owned the bat that he's putting up for auction.
SLAM
September 17
Lonzo Ball Has Eyes Set on Most Improved
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Comeback Heat do it again, rally past Celtics for 2-0 lead

Down by 14 in Game 1, the Miami Heat found a way. Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21, and the Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Celtics 106-101 and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. ''We got grit,'' Adebayo said.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Why Warriors should keep, not trade, Andrew Wiggins in crucial offseason

Is a package involving Andrew Wiggins the Warriors' best path to a superstar? The Warriors aren't convinced. Nor should they be.
CBS Sports
September 17

NBA playoffs: Betting odds, picks, schedule as Celtics fight to even series vs. Heat

The Eastern Conference Finals are already in high gear
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Kevin Garnett wonders how Gordon Hayward will fit with Celtics upon return

The Celtics will get a major boost when Gordon Hayward returns to the lineup ... right? Kevin Garnett isn't so sure.
ESPN
September 17

Nuggets silence critics with historic 3-1 comeback

On coach Mike Malone's 49th birthday, the underdog Nuggets became the first team in NBA history to come back twice in one postseason from a 3-1 series deficit with a 104-89 win over the vaunted LA Clippers to reach the Western Conference finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

As we wait to see what changes, Sixers could use a paradigm shift in front office

After a season of disappointment and failure, the Sixers could use a paradigm shift in the front office. By Noah Levick
CBS Sports
September 17

Lakers vs. Nuggets: Live stream, watch NBA playoffs online, TV channel, Game 1 time, odds, prediction, pick

The Nuggets and Lakers last met in the Western Conference finals in 2009
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Lakers vs. Nuggets preview: Five critical areas to watch

The Nuggets can't fall behind in this series and bounce back.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

NBA playoffs schedule 2020: Dates, times, matchups for all games

We've all had our fill of the seeding games appetizer, it's time to dig into main course: The playoffs.
ESPN
September 17

Bam's block for the ages seals Heat's Game 1 win

Bam Adebayo made a memorable block at the end of Tuesday's game against the Celtics, preserving a 117-114 overtime win.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Celtics respond to locker room tension after Game 2 loss

Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum address the tension in the Boston locker room following Thursday’s loss to the Miami Heat to fall behind 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Play of the Day: Jimmy Butler

Play of the Day: Jimmy Butler - September 17, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Boston zoned out in second half, Miami comes back to take 2-0 series lead

There was reportedly yelling and throwing of things in the Celtics locker room after the loss.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Celtics address locker room meltdown after Game 2 loss to Heat

The Celtics reportedly were involved in a heated argument in the locker room following their Game 2 loss to the Heat, and players addressed it afterward in their press conferences.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

GAME RECAP: Heat 106, Celtics 101

Goran Dragic posts 25 points and 5 assists as Miami beats Boston in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Dunk of the Night: Bam Adebayo

Dunk of the Night: Bam Adebayo - September 17, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Assist of the Night: Kemba Walker

Assist of the Night: Kemba Walker - September 17, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

The Fast Break - Best of Sept. 17

Buckle up for the best of tonight's NBA action with the Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

NBA rumors: Warriors' Bob Myers 'not interested' in joining 76ers

Bob Myers reportedly has no interest in leaving the Warriors to join the 76ers' front office.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Reports: Marcus Smart screams, cusses, items thrown in Celtics postgame locker room

Things are not going well for the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Celtics' argument after loss to Heat echoes Warriors' 2016 incident

The Boston Celtics are not in a good spot right now.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Lakers-Nuggets Western Conference Finals Preview Capsule

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Preview capsule for the Los Angeles Lakers-Denver Western Conference finals that start Friday:
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Pro Football Hall of Fame surprises Joe Buck at halftime with prestigious Rozelle Award

Joe Buck is receiving one of the highest awards in broadcasting.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Nightly Notable: Bam Adebayo | Sep. 17

Bam Adebayo scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Heat's victory over Boston.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Jimmy Butler does it again as Heat take 2-0 series lead over Celtics

Jimmy Butler proved to be a difference-maker again for the Heat in their Game 2 win over the Celtics. A. Sherrod Blakely has more as the C's fall behind 2-0 in the series.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Lakers ready to adjust lineup to counter Nuggets' Nikola Jokic

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is a force the Lakers will have to counter. Anthony Davis has been effective but JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard will defend him too.
ESPN
September 17

Vogel: Lakers will 'return to form' with big men

Lakers coach Frank Vogel said on Wednesday that he needs to bring JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard back into the fold in the upcoming Western Conference finals against the Nuggets.
ESPN
September 17

Griffin, Rose not participating in Pistons' workouts

Phase 1 of the NBA in-market bubble has started for the Pistons, but veterans Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose, and free agents Christian Wood and Langston Galloway, aren't participating right now, according to coach Dwane Casey.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Top 5 Plays - Sep. 17

Check out the top plays from Thursday.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Jae Crowder with an and one vs the Boston Celtics

Jae Crowder (Miami Heat) with an and one vs the Boston Celtics, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Duncan Robinson with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics

Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat) with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Kelly Olynyk with a buzzer beater vs the Boston Celtics

Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat) with a buzzer beater vs the Boston Celtics, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Davis Bertans sticks up for Bradley Beal after All-NBA snub

Bradley Beal missed out on the All-NBA team and that has teammate Davis Bertans wondering how many points he would have to score to make it.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Marcus Smart with a 3-pointer vs the Miami Heat

Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics) with a 3-pointer vs the Miami Heat, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Daniel Theis with a dunk vs the Miami Heat

Daniel Theis (Boston Celtics) with a dunk vs the Miami Heat, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Jayson Tatum with a dunk vs the Miami Heat

Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) with a dunk vs the Miami Heat, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Substance over style serves Heat well in Game 2 win over Celtics

Goran Dragic scored 25 points and Bam Adebayo finished with 21 points as the Heat moved to within two wins of the NBA Finals by beating the Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Tyler Herro with an assist vs the Boston Celtics

Tyler Herro (Miami Heat) with an assist vs the Boston Celtics, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Brad Wanamaker with an assist vs the Miami Heat

Brad Wanamaker (Boston Celtics) with an assist vs the Miami Heat, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Bam Adebayo with an alley oop vs the Boston Celtics

Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with an alley oop vs the Boston Celtics, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Enes Kanter with an and one vs the Miami Heat

Enes Kanter (Boston Celtics) with an and one vs the Miami Heat, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Kemba Walker with a 3-pointer vs the Miami Heat

Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics) with a 3-pointer vs the Miami Heat, 09/17/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Goran Dragic with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics

Goran Dragic (Miami Heat) with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics, 09/17/2020
SLAM
September 17
Jeremy Lin: ‘I Will Be Waiting For Free Agency and Preparing Myself For the NBA’
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Report: Marcus Smart, Celtics 'screaming and arguing' after Game 2 loss to Heat

Marcus Smart was among the Celtics players reportedly involved in a heated argument in the locker room following Thursday night's Game 2 loss to the Heat.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Celtics vs. Heat highlights: Third-quarter collapse costs C's in Game 2 loss

The Celtics now are down 2-0 to the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals after falling on Thursday, 106-101.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Heat rally once again to top Celtics, take 2-0 lead

Goran Dragic and Duncan Robinson made some huge buckets and the relentless Heat erased another double-digit deficit in a convincing Game 2 victory.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Nuggets' Jamal Murray is more than a shooting star: He's a leader

Guard Jamal Murray has helped Denver reach its first Western Conference finals since 2009 with his scoring, playmaking and leadership.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

NBA maps out virtual pre-draft workout process for prospects, teams

League officials will put players through a series of tests (and medical evaluation), then send the info and a video to teams.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Report: Kawhi Leonard told Raptors he didn’t think they were good enough to repeat

Kawhi Leonard became the first superstar to switch teams immediately after winning a championship.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

The Wizards should never consider Bradley Beal in a Paul George-esque trade

If a team calls the Wizards willing to offer the farm for Bradley Beal, they should say no writes Wes Hall.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Jimmy Butler is trying to trademark his coffee hustle from the NBA bubble

The Heat star applied for several trademarks for his "Big Face Coffee" business.
ESPN
September 17

Two nasty, phenomenal plays pushed the Heat to this win

The Heat's two clutch plays -- Jimmy Butler's shot and Bam Adebayo's block -- are exactly why they're here.
CBS Sports
September 17

NBA DFS: Best Celtics vs. Heat FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 17, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 17

PBT Podcast: Denver vs. Lakers, Miami vs. Boston, and what happened to the Clippers?

Does the gritty Denver team that came back on Utah and the Clippers have a chance against the Lakers?
Yahoo Sports
September 17

'Kayak Klay' Thompson shouts out Golden Gate Bridge while out on Bay

The Warriors aren't in the playoffs and Klay Thompson is enjoying his down time.
ESPN
September 17

No one saw the Clippers' superstar clock counting down this soon

Last summer, the Clippers pushed all their chips in the middle to win now and they busted early -- again.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Masai Ujiri says re-signing Fred VanVleet is “a big-time priority”

A lot of teams could use a point guard like VanVleet. He just happens to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

LeBron James, Mike Malone reunite in Western Conference Finals

The Lakers star and Nuggets head coach worked together on the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005-2010 — and now face off with a spot in the NBA Finals on the line.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Sixers should seriously consider Ime Udoka in head coaching search

The Sixers need to make sure they're not letting a gem slip through the cracks and seriously consider Ime Udoka for head coach. By Danny Pommells
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Raptors president Ujiri calls VanVleet a "big-time priority"

VanVleet, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, averaged 18 points and seven assists this season for the defending NBA champions. Ujiri, who has one year left on his contract, says he hasn't had any discussions with team owner Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment since the club's season ended last week. Ujiri said feelings were still raw coming out of the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World Resort last week, where the Raptors lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Musselman hints at expanded rotation for upcoming season

Razorback Head Coach Eric Musselman played a limited rotation last season but it's a different situation in 2020.
CBS Sports
September 17

Raptors president Masai Ujiri hasn't had discussions about an extension ahead of his contract expiring in 2021

Ujiri joined the Raptors in 2013 and helped lead them to their first championship
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Rumor: Raptors, Masai Ujiri to sign contract extension

The Raptors just gave coach Nick Nurse a contract extension.
ESPN
September 17

Recently retired Carter joins ESPN as analyst

Eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter has signed a multiyear contract with ESPN to serve as an NBA and college basketball analyst, it was announced Thursday.
RealGM
September 17
Rival GM: Heat Have Something Better Than Trade Assets
Yahoo Sports
September 17

The Nuggets: Kings of the Comeback

The Nuggets would find themselves in familiar territory in their 4th straight Game 7 series dating back to the 2019 playoffs. That experience combined with spectacular performances from their stars Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic, Denver was able to route the Clippers and punch their ticket to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2009. The Nuggets will tip off against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday, September 18 at 9pm ET on TNT.
CBS Sports
September 17

2020 NBA Playoffs: Celtics vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 2 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Thursday's Celtics vs. Heat game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Warriors could target Robert Covington, Eric Gordon with trade exception

If the Rockets are looking to cut costs, both Robert Covington and Eric Gordon could make a lot of sense for the Warriors.
RealGM
September 17
Heat Nearly Signed Dorian-Finney Smith After He Went Undrafted
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Celtics vs. Heat live stream: Watch Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 online

The Boston Celtics will aim to even their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Heat with a Game 2 win on Thursday night.
CBS Sports
September 17

Fan rediscovers Michael Jordan autographed baseball bat after 26 years in trunk of his car

Its a good thing he didn't get rid of the car
CBS Sports
September 17

NBA DFS: Top Celtics vs. Heat FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 17, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 17

What Warriors' Ron Adams has learned about coaching during pandemic

The 72-year-old nailed it!
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Chaos creates unexpected conference finals

The Nuggets' thrilling comeback from down 3-1 sparked a lot of joy.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

NBA Top Plays: Thursday 9/17

Louis Canginao goes over tonight's top NBA DFS plays. (AP)
ESPN
September 17

How the Lakers and Nuggets stack up in this surprising West finals matchup

Our NBA experts break down the West finals before Game 1 on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Trail Blazers' Neil Olshey not expected to pursue 76ers front office job

Trail Blazers' president of basketball operations probably not as interested in Sixers as they are in him. Olshey is under contract until 2024.
ESPN
September 17

Rivers on Clippers' demise: 'I'll take any blame'

After the Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday, coach Doc Rivers said the team didn't meet expectations. "That's the bottom line. I'm the coach, and I'll take any blame for it," he said.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

NBA Finals odds: With Clippers and Bucks out, huge bet comes in on favored Lakers to win championship

The Lakers are overwhelming favorites to take home the title.
RealGM
September 17
Replay Reviews Up 28 Percent From Regular Season
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Kevin Love says close friends saved his life in follow-up story about battling depression

"Even in the best of times, my default setting was often dread."
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Kings hire former Rockets executive Monte McNair as new GM

The Sacramento Kings have hired former Houston Rockets executive Monte McNair as their new general manager. The team announced the move to replace Vlade Divac on Thursday, making McNair the team's top basketball executive reporting to owner Vivek Ranadive. ''Monte is one of the NBA's top basketball minds who has played an instrumental role in building several winning teams in Houston,'' Ranadive said.
CBS Sports
September 17

NBA Star Power Index: LeBron James double standard on full display in aftermath of Kawhi Leonard's Game 7 dud

James would get roasted if he played like Leonard played in Game 7, and that's unfair ... to both of them
CBS Sports
September 17

2020 NBA Draft: Evaluating the ceiling and floor for the top five prospects in this year's class

From LaMelo to Wiseman to Edwards, an exhaustive look at potential NBA outcomes for the top-five prospects in the 2020 class
RealGM
September 17
Marc Gasol Considering Signing In Europe
RealGM
September 17
Masai Ujiri Has Yet To Discuss Extension With Raptors
CBS Sports
September 17

Lakers-Nuggets predictions, picks: Experts not unanimous on LeBron James winning the Western Conference finals

Denver is rewriting history after pulling off 3-1 comebacks in two straight series. Does it have any more surprises left?
Yahoo Sports
September 17

What's Next for the Clippers?

