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Draymond Green Said Warriors Laughed at Jason Terry's Game 5 Guarantee

Before the Houston Rockets' Game 5 matchup on Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors, guard Jason Terry guaranteed a victory while speaking with reporters with his team facing elimination. Not only did the Warriors ruin that...Show More Summary

Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are not a very good basketball team. There probably isn’t going to be a lot of controversy over that statement. That they aren’t that far from being one probably is controversial. The Sixers started their offseason before the season ended when they hired Jerry Colangelo to advise management. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Responds to Phil Jackson's Critique of Knicks' Play

Earlier in April, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said of the team and its superstar, Carmelo Anthony, " Some of our best games we played were when Carmelo didn't play and we didn't win but we had great games," per Stefan Bondy...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Comments on Triangle Offense, Knicks' Coaching Search, More

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is at a career crossroads with a rebuilding franchise, but the 31-year-old hopes to have input on the franchise’s future direction. During an appearance Thursday on the Dan Patrick Show (via ESPN.com’s...Show More Summary

3 Questions We Can't Believe We're Asking from NBA Playoffs' 1st Round

One thing up front: These are not special-edition NBA playoff hot takes. Think of them more like the questions that, if answered a certain way, could produce hot-take answers. There's a subtle difference. If you're as sharp as ChuckShow More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins Speaks on Isaiah Thomas Trade, Kings' Coaching Situation, More

Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins is a lightning rod for controversy, which he tends to bring on himself, but the two-time All-Star did not hold back when describing where he and the team are at after another disappointing season. In...Show More Summary

Doc Rivers Tears Up Thinking About Mother Prior to Game 5 vs. Blazers

Prior to the Los Angeles Clippers' 108-98 Game 5 playoff loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, head coach Doc Rivers became emotional due to the subject of his late mother. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com),...Show More Summary

Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans finished their injury-riddled season with a 30-52 record, missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Just how hurt were they? The Pelicans lost a combined 351 games to injuries, the second-most of...Show More Summary

Down 3-2, the LA Clippers Still Believe in Miracles

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers won 53 games and closed out the 2015-16 regular season with a top-six offense and top-six defense. That team no longer exists. That iteration perished when Blake Griffin and Chris Paul—the two most...Show More Summary

NBA All-Injury Team, Playoff Edition: How Teams Can Survive Their Fallen Stars

If you're a fan of healthy impact players, the 2016 NBA playoffs are not for you. Injuries are part of the game, and there are always absences we're left to lament during high-stakes postseason pushes. But there have been more recent...Show More Summary

NBA Betting Preview: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics Game 6 Odds, Analysis

The Boston Celtics have lost all three of their away games to the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round playoff series and will try to return the favor by winning their third straight at home in Game 6 on Thursday. Despite the fact that...Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Schedule 2016: TV, Live Stream Guide for Thursday's Game 6 Matchups

My, how quickly things can change in the NBA playoffs. When last we met, the Golden State Warriors were still the clear favorites to win the title, and the Charlotte Hornets got on the board after losing the first two to the Miami Heat. Now,...Show More Summary

Complete 2016 All-NBA Team Predictions

It's one thing to fill out an NBA awards ballot, real or imagined. It's another thing entirely to predict how all the media folks tabbed to do so actually completed theirs. This season was a particularly tricky one for nailing down the...Show More Summary

Blake Griffin's Ultimate Sacrifice Deserves Recognition Despite Clippers' Demise

LOS ANGELES — Before we allow Blake Griffin to move on from this forgettable season, he should be given a tremendous amount of credit. That’s right. Griffin might have a thing or two he wishes he did differently this ill-fated 2015-16...Show More Summary

Rockets' Disastrous Year Reaches Inevitable End with Plenty of Questions Ahead

OAKLAND, Calif. — When the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets in last year's Western Conference Finals, there was every reason to be optimistic about the future of James Harden and his team. Houston had nearly reached...Show More Summary

Miami Heat Need More Than Dwyane Wade Resurgence to Keep Series Alive

MIAMI — With the opportunity to either create some needed separation or fall into a frightening hole, the Miami Heat came out Wednesday and played the game they wanted to play. The jump shots that launched and misfired over the past two outings —both road losses to the Charlotte Hornets —were abandoned. Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Warriors: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors are just fine without Stephen Curry for the time being. Two days after the team received word that Curry would be out a minimum of two weeks with a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee, the Warriors ended the...Show More Summary

Trail Blazers vs Clippers: Game 5 Score, Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

If there was any doubt how important Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are to the Los Angeles Clippers during crunch time, it was eliminated after Wednesday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland won Game 5 of its first-round playoff series on the road, 108-98, behind a strong second half. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra Comment on No-Call at End of Game 5 vs. Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets took a 3-2 series lead against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs after a 90-88 win Wednesday night. After a Courtney Lee go-ahead three-pointer with 25 seconds left in the game, Charlotte sealedShow More Summary

Hornets vs. Heat: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

As the old saying goes, a series doesn't start until a team wins a game on the road. Well, it appears things have finally gotten underway between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets. Kemba Walker and Courtney Lee blocked a pair of shots...Show More Summary

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