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San Antonio Spurs Aren't Doing Enough with Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard has made his point by now. That point was crystal clear after a career-high 32 points in that one-sided 100-73 Game 3 victory last Friday, and the point was simple: He's become the most important piece for the Spurs on both ends of the court. Don't let that Defensive Player of the Year Award fool you. Show More Summary

Griffin Records NBA's 1st 20-19-7 Line in Playoffs Since 2010

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin had 20 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists in Sunday's 114-105 Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs, making him the first player since LeBron James in 2010 to record a 20-19-7 stat line in...Show More Summary

Duncan Moves into 3rd Place on All-Time Playoff Games List

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan recorded the 238th playoff appearance of his career in Sunday's 114-105 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for sole possession of third place on the NBA's all-time playoff...Show More Summary

NBPA Basketball Players Awards: Full List of Categories and Reaction

The National Basketball Players Association revealed its categories for the inaugural Basketball Players Awards Monday. Bleacher Report's Howard Beck tweeted a breakdown of the accolades and provided additional details from the NBPA: These awards will offer a unique, player-influenced perspective on the NBA's very best. Show More Summary

Dangerous Washington Wizards Silencing Critics Heading into 2nd-Round Matchup

All these months later, even after a first-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the Washington Wizards are still walking that fine line between legitimate playoff threat and blip on the NBA postseason radar. On paper, they look absolutely dangerous. Show More Summary

Howard Beck's Monday Morning Fact or Fiction: NBA Playoff Edition

Round 1 of the playoffs is nearly complete, with three of the eight matchups already decided in four-game sweeps. Over the weekend, three trailing teams avoided early exits by pulling out wins in their respective series. How will the...Show More Summary

Stance Creates Team-Themed Socks for NBA Players to Wear During Games

A new partnership between the National Basketball Association and sock company Stance will have NBA players wearing special team-themed socks starting in the 2015-16 season. Many players relish the opportunity to add unique style on the court. Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Schedule 2015: Updated Bracket Dates, TV Network List and More

Three teams kick back and soak in the Monday action of the 2015 NBA playoffs while the rest scrap for their lives. If only it were so simple, right? The Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are through to...Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game 5 Odds Preview, Betting Stats

The San Antonio Spurs will head back to Staples Center Tuesday for the pivotal Game 5 of their Western Conference playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers all tied at 2-2. The Clippers evened the series with an impressive 114-105...Show More Summary

Lessons Learned from Houston Rockets' First-Round Series with the Mavericks

There are two lessons the Houston Rockets can take home from their first-round series with the Dallas Mavericks. On the surface, they may seem contradictory, but both are true. On one level, the Rockets need to learn to not overreact to Sunday's Game 4 loss. Show More Summary

Greivis Vasquez Thinks Raptors Need an 'Assh--e' Paul Pierce-Type Player

It's no secret that there's no love lost between the Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce and the Toronto Raptors. However, Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez believes a player like Pierce could be the missing piece for Toronto. Pierce angered...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Monday, April 27, 2015

Fact: LeBron James hasn't lost a first-round playoff game since Game 4 of the 2012 playoffs against the Knicks. He's a perfect 13-0 since. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: SportsNation Read more NBA news on

Howard Beck's Predictions for Monday Night's NBA Playoff Games

In Monday night's first-round NBA playoff matchups, the No. 8 Brooklyn Nets look to tie the series with the No. 1 Atlanta Hawks, the No. 3 Chicago Bulls look to put an end to the resilient No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks and the No. 5 Memphis Grizzlies go for a sweep of the No. Show More Summary

Howard Beck: Did Kelly Olynyk Intentionally Injure Kevin Love with a Dirty Play?

Kevin Love made a quick and early exit from Sunday afternoon's Game 4 series win over the Boston Celtics. Love suffered a dislocated shoulder after his right arm became entangled with Kelly Olynyk 's arm midway through the first quarter...Show More Summary

NBA Playoffs 2015: Postseason Standings, Championship Odds and Predictions

On Sunday, ESPN broadcaster and former NBA coach Doug Collins talked about two different types of teams in the playoffs: those trying to win a championship and those trying to build something. As an example, Collins pointed to the Cleveland...Show More Summary

Lessons Learned from Cleveland Cavaliers' 1st-Round Victory over the Celtics

In one of the most physical first-round sweeps in recent NBA memory, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally finished off the Boston Celtics in a wild 101-93 affair. While no one should be surprised with the outcome, the Celtics' young, scrappy roster did anything but lay down against the mighty Cavs. Show More Summary

Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle Tapes Mouth Shut to Avoid Criticizing Refs

After getting fined $25,000 for criticizing officials after Game 3, it looks like Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has learned his lesson. The Mavericks avoided getting swept out of the first round by the Houston Rockets with a 121-109 victory in Game 4 on Sunday. Show More Summary

Beck: Can LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Win the East Without Kevin Love?

Kevin Love may not have been the most impactful member of the Cleveland Cavaliers' roster this season, but he certainly stepped up his game in the postseason by draining enough threes to lift the Cavs to a 4-0 sweep of the Boston Celtics...Show More Summary

Ranking the Philadelphia 76ers' Biggest Priorities for the 2015 NBA Offseason

If the Philadelphia 76ers want to begin their winning ways, then they'll need to be very careful about ranking the organization's biggest priorities for the 2015 NBA offseason. General manager Sam Hinkie isn't known for being quiet throughout the summer months. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Breaking Down Buzz on Draft Studs and Star Free Agents

Even with the playoffs hitting their stride, the NBA is like a high school hallway—rumors are flying everywhere. For some fans, these stories and reports are all they can cling to. Their beloved team didn ’t make it to the postseason, so all their eggs are in the future’s basket. Others, however, can’t stand these rumblings. Show More Summary

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