Jonas Nader takes a look at where the Clippers go from here and also highlights the All-NBA Teams. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
RealGM
September 17
Frank Vogel On Using Centers Versus Nuggets: 'I Would Expect Us To Return To Form'
ESPN
September 17

Lowe: Inside Miami's incredible turnaround, from the lottery to the East finals

Miami missed the playoffs a year ago. Now the Heat are three wins from the NBA Finals. Here is how it happened so fast.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Sixers’ Ben Simmons named to All-NBA Third Team, Joel Embiid snubbed

The 76ers have two of the brightest stars in the game in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and they bank their success on their talent and level of play. Simmons' all-around play and all-around importance to the team earned him a spot on the All-NBA Third Team . Simmons joins Jimmy Butler, Jayson Tatum, Rudy Gobert, and Russell Westbrook on the team. What is a little surprising is that Embiid was not named to any of the All-NBA Teams. While he did have an off-year by his standards, he still averaged a gaudy 23 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists while being named an All-Star for the third consecutive season
RealGM
September 17
Pistons Begin Phase 1 Workouts Without Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose
HoopsHype
September 17

This year's All-NBA teams featured most international players ever

Yahoo Sports
September 17

Kevin Love details his depression: “The only thing you can think about is, ‘How can I make this pain go away?'”

His low point came in 2012, when he on the Timberwolves.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Rockets star James Harden named to 2019-20 All-NBA First Team

For the fourth straight year and sixth out of seven overall, Rockets star James Harden was voted to the All-NBA First Team. Having earned the honor in six different seasons, Harden has tied Hakeem Olajuwon with the most All-NBA First Team spots in franchise history. Harden received 89 votes for the All-NBA First Team; nine votes for the Second Team; and two for the Third Team, giving him 474 out of a possible 500 points. Harden is also one of three finalists in the league’s 2019-20 MVP race alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James, with the winner expected to be named later this week
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Rockets star James Harden named to 2019-20 All-NBA First Team

For the fourth straight year and sixth out of seven overall, Rockets star James Harden was voted to the All-NBA First Team. Having earned the honor in six different seasons, Harden has tied Hakeem Olajuwon with the most All-NBA First Team spots in franchise history. Harden received 89 votes for the All-NBA First Team; nine votes for the Second Team; and two for the Third Team, giving him 474 out of a possible 500 points. Harden is also one of three finalists in the league’s 2019-20 MVP race alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James, with the winner expected to be named later this week
CBS Sports
September 17

Lakers vs. Nuggets: Seven big questions that will determine winner of Western Conference finals

LeBron James and the Lakers have a clear advantage entering their series against the Nuggets
Yahoo Sports
September 17

How All-NBA voting affects Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Sixers’ future

The voting for All-NBA teams impacts Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and the future for the Sixers. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Marcus Smart's remarkable Game 1 defense for Celtics highlighted in one stat

NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh highlights the extent to which Marcus Smart locked down the Heat at the end of Game 1 -- which could be an impetus for Boston to switch things up.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

Heat vs Celtics Game 2 best bets

Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz makes his bets for the Heat vs Celtics game.
Yahoo Sports
September 17

LeBron James is now all-time leader in All-NBA selections with 16

LeBron James was named to an All-NBA team for a record 16th time, earning a 1st team selection for the 13th time in his career. With the 16th selection, James passed a legendary trio in All-Time selections: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan, and Kobe Bryant. LeBron was amazing this season, leading the NBA in assists for the first time in his career while still averaging 25 points and nearly eight rebounds per game. James led the Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference, alongside his co-star Anthony Davis, who also made the All-NBA first team as the center
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Report: It is “highly unlikely” Bucks try to trade for Chris Paul

It comes down to the $85.5 million Chris Paul is owed the next two seasons, plus a potential personality clash.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

GAME RECAP: Nuggets 104, Clippers 89

Jamal Murray scores 40 points, Nikola Jokic adds 16 points, 13 assists and 22 rebounds as Denver takes down LA to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Play of the Day: Bam Adebayo

Play of the Day: Bam Adebayo - September 15, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Comeback kids: Jamal Murray drops 40, Nuggets beat Clippers to win Game 7

"We are just not accepting that somebody's better than us" — Nikola Jokic
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA rumors: League formally ‘locked in’ new draft date of November 18

Mark your calendars for Nov. 18, if you haven't already.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Dunk of the Night: Bam Adebayo

Dunk of the Night: Bam Adebayo September 15, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Assist of the Night: Jamal Murray

Assist of the Night: Jamal Murray - September 15, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA bad beat: There were an overwhelming number of bets on Clippers to win West, then they choked

The Clippers potentially making a long playoff run was a big problem for the house.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Kawhi Leonard on Clippers blowing 3-1 lead to Nuggets: 'We gotta get smarter'

The L.A. Clippers star spoke following Tuesday’s defeat to Denver, ending the team’s season after holding a halftime lead in each of the final three games of the series.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

2020 NBA draft will reportedly be held on Nov. 18

The 2020 NBA draft will reportedly take place on Nov. 18. Here's a broad look at where things stand for the Sixers, who will have five picks. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Shaun Livingston believes Warriors' championship window is still open

Shaun Livingston thinks the Warriors can contend for the NBA title for the next handful of seasons.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Celtics Talk Podcast: What's causing Kemba Walker's playoff struggles?

Why has Kemba Walker suddenly gone cold? Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg investigate the disappearance of "Cardiac Kemba" on a new Celtics Talk Podcast.
ESPN
September 16

Livingston returns to Warriors in front-office role

Shaun Livingston, who won three NBA titles during his five seasons as a player with the Warriors, has returned to the organization as director of player affairs and engagement.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Commentary: Time could be running out for Clippers and Kawhi Leonard

Following another postseason collapse, the Clippers' front office needs to work fast since star Kawhi Leonard can walk after next season.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Nuggets crash LA party, will face Lakers in West finals

Just about everyone had L.A. vs. L.A. written in for the Western Conference finals. Then along came the resilient Denver Nuggets, who crashed the party. The Nuggets fell behind 3-1 in their first-round series against Utah before bouncing back with three straight victories.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bulls coaching candidate Wes Unseld Jr. gets ringing endorsement from boss

The longtime assistant coach, who is a candidate for the Bulls' head coaching vacancy, has toughed up the Nuggets' once-porous defense.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Cage Warriors flyweight Jake Hadley says he’s ready to challenge the UFC’s best

Cage Warriors flyweight contender Jake Hadley tells MMA Junkie Radio that he's ready to make the jump to the UFC and become an instant threat at 125 pounds.
RealGM
September 16
Clippers Could Upgrade Roster Via Trade Taking On Long-Term Money
ESPN
September 16

Raptors sign coach Nurse to multiyear extension

Reigning NBA Coach of the Year Nick Nurse has signed a multiyear contract extension, the Raptors announced Tuesday.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Is it time for Pascal Siakam to re-imagine the type of player he can be?

So much of a player’s development as a star comes down to how much he is willing to self-examine, how much he can endure staring at his mistakes. For Siakam, that’s doubly true.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA fans had plenty of jokes after the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead to the Nuggets

The NBA world had plenty of jokes after the Clippers blew their 3-1 series lead to the Nuggets on Tuesday night.
FOX Sports
September 16

Doc Rivers following game 7 loss: ‘It’s just disappointing’

Doc Rivers following game 7 loss: 'It's just disappointing'
CBS Sports
September 16

NBA return timeline, key dates: League sets schedule for seeding games, playoffs, draft, free agency

The NBA has set a time frame for its return, and everything that comes after
Yahoo Sports
September 16

What went wrong for Clippers? And where do they go now?

A look at what the Clippers might look like this offseason going into next season.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

As expected, NBA officially moves date for 2020 NBA Draft to Nov. 18

No date for free agency or the start of next season has been formally announced.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams address their game 7 loss to the Nuggets

Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams speak on their loss to the Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals .
CBS Sports
September 16

NBA will run entire pre-draft process, distribute information to teams, per report

There will be no typical NBA Draft Combine this season
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Broncos players react to Nuggets beating Clippers on Twitter

Here's how Broncos players reacted on Twitter when the Nuggets beat the Clippers.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Broncos players react to Nuggets beating Clippers on Twitter

Here's how Broncos players reacted on Twitter when the Nuggets beat the Clippers.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA rumors: How Giannis Antetokounmpo's important meeting with Bucks went

After getting bounced by the Heat, Giannis sat down with Bucks ownership to hash out a plan to go forward. Both sides reportedly left the meeting feeling good about the future.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Clippers still have next season: Five takeaways from Game 7 loss to Nuggets

Another second-half collapse led the Clippers falling to the Nuggets in Game 7 of their series Tuesday night. Here are five takeaways from the series.
CBS Sports
September 16

Bam Adebayo ices Heat's Game 1 victory with a block on Celtics' Jayson Tatum you have to see to believe

One of the most ridiculous plays you will ever see to close a game
ESPN
September 16

Morant, Zion headline NBA's All-Rookie 1st Team

Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke, Kendrick Nunn, Zion Williamson and Eric Paschall round out the NBA's All-Rookie First Team.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

How do the Celtics bounce back vs. the Heat?

Jared Greenberg, Yahoo Sports senior NBA insider Chris Haynes and 17-year NBA veteran Richard Jefferson break down the series between Boston and Miami, in which the Heat took Game 1 in thrilling fashion.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Best bets for NBA Conference Finals

Jared Greenberg and Yahoo Sports betting analyst Zach Schwartz break down the lines to keep an eye on as the race for a title is down to four teams.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Can the Nuggets stay hot & shock the Lakers?

Jared Greenberg, Yahoo Sports senior NBA insider Chris Haynes and 17-year NBA veteran Richard Jefferson break down the upcoming Western Conference Finals between Denver and Los Angeles, the team’s first meeting at this stage of the playoffs since 2009.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Draymond Green, Kevin Durant trolled for picking Clippers to win West

Curses are real.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

What Monte McNair general manager hiring means for Kings' front office

Monte McNair has a lot of work to do if he hopes to quickly turn the Kings' ship around.
RealGM
September 16
Joe Dumars Expected To Remain With Kings As Advisor
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bradley Beal leads All-NBA snub team, and the Wizards star knows it

There were snubs aplenty in this year's All-NBA selections.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bam delivers the block heard 'round the world

Bam Adebayo delivered the defensive equivalent of a buzzer-beating, game-winning shot with his block of Jayson Tatum at the rim. "He saved us," Jimmy Butler said.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Celtics-Heat Notebook: Deuce Tatum among the few bright spots from Game 1

The Celtics' overtime loss to the Heat on Tuesday night was tough to swallow -- but some special guests in Orlando made the night a little more bearable for a couple players, our Abby Chin writes.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously.
CBS Sports
September 16

Kings hire Rockets executive Monte McNair as new head of basketball operations, per report

McNair has been with the Houston Rockets since 2007
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Report: Kings hiring Rockets’ Monte McNair to run front office

The Kings are trying to go in a new direction after Vlade Divac's tenure ended.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

When will Celtics learn after squandering another winnable playoff game?

After the Celtics let another playoff victory slip away Tuesday night, A. Sherrod Blakely senses a familiar theme in their late-game struggles.
CBS Sports
September 16

Lakers may start big against 'unique' Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, who is shredding every type of defense

Jokic's versatility has made him virtually matchup-proof this postseason
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Paul George: “This is not a championship-or-bust year for us”

"We can only get better the longer we stay together and the more we're around each other."
Yahoo Sports
September 16

First look at Lakers vs. Nuggets for Western Conference finals

The Lakers and Denver Nuggets will begin their Western Conference final series on Friday.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Big Problems in Houston and is Giannis Done w/ Milwaukee | Dunk Bait

Is the Houston experiment over, will Giannis stay in Milwaukee, Travis Scott’s McDonald’s collaboration and Halsey is on NBA Twitter?!?!
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA rumors: Kings hiring Rockets' Monte McNair to run basketball operations

The Kings reportedly have found their man.
RealGM
September 16
Kings Hire Monte McNair As Head Of Basketball Operations
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Will lack of killer instinct sink the Celtics in 2020 NBA Playoffs?

There seems to be a pattern this postseason with the Celtics, where leads disappear in crunch time. Our Chris Forsberg examines what has been ailing the C's down the stretch.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Report: Kings hiring Rockets analytics guru Monte McNair to run basketball operations

The Sacramento Kings are hiring Houston Rockets assistant general manager Monte McNair as their head of basketball operations, The Athletic reports.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Celtics need a better Kemba Walker to beat the Heat in East Finals

Kemba Walker's shot has gone cold, but his defensive lapses in Boston's Game 1 loss to Miami is more concerning, writes Chris Forsberg.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Dwight Howard keeps his focus on the best way to help Lakers win the title

Lakers center Dwight Howard shared his experience in the bubble for the first time.
CBS Sports
September 16

It sure seems like the Clippers are cursed

Welp, so much for the Battle of Los Angeles in the Western Conference Final
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Report: Bucks confident Giannis Antetokounmpo will sign super-max contract

Antetokounmpo could sign for the super-max either on an extension this offseason or a new contract in 2021 free agency.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA teams that keep focused on their game thriving in the bubble

The NBA bubble can be an immersive basketball experience if players want it to be, and the teams that are left have bought into it.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Lillard, McCollum lead Twitter roast, reaction to Clippers after 3-1 collapse

NBA Twitter had some serious schadenfreude with the Clippers
Yahoo Sports
September 16

15 Detroit Pistons participating in bubble workouts. Here's why it's so important

Blake Griffin, Christian Wood and others won't participate in the Pistons' bubble, but all of their young players under contract will.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Steve Kerr reveals 'biggest challenge' after first title with Warriors

Steve Kerr can relate to what one of his favorite teams is going through.
ESPN
September 16

Kemba after Heat loss: 'I'm just playing terrible'

"I'm just playing terrible, to be honest," Kemba Walker said after finishing with 19 points, including 1-for-9 from 3-point range, in Boston's 117-114 OT loss to the Heat. "Not much I can say, but I have to be better."
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Paul Millsap-Warriors free agency fit is perfect, Tom Haberstroh says

"He reminds me a lot of David West and what he brought to the Warriors."
CBS Sports
September 16

Gordon Hayward injury update: Celtics star doubtful for Game 2 vs. Heat, expected back during series

Hayward has been out since the first round with a Grade 3 ankle sprain
RealGM
September 16
College Basketball Season To Begin On Nov. 25th
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Heat, Celtics both see ways to improve before Game 2

On the first off day of this season's Eastern Conference finals, it might have been difficult to tell on Wednesday which team was holding the 1-0 lead in the series. ''We need to play better,'' Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. ''We'll look to play better,'' Boston coach Brad Stevens said.
RealGM
September 16
Nuggets-Clippers Draws 2nd Highest TV Rating Of 2020 NBA Playoffs
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Even with Leonard and George, Clippers stall in playoffs

The more things changed for the Los Angeles Clippers, the more they stayed the same. The franchise once mocked as the laughingstock of the NBA couldn't erase a big part of its ignominious history: 0-8 all time in games in which it could clinch a spot in the conference finals. George missed time to start the season while recovering from two offseason shoulder surgeries.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Marc Gasol rumored to be considering return to Spain to finish career

He will have offers from NBA teams as well.
CBS Sports
September 16

NBA return timeline, key dates: League picks draft day; start of free agency, 2020-21 season still uncertain

The NBA has set a time frame for the foreseeable future, but few dates remain firm at this point
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Ben Simmons' surprising Instagram after receiving awards should excite 76ers fans

Ben Simmons has had a great month full of awards, but you wouldn't know it from his Instagram. By Adam Hermann
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Steve Kerr details Klay Thompson's 'next logical step' in injury rehab

It's unclear when this will happen.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bradley Beal congratulates Jayson Tatum for All-NBA, even after own snub

After being snubbed for All-NBA honors, Bradley Beal's first public comments were to congratulate his friend Jayson Tatum rather than to complain about his omission.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bradley Beal gets most votes of any guard left off All-NBA teams

Same as last year, Bradley Beal got the most votes of any guard who fell short of making the All-NBA team.
CBS Sports
September 16

2019-20 All-NBA teams: LeBron James, Giannis unanimous first-team selections; Lakers star sets record

LeBron makes history with his 16th All-NBA selection, while Giannis, Luka Doncic, A.D and James Harden also make the first team
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Gordon Hayward injury: Celtics star upgraded to doubtful for Game 2 vs. Heat

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward was officially upgraded to doubtful for Thursday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Miami Heat.
SLAM
September 16
2020 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Finals Preview
SLAM
September 16
2020 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals Preview
HoopsHype
September 16

Kyle Kuzma and Mike Conley had the biggest rating drops in NBA 2K21

Yahoo Sports
September 16

Early look at the first round of 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Drafts

With the NBA playoffs reaching the stretch run, let's take a look at what the first round of next season's fantasy basketball drafts could look like.
ESPN
September 16

Morey 'safe,' will pick coach, Rockets owner says

Despite leaguewide speculation about his job security, Daryl Morey will return as GM of the Rockets and pick the team's new head coach, owner Tilman Fertitta said.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bradley Beal receives 'All-World' plaque from agent after All-NBA snub

Bradley Beal's camp took things into their own hands after Beal was snubbed from the All-NBA roster.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA star gives Celtics' Jayson Tatum a shoutout for making All-NBA third team

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal didn't make an All-NBA team Wednesday, but he was very happy that was one of his friends, Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum, was named to the third team.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers 104-89 in Game 7

Nikola Jokic picked out two birthday presents for his coach. Michael Malone was thrilled with the present he received. Denver's dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Lakers' LeBron James and Anthony Davis are selected to All-NBA first team

The Lakers' LeBron James and Anthony Davis are the only two All-NBA first-team players remaining inside the NBA bubble.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

A lot has changed since the Denver Nuggets last made the conference finals

It's interesting to look back on
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bradley Beal makes history with one of highest scoring averages ever for an All-NBA snub

Bradley Beal made history again for having the highest scoring average for a guy left off an awards list in a long, long time.
FOX Sports
September 16

Titus & Tate: Was this era of Rockets basketball a success?

With Mike D’Antoni on his way out of Houston, is this the end of an era for the Rockets? And if so, what impact did their unique style of play have on the NBA, and can its success be measured by Championships (or a lack thereof)?
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Mychal Thompson disagrees with Magic Johnson take on Bam Adebayo block

This leads to one pressing question.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Insight into RJ Hampton's interview with the Knicks and what he's done with Mike Miller to improve his shot

RJ Hampton had a video call with Knicks executives and scouts a few weeks ago. The call included team president Leon Rose and senior and executive vice president William ‘World Wide Wes’ Wesley. Hampton hoped to get a clear message across to New York during the interview.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

When is the 2020 NBA Draft?

Here's everything you need to know about the 2020 NBA Draft.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

How Jayson Tatum's All-NBA nod impacts potential Celtics contract extension

Jayson Tatum earned third-team All-NBA honors Wednesday, which means the Celtics star is about to get paid one way or the other, writes, A. Sherrod Blakely.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Why Brad Stevens compares Heat to Steph Curry-Steve Kerr Warriors

The Warriors' imprint is everywhere in the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo unanimous First Team, All-NBA teams named

James Harden, Luka Doncic, and Anthony Davis round out the First Team All-NBA.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

The Putback with Ian Begley: Can the Knicks bring CP3 to NYC?

Ian Begley and Maurice Peebles tip off the show with some Chris Paul to the Knicks discussion, while Ian reveals what he learned from talking with NBA Draft Prospect RJ Hampton and his shooting coach, 2x NBA Champion Mike Miller.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

All-NBA selections: Celtics star Jayson Tatum named to Third Team

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was named to the All-NBA Third Team on Wednesday.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Wizards guard Bradley Beal snubbed from All-NBA teams

The Wizards guard averaged more points per game than all-but-one of the All-NBA honorees.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bam Adebayo and the 10 greatest defensive plays in NBA playoff history

What are the greatest defensive plays in playoff history? We trimmed the list down to 10 stops.
CBS Sports
September 16

Samson: Why Clippers owner Steve Ballmer needs to focus on team's chemistry following Game 7 loss

The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead
ESPN
September 16

Sources: 2020 NBA draft locked in for Nov. 18

The NBA has locked in Nov. 18 for the 2020 draft, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Paul George, Montrezl Harrell reportedly had “heated” exchange on Clipper bench

Not surprisingly, the Clippers were pointing fingers as the wheels came off in Game 7.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Damian Lillard named to 2019-20 All-NBA Second Team

NBA award season is here!
Yahoo Sports
September 16

LeBron James breaks record with 16th All-NBA selection

The NBA announced the All-NBA teams on Wednesday.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

LeBron James' More Than a Vote partners with Live Nation to turn concert venues into polling places

After signing up more than 20 sports arenas to become polling places on Election Day, LeBron James' More Than a Vote is doing the same for concert venues.
RealGM
September 16
Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James Headline 19-20 All-NBA Teams As Unanimous Picks
ESPN
September 16

NBA players to wear 'VOTE' warm-up shirts

During both the conference finals and the Finals, NBA players will wear warm-up shirts with "VOTE" on the front of them as part of the league's push to support nonpartisan voting access efforts.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Explore the NBA conference finals in augmented reality

The NBA conference finals are set with the Lakers vs. Nuggets and the Celtics vs. the Heat.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

All-NBA Teams: Ben Simmons named to Third Team, while Joel Embiid doesn't make the cut

Ben Simmons was named to an All-NBA Team for the first time, while Joel Embiid missed the cut. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
September 16

NBA rumors: Kings’ front-office decision expected by end of this week

According to a report, Kings could have new front-office executive by the end of the week.
CBS Sports
September 16

Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum dance on the graves of Clippers, who just blew a 3-1 series lead against Nuggets

The Blazers guards got to roast the Clippers on Twitter
CBS Sports
September 16

Here's how Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for zero points in fourth quarter of Clippers' Game 7 loss

The duo had more turnovers than made baskets in the entire second half
CBS Sports
September 16

Paul George argues 'this isn't a championship-or-bust year' for Clippers after Game 7 collapse

George and Leonard now have only one year left on their contracts
CBS Sports
September 16

The Clippers' collapse in Game 7 is another reminder that they still are who they have always been

The Clippers blew a 3-1 lead against the Nuggets with their loss on Tuesday night
CBS Sports
September 16

Nuggets stun Clippers: The future is now for Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic, and it couldn't look any brighter

The Lakers might be quietly thrilled to avoid the Clippers, but be careful what you wish for
CBS Sports
September 16

Clippers have no one but themselves to blame for worst playoff collapse in NBA history

Considered by many as favorites to win the 2020 NBA title, the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead before losing the series altogether
CBS Sports
September 16

Clippers' collapse in Game 7 another reminder they're still who they've always been

The Clippers blew a 3-1 lead against the Nuggets with their loss on Tuesday night
RealGM
September 16
Mike Budenholzer Planned On Extending Giannis Antetokounmpo's Minutes In Game 4
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Shaun Livingston jabs Zaza Pachulia when discussing Harvard class

We need to hear Zaza's side of the story ...
Yahoo Sports
September 16

How the Trail Blazers and Jamal Murray have a WWE Wrestlemania-type bond

The more you know.
RealGM
September 16
Doc Rivers Will Return As Head Coach Of Clippers In 20-21
RealGM
September 16
Paul George, Montrezl Harrell Had Heated Verbal Exchange During Game 2
RealGM
September 16
Bucks 'Highly Unlikely' To Trade For Chris Paul
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Plaschke: Clippers Curse claims yet another postseason

The Clippers blow another season and with it the best chance yet for a "Hallway Series," writes columnist Bill Plaschke.
RealGM
September 16
Kawhi Leonard Following Game 7 Loss: Clippers Must 'Get Smarter As A Team'
CBS Sports
September 16

NBA DFS: Jayson Tatum and optimal FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 17, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
RealGM
September 16
Bam Adebayo Calls Overtime Block The 'No. 1' Play Of Career
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Giannis thanks Bucks fans, seemingly reiterates he won't demand trade

Giannis Antetokounmpo used an intriguing hashtag to thank Milwaukee Bucks fans.
HoopsHype
September 16

Doc Rivers is the only coach ever to blow three 3-1 series leads

Yahoo Sports
September 16

Bam! Adebayo's block the talk of the town

Bam Adebayo had the block heard around the world and the Nuggets overcame incredible odds to send the Clippers fishing. NBA Tuesday was a blast. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Clippers’ franchise-long conference-finals drought reaches 50 years

That's the longest drought from the semifinal round in league history.
RealGM
September 16
Several Clippers Asked Out Of Game In Fourth Quarter Due To Fatigue
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Disappointment, frustration, lack of chemistry: Portrait of the Clippers’ collapse

The most hyped team in Clippers history crashed and burned, but coach Doc Rivers will be back with plenty that needs to change.
CBS Sports
September 16

2020 NBA playoffs: Daily schedule, scores, live stream, watch online, TV channel, start time

The playoffs are moving along from inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Steve Kerr says Warriors want to add one or two veterans in free agency

Steve Kerr knows what his team needs to round out their roster.
CBS Sports
September 16

Celtics vs. Heat: Live stream, watch NBA playoffs online, TV channel, Game 2 time, odds, prediction, pick

The Celtics will look to even things up Thursday night after dropping Game 1 to the Heat in overtime
RealGM
September 16
All Parties Leave Meeting Between Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks' Ownership In 'Good Spirits'
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Top 5 Plays - Sep. 15

Check out the top plays from Tuesday.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Butler's conviction at helm of Heat's winning DNA

They doubted him in Chicago. Then again in Minnesota and Philadelphia. But Jimmy Butler's determination seems like the perfect fit for Miami, and it's paying off.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

The Fast Break | Best of Sept. 15

Buckle up for the best of tonight's NBA action with the Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Nightly Notable: Nikola Jokic | Sep. 13

Nikola Jokic puts up a triple-double with 16 points, 13 assists, and 22 rebounds as the Nuggets get the Game 7 win over the Clippers.
Basketball Insiders
September 16

Report: Nick Nurse, Raptors Agree to Extension

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed head coach Nick Nurse to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This past season, Nurse guided the Raptors to a 53-19 record during the regular season (second best in the NBA) and set a franchise-record with a .736 […]
Yahoo Sports
September 16

Is Clippers' 3-1 choke to Nuggets worse than Warriors in 2016 Finals?

You honestlycan make a strong argument for both sides.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

NBA players react to Shaun Livingston, Leandro Barbosa rejoining Warriors

Everybody is very happy with the news.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

NBA Draft 2020: 5 best rebounders in this year's class including James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa

Rebounding was a major weakness for the Wizards in the 2019-20 season. Here are the five best rebounders in this year's draft class.
CBS Sports
September 15

Raptors reward coach Nick Nurse with contract extension after surprising run as defending champions

Nurse, who led the Raptors to their first NBA title last year, was named Coach of the Year in 2019-20
ESPN
September 15

D'Antoni tells Rockets he won't return as coach

Houston head coach Mike D'Antoni has told the Rockets he won't return, ending the veteran coach's four-year run with the Rockets.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Warriors 2020 NBA Draft targets: Why Obi Toppin could be ideal fit

Obi Toppin would be a great match for the Warriors if they select at No. 2.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday 9/15

Spencer Limbach runs through the best NBA DFS Plays, Bargains, and GPP Pivots for the two-game playoff slate on Tuesday, September 15. (Getty Images)
SLAM
September 15
Warriors Hire Shaun Livingston, Leandro Barbosa
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Source: Kings looking for true top decision-maker in executive search

Despite rumors, the Kings still aren't settled on their front-office pick.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Lou Williams with a 2-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets

Lou Williams (LA Clippers) with a 2-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Ivica Zubac with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets

Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

If Sixers end up hiring Mike D'Antoni, how exactly will he use Joel Embiid?

If the Sixers end up hiring Mike D'Antoni, the question of how he'll use Joel Embiid offensively is a fascinating (and important) one to consider. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Montrezl Harrell with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets

Montrezl Harrell (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Top deep 3's from LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

Top deep 3's from LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Patrick Beverley with a block vs the Denver Nuggets

Patrick Beverley (LA Clippers) with a block vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Torrey Craig with a buzzer beater vs the LA Clippers

Torrey Craig (Denver Nuggets) with a buzzer beater vs the LA Clippers, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Nikola Jokic with a 2-pointer vs the LA Clippers

Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) with a 2-pointer vs the LA Clippers, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Jamal Murray with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers

Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Kawhi Leonard with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets

Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Monte Morris with a buzzer beater vs the LA Clippers

Monte Morris (Denver Nuggets) with a buzzer beater vs the LA Clippers, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Paul George with an and one vs the Denver Nuggets

Paul George (LA Clippers) with an and one vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Gary Harris with a 2-pointer vs the LA Clippers

Gary Harris (Denver Nuggets) with a 2-pointer vs the LA Clippers, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Clippers collapse again as their playoff run ends with Game 7 loss to Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Clippers 104-89 in Game 7 of their second-round NBA playoff series, ending the Clippers' season.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to contract extension

The Raptors took a major risk by firing highly successful Dwane Casey – the impending Coach of the Year! – in 2018.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Jerami Grant with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers

Jerami Grant (Denver Nuggets) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 09/15/2020
CBS Sports
September 15

Mike D'Antoni stepped down as Rockets coach during flight back to Houston from NBA bubble, per report

D'Antoni was reportedly expecting a call from Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, but it never came
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Nuggets embarrass Clippers in Game 7 rout

Denver became the first team in NBA history to come back from consecutive 3-1 series deficits to advance.
HoopsHype
September 15

Clippers salaries: Their payroll situation going forward

Yahoo Sports
September 15

Nuggets stun Clippers in Game 7, will face Lakers in West final

Once down 3-1 in the series, the Nuggets completed an all-time comeback by defeating the Clippers in Game 7 of their semifinal matchup and will now face the Los Angeles Lakers for the Western Conference crown.
HoopsHype
September 15

Clippers out: What the top NBA reporters are tweeting

CBS Sports
September 15

NBA playoffs: Betting odds, picks, schedule as Clippers survive Nuggets, Celtics win Game 1 vs. Heat

We're in for a historic upset if the Nuggets manage to reach the Western finals after being down 3-1 to the Clippers
RealGM
September 15
Tilman Fertitta Seeking Culture Reset For Rockets
Yahoo Sports
September 15

2020 NBA free agency: Taking a look at Sixers' free agents

The list of Sixers free agents isn't as exciting as it was last year, but we take a look at the situation with each of them heading into the offseason. By Noah Levick
RealGM
September 15
Mike D'Antoni Decided To Leave Rockets After Never Hearing From Tilman Fertitta
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Report: 2020 NBA Draft set for November 18

The NBA Draft will now take place in November.
CBS Sports
September 15

Clippers-Nuggets Game 7: Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's winner-take-all playoff showdown

This would be one of the biggest upsets in playoff history if the Nuggets could pull it off
RealGM
September 15
NBA Locks In November 18th For 2020 Draft
CBS Sports
September 15

2020 NBA Playoffs: Clippers vs. Nuggets odds, picks, Game 7 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Tuesday's Clippers vs. Nuggets game 10,000 times.
CBS Sports
September 15

Clippers vs. Nuggets: Live stream, watch NBA playoffs online, TV channel, Game 7 time, odds, prediction, pick

A trip to the Western Conference finals is on the line Tuesday night
CBS Sports
September 15

NBA informs teams 2020-21 season won't begin before Christmas Day, 2020 NBA Draft set for Nov. 18, per reports

The league still has a lot of things to figure out, and soon
ESPN
September 15

Bill Russell: America must grapple with its past

In an essay for The Players' Tribune, Bill Russell said there is no way to move past racism if slavery and Jim Crow continue to be treated as "historical footnotes."
RealGM
September 15
Raptors Sign Nick Nurse To Multi-Year Extension
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Report: NBA locks in date for 2020 NBA Draft

The draft was initially scheduled for October 16.
CBS Sports
September 15

Heat vs. Celtics: Bam Adebayo ices Miami victory with a block on Jayson Tatum you have to see to believe

One of the most ridiculous plays you will ever see to close a game
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Heat, Celtics react to Bam Adebayo's Game 1 sealing block

Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart discuss Adebayo's last-second rejection of Jayson Tatum that lifted Miami to a win in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

10-time NBA All Star and social justice champion Carmelo Anthony launches new fashion initiative

NBA superstar and social activist Carmelo Anthony is launching a new initiative aimed at highlighting Black fashion designers. Anthony told Gayle King he hopes this new program will give under-represented designers a platform for years to come.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

2020 NBA Draft date set for Nov. 18, according to reports

What once was tentative is now official. Laser in on Nov. 18 for this year's NBA Draft, Bulls fans.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

GAME RECAP: Heat 117, Celtics 114

Goran Dragic posts 29 points and 7 rebounds as Miami beats Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
HoopsHype
September 15

NBA 2K21: The average rating of each team

Yahoo Sports
September 15

Bam! Adebayo's block helps Heat win Game 1 over Celtics

Jayson Tatum thought he had a dunk to tie the game. Bam Adebayo had other ideas - and in the biggest moment of his young NBA career, Miami's All-Star big man more than rose to the occasion. Jimmy Butler's three-point play with 12 seconds left put Miami ahead for good, Adebayo finished it off with a stunning rejection of Tatum at the rim on the ensuing Boston possession, and the Heat struck first in the Eastern Conference finals with a 117-114 win in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Report: NBA draft date set for Nov. 18 after COVID-19 delays

The NBA draft now finally has a date.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

NBA Twitter goes crazy reacting to Bam Adebayo's block on Jayson Tatum

NBA Twitter absolutely went off after Heat center Bam Adebayo made an incredible block on Celtics forward Jayson Tatum to seal a Game 1 win in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Eric Paschall, NBA Twitter react to great Bam Adebayo block on Celtics

Adebayo made a play Tuesday that he won't forget anytime soon.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Watch Bam Adebayo’s insane block of Jayson Tatum one more time

Best block of these playoffs, and this will be up there with the great blocks in NBA playoff history.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Daryl Morey to return as Rockets GM next season, lead coaching search

Daryl Morey's job is safe.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Celtics vs. Heat Game 1 lived up to the hype with thrilling OT finish

If Tuesday night was any indication of what's to come, Celtics fans should brace for a long, competitive series. Our A. Sherrod Blakely shares his Game 1 observations.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Heat vs Celtics Game 1 best bets

Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz makes his bets for the Heat vs Celtics game.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Clippers vs Nuggets Game 7 best bets

Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz makes his bets for the Clippers vs Nuggets game.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Gear up for the Eastern Conference Finals and shop trendy NBA shirts

These tees boldly show whose side you’re on from Game 1 to (potentially) Game 7.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Heat rise to occasion, beat Celtics in Game 1

Asked early in the season about being on a one-star Heat team, Jimmy Butler flipped the question.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Jeremy Lin leaves Beijing Ducks, seeks return to NBA

"I still have time to play (in the NBA) and I have to chase this."
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Semi Ojeleye with a dunk vs the Miami Heat

Semi Ojeleye (Boston Celtics) with a dunk vs the Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Brad Wanamaker with an and one vs the Miami Heat

Brad Wanamaker (Boston Celtics) with an and one vs the Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Robert Williams III with a block vs the Miami Heat

Robert Williams III (Boston Celtics) with a block vs the Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Kemba Walker with a buzzer beater vs the Miami Heat

Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics) with a buzzer beater vs the Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Goran Dragic with a 3-pointer vs the Boston Celtics

Goran Dragic (Miami Heat) with a 3-pointer vs the Boston Celtics, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Jimmy Butler with a dunk vs the Boston Celtics

Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat) with a dunk vs the Boston Celtics, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Bam Adebayo with a dunk vs the Boston Celtics

Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with a dunk vs the Boston Celtics, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Daniel Theis with a block vs the Miami Heat

Daniel Theis (Boston Celtics) with a block vs the Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Tyler Herro with a 3-pointer vs the Boston Celtics

Tyler Herro (Miami Heat) with a 3-pointer vs the Boston Celtics, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Top plays from Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat

Top plays from Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Bam Adebayo's block vs. Jayson Tatum instantly hailed as one of best in NBA playoff history

Heat big man Bam Adebayo sealed the victory for the Heat in overtime of Game 1 of the conference finals with what some are already calling one of the best blocks ever.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Jayson Tatum with a deep 3 vs the Miami Heat

Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) with a deep 3 vs the Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Kendrick Nunn with an assist vs the Boston Celtics

Kendrick Nunn (Miami Heat) with an assist vs the Boston Celtics, 09/15/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Duncan Robinson with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics

Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat) with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics, 09/15/2020
ESPN
September 15

Experts' picks: Who wins Celtics-Heat in the East finals?

Who will advance to the NBA Finals? Our experts make their picks for Celtics-Heat.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Adebayo's wild block on Tatum gives Heat Game 1

Jimmy Butler scored the go-ahead layup with 12 seconds left and Bam Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum on the other end to secure a thrilling 117-114 OT victory.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

The moment can't be too big for Celtics after barely escaping Raptors series

The Celtics are the better team than the Heat, but there's one concern DJ Bean can't shake after watching Boston go the distance against Toronto.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Kevin Durant confident that Nets' 'third star' can be Caris LeVert

When we get to the NBA offseason, there will be plenty of speculation about the Nets adding an established star to complement Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Eastern Conference preview: How the Celtics and Heat match up

The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will meet in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday. Here's how the teams match up.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Rockets’ owner Tilman Fertitta: ‘Daryl Morey’s job is safe’

He also said Morey will choose the next coach.
ESPN
September 15

Gasols honor Bryant family with daughter's name

Pau Gasol and wife Cat have welcomed Elisabet Gianna Gasol to the world. "A very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!!," he wrote, in a nod to the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Former Knicks guard Jeremy Lin announces he's pursuing NBA comeback following one season in China

Is another NBA stint in the cards for Jeremy Lin?
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Warriors' Eric Paschall analyzing playoffs to further develop his game

Never has Eric Paschall had a clearer sense of the importance of spacing on offense.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Bulls Talk Podcast: Where does the Bulls head coaching job rank in the NBA?

With more head coaching jobs opening up in the NBA, will the Bulls have a chance at a top-tier candidate?
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Vanessa Bryant slams L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva after he pressured LeBron James for reward money

Bryant called out Villanueva over leaked photos from the Kobe crash site. James has not responded.
CBS Sports
September 15

2020 NBA Playoffs: Clippers vs. Nuggets odds, picks, Game 7 predictions from proven model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Tuesday's Clippers vs. Nuggets game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Warriors bring veteran Shaun Livingston into front office

He will become the highest-ranking Black person in the Warriors front office.
ESPN
September 15

How Boston and Miami got to the East finals -- and what could decide the series

The Heat-Celtics rivalry has plenty of history. Our NBA experts break down what comes next in the Eastern Conference finals.
Basketball Insiders
September 15

Best US Colleges for Students Obsessed with Basketball

College life is exciting and interesting, especially if you enjoy sports. Basketball fans have a unique chance to get a scholarship and a chance to represent the school.
ESPN
September 15

This Jayson Tatum leap is just remarkable

One of the most dangerous young scorers in the game is taking shape as a well-rounded force.
ESPN
September 15

Lowe on Game 7: How the Nuggets put the Clippers on the edge of another catastrophe

Resilience defines Denver. Now the Clippers have to find themselves -- and fast.
ESPN
September 15

NBA debate: What's most underrated in the Celtics-Heat series, and who wins?

Our experts provide their keys to the East finals and disagree on whether the Heat or Celtics will win.
ESPN
September 15

Why are the Nuggets handling this pressure better than the title favorites?

The Nuggets are proving they are more than "a good story," and the Clippers are still searching for answers.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Ja Morant, Zion Williamson lead NBA All-Rookie teams

Kendrick Nunn,Brandon Clarke, and Eric Paschall round out the First Team.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Celtics vs. Heat highlights: Jimmy Butler's heroics lead Miami to Game 1 OT win

Jimmy Butler made clutch shots in the fourth quarter and overtime to propel the Heat to a Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
RealGM
September 15
Hollinger & Duncan: What do the Vanquished in the West Do Next; Playoffs Best/Worst Week 4
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Heat, Celtics players wear ‘VOTE’ warm-up shirts for Eastern Conference finals

The shirts are expected to be worn through the end of the playoffs.
CBS Sports
September 15

Grizzlies' Ja Morant, Pelicans' Zion Williamson headline 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie Team

Morant was named Rookie of the Year
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Rui Hachimura earning All-Rookie a rare feat and a good sign for Wizards' future

Wizards forward Rui Hachimura making the All-Rookie team is a rare honor for the organization and one that may say a lot about its future.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Steve Kerr lays out P.J. Tucker blueprint for All-Rookie Eric Paschall

Steve Kerr is raising expectations for Eric Paschall after the Warriors forward was named to the All-Rookie First Team.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Knicks' R.J. Barrett left off 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie teams

Voting results for the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie first and second teams were released on Tuesday, and Knicks’ G/F R.J. Barrett did not make either team.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Morant unanimous pick for NBA's All-Rookie team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA's All-Rookie Team that was announced Tuesday.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Wizards Rui Hachimura earns All-Rookie Second Team honors

Rui Hachimura makes NBA history with his selection to the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
HoopsHype
September 15

TV ratings: Celtics-Raptors Game 7 leads most-watched games of the week

HoopsHype
September 15

Finding the right pick-and-roll partner for Giannis in the 2020 draft

Yahoo Sports
September 15

Warriors forward Eric Paschall voted to NBA's All-Rookie First Team

Not bad for the No. 41 overall pick in the draft.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Jimmy Butler on Heat vs. Celtics: ‘We’re not underdogs’

The Heat (+120) are underdogs against the Celtics (-139) in the Eastern Conference finals.
RealGM
September 15
Ja Morant, Zion Williamson Headline All-Rookie Team
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Tuesday Picks

Mike Barner recommends staying away from Montrezl Harrell, who's struggled to make an impact throughout the series.
ESPN
September 15

Sources: Bucks tell Giannis they'll spend on cast

In a three-hour lunch meeting Friday, Giannis Antetokounmpo, his agent and Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry discussed the team's season and disappointing finish and brainstormed on some personnel upgrades, sources told ESPN.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Jimmy Butler, Marcus Smart NBA Playoff clash will be unbridled chaos

The 2020 Eastern Conference finals will feature a banner matchup between two agents of unbridled chaos: Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart. Bulls fans will remember their last clash.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Steve Kerr unclear whether Warriors' star players will attend minicamp

Things definitely have changed on this front ...
SLAM
September 15
Report: Knicks Preparing Trade Offer for Chris Paul
CBS Sports
September 15

Celtics vs. Heat predictions, Eastern Conference finals picks: Experts unanimously take Boston over Miami

Boston and Miami face off in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2012
ESPN
September 15

Rivers says 'no secret' behind Clippers' collapses

Clippers coach Doc Rivers chalks up his team's collapses in Games 5 and 6 to defensive issues and too many trips to the free throw line for the Nuggets.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Celtics' Jayson Tatum reunites with son Deuce in bubble in heartwarming moment

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was reunited with his son Deuce in a heartwarming moment inside the NBA's bubble.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Shaun Livingston explains his new role within Warriors' front office

The three-time NBA champion shared the details.
ESPN
September 15

Barbosa returning to Warriors as assistant coach

Leandro Barbosa, the former longtime NBA guard who had been playing in Brazil, will rejoin the Warriors as a player-mentor coach.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to multiyear extension

Nick Nurse would have been in the final year of his contract next season. The Toronto Raptors weren't about to let that happen with their coach. Nurse and the Raptors announced a multiyear extension Tuesday, without divulging the terms.
CBS Sports
September 15

Here's the best bet you can make in an NBA Game 7

Since 2005, this bet is a ridiculous 31-19 in Game 7s
CBS Sports
September 15

2020 NBA Playoffs: Celtics vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 1 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Tuesday's Celtics vs. Heat game 10,000 times.
CBS Sports
September 15

2020 NBA playoffs: 10 key questions ahead of Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals showdown

Can the Celtics handle Miami's zone? Can the Heat stay this hot from deep? Let's talk about the East finals
ESPN
September 15

Lonzo flips reps again, signs with Klutch Sports

After brief stints with Creative Arts Agency and Roc Nation, Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball has signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, he told ESPN.
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Will Heat’s quick rise reduce patience for slow rebuilds?

The Heat went 39-43 last season.
CBS Sports
September 15

Daryl Morey's GM job is safe, per Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta: 'He's going to pick the right head coach'

Morey has been with the Rockets organization since 2006
CBS Sports
September 15

NBA DFS: Paul George and optimal FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 15, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Steve Kerr perfectly sums up Shaun Livingston, Leandro Barbosa hires

Golden State's head coach nailed it.
CBS Sports
September 15

Jeremy Lin announces departure from Chinese Basketball Association, eyes return to NBA

Lin last played with the Raptors in 2019, where he won a championship with the team
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Will a renewed Celtics-Heat rivalry become part of our 'new normal?

Don't expect many on-court pleasantries between the Celtics and Heat as they renew one of the fiercest NBA rivalries tonight in Game 1, writes A. Sherrod Blakely.
CBS Sports
September 15

NBA DFS: Paul George and best FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 15, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Netflix star reportedly under investigation

Jerry Harris, of “Cheer” fame, is denying sexual misconduct claims against him. ABC's Kenneth Moton has details.
RealGM
September 15
Tilman Fertitta Confirms Rockets Will Retain Daryl Morey As GM
RealGM
September 15
ESPN Draws 1.3M Viewers For Game 6 Clippers/Nuggets Against NFL Week 1
RealGM
September 15
Thunder Hire Corey Evans From Rivals As Scout
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Will the Nuggets repeat Trail Blazer Game 7 disaster?

As Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets head into a Game 7, memories of previous such situations come to mind
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Why Shaun Livingston chose Warriors' front office role over coaching

"I always wanted to take this path."
RealGM
September 15
Kevin Durant: Caris LeVert Can 'For Sure' Be Nets' Third Star
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Nuggets have chance at historic upset in Game 7 vs. Clippers

L.A. (-1000) opened as huge favorite over Denver (+550).
HoopsHype
September 15

NBA Best Bet of the Day: Denver Nuggets cover Game 7 vs. Los Angeles Clippers

SLAM
September 15
Jaylen Brown Calls for Enactment of George Floyd Bill
RealGM
September 15
Jeremy Lin Will Seek Return To NBA
Yahoo Sports
September 15

Gordon Hayward continues to make progress

Hayward did some individual work following Monday's practice, and in addition to the Eastern Conference Finals there's also a Game 7 on Tuesday. (Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
RealGM
September 15
Doc Rivers Says 'There's Nothing Secret Or Magical' About Winning Game 7s
RealGM
September 15
NBA To Allow More Staff Members, Guests Into Bubble For Finals
CBS Sports
September 14

2020 NBA Mock Draft: Hornets trade up to take Anthony Edwards at No. 1, LaMelo Ball goes to Warriors

Minnesota trades down and Golden State selects LaMelo Ball at No. 2
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Wolverines In The NBA: Duncan Robinson Set For Conference Finals Battle

Former Michigan Wolverines basketball standout and current Miami Heat starting forward Duncan Robinson, in his first postseason as an NBA player, has helped his team reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014. The No. 5 seed Heat will take on the third-seeded Boston Celtics in Orlando for a spot in the NBA Finals. Robinson had a quiet series in the Heat's upset over the No. 1 seeded Milwaukee Bucks, averaging nine points and 2.8 rebounds per outing.
CBS Sports
September 14

Celtics vs. Heat: Live stream, watch NBA playoffs online, TV channel, Game 1 time, odds, prediction, pick

Boston and Miami last met in the playoffs in the 2012 Eastern Conference finals
Yahoo Sports
September 14

NBA rumors: What Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks discussed at meeting

It doesn't sound the Greek Freak is thinking about leaving Milwaukee.
CBS Sports
September 14

Pau Gasol, wife Cat Gasol name newborn daughter after Gianna Bryant

Vanessa Bryant is Elisabet Gianna Gasol's godmother
SLAM
September 14
Report: Daryl Morey Will Be ‘Under Review’ by Rockets Owner
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Nuggets force Game 7 and D'Antoni leaves HOU

The Nuggets had a huge second-half comeback to force Game 7 vs. the Clippers, fueled by Nikola Jokic's 34/14/7, and Mike D'Antoni is leaving Houston. (Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
RealGM
September 14
Marc Lasry Confirms Bucks Will Pay Luxury Tax In Meeting With Giannis Antetokounmpo
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Honoring Kobe Bryant: Pau Gasol names daughter after Gianna Bryant

"Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter, Gasol wrote on his Instagram Sunday.
CBS Sports
September 14

Celtics vs. Heat: Five things to know as Boston, Miami face off in Eastern Conference finals

Two East underdogs will battle it out to reach the NBA Finals
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Boston rules Gordon Hayward out for Game 1 against Miami

He is expected to return during the conference finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

John Wall apologizes after video of gang signs

Wall is 30 years old.
CBS Sports
September 14

NBA coaching carousel tracker, latest updates: Rockets, Mike D'Antoni parting ways; Nets hire Steve Nash

Several head coaches have already been replaced this season. Who's next to follow?
Yahoo Sports
September 14

How did Celtics fare vs. Heat during season? Here's a refresher

The Celtics and Heat are set to face off in what should be a thrilling Eastern Conference finals. Here's how the season series between these two teams went.
RealGM
September 14
Paul George Believes Clippers Remain In 'Driver Seat' Heading Into Game 7
CBS Sports
September 14

Rockets coaching search: Seven top candidates to replace Mike D'Antoni in Houston

The Rockets have a high-risk, high-reward job to offer
RealGM
September 14
Warriors Believed To Prefer To Draft Wing
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Shaun Livingston says he’s returning to Warriors, joining front office

The Warriors are getting the band back together.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals shows East may not go through Giannis' Bucks

It seemed like Giannis Antetkounmpo and the Bucks were about to take over the East for the next decade. Now, that doesn't appear to be the case.
RealGM
September 14
Lakers-Rockets Game 4 Gets Highest Sports Rating Opposite NFL Kickoff Since 2010
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Kevin Durant had the perfect tweet following Washington's Week 1 win

Kevin Durant had the perfect tweet following Washington's surprising Week 1 victory over the Eagles.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Celtics vs. Heat live stream: Watch NBA playoff Game 1 online

The Celtics and Heat will begin their battle for a trip to the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Here's where and when to tune in.
RealGM
September 14
Warriors Hire Shaun Livingston As Director Of Players Affairs And Engagement
RealGM
September 14
Facundo Campazzo Could Leave Real Madrid To Sign With Wolves
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Robinson's roadmap from D-III to East Finals

Heat forward Duncan Robinson had modest expectations in high school. He went to Division III Williams College before fate sent him Michigan.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Meet Duncan Robinson: Heat sharpshooter with humble roots

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson had modest expectations as a high school player. He went to Division III Williams College before fate sent him Michigan.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Bulls expect strong attendance for group workouts at Advocate Center

For the first time since March, the Bulls will be allowed to participate in group workouts, including scrimmages, in a three-week process that begins Monday.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Leandro Barbosa a smart, safe addition to Steve Kerr's coaching staff

In hiring Leandro Barbosa, Steve Kerr replaced one affable and knowledgeable high-character individual with another.
CBS Sports
September 14

Lonzo Ball signs with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports after only three months with Roc Nation

This will be Ball's third change in representation since April 2019
RealGM
September 14
Gordon Hayward Ruled Out For Game 1 Of Eastern Conference Finals
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Lakers seek to keep their 'cadence' while awaiting start of conference finals

The Lakers will try to maintain their rhythm while taking five days off before opening the Western Conference finals against the Clippers or Nuggets.
RealGM
September 14
Dunc'd On: MEGA Episode: The Cap Space Derby; Ranking the Free Agent Forwards; LAC/DEN Game 6; BOS/MIA Outlook
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Doc Rivers on Clippers: ‘We’re here because we put ourselves here’

Doc Rivers: "This team didn't have any experiences, and so they're learning everything right now."
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Hallway Series pass denied? Takeaways from Clippers' Game 6 loss to Nuggets

Breaking down what went wrong for the Clippers in the second half of a 111-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 on Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Boston vs. Miami rivalry comes to the bubble; three keys to decide series

Prediction: Boston in six.
ESPN
September 14

George: Clips still in 'driver seat' despite collapses

Paul George said Sunday he still likes the Clippers' odds in Game 7 against the Nuggets despite LA blowing two double-digit leads in a row and squandering a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
RealGM
September 14
Lonzo Ball Signs With Rich Paul Of Klutch Sports
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Bulls coaching search: Presenting the case for each known candidate

Most of the names on Artras Karniovas' interview list for Bulls head coach are longtime assistants looking for their first chance. Here's a breakdown of who we know is in the running.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Clippers go into Game 7 against Nuggets searching for answers to stop their collapse

The Clippers have let big leads evaporate in consecutive losses to the Nuggets leading to Game 7 on Tuesday. How to fix it? Converting late scoring chances is a start.
CBS Sports
September 14

NBA playoffs 2020: 10 key questions ahead of Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals showdown

Can the Celtics handle Miami's zone? Can the Heat stay this hot from deep? Let's talk about the East finals
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Celtics injury report: Gordon Hayward officially ruled out for Game 1 vs. Heat

Gordon Hayward (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Game 1 of the Celtics' Eastern Conference finals series vs. the Heat. Here's the full injury report.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Who are the Celtics' X-Men anyway? C's role players need to step up vs. Heat

Who are the real X-factors for the Celtics in their Eastern Conference finals series vs. the Heat? A. Sherrod Blakely introduces you to Boston's "X-Men".
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Miami sharpshooter Tyler Herro put in the work (during the shutdown), now it’s paying off

"I don't think the Heat even know I did this."
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Trail Blazers rookie Jaylen Hoard shares his NBA journey in a YouTube special

Hoard teamed up with Paris based Photographer Charly G. as he presents the JAYBOOGGY Series, The Tale of Jaylen Hoard's journey.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Celtics' Walker, Heat's Butler waited years for East finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler entered the NBA on the same night.
ESPN
September 14

Wizards' Wall apologizes for gang signs in video

Wizards guard John Wall apologized in a Twitter post Sunday after a video surfaced of him throwing up gang signs at a New York City party on Saturday night.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Pau Gasol names daughter after Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna

Former Lakers teammates Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant shared a special bond.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Life after the bubble: CJ McCollum releases his first wine

Always a wine connoisseur, CJ McCollum is now a wine maker, too. The Portland Trail Blazers guard has a signature wine coming out Tuesday, and apropos of Oregon, it's a pinot noir. McCollum Heritage 91 is the result of a partnership with Adelsheim Vineyard.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Steve Kerr sees Warriors in Liverpool, Klopp

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr joins Rog to talk about his love for Liverpool and what the Reds have in common with Golden State.
CBS Sports
September 14

Celtics' Gordon Hayward will not play Game 1 vs. Heat due to ankle sprain; could return soon

Hayward returned to the bubble and has cleared quarantine
HoopsHype
September 14

Best NBA kicks of the week, featuring PJ Tucker and James Harden

Yahoo Sports
September 14

An NBA bubble is coming to Detroit so the Pistons can play again. Here's how it will work

This week, the Pistons begin a program that’ll allow them to scrimmage and hold practices for the first time since their season ended on March 11.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Cassius Winston a first-round draft pick in Bleacher Report writer’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft

Bleacher Report writer Jonathan Wasserman predicts the Los Angeles Lakers pick Cassius Winston with the No. 28 pick. Looking for an immediate contributor, the Lakers should be eyeing Winston, Jonathan Wasserman. Winston will contribute immediately off the bench, and he can learn from veteran point guard Rajon Rondo
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Cassius Winston a first-round draft pick in Bleacher Report writer’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft

Bleacher Report writer Jonathan Wasserman predicts the Los Angeles Lakers pick Cassius Winston with the No. 28 pick. Looking for an immediate contributor, the Lakers should be eyeing Winston, Jonathan Wasserman. Winston will contribute immediately off the bench, and he can learn from veteran point guard Rajon Rondo
SLAM
September 14
Pau Gasol, Wife Honor Kobe Bryant’s Family With Newborn Daughter’s Name
RealGM
September 14
Leandro Barbosa Joins Warriors As Player Mentor Coach
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Celtics Talk Podcast: Why Tom Haberstroh is taking the Heat over the C's

Tom Haberstroh joins Chris Forsberg, A. Sherrod Blakely and Abby Chin to preview the Celtics-Heat series. We give our Eastern Conference finals predictions and break down the biggest factors heading into the series.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Former Sixth Man of the Year Leandro Barbosa retires

Barbosa won a title with the Warriors in 2015.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

It turns out Jaylen Brown was exactly what the Celtics needed

Jaylen Brown and Jimmy Butler will be forever linked by the 2016 NBA Draft. As Chris Forsberg writes, Brown will have another chance to prove that the C's made the right decision.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Clippers, Nuggets set to decide matters in Game 7

Denver started its season by talking about winning a championship way back in training camp, knowing very well that few would believe in the Nuggets' chances. The doubters still fuel them now - even though they're one win from the Western Conference finals. Game 7 awaits the Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, with the winner headed to the West title series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Ex-Warriors star Andre Iguodala sells Lafayette mansion for $3.65M

Former Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has sold his Lafayette mansion for $3.65 million.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Rockets look for new coach after another early playoff exit

James Harden and the Houston Rockets believed the addition of Russell Westbrook and their unorthodox small lineup would be what they needed to win their first title in 25 years. Instead, they suffered another early playoff exit and must find a coach after Mike D'Antoni told them he wouldn't return after he and management couldn't agree on a new contract. The Rockets beat Oklahoma City in seven games in the first round and won Game 1 against the Lakers before losing the next four games to be eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals for the second straight year.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Davis Bertans explains why he didn't play in Orlando and his beef with Evan Fournier

Wizards forward Davis Bertans explained in further detail why he didn't play in the bubble and also clapped back at Evan Fournier for criticizing him.
HoopsHype
September 14

Anthony Davis has the best PER in NBA playoffs history

CBS Sports
September 14

Why Kevin Durant is completely correct in his critique of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and the 76ers

Durant said that Philadelphia's constant roster turnover has put the team's young stars in a 'tough' spot
Yahoo Sports
September 14

NBA rumors: Warriors prefer to draft wing; Deni Avdija 'makes sense'

He is the youngest MVP in Israeli Basketball League history.
SLAM
September 14
Paul George: Clippers ‘Still In The Driver’s Seat’ vs Nuggets
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Celtics vs. Heat odds, expert predictions for Eastern Conference Finals

Here are the latest betting odds and predictions for the Celtics vs. Heat matchup in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Sports equinoxes are good for fans, but they may be hurting the leagues themselves

Sunday was the 21st so-called "sports equinox", where the big four North American men's team sports leagues play. There were a LOT of other games and matches, too.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

How did Celtics fare vs. Heat during season? Here's a refresher

The Celtics and Heat are set to face off in what should be a thrilling Eastern Conference finals. Here's how the season series between these two teams went.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Rumor: Pacers expected to hire Mike D’Antoni as coach

D'Antoni and Billy Donovan will reportedly interview with the 76ers,
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Leandro Barbosa joining Warriors staff as 'player mentor coach'

Leandro Barbosa is back.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

The Putback Extra: Kyle O'Quinn shares his thoughts on Bubble Melo

Former New York Knicks player Kyle O'Quinn joined The Putback and talked to SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley about Carmelo Anthony, including how he played in the NBA Bubble, and how he performed overall in his new role with Portland.
ESPN
September 14

Inside the late-night meeting that sealed the Clippers' bond

Seeking to get on the same page all year, the Clippers microwaved their team chemistry in the bubble.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals Preview Capsule

Preview capsule for the Boston-Miami Eastern Conference finals that start Tuesday:
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Klay Thompson's shot looks even better than before injury, dad says

Is this even possible?
CBS Sports
September 14

Bucks tell Giannis Antetokounmpo they're willing to spend big to build championship-caliber roster, per report

The Bucks reportedly told Giannis they are willing to spend into the luxury tax in order to upgrade the supporting cast
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Bucks tell Giannis they will spend big to win title, but a trade is their best bet

The Bucks met with Giannis Antetokounmpo on Monday, per ESPN, and promised to spend big as they aim to win a title.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Marcus Smart vs. Jimmy Butler a fascinating matchup in Celtics vs. Heat

The Celtics and Heat figure to battle through a long and gritty series, taking the personality of their emotional leaders. As A. Sherrod Blakely writes, Marcus Smart and Jimmy Butler will be center stage.
SLAM
September 14
Report: Bucks Willing To Spend To Improve Roster Around Giannis Antetokounmpo
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Report: Bucks tell Giannis Antetokounmpo they’re willing to pay luxury tax

This feels like it might be too little, too late.
Yahoo Sports
September 14

Celtics and Heat could deliver a 7-game classic

Jimmy Butler seemingly willed the Heat to the conference finals, while emerging stars carried the Celtics. Now, both teams are on the doorstep of the NBA Finals.
SLAM
September 14
Kevin Durant: ‘I Didn’t Care About Being the King of New York’
Yahoo Sports
September 14

The best team fits for Anthony Edwards in the 2020 NBA Draft

Edwards is widely considered the best 'NBA-ready' prospect of this year's draft. Where should he go?
ESPN
September 14

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit, stun Clips again

Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray carried Denver back from another big second-half deficit to force a Game 7 against the Clippers.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

NBA Top Plays: 9/13

Louis Cangiano goes over today's top NBA DFS plays. (AP)
HoopsHype
September 13

NBA talent evaluators on the future of Rockets, Harden: 'Can’t keep it the same'

CBS Sports
September 13

Mike D'Antoni says he wants to return as coach of Rockets next season: 'Hopefully it keeps going'

D'Antoni is now a free agent after his four-year deal ended this season
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Nightly Notable: LeBron James - Sep. 12

LeBron James scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Lakers' victory over Houston.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Warriors-Rockets rivalry over with Houston eliminated by Lakers, LeBron

The Rockets likely will look different next season when the Warriors face them again.
ESPN
September 13

Porter 'blocks out' criticism, lifts Nuggets in clutch

Criticized for his remarks after Game 4, Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. scored all seven of his points in the final 1:11 Friday night and came up big on defense to key a 111-105 win over the Clippers.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Nightly Notable: LeBron James - Sep. 12

LeBron James scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Lakers' victory over Houston.
RealGM
September 13
Protesters Block Two Charter Buses Outside Of Bubble Campus
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Kings owner Ranadive, cutting edge advisor take interviews for new GM to next round

The mix of names being interviewed are old school and much more cutting edge.
CBS Sports
September 13

NBA DFS: Best Clippers vs. Nuggets FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 13, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 13

James Harden says Danuel House bubble incident affected Rockets: 'It's a distraction'

The Los Angeles Lakers dominated the Rockets in Game 5.
RealGM
September 13
Grizzlies To Hire Darko Rajakovic As Assistant
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Kemba Walker keeps acing the moment that Kyrie Irving got most horribly wrong as a Celtic

Kemba Walker's contributions to this Celtics team extend far beyond his performance on the court. As our John Tomase writes, Walker does what Kyrie Irving was never able to do during his time in Boston.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Lakers, Rockets trending in opposite directions

LeBron James has the Lakers within reach of another championship while James Harden and Houston face uncertain futures.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Commentary: Did Rajon Rondo's brother talk trash to Rockets? Maybe he knew something

When Rajon Rondo's brother, William, waved goodbye to an irate Russell Westbrook and the Rockets, it could be a sign of things to come in Houston.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

No small feat: Five takeaways from Lakers' Game 5 win over Rockets

Lakers coach Frank Vogel had a goal this season of playing 'bigger' lineups and 'smaller' lineups in a game. It paid off in defeating the Rockets.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Doc Rivers again addresses division after latest police-involved shootings: ‘We have to stop it’

“The White House is tone deaf to one side completely. You have to listen to both.”
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Who is next Houston Rockets’ coach? Five names to watch.

Jeff Van Gundy is the name at the top of the list, but watch out for Sam Cassell and some other top assistants.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Report: Former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni candidate for Sixers job

The list of worthy candidates for the current coaching vacancy for the 76ers continues to grow. Mike D’Antoni’s contract has ended with the Rockets after four seasons and he is leaving the team to become a coaching free agent. He led Houston a 217-101 record during his time there and the team reached the Western Conference Finals in 2018 coming up one win short of the NBA Finals. With D’Antoni now on the market, he is now a candidate for the coaching opening in Philadelphia, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Mike D’Antoni informs Rockets that he won’t return as head coach

Head coach Mike D’Antoni informed the Rockets on Sunday that he would not return next season, according to reports . D’Antoni and the Rockets failed to come to terms on an attempted contract extension last offseason, and most around the NBA had expected the Rockets to look elsewhere. After a disappointing end to their 2019-20 season in the second round of the playoffs. D’Antoni was not under contract beyond this season, so it is a clean financial break without any future salary obligations.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Mike D’Antoni informs Rockets that he won’t return as head coach

Head coach Mike D’Antoni informed the Rockets on Sunday that he would not return next season, according to reports . D’Antoni and the Rockets failed to come to terms on an attempted contract extension last offseason, and most around the NBA had expected the Rockets to look elsewhere. After a disappointing end to their 2019-20 season in the second round of the playoffs. D’Antoni was not under contract beyond this season, so it is a clean financial break without any future salary obligations.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Lakers ready for some down time after finishing off Rockets

While the Lakers wait for find out if the Clippers or Nuggets will face them in the conference final, players are ready to relax and play some golf.
Basketball Insiders
September 13

Sources: Rockets Interested in Tyronn Lue, Sam Cassell for Head Coach

Sources: There is mutual interest between the Rockets and Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell. Cassell started his playing career with the two-time champion “Clutch City” Rockets. Sources: There is mutual interest between the Rockets and Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell. Cassell started his playing career with the two-time champion “Clutch City” Rockets. — Tim MacMahon […]
Yahoo Sports
September 13

The disconnect between billionaires at top of Sixers organization and fans

Not even three weeks following the Sixers sad sweep out of the first round, you find out the rich really do get richer. By Danny Pommells
Basketball Insiders
September 13

Sources: Mike D’Antoni Won’t Return to Rockets Next Season

Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has informed the franchise that he’s becoming a coaching free agent and won’t return to the team next season, he told ESPN on Sunday. “It’s with tremendous sadness and gratitude that my wife Laurel and I announce that our incredible journey in Houston has ended for now and that we’ll […]
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Wizards star John Wall apologizes after flashing gang signs at party in video

John Wall was seen flashing gang signs in a video on social media on Saturday night while at a party in New York City.
ESPN
September 13

Kings interview Nuggets GM Booth, source says

Nuggets GM Calvin Booth interviewed for the Kings' general manager position, a source said.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Protesters attempt to get players’ attention, stop NBA buses outside bubble

The protestors did not block the buses carrying any players.
CBS Sports
September 13

NBA playoffs: Betting odds, picks, schedule as Clippers squeak into Western Conference finals vs. Lakers

The Clippers will reach the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history
CBS Sports
September 13

2020 NBA Playoffs: Clippers vs. Nuggets odds, picks, Game 6 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Sunday's Clippers vs. Nuggets game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

The case for and against Mike D'Antoni as Sixers head coach

We continue our series on potential candidates to replace Brett Brown with new free agent Mike D'Antoni. By Noah Levick
ESPN
September 13

LeBron, dominant Lakers rout Rockets to advance

LeBron James scored 29 points and had 11 rebounds and 7 assists as the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the Houston Rockets on Saturday to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Hernández: Choking Clippers are missing their chance to establish a new identity

The playoffs have given Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers a chance to show the team's new identity. They're in danger of repeating history.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

NBA rumors: Kings interview Nuggets GM Calvin Booth for top job

After reports to the contrary on Saturday, it appears that Calvin Booth still is in the running in Sacramento.
ESPN
September 13

Protesters block buses outside NBA's campus

Protesters carrying signs assembled near one of the entrances to the NBA's Orlando bubble and briefly blocked at least two charter buses from entering.
CBS Sports
September 13

NBA DFS: Top Clippers vs. Nuggets FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 13, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Rajon Rondo’s brother, William, gets ejected after trash talking Russell Westbrook

Rajon Rondo was jawing at Russell Westbrook — Rondo isn't afraid to tell his opponents what he's thinking, and with his team up 20 points in the fourth quarter, he could pretty much say anything he wanted. Rondo's brother William is a different story. Williams Rondo was ejected from the family area near the court
ESPN
September 13

Rondo's brother trash-talks Westbrook, ejected

William Rondo, the brother of Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, was ejected from the stands during Saturday night's game after trash-talking with Rockets guard Russell Westbrook.
RealGM
September 13
Kings Interview Calvin Booth For Top Executive Role
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Toronto’s reign ends, now difficult offseason questions for Raptors

Fred VanVleet is a free agent, will the Raptors pay to keep him?
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Pro athletes are keeping Kobe Bryant's impact alive during pandemic sports

Sports were put on pause when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, but even after months off, Kobe Bryant's impact is all around top athletes. By Danny Pommells
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Clippers aren't in 'panic mode' after Game 6 collapse against Nuggets

The Clippers are saying all the right things after blowing another lead in Game 6 loss to Denver.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

How much of an intel lift can ex-Celtics Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynyk provide Heat?

The Celtics will reunite with a couple of old friends in Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk when they take on the Heat in the conference finals. A. Sherrod Blakely explores just how much intel the ex-C's can provide Miami.
SLAM
September 13
Kyle Lowry Thinks Pascal Siakam Will Come Back Even Better
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Pau Gasol, wife name newborn daughter after Gianna Bryant

Pau Gasol and his wife paid tribute to the Bryant family.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

D'Antoni tells Rockets he's not coming back to Houston

Mike D'Antoni has told the Houston Rockets that he will not be back as coach with them next season, essentially choosing free agency over a return to the club with whom he has spent the last four seasons. D'Antoni told the Rockets on Sunday - not even a full day after the team's season ended with a playoff loss to the Los Angeles Lakers - that he would seek coaching options elsewhere for next season and not return to Houston. Team owner Tilman Fertitta confirmed the move later Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

GAME RECAP: Nuggets 111, Clippers 98

Nikola Jokic scores 31 points and grabs 14 rebounds as Denver forces a Game 7 against LA, 111-98.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Kevin Durant believes he was 'more locked in' after Draymond Green spat

KD was great before the incident, and great after.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Nuggets do it again, taking Clippers to Game 7 in West

Flights home from the NBA's bubble are planned whenever a team is on the cusp of elimination, just in case they're needed. Denver is in no hurry to board that plane. The never-say-die Nuggets pulled off another season-saving comeback - and, after rallying from 19 points down with 22 minutes remaining, they'll see the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 on Tuesday night for a berth in the Western Conference finals.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Nightly Notable: Nikola Jokic - Sep. 13

Nikola Jokic helped the Nuggets force a Game 7 with 34 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

GAME RECAP: Nuggets 111, Clippers 98

Nikola Jokic scores 31 points and grabs 14 rebounds as Denver forces a Game 7 against LA, 111-98.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Mike D'Antoni tells Rockets he won't return as head coach in 2020-21

The Warriors-Rockets rivalry likely will look much different next season.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Hustling, executing Nuggets rally from 19 down to force Game 7 vs. Clippers

The Clippers have more talent but Denver works harder and executes better.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Lakers roll into conference finals

LeBron James and the Lakers jumped Houston from the start, leaving no doubt in the decisive Game 5. (Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Dunk of the Night: Jamal Murray

Dunk of the Night: Jamal Murray - September 13, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Top 5 Plays - Sep. 13

Check out the top plays from Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Play of the Day: Nikola Jokic

Play of the Day: Nikola Jokic - September 13, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

The Fast Break - Best from Sept. 13

Catch up on all the NBA action from Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Assist of the Night: Paul George

Assist of the Night: Paul George - September 13, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Why Gordon Hayward's availability is key vs. Heat in East finals

Brad Stevens expects Gordon Hayward to be available at some point during their conference finals series vs. the Heat, and as our Chris Forsberg writes, his presence would give Boston a major boost.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Cancel the Battle of L.A.? Clippers implode in Game 6 loss to Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets rallied in the second half for a second consecutive game to beat the Clippers 111-98 on Sunday and force a deciding Game 7.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Torrey Craig with a dunk vs the LA Clippers

Torrey Craig (Denver Nuggets) with a dunk vs the LA Clippers, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Paul George with a deep 3 vs the Denver Nuggets

Paul George (LA Clippers) with a deep 3 vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Jerami Grant with a block vs the LA Clippers

Jerami Grant (Denver Nuggets) with a block vs the LA Clippers, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Michael Porter Jr. with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers

Michael Porter Jr. (Denver Nuggets) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Paul Millsap with a 2-pointer vs the LA Clippers

Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets) with a 2-pointer vs the LA Clippers, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Nikola Jokic with a buzzer beater vs the LA Clippers

Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) with a buzzer beater vs the LA Clippers, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Top buzzer beaters from Denver Nuggets vs. LA Clippers

Top buzzer beaters from Denver Nuggets vs. LA Clippers, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Jamal Murray with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers

Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

JaMychal Green with a 2-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets

JaMychal Green (LA Clippers) with a 2-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Montrezl Harrell with a 2-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets

Montrezl Harrell (LA Clippers) with a 2-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Marcus Morris with a 3-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets

Marcus Morris (LA Clippers) with a 3-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Lou Williams with a deep 3 vs the Denver Nuggets

Lou Williams (LA Clippers) with a deep 3 vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/13/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Kawhi Leonard with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets

Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/13/2020
ESPN
September 13

Morris: Clippers relying on being good 'on paper'

A day after the Clippers blew a 16-point lead in Friday's Game 5 -- allowing the Nuggets to stave off elimination -- Marcus Morris Sr. explained it as the team leaning on "being as good as we are on paper and not actually finishing the game."
ESPN
September 13

Heat's Butler: We belong here; not underdogs

Jimmy Butler says the Heat belong in the Eastern Conference finals and are not underdogs against the Boston Celtics. "We're supposed to be here," he said.
RealGM
September 13
Sam Cassell, Rockets Reportedly Have 'Mutual Interest'
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Bulls coach search rumors: Mike D'Antoni leaving Rockets, in play for 76ers

Add the Rockets to the high-profile head coaching vacancies this offseason, and Mike D'Antoni to the free agents on the market.
ESPN
September 13

D'Antoni favors return to Rockets; Harden hopeful

Coach Mike D'Antoni, a free agent now that the Rockets are eliminated from the playoffs, said his preference would be to remain with the organization, a sentiment echoed by face of the franchise James Harden.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Welcome back: Lakers, LeBron headed to the conference finals

The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history. LeBron James is going there for the first time since 2018. James scored 29 points and the Lakers wrapped up their first trip to the Western Conference finals since 2010 by topping the Houston Rockets 119-96 on Saturday night in Game 5 at Walt Disney World.
CBS Sports
September 13

Mike D'Antoni announces he will not return as Rockets coach next season

D'Antoni's contract has expired and he will become a free agent
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Mike D'Antoni linked with Sixers' head coaching opening

Mike D'Antoni is reportedly expected to be considered for the Sixers' head coaching opening. By Noah Levick
ESPN
September 13

Mike D'Antoni might go, but Rockets' small ball is here to stay

Houston's microball experiment ended in the second round, putting coach Mike D'Antoni firmly on the hot seat.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Mike D’Antoni tells Houston he is out, will not return as coach

Jeff Van Gundy is the name buzzing around the league as a replacement.
RealGM
September 13
Rockets Expected To Consider Tyronn Lue As Mike D'Antoni Replacement
CBS Sports
September 13

Mike D'Antoni informs Rockets he will not return as coach next season, per report

D'Antoni's contract has expired and he will become a free agent
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Wizards PG John Wall apologizes for viral video

John Wall took to social media to apologize for a recent video of him in Brooklyn, New York.
RealGM
September 13
Mike D'Antoni To Be Considered For Sixers' Opening
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Report: D'Antoni to part ways with Rockets

Mike D'Antoni has reportedly decided to tell the Rockets he won't be back and instead opts to become a free agent.
RealGM
September 13
Mike D'Antoni Informs Rockets He Won't Return As Head Coach
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Report: Houston intends to keep Daryl Morey as GM

Daryl Morey is staying in Houston, as is small ball. Mike D'Antoni on the other hand...
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Herro's rise for Heat has come fast, sparked by hard work

The secret can be told now: When the NBA was shut down for a few months because of the coronavirus pandemic, when most players in the league didn't have a place to play because team facilities were closed as a precaution, Miami guard Tyler Herro was in a gym all the time. ''I don't think the Heat even know I did this,'' Herro told The Associated Press. Given the way he's played since the season resumed, the Heat probably could have suspected he used his downtime wisely.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Protesters block buses outside NBA campus, asking for help

A small number of protesters carrying signs and shouting into megaphones blocked at least two buses chartered by the NBA from briefly from entering the Walt Disney World campus on Saturday night, with the group saying it wanted LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and other top players to take notice. The group blocked charter buses carrying members of the news media and some NBA staff, but no players or team personnel. The protesters assembled near one of the entrances and were not inside the so-called bubble, where teams, NBA staff and other have been for more than two months in some cases for the resumption of the season.
CBS Sports
September 13

Lakers oust Rockets: James Harden has flaws, but trading for Russell Westbrook is what closed Houston's window

The Rockets rebuilt their lineup around what Westbrook can do, but in the end, they still fell victim to what he can't
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Herro's rise for Heat has come fast, sparked by hard work

The secret can be told now: When the NBA was shut down for a few months because of the coronavirus pandemic, when most players in the league didn't have a place to play because team facilities were closed as a precaution, Miami guard Tyler Herro was in a gym all the time. ''I don't think the Heat even know I did this,'' Herro told The Associated Press. Given the way he's played since the season resumed, the Heat probably could have suspected he used his downtime wisely.
RealGM
September 13
Mike D'Antoni On Future With Rockets: 'We'll See What Happens'
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Report: Tilman Fertitta intends to keep Daryl Morey as Rockets GM

With the 2019-20 Rockets season coming to a disappointing end in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Speculation will naturally pick up in the days ahead about potential offseason changes. With an All-Star backcourt of recent league MVPs James Harden and Russell Westbrook — and both now 31 years old — there’s a clear sense of urgency to make a title push sooner rather than later. Yet, with no salary cap room for the foreseeable future and most rotation players under contract for at least next season, it’s not easy to dramatically change the Houston roster.
ESPN
September 13

Smart delivers 'unreal' block to help seal Game 7

Marcus Smart wasn't going to make the same mistake twice, and it paid off for the Boston Celtics on Friday night when Smart blocked a shot by Toronto's Norman Powell late in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
ESPN
September 13

Naomi Osaka pays tribute to Kobe, as LeBron, others react to her US Open win

Everyone from LeBron James to Billie Jean King saluted Naomi Osaka for her stunning comeback to win Saturday's US Open women's final.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

Hernández: LeBron James and Lakers, like true champions, know how to slam door shut

The Lakers and LeBron James were cold-blooded Saturday in doing what the Clippers could not the previous night — win a close-out Game 5.
Yahoo Sports
September 13

LeBron James on ending Lakers Conference Finals drought: ‘I took that responsibility

For the first time in over 10 years, the Lakers are back in the Western Conference Finals. Not since the days of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have the Lakers won at such a high level. The historic nature of the win, as well as the bad years that Lakers fans endured before getting back to this point, was the main talking point from LeBron James . After his Lakers finished off the Rockets with their second straight series in win five games. I am a winner & I’ve always been a winner.... I understand what the Laker faithful were going through the last decade, not being in the postseason or competing for championships.
CBS Sports
September 13

LeBron James matches Oscar Robertson to make playoff history in Lakers' Game 5 win over Rockets

LeBron is averaging 26.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists over the Lakers' first 10 games in the playoffs
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Nuggets survive and Boston advances

Paul Millsap took over in the third quarter of Denver's win, while Jayson Tatum and the Celtics held off the Raptors in a Game 7 thriller. (AP)
HoopsHype
September 12

Diamonds in the rough aplenty: How the 2019-20 Miami Heat came together

Yahoo Sports
September 12

Are Clippers haunted by history of futility?

Even as the more talented team, Los Angeles blew a big lead to the Nuggets in a potential close-out game. At some point, this team has to overcome its reputation.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Nightly Notable: Jayson Tatum - Sep. 11

Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Celtics victory over Toronto.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Top 5 Plays - Sep. 11

Check out the top plays from Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Celtics oust Raptors in Game 7, head to East finals vs. Heat

It took every bit of seven games, but Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference finals. Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown had 21 and the Celtics topped the Toronto Raptors 92-87 on Friday night in Game 7 of the East semifinal series. Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Kemba Walker added 14 for third-seeded Boston.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

NBA rumors: Heat's Adam Simon withdraws from Kings' executive search

The Kings' search for a new front office executive took another hit late Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

The Fast Break - Best from Sept. 11

Catch up on all the NBA action from Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Ray Allen says Bradley Beal hasn't reached prime, will help a team win an NBA title

Ray Allen, who has long been compared to Bradley Beal, says the Wizards star is going to win a title, it just might not be in D.C.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Celtics-Raptors Notebook: Kemba Walker is all heart; advice from C's legends pays off

NBC Sports Boston's Abby Chin noticed a different vibe from the Celtics after their Game 7 win that all starts with Kemba Walker. Here are her observations from a night to remember in the Orlando bubble.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Marcus Smart declares Celtics 'King of the North' after Game 7 win vs. Raptors

Celtics guard Marcus Smart expertly trolled the Raptors on Twitter following Boston's Game 7 victory on Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

NBA Twitter explodes with reaction to Marcus Smart's epic Game 7 block for Celtics

Marcus Smart's epic block late in the Celtics' Game 7 win over the Raptors was perhaps the most important play of Boston's season, and NBA Twitter reacted accordingly.
RealGM
September 12
Gordon Hayward Expected To Return 'At Some Point' In Heat Series
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Raptors' Kyle Lowry reveals his thoughts after being swept by Wizards in 2015

It took five years but Kyle Lowry revealed just how discouraged he was after being swept by the Washington Wizards back in 2015.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Norman Powell with a dunk vs the Boston Celtics

Norman Powell (Toronto Raptors) with a dunk vs the Boston Celtics, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Top blocks from Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics

Top blocks from Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Semi Ojeleye with a buzzer beater vs the Toronto Raptors

Semi Ojeleye (Boston Celtics) with a buzzer beater vs the Toronto Raptors, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

OG Anunoby with a 2-pointer vs the Boston Celtics

OG Anunoby (Toronto Raptors) with a 2-pointer vs the Boston Celtics, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Kyle Lowry with an and one vs the Boston Celtics

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) with an and one vs the Boston Celtics, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Jaylen Brown with a dunk vs the Toronto Raptors

Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) with a dunk vs the Toronto Raptors, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Jayson Tatum with an alley oop vs the Toronto Raptors

Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) with an alley oop vs the Toronto Raptors, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Fred VanVleet with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics

Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors) with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Marcus Smart with a block vs the Toronto Raptors

Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics) with a block vs the Toronto Raptors, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Play of the Day: Marcus Smart

Play of the Day: Marcus Smart - September 11, 2020
RealGM
September 12
Adam Simon Will Not Pursue Head Of Basketball Operations Role With Kings
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Kemba Walker with an and one vs the Toronto Raptors

Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics) with an and one vs the Toronto Raptors, 09/11/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Jayson Tatum follows in footsteps of his idol Kobe Bryant in Game 7 win

“Everybody knows how much he meant to myself, how much he meant to this world, to the game of basketball.”
Yahoo Sports
September 12

1 statistical need each top 2020 NBA Draft prospect fills for Bulls

Artras Karniovas has made it clear: He's taking the best talent available at No. 4. But whoever that is will still have the opportunity to fill one of myriad needs for the Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

The Fast Break - Best from Sept. 12

Catch up on all the NBA action from Saturday night.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Lakers end Rockets’ season by raining threes on them; L.A. advances with win

Houston heads into the offseason with a lot of questions.
ESPN
September 12

Siakam: 'I take a lot of blame' for Raptors' ouster

Pascal Siakam acknowledged his offensive struggles against the Celtics and lamented that he "wasn't able to help my teammates" in the Raptors' seven-game series loss.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Celtics' young core heads back to East finals, once again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Marcus Smart is 26. Jaylen Brown is 23. Jayson Tatum is 22.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Russell Westbrook trolled by 'Damian Lillard wave' in latest playoff exit

William Rondo made some good points.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

GAME RECAP: Lakers 119, Rockets 96

LeBron James scores 29 points to lead the Lakers past the Rockets, 119-96.
RealGM
September 12
Rajon Rondo's Brother Ejected From Lakers-Rockets Game After Trash-Talking Russell Westbrook
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Top 5 Plays - Sep. 12

Check out the top plays from Saturday night.
CBS Sports
September 12

Rajon Rondo's brother ejected from NBA bubble crowd after heckling Russell Westbrook, causing outburst

The incident took place in the fourth quarter of Game 5
RealGM
September 12
Jeff Green, Tyson Chandler Open To Continuing Careers Next Season
CBS Sports
September 12

Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly meets Bucks owner to discuss future after unfollowing teammates on Instagram

Antetokounmpo has previously stated that he would not ask for a trade
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Inside the final night of the Raptors’ championship reign

Kyle Lowry solidified his star status, Pascal Siakam learned how far he has to go and Toronto reflected on coming up short in Game 7.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

NBA GPP Pivots: 9/12

Louis Cangiano goes over some of tonight's top NBA pivot plays. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Eric Gordon with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets) with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Assist of the Night: Kyle Kuzma

Assist of the Night: Kyle Kuzma - September 12, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Play of the Day: Alex Caruso

Play of the Day: Alex Caruso - September 12, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Dunk of the Night: LeBron James

Dunk of the Night: LeBron James - September 12, 2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Lakers advance to Western Conference finals by routing Rockets in Game 5

LeBron James had 29 points and 11 rebounds in a 119-96 win over the Rockets to lead the Lakers into the Western Conference finals for the first time in 10 years.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Markieff Morris with a buzzer beater vs the Houston Rockets

Markieff Morris (Los Angeles Lakers) with a buzzer beater vs the Houston Rockets, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Top plays from Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets

Top plays from Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Danny Green with a 3-pointer vs the Houston Rockets

Danny Green (Los Angeles Lakers) with a 3-pointer vs the Houston Rockets, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

James Harden with a 3-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers

James Harden (Houston Rockets) with a 3-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/12/2020
RealGM
September 12
Mike D'Antoni Will Consider Other Options Even If Rockets Attempt To Keep Him
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Anthony Davis with a dunk vs the Houston Rockets

Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) with a dunk vs the Houston Rockets, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Alex Caruso with a block vs the Houston Rockets

Alex Caruso (Los Angeles Lakers) with a block vs the Houston Rockets, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with a 3-pointer vs the Houston Rockets

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Los Angeles Lakers) with a 3-pointer vs the Houston Rockets, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Robert Covington with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Robert Covington (Houston Rockets) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

LeBron James with a deep 3 vs the Houston Rockets

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) with a deep 3 vs the Houston Rockets, 09/12/2020
RealGM
September 12
Rockets Fully Intend To Keep Daryl Morey Next Season
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Jeff Green with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Jeff Green (Houston Rockets) with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Ben McLemore with a buzzer beater vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Ben McLemore (Houston Rockets) with a buzzer beater vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Russell Westbrook with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 09/12/2020
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Rajon Rondo's brother ejected from Lakers-Rockets for heckling Russell Westbrook

Even inside the bubble, Russell Westbrook can’t escape hecklers.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Lakers slam door on Rockets to win series

LeBron James and the Lakers came out firing and blew out Houston in Game 5 to win the series 4-1. L.A. reaches its first West final in 10 years.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Bradley Beal congratulates Jayson Tatum on reaching Eastern Conference Finals

Look no further than Bradley Beal's social media for some true brotherly love.
RealGM
September 12
Marcus Morris Blames Blown Leads On 'Not Finishing Or Playing Hard'
HoopsHype
September 12

The HoopsHype Weekly: There's going to be a new NBA champion

Yahoo Sports
September 12

Nuggets give Clippers a fight: Five takeaways from Game 5

Marcus Morris Sr.'s tussle with Paul Millsap during a second-quarter box-out woke up the Nuggets, who rallied from 16 points down to beat the Clippers in Game 5.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Report: GMs told two-part 2020 NBA Draft Combine starts later this month

Like so many other things in 2020, the NBA Draft Combine will not look or feel like anything that has come before it.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo met with Bucks ownership to discuss future

Antetokounmpo unfollowed hundreds of people on social media — including the Bucks' official accounts and his teammates.
ESPN
September 12

The Lakers are beating the Rockets at their own game

Los Angeles has adjusted to Houston by downsizing their lineup.
ESPN
September 12

LeBron James is a pirouetting locomotive

LeBron James has relied on the dunk, fadeaway and 3-pointer throughout his career. These days, he has started to lean on the spin.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

NBA rumors: Sachin Gupta, other execs get second interview with Kings

The Kings reportedly have narrowed their search for a new top executive.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Celebs love Steve Kerr-Steph Curry chats, proof why coach is so awesome

"You have so much confidence in yourself."
RealGM
September 12
Giannis Antetokounmpo Meets With Marc Lasry To Discuss Future Of Bucks
CBS Sports
September 12

Giannis Antetokounmpo meets with Bucks' owner to discuss future; unfollows teammates on Instagram, per report

Antetokounmpo has previously stated that he would not ask for a trade
Yahoo Sports
September 12

For Celtics guard Kemba Walker, advancing to East finals 'a special feeling'

After starring with the mostly hapless Charlotte Hornets, Kemba Walker will play in the conference finals, the most important pro basketball of his career.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Clippers coughing up big leads is not the only alarming trend they face for Game 6

The Clippers failed to eliminate the Denver Nuggets in Game 5, the sixth time this season they've lost after leading by 15 points or more. Game 6 is Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

NBA rumors: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks met to discuss team's future

There could be trouble brewing in Milwaukee.
SLAM
September 12
‘We’re Not Underdogs’: Jimmy Butler Says Heat Remain Confident vs Celtics
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Sources: Giannis meets with Bucks on future

Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo met with team ownership on the same day he unfollowed several accounts on social media.
ESPN
September 12

Rockets' House booted from bubble for violation

The NBA said Danuel House had an unauthorized guest in his hotel room Tuesday and said he will be out for the rest of the postseason.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Yelling reported inside Rockets’ locker room after Game 4 loss

Report: "There was audible shouting in the postgame locker room for the Rockets after Game 4."
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Report: Bucks insist they won’t trade Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he wouldn't force a trade from the Bucks.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Warriors should still pursue Marc Gasol despite his rough NBA playoffs

Marc Gasol still would be the perfect fit for the Warriors.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Giannis Antetokounmpo's Instagram unfollow-spree sparks speculation about Bucks future

Giannis Antetokounmpo is repeating disgruntled superstar tropes in the wake of the Bucks' elimination. Where does that leave the suitors for his services?
RealGM
September 12
'Audible Shouting' In Rockets' Locker Room Following Game 4 Loss
CBS Sports
September 12

2020 NBA Playoffs: Lakers vs. Rockets odds, picks, Game 5 predictions from projection model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Saturday's Lakers vs. Rockets game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Report: NBA approves plan for team to sell ads on practice jerseys

Why hasnt this already happened?
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Detroit Pistons mailbag: Best trade partners? Can they move up in the NBA draft?

The 2020 NBA draft is still two months away, but there's plenty of fan interest in the upcoming trade market and how the Detroit Pistons may maneuver.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart stepped up; now, it's Kemba Walker's turn

After a rough second-round series vs. the Raptors, it's time for Kemba Walker to bounce back and step up for the Celtics in their Eastern Conference finals matchup vs. the Heat, A. Sherrod Blakely writes.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Rockets vs Lakers Game 5 best bets

Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz makes his bets for the Rockets vs Lakers game.
HoopsHype
September 12

NBA Best Bet of the Day: Los Angeles Lakers eliminates and covers versus Rockets

CBS Sports
September 12

2020 NBA Playoffs: Lakers vs. Rockets odds, picks, Game 5 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Saturday's Lakers vs. Rockets game 10,000 times.
RealGM
September 12
Jimmy Butler Ahead Of Celtics Series: 'We're In Control Of Our Destiny'
ESPN
September 12

Doc: Clippers 'lost our discipline' against Nuggets

Kawhi Leonard said the Clippers have to learn from a Game 5 loss to the Nuggets on Friday night, a game in which coach Doc Rivers said the team lost its discipline.
CBS Sports
September 12

NBA DFS: Top Lakers vs. Rockets FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Sept. 12, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Why Kevin Durant thinks Sixers' Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are in a 'tough' spot

The Brooklyn Nets' superstar has spotted a major flaw with the Sixers' team-building efforts. By Adam Hermann
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Jimmy Butler is draft regret that still haunts Celtics' Mike Zarren

Forget Giannis Antetokounmpo. For Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren, the one who got away in the NBA Draft is Jimmy Butler, the star of the Boston's new playoff opponent.
CBS Sports
September 12

An ode to the 2019-20 Raptors, who put the 'defense' in title defense

Toronto's title defense was a testament to its resilience, its flexibility and its commitment to never let an opponent get comfortable
Yahoo Sports
September 12

For the first time ever, Patrick McCaw has lost a playoff series

Patrick McCaw is a three-time NBA champion.
CBS Sports
September 12

NBA DFS: Top Lakers vs. Rockets FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks, lineups for Sept. 12, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Are the Heat really underdogs vs. Celtics? Jimmy Butler doesn't think so

A. Sherrod Blakely and Jimmy Butler are on the same page about the narrative that the Heat are "underdogs" in their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Celtics.
CBS Sports
September 12

Clippers vs. Nuggets: Live stream, watch NBA playoffs online, TV channel, Game 6 time, odds, prediction, pick

The Clippers have another shot to close out the series against the Nuggets to advance to the conference finals
ESPN
September 12

Grizzlies hire MIT women's coach as assistant

Sonia Raman, who spent the past 12 seasons as women's basketball coach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been hired by the NBA's Grizzlies as an assistant.
CBS Sports
September 12

Celtics vs. Heat: Five things to know as Boston and Miami meet in Eastern Conference finals

Two underdogs will battle it out to reach the NBA Finals
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Celtics Talk Podcast: Why Heat could pose a serious problem for C's

The Celtics just finished a grueling series with the Raptors, but as Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg point out in the latest Celtics Talk Podcast, their path doesn't get any easier with Miami on deck.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Toronto’s Pascal Siakam: ‘I take a lot of the blame’

"I felt like I didn’t really give what was expected from me, and I definitely take a lot of that blame."
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Giannis Antetokounmpo appears to unfollow Bucks teammates on Instagram

It appears Giannis no longer wants to see any of his Bucks teammates and coaches on his Instagram timeline.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Marcus Smart's game-saving block turns up the Heat

It was none other than Marcus Smart coming up with the game-saving block for the Celtics late in the fourth quarter of Game 7. As Chris Forsberg writes, the scrappy C's guard continues to have a knack for winning plays.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Top 5 Plays - Sep. 11

Check out the top plays from Friday night.
RealGM
September 12
Pascal Siakam Takes 'A Lot Of The Blame' Following Game 7 Loss
ESPN
September 12

D'Antoni cites 'lack of spirit' with Rockets on brink

The Rockets were flat through three and a half quarters Thursday night and couldn't recover, losing to the Lakers and falling behind 3-1 in the Western Conference semis.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Jayson Tatum does it all when it matters most for the Celtics

Jayson Tatum did what stars do in Boston's Game 7 win Friday night. As our A. Sherrod Blakely writes, his performance spoke volumes about his growth as a player and a leader.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Toronto fights to end, but Jayson Tatum lifts Boston to series win, conference finals

What changed this season for Toronto was Boston had the best player on the court: Jayson Tatum.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

The reign ends for the Raptors, who now look to the future

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Lowry was understandably torn.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

GAME RECAP: Celtics 92, Raptors 87

Jayson Tatum led with 29 points and 12 rebounds as Boston closeout game 7, 92-87.
RealGM
September 12
Grizzlies Hire MIT Women's Basketball Coach Sonia Raman As Assistant
CBS Sports
September 12

NBA playoffs, betting odds, picks, schedule: Lakers finish off demoralized Rockets in Game 5

Game 4 told us everything we needed to know about Lakers-Rockets
ESPN
September 12

Vogel: Lakers' D 'as powerful as a superstar'

Lakers coach Frank Vogel emphasized the role L.A.'s defense played in limiting James Harden and delivering a win in Game 4 on Thursday night, referring to the D as the team's "third star."
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Why Jrue Holiday, Bradley Beal possible Warriors trade targets this offseason

The Warriors will look into numerous trade possibilities this offseason, but Tom Haberstroh believes these two will stand out to the front office.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Clippers set to try, again, to reach the conference finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Doc Rivers is fully aware of the adage that says the hardest games to win in the NBA are the ones where one team can end another's season.
Yahoo Sports
September 12

Marcus Smart, Celtics defense cool down the stretch, now move on to the Heat

The Celtics are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals thanks to a game-saving block from Marcus Smart and stellar defense. Our A. Sherrod Blakely has more from the C's thrilling Game 7 win.

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